Articles

"What the Fuck You On About? 12/22/13

"Yeah Right, Like I'm Afraid," 9/24/13

"Love and Robots," 9/13/13

"Sex, Race, Class and Spectacle," 8/28/13

"Merchandise Keeps Us in Line, 8/13/13

"Music Takes a Stand for Trayvon," 7/24/13

"People Get Ready," 717/13

"Two Prayers for Pussy Riot," 7/4/13

"A Final Call for Justice at Lafayette," 6/26/13

"Hazardous Material," 6/24/13

"No Longer a Sad Affair," 6/5/13

"I See No Changes: Hip-Hop and Assata," 5/13/13

"And Hell Followed With Him," 5/7/13

"Fighting For a Living At Guitar Center," 4/29/13

"Rhymes for Land and Rights," 4/16/13

"The Symphony Strike and Our Right to Music," 4/1/13

"Banning Persepolis?" 3/18/13

"Who You Callin' A Bitch?" 3/5/13

"Bye-Bye Black Bird," 2/11/13

"No Jobs, No Masters," 2/4/13

"What Became of the Hip-Hop President?" 1/21/13

"Lupe Against the World," 12/30/12

"The Spirit of Strummer," 12/18/12

"Listening To Music While Black," 12/3/12

"Keep a Culture Alive," 11/19/12

"What Artists Won't Get This Election," 11/5/12

"Don't Dream It, Be It," 10/29/12

"Boots Riley's Rhyme and Reason," 10/24/12

"A Hundred Years of Guthrie," 10/22/12

"On the Further Decline of the Hipster," 10/8/12

"Cultural Workers Strike Back," 10/1/12

"Who's Afraid of Pussy Riot? 9/10/12

"Pussy Riot: The Struggle Continues," 8/20/12

"Kicking Fascism Out of Music," 8/13/12

"From Sanctimony to Spectacle: Madonna vs. Marine Le Pen," 8/3/12

"Pussy Riot For the 99 Percent," 7/30/12

"In Defense of El Sistema," 7/24/12

"Homophobia Is Bigger Than Hip-Hop," 7/9/12

"How To Celebrate Black Music Month? Build a Movement Against the System That Keeps it In Chains," 6/22/12

"Reflection Of the Struggle," 6/19/12

"Madonna Sings for Apartheid," 6/12/12

"'And If I Could Have Chosen:' Music, Gender and Bigotry," 5/16/12

"Music That Broke the Rules," 5/8/12

"A (Pussy) Riot of Our Own: What the Russian Punks Can Teach Us About Music and Protest," 5/2/12

"Newer Noise," 4/18/2012

"Tracks For Trayvon," 4/7/12

"Putin vs. Pussy Riot: Art, Repression, and Punk Rock Rebellion," 3/30/12

"We're the Wrecking Ball," 3/19/12

"Time Has Come For a Union," 3/9/12

"Never Mind Johnny Rotten, Real Punks Boycott Israel," 2/21/12

"The Burden of Crossing Over," 2/15/12

"A Tale of Two Fingers," 2/13/12

"The Curse of the Boss: Music, Elections, and the Promise of the American Uprising," 2/8/12

"Don Cornelius and the Power of Soul," 2/7/12

"The Rhyme of Revolution," 1/25/12

"As Many Roles As People Make It: An Interview With Ani DiFranco," 1/24/12

"Blues and Badness: What Etta James Gave to Music," 1/20/12

"Fallen Idols," 1/9/12

"The Red Raiders vs. Scott Walker: 'Union Maid' Invades the Rose Bowl," 1/4/12

"Punk Is Not a Crime (And Neither Is Islam)" 12/21/11

"Hitched To War and Bigotry," 12/19/11

"This World Ends Now..." 12/13/11

"The Nine Most Important Songs of 2011," 12/8/11

"The Revolution Will Be Amplified: Is the Occupy Movement Liberating Music?" 11/23/11

"Beats and Bombs?" 11/22/11

"A Soundtrack To the Human Struggle," 11/17/11

"Simmering Sounds: Oakland's Insurgent Culture and the Roots of Rebellion," 11/7/11

