Last week, punk band Rise Against ended their boycott of Arizona by announcing two high-profile shows. That isn't to say that The Sound Strike , the boycott organized by rockers like Zack de la Rocha to impact the state in the wake of SB 1070 is over, but it's shifting it's focus away from boycotting, zooming in on supporting human rights groups and ethnic studies in Tucson instead.
Sound Strike organizer Javier Gonzalez told New Times' Jason P. Woodbury, "We're not going to badger anyone to not play there commercially, and two, we're going to actually try to get people down there in a more concerted effort." That being said, we've missed out on two years of tours from Sound Strike bands. And while Rage Against the Machine and Nine Inch Nails probably won't be hitting the road any time soon, here are five bands we would love to see schedule a date in Arizona -- as long as they promise to show up and make a stink about SB 1070 while they are at it.