Rage Against the
Machine, Steve Earle, Atmosphere, Billy Bragg, Mos Def and others to play
protest shows during Republication National Convention.
By Blurt Staff
They played Metallica, Van Halen and
the Clash to annoy Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega in 1989-90, and he
surrendered—so why not try the same thing on the wannabe dictators at the
Republican National Convention?
On September 1, the first day of
the RNC, the SEIU Take Back Labor Day Festival will take place at Harriet
Island Regional Park in St. Paul, Minnesota. The event, backed by the Service
Employees International Union (SEIU), goes from noon until 7 p.m. and will
feature performances by Steve Earle, Atmosphere, Billy Bragg, Mos Def, Allison
Moorer, Lupe Fiasco and “Tom Morello & Friends.” For more information,
We’re guessing “and Friends” means
Rage Against the Machine, as the band will play Minneapolis’ Target
Center on September 3.