Get SF Weekly Newsletters

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.



Follow us on Twitter @SFAllShookDown, follow Ian S. Port @iPORT, and like us at

  • Pin It

Tags: , ,

About The Author

Ian S. Port


Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Popular Stories

  1. Most Popular Stories
  2. Stories You Missed

Like us on Facebook


  • clipping at Brava Theater Sept. 11
    Sub Pop recording artists 'clipping.' brought their brand of noise-driven experimental hip hop to the closing night of 2016's San Francisco Electronic Music Fest this past Sunday. The packed Brava Theater hosted an initially seated crowd that ended the night jumping and dancing against the front of the stage. The trio performed a set focused on their recently released Sci-Fi Horror concept album, 'Splendor & Misery', then delved into their dancier and more aggressive back catalogue, and recent single 'Wriggle'. Opening performances included local experimental electronic duo 'Tujurikkuja' and computer music artist 'Madalyn Merkey.'"