With the list of musicians taking a stand against Arizona’s recently passed controversial immigration law SB 1070 by participating in The Sound Strike growing, two of the more vocal opponents of this controversial legislation will team up for a benefit concert to take place in L.A. On July 23, Rage Against The Machine, who are no strangers to these type things, will join up with Conor Oberst & The Mystic Valley Band to play the Hollywood Palladium.
Proceeds from the benefit show along with donations made directly to the organization are expected to exceed over $300,000 which will “provide much needed resources to community organizations, student groups, legal defense funds and assist activists targeting key voting districts for voter registration” against the law that is set to go into effect on July 29.
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