Toshi Seeger, mother, activist, filmmaker, dies at 91

The wife of Pete Seeger passed away overnight on July 9th. She was a mother, organizer, activist, filmmaker, and essential part of her husband's work.


Remembering Slayer guitarist Jeff Hanneman

"A true metal master, he gave energy and excitement to millions, and will continue to."


Rest in peace, Richie Havens

By the time Havens opened the legendary Woodstock concert of 1968, he was a major player in the counter-culture firmament.


"Searching for Sugar Man": a review

Searching for Sugar Man is an uplifting documentary film about the life of Detroit based Mexican American working-class singer Sixto Rodriguez.


Compelling documentaries: “The First Rasta” and “Marley”

Two films recently released to DVD provide a sweeping opportunity to learn more about Rastafari identity and culture.


Big Music vs. the 99 percent

In thinking about the corporate control of the recorded music market in the United States, I was reminded of inspiring lyrics from Chrome's song.


A subculture evolving: Women in metal speak out

Women do now represent a sizable chunk of the metal scene - meaning that the genre is expanding and becoming more diverse.


Tom Morello documentary chronicles unity and “rebel songs”

Tom Morello has provided words of encouragement and a rocking soundtrack to the Occupy movement and the struggles of workers and oppressed everywhere.


The Agonist’s “Prisoners” packs a socially conscious punch

Animal rights and environmental activists are suddenly snapping to attention in the face of this once-misunderstood music.


Integrating American Bandstand

We wanted to get involved but we didn't know how to connect to the civil rights movement in our community.

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