“Jail Guitar Doors” is the title of a 1977 song by The Clash, which championed fellow rockers Keith Richards and Wayne Kramer, who at the time were facing serious prison sentences on drug charges. In 2009, decades after he'd finally cleaned up and gotten his musical career going again, former MC5 guitarist Kramer used the phrase as the name of a nonprofit that seeks to rehabilitate American prisoners by giving them access to musical instruments and lessons behind bars. He's assembled a diverse lineup for tonight's benefit, ranging from the usual suspects, such as Dave Alvin and the often-preachy Rage Against the Machine guitarist Tom Morello, to more unexpected folks such as Jill Sobule and even Jackson Browne, whose easy-listening, classic-rock rambles belie the passion of his longtime social activism.

Fri., Sept. 5, 8:30 p.m., 2014
(Expired: 09/05/14)

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