In this turbulent summer of 2016, we turn to musicians who use their music to protest the status quo and inspire others.
Aug 31, 2016
The poet, activist and musician speaks about "MartyrLoserKing," his concept album about a Burundian crypto-anarchist hacker fighting for freedom in a dystopic, yet familiar world.
Aug 24, 2016
After nearly two decades at the helm of the punk rock band Against Me!, frontwoman Laura Jane Grace reflects on the fight for trans rights in a contentious election year.
Aug 17, 2016
The Queens-born rapper talks about his South Asian identity in an era of heightened xenophobia.
Aug 11, 2016
A Tribe Called Red is working to define cultural identity on their own terms.
Aug 4, 2016
Musician and full-time party evangelist Andrew W.K. says the power of positivity can defeat political divisiveness, and he's forming a political party of his own.
Jul 27, 2016
The Providence-based bilingual punk band discusses their fight against income inequality, white supremacy, and the prison-industrial complex.
Jul 20, 2016
English musician and activist Billy Bragg says the biggest enemy to American democracy this election cycle isn't ISIS or some foreign threat, but cynicism within ourselves.
Jul 14, 2016
Though Ani DiFranco's music has evolved since her debut album over 26 years ago, she's always remained a folk singer at heart — never compromising, always political.
Jul 6, 2016
Musician Kraig R. Moss travels to Donald Trump rallies across the country with his guitar to perform his songs, such as "Trump Train" and "Donald Trump for President."