Rage Against the Machine recruits Kanye, Calle 13, more for Arizona boycott; 9:30 club gets Rollins, Ted Leo, Bob Mould, more for free 30th anniversary show; Black Keys debut at No. 3 on charts
By David Malitz
- Zach de la Rocha of Rage Against the Machine has never been one to shy away from a political cause and now he's tackling one head on. In response to Arizona's controversial new SB 1070 bill he has organized The Sound Strike and recruited a long list of musicians that will boycott Arizona. In addition to Rage, Sonic Youth, Cypress Hill, Calle 13, Juanes, Conor Oberst and many more have agreed to not perform in Arizona.
- The 9:30 club is celebrating its 30th anniversary on Monday with a free show that will feature performances from a diverse lineup filled with artists with local ties. Bob Mould, Ted Leo, The Evens, The Pietasters, The Slickee Boys, Trouble Funk, Clutch, The Psychedelic Furs, Tommy Keene, The Fleshtones, Tiny Desk Unit, Marti Jones & Don Dixon and Justin Jones will all perform. And Henry Rollins will serve as host. Subscribers to the club's e-mail list and newsletter and members of the online forum "will receive the first opportunity to secure tickets by lottery. A very limited number of tickets will be available at the door on show day, first come, first served."
- So the latest "Glee" compilation hit the top spot on the Billboard charts. No surprise. But who would win the three-way indie battle between Band of Horses, Black Keys and LCD Soundsystem? The answer is Black Keys. The blues-rockers hit No. 3 with "Brothers," selling 73,000 copies. Band of Horses landed at No. 7 with 45,000 copies sold of "Infinite Arms" and LCD sneaked into the top 10 by moving 31,000 copies of "This Is Happening."
- Country singer Chely Wright, the first openly lesbian country music star, will headline this year's 35th Annual Capital Pride Street Festival. Wright will perform on June 13 to close out the two week festival of events.
May 27, 2010; 8:50 AM ET
Categories: Morning click | Tags: Band of Horses, Black Keys, Bob Mould, Calle 13, Chely Wright, Clutch, Conor Oberst, Henry Rollins, Kanye West, LCD Soundsystem, Rage Against the Machine, Sonic Youth, Ted Leo, The Evens
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