Revolution with a Beat


| November/December 1999


Forget the Rainforest Cafe. A music club in Manhattan is the real deal for ecowarriors, according to Horizon, an online zine. Dubbed Wetlands Preserve, the two-year-old hotspot combines rock, rap, R&B, and jazz with an information clearinghouse for fledgling social activists. Patrons can learn about upcoming demonstrations, sign up for internships, and gather bulletin board information on issues ranging from Tibet to animal rights. 'The club maintains the heartbeat of a live show, with the ability to go beyond rock 'n' roll,' says owner Peter Shapiro.