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Sunday, September 25
Better than: Waitin' on class warfare.
"Somebody's holding up a sign I wanna endorse...'Occupy Wall Street'!" When the Coup's Boots Riley uttered that statement a third of the way into his set last night, the audience coughed up a cheer that felt a little different from the applause that had followed other songsit was almost like the assembled had been holding their breath, waiting to exhale. It was a reminder that those who've grooved to the provocations that litter the activist Oakland MC's albums expect precisely this kind of stage patter from him; he hadn't given up much of it until then, preferring instead to let the music do most of the talking.More »