The Rebel Beat podcast 031 – Smash the Fash! Antifa music

 

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Lace up your boots, my friends, dust off your brass knuckles, and get ready for another weekly podcast of The Rebel Beat! This week on the show, we laid down a raucous, at times brutal, at times folky, antifascist music set. This is in following with our previous discussions on the unfolding refugee crisis in Europe and the Middle East, the response of fascist governments and their shock troops in several countries, but also on the heroic solidarity of anti-fascist militants, not to mention the bravery of the migrants themselves.

But we also look at the recent mobilizations against the xenophobic neo-nazi scumbags of Pegida in Toronto and Montreal. In both cities, anti-fascist and anti-racist protestors sent those Pegida bottom-feeders running scared! Continue reading

The Rebel Beat podcast 030 – DJ Killjoy at the Controls

Lido Pimienta

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Aaaand we’re back with another weekly Rebel Beat podcast! This week, we were blessed at the controls by our friend DJ Killjoy. She brought in a wicked set of mostly local MTL artists, and we chatted about the local scene, feminism and women in music, and more. Plus we also give a look at some of the winners and highlights from the recent Indigenous Music Awards that were held in Winnipeg. Enjoy! Continue reading

The Rebel Beat Podcast 029 – Anarchist Resistance in Rojava, Burning Down the Borders w/ Submedia

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Welcome back to another edition of The Rebel Beat, bringing you class war on the dance floor every week!

On this edition, our monthly collaboration with Submedia.TV is back fuckin’ on! Frank was back at the controls with us to bring us amazing sets of music – we would expect no less from our favourite purveyors of global anarchist revolt and riot porn videos. Plus, we featured an interview with a Turkish anarchist, El Cuchillo, on the situation in Rojava, a liberated Kurdish territory in northern Syria. To see the Submedia video featuring that interview, head on over here. Continue reading

The Rebel Beat Podcast 028 – Pauline Black of The Selecter on ‘Subculture’

 

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Welcome back to another weekly podcast of The Rebel Beat! Our special guest on the show this week is Pauline Black of the legendary UK 2-tone ska band The Selecter. The Selecter have been playing music for over 35 years, and have always brought an incredibly poignant anti-racist and anti-sexist element to ska music. They just released their new album ‘Subculture’, and Pauline tells us all about it.

Plus, we also had a surprise guest drop by the studio, Paola Quiros, from one of our favourite podcasts, Suena a Revolucion! Suena a Revolucion is based out of Vancouver, and features mostly feminist music from across Latin America and the Caribbean. Make sure you check them out! Continue reading

soundtrack of solidarity

Rebel Time Records – always on point with politically poignant music. Check it!

Rebel Time Records

We’ll have 10 copies of this CD in our hands shortly … $12.00 (plus postage) gets you a copy (please drop us a line if you’d like us to hold one for you) … a fundraiser done up by RASH-Munchen …  with Brigada Flores Magon, Action Sedition, Spanner, Jeunesse Apatride, Produzenten der Froide, Los Fastidos, Artificial Eyes and more  … here’s their blurb about the disc … :

soundsofsolidarity1SOUNDTRACK OF SOLIDARITY!

Today the Solidarity-Compilation for our friend and comrade Paul get released! The CD will cost 5€, you can give more if you want. All the money we give to Paul that he is able to pay the lawyer. We want to say thanks to all Bands who supported us! You can order the CD vie e-mail (solidaritywithpaul@hushmail.com) or send a message to our facebookpage. How you can pay we tell you in the answer-email.

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The Rebel Beat Podcast 027 – Romani Resistance Music, and 10 Years Since Katrina

Montreal-based, Moldovan-born Romani accordionist Sergiu Popa

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Welcome back to our weekly podcast for The Rebel Beat! This week, we had a renowned Romani accordionist, Sergiu Popa, come by the studio for an interview and live performance. We focused a lot not only on Roma music, but also the struggles of Roma people against racism and fascism in Europe and right here in Canada.

We also played a nice big set of New Orleans music in the first part of the show to commemorate the 10 year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. Continue reading