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Music, All Shook Down Tom Morello Is Playing Occupy SF This Afternoon and Great American Music Hall Tonight

Tom Morello Is Playing Occupy SF This Afternoon and Great American Music Hall Tonight

Apologies for the late notice, but those you political rock/Rage Against the Machine/protest-folk fans will appreciate knowing that Tom Morello will be performing twice in S.F. today. First up, Morello is playing Occupy SF at 4 p.m., according to several…
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Music, All Shook Down Why Musicians Matter to the Occupy Movement

Why Musicians Matter to the Occupy Movement

It's been over two weeks since the protest in SF's financial district commenced -- prompted by the occupation of Wall Street that started almost a month ago -- and four days since Oakland joined this now apparently worldwide movement. As…
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Music, All Shook Down The Coup's Boots Riley Will Perform for the Occupy Oakland Crowd This Evening

The Coup's Boots Riley Will Perform for the Occupy Oakland Crowd This Evening

So, so fitting: On a day when his bandmate in Street Sweeper Social Club, Tom Morello, performed at Occupy Wall Street, politically conscious Oakland rapper Boots Riley of the Coup is bringing his boisterous rhymes to Occupy Oakland for…
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Music, All Shook Down CD Review: Street Sweeper Social Club -- 'The Ghetto Blaster EP'

CD Review: Street Sweeper Social Club -- 'The Ghetto Blaster EP'

Don't let the attention-grabbing choice of a first single mislead you: Though their cover of M.I.A.'s "Paper Planes" sounds pointless at all but the most eardrum-shattering volumes (and only slightly amusing at those), Tom Morello and Oakland rapper Boots Riley,…
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Music, Let's Get Killed Tom Morello and Boots Riley rage as one in Street Sweeper

Tom Morello and Boots Riley rage as one in Street Sweeper

Politician greed. Wall Street greed. Insurance exec greed. The media offers daily reasons to rail against the corrupt systems forcing the struggling economic classes into ruin. The little people are mad as hell, but really, what are we gonna do…
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Music, All Shook Down Special Guests Announced For Tom Morello's Slim's Show

Special Guests Announced For Tom Morello's Slim's Show

Back in the pre-Obama days, Tom Morello was like, the only guitar god with a conscience. While Slash and Jack White were doing bumps off of stripper tits, Morello was playing demonstrations outside the Democratic National Convention (with Rage…
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Calendar, Night&Day “Not for Babies – They Can’t Read”

“Not for Babies – They Can’t Read”

Initially, we figured the comedy book The Will to Whatevs: A Guide to Modern Life wouldn’t pass the laugh-out-loud test, because few books do, and this wasn’t by The Onion staff or Simon Rich (look him up). And there’s the…
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Crown City Rockers, The Lawrence Arms, The Nightwatchman -- ASD's Live Music Picks for Friday, July 20

Crown City Rockers, 9 at the Independent. $18. “On Earthtones the Crown City Rockers come across like an exciting breath of fresh air wafting into a smoky, sweaty studio, an illustration of the sustainability and positive direction of hip-hop. Much…
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Music, Hear This Original smooth crooner Johnny Mathis returns to the stage

Original smooth crooner Johnny Mathis returns to the stage

Some Queens of the Stone Age fans still rue the day that bassist Nick Oliveri got the heave-ho from the band back in 2004. But the punk quickly proved he had much more to offer than blood-curdling screams and buck-naked…
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Music, Reviewed The Nightwatchman

The Nightwatchman

While he shows formidable skill with drop-D riffs and fuzzbox solos, Tom Morello clearly hasn't spent much time manipulating words on a page. The Rage Against the Machine and Audioslave guitarist takes a noble stab at Billy Bragg-esque proletariat folk…
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