Outside Lands 2012 Preview

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Our arts staff brings the bands, acts and events to look forward to this weekend (August 10-12) at the 5th annual Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival. Reggie Watts There isn’t an easy way to introduce the wildly enigmatic comedian/musician Reggie Watts. He’s a strange act, a dabbler in the
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Oakland-based duo conjures beats of activism

Although it’s been a year since their last studio collaboration as Street Sweeper Social Club, Tom Morello and Boots Riley have both been two of the most politically active musicians in the past few years. While SSSC mixed in slick, playful raps with socially conscious lyrics, Morello and Riley have
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Tom Morello covers MLB Baseball Tonight theme

Get ready sports fans for a wild, octave-jumping take on the theme song to Baseball Tonight. Guitarist Tom Morello has done a cover of the MLB recap show. The Rage Against the Machine and Street Sweeper Social Club guitarist, a long time Chicago Cubs fan, can be seen here in
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Aug. 30th release date anounced for new Tom Morello album

Folks, it’s that time again. Ready your Molotov cocktails, megaphones and other protest gear because Tom Morello’s folk alter ego, the Nightwatchman, has announced August 30th as the release date for his next album, World Wide Rebel Songs. The musically-inclined activist has been busy lately with a multitude of other
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