Tom Morello aka The Nightwatchman is a tireless activist on top of being a killer musician and a thoughtful songwriter. He will combine these assets at SXSW, where he'll have his first-ever showcase, in a couple days. The event is set to kick off Friday, March 16, and will move into the next day when Morello plays a set starting at 12:30 in the morning.
In a similar time frame, Occupy Austin will begin a flash mob march at an undisclosed downtown location at 9 PM. The dancing protestors will continue until they reach the Swan Dive, the venue that Morello will be rocking. About this somewhat mysterious party-with-a-cause, the guitarist had the following to say.
Due to the fact that it's an official SXSW show, a lot of the space inside is reserved for badge holders, but there will certainly be a healthy Occupy presence in the venue, and also a contingent outside the venue. I promise you, they will all be served musically.