Music | Sessions

The Coup at the Star Theater

opbmusic | March 20, 2014 1:40 p.m. | Updated: July 2, 2014 10:52 a.m.

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Oakland group The Coup is a revolutionary band. Literally. Boots Riley and company are preaching revolution — against control, against capitalism, and doing it with a deeply funky sound and tremendous, high-energy performance. We caught up to the group just before their recent Star Theater show for this soundcheck session. They play songs from their latest album, Sorry to Bother You, including a favorite among opbmusic DJs, “The Magic Clap.”

Here are the audio files, which you can download free:



Audio: Steven Kray

Video production: David Christensen, with shooter Sam Smith

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