People have been singing protest songs for probably as long as humans have been making music. These days, singing about social movements has become trendy; record execs realize that people want to hear music “with a message” and they realize that there’s money to be made from it.
The irony, it burns.
So to counter that, here are three indie punk bands you’ve probably never heard of, singing their protest songs.
I was lucky enough to see Outernational live, and they throw down a dynamic, in-your-face performance that’s simply unforgettable. They just finished up a European tour and will be hitting NYC at the end of March.
Unfortunately, I missed BLXPLTN when they were in NYC for the Afropunk Festival last August, but I’m hoping to be able to see them sometime in the future, because I’m betting their show is a blast. They are currently playing shows locally and working on music for their next album.
The Homeless Gospel Choir is an act that totally blew me away; Derek Zanetti’s honest and raw commentary on society resonates on so many levels. It’s powerful and funny, and will move you to tears. He is currently on tour until the end of March.
by cardiac_in_overdrive (@cardiac_ovrdrv)