We’re back with another Rebel Beat special! This time, we bring you a treat from the Canadian prairies. Aaron from the Rebel Beat was recently a guest on the program Radio Free Winnipeg on CKUW community radio in The ‘Peg. Hosts Scott Price and Greg Gallinger spoke with Aaron about his years of involvement in community radio, the history of the Rebel Beat, and the essence of political music. Hope you enjoy!
For a full description of the show from their website, click here.
Our regular Rebel Beat podcast will be back in a couple weeks with an interview with Alas! Stay tuned.
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On this special edition of The Rebel Beat, we catch up with our old collaborator Frank at Submedia.TV to tell us about their exciting new monthly project Trouble!
Trouble is a monthly anarchist video documentary series, and the first one is launching March 26th! You can get it on the newly revamped Submedia page.
Plus Frank picked out a killer track from Savage Fam, “Like smoke”. Enjoy!
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Welcome back to another monthly episode of The Rebel Beat, a Firebrand Records podcast, and your spot for class war on the dance floor.
Our special guest this month is none other than Dave Zirin, author and host of the Edge of Sports podcast. Dave’s work delves into the fascinating collisions between sports and politics, and his work is incredibly inspiring for activists, sports fans, and activist sports fans! But importantly, Dave is also a huge lover of music, and that love really comes across in the podcast. He was in Montreal last month for an event, and we sat down for an interview over bagels, lox, and plenty of coffee.
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In Firebrand Records news, we bring you an exclusive premiere of the new Built for the Sea single, “The Falling kind”.
And finally, in our Turn It Up segment, we look at bands standing up to racism at the SXSW festival in Austin, TX.
The Hot 8 Brass Band – It’s real
Rude Mechanical Orchestra – Smash-a-bank polka
The Soul Rebels – Get lucky
Charles Mingus – Free Cell Block F, ‘tis Nazi USA
Built For The Sea – The falling kind
Cannonball Adderley – Walk tall
Downtown Boys – Wave of history
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One downside of only publishing the Rebel Beat podcast once per month is that I feel there is just TOO MUCH GOOD RADICAL MUSIC OUT THERE to fit onto a monthly show! So this is a bit of an attempt to bring together some things I’ve been listening to lately – all artists that I hope we’ll feature as guests on the podcasts some day, and albums you should check out. So hope you enjoy this video mixtape!
Fiver – Audible Songs from Rockwood
Fiver is the solo project moniker of Simone Schmidt, a gifted songwriter, ex lead singer of One Hundred Dollars, and also a dear friend of mine. For her upcoming album, due out in April, Simone spent years doing research in the Ontario archives about women who were locked up in the Rockwood asylum in the 1800s. The result is a beautiful collection of songs based on some of the real stories of women who were incarcerated there. If you want to hear a great interview with Simone, as well as teasers for some of the songs, check out this recent episode of The Imposter podcast. And here’s a great little mini-doc about the album!
Narcy – World War Free
To me, Montreal’s very own Narcy can do no wrong. In a climate of heightened xenophobia and racism against refugees, this video couldn’t have come any sooner.