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Friday, October 21, 2011

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

Posted By on Fri, Oct 21, 2011 at 2:22 PM

Tom Morello as the Nightwatchman
  • Tom Morello as the Nightwatchman

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 different tweets (and SFist, which first put this together).

Then, later tonight, Morello will be joined by the Coup's Boots Riley -- with whom he also records as part of Street Sweeper Social Club -- for a show at Great American Music Hall. It's not Street Sweeper playing the Great American, though, it is Morello's folk/protest music alter ego, the Nightwatchman. In lieu of whammy pedals and electrified fretboard acrobatics, there will be harmonicas, acoustic strumming, and lyrics about the sorts of things that the Occupy crowd is fighting against. All-in-all, a night of highly socially relevant tunes here in S.F. After the jump, check out a few videos of Morello speaking about the Occupy movement and doing his thing.

[SFist]

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