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Grassroots Ron Paul supporters organize “Rock The rEVOLution Tour”

Inspired by Ron Paul’s quote that “I always knew that if you were going to have a revolution you needed two things, young people and music”, some of the libertarian Republican presidential candidate’s supporters have launched a multi-city benefit tour featuring pro-freedom bands, musicians, rappers, and libertarian speakers.

Zak Carter, the main promoter who has been organizing the tour, said at the San Francisco show tonight, the fourth of the tour, that he has plunged into this project with little experience. “This was my fourth show ever”, he said.

But while lack of promotion experience and sufficient advance notice may have dampened turnout — a few dozen people showed up for the event at night spot Kelly’s Mission Rock Cafe on the city’s waterfront — it did not dampen the enthusiasm of attendees or the performers.

One musician, Aaron Greenz, said he was looking forward to the rest of the tour and thought that the tour acts would eventually be traveling together from venue to venue. As of right now, performers are making independent travel arrangements. Carter himself said he was crashing at a friend’s place while in the city.

Greenz and another tour participant reacted positively to the suggestion that instead of booking venues, they just go and set up at Occupy camps in different cities and play free shows there, saying that idea has already come up in group discussions.

The “Rock the rEVOLution” tour features a changing lineup of groups, with at least one well-known artist, rapper KRS-1, appearing at some venues. KRS-1 has reportedly come out publicly for Ron Paul. Performers at the SF show included the following acts:

Soul Mystic

Avenue Saints

Per capita

Rise, Consise & Krookid


Frequently Faded


Voice Of Independence

Next stop for “Rock The rEVOLution”, which began October 15 in Washington State and has been headed south, is the Central Social Aid and Pleasure Club in Santa Monica (who needs big government when you’ve got the Central Social Aid and Pleasure club?). KRS-1 is slated to appear at this show.

For more tour dates and details, visit the tour’s website, .

The site is worth a visit just for the hip-hop “gangsta” style photo of Ron Paul, which one can imagine represents the congressman as he appears in Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke nightmares.

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  1. Humongous Fungus Humongous Fungus October 22, 2011

    Can you make the links in the story clickable?

  2. BoorRatt 2008 BoorRatt 2008 October 21, 2011

    We receive hot new American record of Dueling Banjos not yet available on USA market here in Kazakhstan Republic.

  3. Tom Blanton Tom Blanton October 21, 2011

    Maybe Root can get Wayne Newton to play some music to attract the youth demographic to the New LP. Maybe even Pat Boone. I think he and Root have the same dentist. Or maybe it’s the same shoe-shine boy.

  4. Moderate Pragmatic Libertaryan Moderate Pragmatic Libertaryan October 21, 2011

    These kids with their jass music, it will be the ruin of polite society.

  5. Yo Ming Yo Ming October 21, 2011

    The LP will hitch its skateboard to the back bumper and claim credit at some later point, as usual.

  6. Hugh Mann Hugh Mann October 21, 2011

    Awesome tooths,

    Quit hatin’ on Medium Wayne. Shine a light so bright it leaves him in the shadows.

    It shouldn’t be too hard, should it?

  7. Hugh Mann Hugh Mann October 21, 2011

    Hell yes!

    All it needs is to play some shows right near Occupy…hopefully they have thought of that already.

    Get some cross-pollination happening.

    I wonder when the LP will realize we need young people and music, and, like, actually go out and make it happen? I’d buy them a clue if I had any money 😛

  8. Root's Teeth Are Awesome Root's Teeth Are Awesome October 21, 2011

    Why do I get the feeling that Wayne Allyn “Ron Paul on Steroids” Root could never inspire such enthusiasm in traditionally progressive youth and minorities?

  9. NadePaulKuciGravMcKi NadePaulKuciGravMcKi October 21, 2011

    great start ~
    as time goes on this will grow beyond your dreams
    ~ MC5

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