The Beatnigs was a late 80's industrial/political hip-hop performance collaboration featuring Michael Franti and fellow San Francisco Bay Area artists Rono Tse, Kevin Carnes, Andre Flores and Henry Flood. The band's stage performance utilized agit prop slogans, tapes, and included the use of power tools such as a rotary saw on a metal bar to create industrial noise and pyrotechnics.
They released material on Jello Biafra's Alternative Tentacles label and toured Europe with Billy Bragg. Early venues for…
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