"The World Will Be Bright Again," 10/21/11

"We Are All L-Vis," 10/17/11

"Not My Country," 10/7/11

"Can Hip-Hop Be 'Bigger Than the Occupation?'" 9/29/11

"A Rebel's Guide to Guthrie," 9/23/11

"'And Still I See No Changes': Tupac's Legacy Fifteen Years On," 9/20/11

"Two Good Reasons to Boycott Fender," 9/7/11

"The Sounds of Anger," 8/30/11

"Riot, Rap and Racism in Cameron's Britain," 8/20/11

"The Fierce Independence of Maimouna Youssef," 8/19/11

"Don't Want My MTV," 8/5/11

"Oslo, Hip-Hop, and the Fight to Defend Multiculturalism," 7/29/11

"A Losing Game," 7/26/11

"Leaving Behind the Lounge," 7/19/11

"Remi Kanazi's Poetry of Struggle," 7/11/11

"Bono Faces the Music," 6/28/11

"Passion Is a Weapon," 6/14/11

"Blame Rapists, Not Artists," 6/9/11

"Gil and the Devil: Remembering Gil Scott-Heron," 6/6/11

"The Death of Hipsterism," 5/26/11

"Personal Revolution: An Interview with United Sons of Toil," 5/20/11

"Unity: Bob Marley's Legacy and the Global Uprising," 5/13/11

"Return of the Radical Nerd," 5/10/11

"Defiance in Day-Glo," 5/4/11

"Bieber's Empty Pop Can't Drown Out Palestine's Cry," 4/22/11

"'And Roses Too,' or the Case For Public Arts Funding," 4/21/11

"Damaged Gang," 4/6/11

"Pain, Promise and Protest on Lupe's Lasers," 3/14/11

"The Foolish Side of the Cultural Boycott Line," 3/29/11

"Don't Misunderstand: An Open Letter To Nas," 3/21/11

"Breaking the Sound Barrier In Madison," 3/7/11

"Beats Against Repression In Zimbabwe," 3/4/11

"Putting the Popular Back In Pop," 2/18/11

"Changing Times, Changing Tunes," 2/17/11

"Voices From the Gutter," 2/10/11

"Egypt: The Sound of Revolution," 2/9/11

"Piracy Funds Truth," 1/21/11

"This Year Goes To Eleven," 1/10/11

"Thirty Years of Sandinista!" 12/30/10

"Re-Imagining Lennon," 12/8/10

"It's Bigger Than Weezy," 12/4/10

"This Song Is Our Song," 11/29/10

"Memo to Kanye: No Olive Branch For Dubya," 11/7/10

"A Fight For an Orchestra's Future," 10/20/10

"Rap That Knows No Compromise," 10/18/10

"A Song Silenced By Hate," 10/8/10

"Beats, Rhymes and Progress: Hip-Hop's Division Dilemma and the Forces That Can Break Boundaries," 9/29/10

"A Chronicler of People's Songs," 9/20/10

"A Clarion Call For the Movement," 9/17/10

"The Kanye Controversy One Year On," 9/10/10

"Big (Racist) Mouth Strikes Again," 9/7/10

"A Decent Party," 8/23/10

"Haiti's Hip-Hop President?" 8/17/10

"Been Caught Stealing... Our Money and Our Rights," 8/6/10

"Shut the [expletive] Up: An Open Letter to Elton John," 7/30/10

"It's Nothing New..." 7/23/10

"The Modern Media Assassin," 7/14/10

"There is Power in a Boycott," 7/5/10

"Return of the Working Class Heroes?" 6/28/10

"M.I.A. is Right, NYT is Wrong," 6/11/10

"Silence for Arizona," 5/31/10

"Diaspora Rising: Rap, Reggae and Rebellion Converge on Distant Relatives," 5/24/10

