Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Musicians Sound Off Against SB 1070

Posted By on Wed, May 26, 2010 at 11:03 PM

Arizona's new immigration law is drawing more attention from musicians who say they won't play the state.

From Pitchfork:

Arizona's controversial immigration law continues to draw outrage from the music community. Rage Against the Machine frontman Zack De La Rocha has helped organize the Sound Strike, a protest against the state law, which "would make the failure to carry immigration documents a crime and give the police broad power to detain anyone suspected of being in the country illegally," according to The New York Times.

The Sound Strike calls for musicians to boycott the state of Arizona. So far, they've rounded up an impressive list of artists to commit to the boycott: Kanye West, Sonic Youth, Conor Oberst, Massive Attack, Spank Rock, and many others join Rage Against the Machine and their offshoots One Day as a Lion and Street Sweeper Social Club.

Here's a link to the Sound Strike Web site.

It's a bummer. For the most part, their fans and supporters are not the ones who are supporting SB 1070. And those who do support SB 1070—particularly the Republicans who voted for it in the Arizona Legislature—won't give a groupie's ass that the bands aren't coming here.

Comments (2)

Showing 1-2 of 2

Add a comment

 
Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-2 of 2

Add a comment

More by Jim Nintzel

Today | Fri | Sat | Sun | Mon | Tue | Wed
Hip Hop Yoga

Hip Hop Yoga @ Floor Polish

Saturdays, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

All of today's events | Staff Picks

Staff Pick

Be-You-tiful Women's Body Image Workshop

Presented by Yoga in the Buff. Bring a mat, towel, journal and pen. Bring a friend! Everything… More

@ Floor Polish Sat., July 22, 3-5 p.m. 215 N Hoff Ave, Suite 107

» More Picks

Submit an Event Listing

Popular Content

  1. The Weekly List: 13 Things To Do In Tucson In The Next 10 Days (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)
  2. Quick Bites: Tequila Takeover (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)
  3. Dr. Word Says: Trump Tries His Hand at Poetry (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)
  4. Tour Diaries! XIXA in Fun, Fun, Fun on the Autobahn. Detained! (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)
  5. In The Flesh: DJ Shadow and Mophono at The Rialto—Masterful Visuals and Sonic History Lessons (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)

© 2017 Tucson Weekly | 7225 Mona Lisa Rd. Ste. 125, Tucson AZ 85741 | (520) 797-4384 | Powered by Foundation