protest music


Inside the Sweaty Glasgow Gig Using Hip-Hop to Fight the Far-Right

We spent a night at one of several Scottish shows where anti-fascist artists and campaigners come together through music and protest.


My Surprisingly Difficult Quest to Get My Song “Punch a Nazi in the Face” on the Internet

Online distribution services have confusing and arbitrary rules about songs about punching Nazis, apparently.


Billy Bragg Wants to Know Which Side You’re On

The legendary British songwriter enlightens us on working class rebellion, his new EP, 'Bridges Not Walls,' and his new book, 'Roots, Radicals and Rockers: How Skiffle Changed the World.'


The Best Things We Saw on the Dance Music Internet This Week

Studio OST, Justin Cudmore, and Russell E.L. Butler make our list of the week's best things.


The Beating Heart of the Women's March

Drummers from Afro-Brazilian samba-reggae band Batalá and the Korean American Resource and Cultural Center talk beats, protest, and hope


This Weekend in DC Is More Than Marches

We talk to the organizers of the Anti-Ball Women's March After Party, just one of the many events taking place in DC this weekend.


Fatima Al Qadiri’s ‘Brute’ is the Powerful Political Album We've Been Waiting For

The Kuwait-raised producer's second LP takes on police brutality and authoritarianism in America.


What Does Protest Music Look Like Today?: The Rebellion of Kendrick Lamar and Vince Staples

Two West Coast rappers offered two very different but very valid forms of protest music last year.


Watch Pussy Riot's Powerful Video for "Refugees In" Shot at Banksy's Dismaland

"We are planning to release a lot of disturbing videos next year, we hope that you will not like them."