Top-ranked Seattle rock band The Refusers to open for The Black Keys at BottleRock Festival in Napa

May 02, 2013, 08:07 ET from The Refusers

SEATTLE, May 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Refusers - the #1 ranked indie band on Reverbnation Seattle rock - will share the stage with rock's top acts at the BottleRock Festival in Napa on May 9th. The festival lineup includes world famous artists such as The Black Keys, Kings of Leon, Macklemore, Jane's Addiction, The Flaming Lips, Jackson Browne, The Black Crowes, Dwight Yoakam, Violent Femmes, Joan Jett, X, Richard Thompson and many more.


The Refusers are a high-energy rock band that performs rousing protest songs tinged with humor, satire and biting lyrics. Their music is powered by growling guitar, pounding drums, slapping bass and catchy hooks that blend elements of rock, funk and reggae into a sound that is hard-driving, accessible, informative, and addictive.

The Refusers have just released a rocking new album, "First Do No Harm." This album directly challenges the medical system status quo by denouncing drug adverse reactions and medical errors that have become the third largest cause of death in the United States.   In a barbed lyric from the band's recent single "Do You Want A Flu Shot", Belkin answers emphatically "N.O." and warns of "Big harm from Big Pharma."

The Refusers are rocking the natural health movement by raising consumer awareness about the industry-sponsored chemical assault on our bodies - and are inspiring fans to resist the pharma-dominated paradigm promoted by the mainstream media.

In their song "Robot Factory" the band proclaims:"I found out later it was only routine, that's how they make a human machine - those at the bottom who are way way down, get made into sprockets that go round and round."

Don't be a sprocket - rock it with The Refusers!

The Refusers are: Michael Belkin (guitars & vocals), Steve Newton (bass & vocals), Kevin Blackwood (drums & vocals) and Sebastian Belkin (drums & percussion).

See the Refusers' live show on May 9th at the BottleRock Festival in Napa, CA.

Hear the Refusers new album First Do No Harm

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