"Back to Arizona," 5/17/10

"Soul-cialism," 5/12/10

"I Was Born Free!" 5/7/10

"We Need Songs For Right Now," 4/29/10

"Music For Forgetting," 4/23/10

"Nevermind the Genius," 4/12/10

"An Affront to Lilith's Legacy," 4/5/10

"What Makes the Walk Worth It," 3/29/10

"The Celtic Rocker: An Interview with Black 47's Larry Kirwan," 3/18/10

"The Ghosts of San Patricio," 3/17/10

"BBU Blowin' Up," 3/11/10

"A Rebel To the End," 3/1/10

"Bruce v. Ticketmaster: A Bittersweet Victory?" 2/22/10

"The Mayer of Pigtown," 2/18/10

"Modern Heavy Manners," 2/16/10

"There's Got to Be a Soundtrack," 2/11/10

"The Clash They Represent?" 2/8/10

"Fame Monster Unleashed," 2/1/10

"Hope For Haiti When?" 1/25/10

"Aid Not Troops: Why Wyclef is Wrong About Haiti" 1/18/10

"Flirting With Death: What Vic Chesnutt Can Tell Us About the State of Healthcare," 1/11/10

"Whose Decade: Bono's Or Ours?" 1/4/10

"Between Sorrow and Hope: The Year 2009 in Music," 12/30/09

"The Top 25 Releases of 2009: 5 - 1," 12/15/09

"The Top 25 Releases of 2009: 15 - 6," 12/8/09

"The Top 25 Releases of 2009: 25 - 16," 12/1/09

"Blurring At Windmills," 11/23/09

"The Children of Woody Guthrie," 11/19/09

"Rap Doesn't Kill People... Governments Do," 11/17/09

"Strong Medicine Man," 11/12/10

"Less Schlock, More Rock," 11/10/09

"Between Sounds Faded and Sounds Made," 11/2/09

"U2: An Almost Extinct Species," 10/25/09

"Are You Listening?" 10/19/09

"Blue Scholars: Beating Back Boundaries," 10/12/09

"Our Music is So Gay: Music and LGBT Liberation" 10/10/09

"Bad Acoustics: Using Music As a Weapon," 10/4/09

"Ghetto Rock ...or... Death By Def," 9/27/09

"Pearl Jam Pass the Torch," 10/20/09

"Kanye, the VMAs and the Spectacle of Controversy," 9/16/09

"Solidarity Hip-Hop Style," 9/13/09

"Fund Arts, Not Banks," 9/6/09

"It's Bigger Than Jackson," 8/30/09

"Sick Sounds: Musicians and Healthcare," 8/23/09

"Rise and Fall of the Woodstock Nation," 8/16/09

"Respect, Dammit!" 8/9/09

"Suicide Onstage: What Green Day's Theatrical Debut Means," 8/2/09

"The Wicker Park Fest: WTF?!?!" 7/29/09

"My Grind is My Stimulus Plan," 7/25/09

"With Arms Closed: Why We Should Hate Creed," 7/6/09

"How Michael Jackson's Music Changed the World," 6/29/09

"Son of Nun Interview, Part 2," 6/22/09

"Son of Nun Interview, Part 1," 6/8/09

"Plague Lovers' Purgatory," 6/1/09

"A Change is Gonna Come?" 5/25/09

"This Scene, It's Something to Live For: An Interview with Intifada," 5/24/09

"Whose Country is This?" 5/18/09

"Reality Relapse," 5/11/09

"A Spector is Haunting the Industry," 4/20/09

"Gaza Needs Music Too," 4/17/09

"Bank Robbin' Music," 4/13/09

"All the Rage," 4/6/09

"Nonsense on the Horizon," 3/19/09

"From Fallujah to County Antrim," 3/17/09

"Remember the Music," 2/27/09

"The Good, the Bad and the Clueless," 2/13/09

"Kill Your 'Idols'" 1/30/09

"This Change is Our Change," 1/23/09

"Respect For All, Not Just Some: A Public Letter to Aretha Franklin," 1/16/09

"Can You Handle Tha Truth?" 1/9/09

"Pop is Dead! Long Live Pop! The Top 20 Albums of 2008," 12/31/08

"Looking Back to Find the Future," 12/12/08

"The Voice of a Movement: Odetta, Activist and Singer, Dies at 77," 12/5/08

"It's Hard Bein' Humble in the Belly of the Struggle: A Conversation With the Democracy and Hip-Hop Project," 11/21/08

"Collisions Ahead," 11/14/08

"Raging In the Streets," 11/4/08

"On Enemy Ground: The Clash Live at Shea Stadium," 10/29/08

"Artists of the World Unite!" 10/22/08

"I'm a Human Being, Y'all!" 10/4/08

"Militant Entertainment: What the RNC and DNC Protests Can Tell Us About Where Music is Headed," 9/24/08

