It's not really fair that Rage Against the Machine played a free (FREE!) show just last week in Denver during the Democratic National Convention and now they come here and play during our convention and expect us to fork over $60 to see them. What's up with that? We're just, like, caught in the political crosshairs, man. Even though it feels sort of like punishment, let's just give them the benefit of the doubt, shall we? It's going to be pretty awesome. Go for the nostalgia. You could pretend it's your last chance to see the politically passionate, confrontation-friendly rockers. This might actually be true since the band hasn't released an album in nearly a decade, reuniting last year supposedly only for a few shows. Or go for the spectacle. When the band played at the DNC in 2000, fans got tear-gassed. Or think of it like you're buying the band dinner. If given the chance, you'd totally want to buy Zack de la Rocha dinner, wouldn't you? Thought so. With Anti-Flag.
Wed., Sept. 3, 7:30 p.m., 2008