Happening Wednesday at
11 am. RATM and Oberst concert to follow on Friday night.
By Blurt Staff
Following up on our previous coverage of The Sound Strike –
the collective spearheaded by Rage Against The Machine’s Zack de la Rocha to
raise awareness about, and prompt boycotts agains, Arizona and ita looming
immigration law – we’ve gotten word that tomorrow, Wednesday July 21st,
at 11am PST, Sound Strike will be holding a press conference about the issue as
well as the July 23 benefit concert featuring Rage and Conor Oberst. On hand
will be de la Rocha, Tom Morello and Oberst. Here are the details, courtesy
The Sound Strike Press Conference
When: Wednesday July 21st 11am
Where: Hollywood Palladium
6215 W. Sunset Blvd. Hollywood, CA
Zack de la Rocha, Vocalist Rage Against the Machine
Tom Morello, Guitarist Rage Against the Machine
Conor Oberst, Vocalist Mystic Valley Band
Dolores Huerta, Co-Founder United Farm Workers of America
SOUNDSTRIKE ARTISTS RAGE AGAINST THE
MACHINE, CONOR OBERST AND THE MYSTIC VALLEY BAND HOLD PRESS CONFERENCE
REGARDING BENEFIT CONCERT TO SUPPORT ORGANIZATIONS FIGHTING ARIZONA
ANTI-IMMIGRANT LAW SB 1070.
LOS ANGELES, CA July 21: Rage Against the Machine will play their first concert
in Los Angeles in 10 years at the Hollywood
Palladium Friday with all proceeds going to benefit Arizona organizations fighting SB 1070.
Oberst and The Mystic Valley Band will also perform.
Benefit concert performers will be joined by long time civil and immigrant
rights activists Tom Seanz, President of the Mexican American Legal Defense and
Education Fund (MALDEF), Dolores Huerta, Co-Founder of the United Farm Workers
grass roots leader Sal Reza of Puente, and other community leaders.
This will be the Sound Strike’s first
official press conference.
The Sound Strike artist boycott of Arizona
has gained international attention and support. Hundreds of artists have
committed to exercise their conscious and their collective power to both
reverse the punitive, discriminatory and misguided Arizona law as well as to help lead a more
productive national debate on diversity and unity.
Sound Strike participant and Rage vocalist Zack de la Rocha said, “SB 1070
if enacted would legalize racial profiling in Arizona. This law runs counter to music’s
essential purpose, which is to unite people and not divide them. We want to
thank the artists of conscious that have joined the Sound Strike throughout the
world who use their role as artists to stand for civil and human rights.”
About The Sound Strike:
The mission of The Sound Strike is a call for Artist’s to Boycott Arizona due to the
passage the Sb1070 law. For more information please visit our website www.thesoundstrike.net
ARTISTS THAT HAVE JOINED THE SOUND STRIKE
Nine Inch Nails · Chris Rock · Maroon 5 · Gogol Bordello · My Morning Jacket ·
Ben Harper · Ry Cooder · Pitbull · Steve Earle · Billy Bragg · Mia · Sweet
Honey And The Rock · Anti-Flag · Throwing Muses · State Radio · Aztlan
Underground · Dj Spooky…And Have Joined:
Cypress Hill · Juanes · Conor Oberst · Los Tigres Del Norte · Rage Against The
Machine · Cafe Tacvba · Michael Moore · Kanye West · Calle 13 · Joe Satriani ·
Serj Tankian · Rise Against · Ozomatli · Sabertooth Tiger · Massive Attack ·
One Day As A Lion · Street Sweeper Social Club · Spank Rock · Sonic Youth ·
Tenacious D · The Coup