"A Different Brand of Humor at the VMAs," 9/8/08

"We the Fire Next Time!" 8/5/08

"NaS, the N-word, and the Changing Face of Hip-Hop," 7/28/08

"Rosa Clemente's Stand," 7/22/08

"Guyville Reloaded," 7/7/08

"The Struggle of Rebel Diaz," 6/25/08

"The Groundbreaking Beat of Bo Diddley," 6/5/08

"Tellin' It How It Is: Hip-Hop Stands Up For Sean Bell," 6/5/08

"Serious Hip-Hop For Serious Times," 5/14/08

"Rebel Music: Thirty Years of Rock Against Racism," 4/30/08

"The Disney-fication of CBGB," 4/15/08

"Songs of Survival and Hope," 4/7/08

"Freedom Songs: Erykah Badu's New AmErykah Part One," 3/2/08

"Barack's Big Hype: Is Obama the candidate of the Hip-Hop Generation?" 2/17/08

"We Need Rock! We Need Choice! Music Needs a Woman's Voice!" 2/9/08

"Picket the Grammys! An Open Letter to the Writers Guild of America," 1/28/08

"Liberation From the Music Business As Usual," 1/20/08

"They Are Human and They Need To Be Loved..." 1/14/08

"Rebel's Requiem: The Legacy of Strummer Five Years On," 12/29/07

"Trouble In the Heartland: Springsteen Casts a Spell With Magic," 10/9/07

"M.I.A.'s Kala: Real World Music," 9/14/07

"Kenneth Foster's Songs of Freedom," 8/24/07

"Rebellion In Light and Dark: A Talk With Photographer Glen E. Friedman About His Book On Fugazi," 8/20/07

"The Beat Has Stopped: Good-bye Mr. Roach," 8/18/07

"Amy Winehouse: Got Soul? Hell Yeah Sister!" 8/10/07

"Clear Channel, Payola, and How They're Killing Radio," 8/7/07

"The White Stripes Don't Fear the Rock," 7/17/07

"The Anti-Bush 'Band' Wagon: Why Are So Many Artists Taking Bush to Task?" 6/12/07

"Hey Lizzie! Remember This One? God Save the Queen Thirty Years On," 6/8/07

"Are Green Day Kicking Ass For the Working Class?" 5/23/07

"I Got the BP Blues," 5/13/07

"Rage Against the Machine Returns!" 5/4/07

"The Mad, Loud and Brilliant World of Lester Bangs," 5/1/07

"Is Russell Simmons Playing Politics With Hip-Hop?" 4/27/07

"Son Volt's Search For a Better World," 4/20/07

"A Hundred Million Gold Coins: Why Steve Jobs is NOT a Saint," 4/11/07

"The Times They Are A Changin': The Shifting Winds of Protest Music," 3/16/07

"Bloc Party's A Weekend In the City: The Beauty and Ugliness of Modern Life," 3/4/07

"Bashing Britney: The Face of a Shameless Industry," 3/1/07

"'There's a Need to Be Hopeful': The Radical Beats of Radio 4," 1/28/07

"Notes of Resistance: Ten Musical Reasons to Be Cheerful In 2007," 1/7/07

"Respect Must Be Paid: Farewell Mr. Brown," 12/26/06

"The Poet and the Tyrant: Victor Jara's Music and the Brutal Legacy of Pinochet," 12/18/06

"All Towers Crumble: Should We Mourn the Loss of the Megastore?" 12/6/06

Not on Rebel Frequencies

"Radiohead's In Rainbows: Cutting Out the Greedy Labels"
Eleventh Transmission and Socialist Worker, November, 2007

"The World is Worth Fighting For: The Legacy of Joe Strummer"
MR Zine, 12/22/06

"In Support of Piracy"
MR Zine, 10/27/06

"From Mp3's to Sweatshops: iPod and the Sound of Slavery"
Dissident Voice, 6/21/06

"Rapper or Terrorist? US Locks Out M.I.A."
Dissident Voice, 6/14/06

"In Defense of Rock 'n' Roll"
Dissident Voice, 6/6/06

"London's Still Calling After 25 Years"
CounterPunch, 10/2/04