If a political protest goes down and Tom Morello isn’t in attendance, did it really ever happen? Kanye West and Jeff Mangum have already made their way to downtown Manhattan over the past two weeks, where Occupy Wall Street protestors have been rabble-rousing and getting arrested by the dozens. This afternoon the Rage Against the Machine guitarist will finally join them, performing a set as his acoustic alter ego the Nightwatchman — watch now via Livestream!. A reminder of protesting experience.
The Occupy Wall Street gig follows Morello’s set last week at Occupy Los Angeles, where the guitarist appropriately covered Woody Guthrie’s “This Land Is Your Land” (via LA Weekly):