10 Nov 2022

Protest Song Of The Week: ‘Waltzing Will Trilogy’ By Lavender Country

Originally published at Ongoing History of Protest Music On October 31, 2022, trailblazing singer-songwriter and activist Patrick Haggerty died at the age of 78. A few weeks earlier he suffered a stroke. He fronted Lavender Country which is widely believed to be the first openly gay country band. In 1973,

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26 Oct 2022

Protest Song Of The Week: ‘Man With No Name’ By Fantastic Negrito

“Man with No Name,” which appears on the album, is a painful reminder that often the identity and experiences of the oppressed are erased.

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21 Sep 2022

Protest Song Of The Week: ‘The Money’ By Rain Perry

Singer-songwriter Rain Perry recently released “A White Album,” a concept piece that addresses white privilege. She is also working on producing a stage version of the album.

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07 Sep 2022

Protest Song Of The Week: ‘Odana’ By Mali Obomsawin

Obomsawin uses her music to convey the indigenous
experience and preserve cultural heritage. Her solo debut, “Sweet Tooth,” a compositional suite due for release on October 28, uses field recordings of relatives at Odanak First Nation in order to tell the story of the Wabanaki people.

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24 Aug 2022

Protest Song Of The Week: ‘Not Without a Fight’ By Danceland

Joe and Jale Ferland. They recently released their debut album, “Pink Lem.”

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29 Jun 2022

Protest Song Of The Week: ‘We Won’t Go Back’ By MILCK

MILCK’s latest protest anthem was the result of attending a pro-choice rally on the steps
of the Supreme Court in DC, just prior to the court overturning Roe v. Wade. The tune features
samples of protesters shouting, “We won’t go back!”

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15 Jun 2022

Protest Song Of The Week: ‘Spitting Off the Edge of the World’ By Yeah Yeah Yeahs

The influential indie rock band Yeah Yeah Yeahs released their first tune in close to a decade, “Spitting Off the Edge of the World.” It’s on their upcoming album, “Cool It Down,” out September 30.

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11 May 2022

Protest Song Of The Week: ‘GDP’ By Bob Vylan

The post was originally published at Ongoing History Of Protest Music. Bob Vylan is a grime punk duo that recently released their second album “Bob Vylan Present ThePrice Of Life.” Just like their 2020 debut album, “We Live Here,” the album features incisive political commentary addressing issues such as systemic

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27 Apr 2022

Protest Song Of The Week: ‘Clara Fraser, Clara Fraser’ By Lavender Country

Originally published at Ongoing History of Protest Music Back in 1973, Seattle singer-songwriter Patrick Haggerty released what is widely considered tobe the first gay-themed country album under the moniker Lavender Country. At the time only 1000 copies of the self-titled album were printed. In later years, the album generated interest

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20 Apr 2022

Protest Song Of The Week: ‘Fucked Up If True’ By Soul Glo

The following was originally published at Ongoing History Of Protest Music. For Soul Glo, being a black hardcore band already made the simple act of making music a political statement. Add to that their radical rhetoric, and you have a group capable of producing fierce protest songs. The group recently

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