Posted in To Do | music on June 16, 2009

Street Sweeper Social Club @ Jones Beach Theater (more by Zach Dilgard)
Street Sweeper Social Club

Street Sweeper Social Club, the opening band on the tour, shares perspective with both NIN/JA headliners: its worldview is cynical, and its brand of action resembles a party. A rap-rock super-group of sorts, it features Tom Morello, the guitarist formerly with Rage Against the Machine, and Boots Riley, a rapper in the Oakland, Calif., hip-hop group the Coup.

The band's brief set was apoplectic, full of fist-pumping slogans and seemingly cobbled out of spare parts from other projects. "This is not a performance, this is a meeting," Mr. Riley declared, trying out a different model of inclusiveness than either Mr. Farrell or Mr. Reznor would choose. "Thank you for attending." [NY Times]

The NIN/Jane's Addiction tour ended June 14th. Two days later (TODAY, Tuesday, June 16th), Street Sweeper Social Club will play a CD release show for its debut album at the Gramercy Theatre in NYC. Tonight's gig will feature opener Shinobi Ninja. Advanced tickets were still on sale last night, so we're guessing there will be some at the door too.

The show coincides with the release of their self-titled debut record on WM's Independent Label Group. Street Sweeper Social club will also be appearing Wednesday night on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.

The band performed a cover of "Kick Out the Jams" with Trent Reznor at some of the NIN shows. A video of that, with other clips of SSSC, below...

Street Sweeper Social Club with Trent Reznor - Kick Out the Jams

SSSC text, how high

Street Sweeper Social Club - Origins

Street Sweeper Social Club - NINJA Tour

Street Sweeper Social Club - Fight! Smash! Win!



Comments (20)


Posted by Anonymous | June 16, 2009 4:41 PM

SSSC is not good. Not one bit.

Posted by Anonymous | June 16, 2009 4:45 PM

This band can't hold Zack De La Rocha's dick.

Posted by Anonymous | June 16, 2009 4:48 PM

This band can't hold Zack De La Rocha's dick.

its hard to get to it with all those pubes..true story

Posted by Anonymous | June 16, 2009 5:00 PM

I know a girl who was dating Zack and didn't even know who he was. True story.

Posted by Anonymous | June 16, 2009 5:08 PM

I thought his pubes were cut to resemble che guivera.

Posted by Anonymous | June 16, 2009 5:12 PM

Why is Warrick not wearing his CSI uniform on that first pic?

Posted by Anonymous | June 16, 2009 5:19 PM

Tom MEHerello

Posted by Anonymous | June 16, 2009 5:35 PM

Haven't any of these clowns realised that rap-rock wasa shit, is shit, and will always be shit?

Posted by Anonymous | June 16, 2009 5:53 PM

easily the worst act i have seen this year.

Posted by beast | June 16, 2009 9:05 PM

and Beast have seen Wavves...

Posted by Anonymous | June 16, 2009 9:47 PM

while the RapRock genre turned groty real quick, rage came before the majority of the RapRock set, and was fuckin mighty good during their first 2 records.

these days, though....wish morello could mature with the rest of us.

nothing wrong with rockin during advanced age, it's just, we expect you to choose age-appropriate levels of cognition in your wordsmiths.

Posted by the jim | June 17, 2009 3:29 AM

their cover of mia paper planes at the NIN/JA tour was a lame catchy way to trigger crowd participation. watching tom morello was great, but yeah, can't hold to the band or the preachy lead singer.

Posted by annie momus | June 17, 2009 9:55 AM

were cut to resemble che guivera.

Posted by Antalya Evden Eve Nakliyat | June 17, 2009 11:54 AM

oh my god.. rage against was pretty decent. But this band is absolutely AWFUL. almost as bad as Limp Bizkit / Fred Durst.. they were the only bad part of the recent Nin/Jane's Addiction tour.

Posted by Anonymous | June 17, 2009 4:52 PM

Um sorry janes was the only bad part of the show. What a joke they were. Perry reminded me of a senior citizen clown.

Posted by Anonymous | June 18, 2009 2:21 AM


Posted by fern | June 18, 2009 4:42 AM

uhhh dont you recall rage performed at SNL? and hes also doing the nightwatchman and thats a non-profit gig

Posted by will | June 27, 2009 3:06 PM

ah come on people! Tom and Boots are a couple of genuine artists doing what they do best...Tom does not want to sound like Rage, HE WAS THE RAGE SOUND and Boots knows he ain't no de la Rocha, he writes funny but relevant stuff...Let them do their thing and enjoy it!

Posted by Emerson | June 28, 2009 5:56 AM

I wish everyone would stop trying to compare. THEY ARE NOT THE SAME THING. Its refreshing to hear different sound come from todays music, also to have the balls to do it knowing that all critics are going to focus on RAGE. Treat it like youve never heard it(because you havent)Tom jams, Boots is cool on the mic. Period. and if you dont like RaP/RocK then dont comment. I dont spend my time talking about how all Country Music Sucks.

Posted by i47Sins | July 1, 2009 9:03 AM

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