If you prefer a lesson in environmental responsibility to go along with your music, perhaps the Campus Consciousness Tour may be up your alley. Visiting college campuses across the nation, the CCT's aim is to combine popular music with social consciousness in educating students about the environment; in both message and touring practices alike, the hope is building towards a more sustainable future. Helping deliver that message in the 2013 iteration is LA based alternative pop-rockers Grouplove, alongside NYC electronic duo The Knocks. Grouplove, for the uninitiated, dabble in electronic tinged rock with more than a dash of pop, resulting in what is pretty much the exactly formula needed for gracing an iPod commercial, which its track "Tongue Tied" actually did. The band is touring in support of its sophomore record, "Spreading Rumours," released earlier this month.
The Campus Consciousness Tour featuring Grouplove, The Knocks and Saints of Valory, takes place Tuesday, October 29, 7 p.m. at Water Street Music Hall, 204 N. Water St., $25-$35, waterstreetmusic.com.