Welcome to the latest episode of The Rebel Beat, a Firebrand Records podcast!
This is our year end episode, and it is a HUGE one. Every year, the Polaris Music Prize is awarded for the best album in Canada, as selected by a jury of music journalists. The winner of that award in 2017 was Lido Pimienta for her album “La Papessa”. Lido is a queer Indigenous afro-Colombian musician who lives in Toronto, she is rad as fuck, she is never shy to speak her mind, and she is our guest today on The Rebel Beat. Check out Lido’s music and buy her stuff here.
Want to see our round-up of best radical music in 2017? Check out our blog post here!
In our Turn It Up segment, we drop a brand new tune from the Palestinian band 47 Soul, and honor the hundreds of thousands of people who are taking to the streets around the world to say #HandsOffJerusalem!
Welcome back to another weekly podcast of The Rebel Beat! This week, we’re very proud to bring you our annual International Women’s Day special. International Women’s Day is celebrated around the world on March 8th in order to amplify women’s struggles against patriarchy, capitalism, racism, and all other forms of oppression and domination.
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 →
Welcome back to another weekly podcast of The Rebel Beat – your dose of revolutionary music from the mothership at CKUT radio in Montreal.
This week we’re back to bring you another monthly collaboration with Frank from Submedia.TV, who bangs out some amazing tunes, including a wicked set of all Zach de la Rocha (former Rage Against the Machine) collaborations. Continue reading →
One of our favourite artists on this show, Ana Tijoux from Chile, just released this AMAZING new Anti-Patriarchy music video, featuring beautiful footage of amazing womyn warriors from around the world. Check it out here, and click this link for a bit more context from Jezebel magazine.
Also, we were honoured to bring on another collaborator on edition 016 of The Rebel Beat podcast, author/DJ Dawn Paley, who joined us from her home in Puebla, Mexico. Here are is a link to another mix of Dawn’s that she put up on her Soundcloud page. Hope you enjoy!
TRIGGER WARNING: Some of the songs we play on this podcast deal with issues like rape and sexual assault in a very explicit way.
Hey there! We’re back with episode #004 of The Rebel Beat podcast. This one is our International Women’s Day special, which is coming up on March 8th, and is a day to celebrate struggles against patriarchy around the world. Women, queers, trans folks, sex workers, Indigenous communities, mothers and girls are all standing up and kicking ass in such beautiful ways, and we wanted to honour that on the podcast this week.
Our feature interview on the show is with Shawna Potter of the Baltimore-based feminist hardcore band War on Women. They have a brand new full-length album out. Be sure to to check them out, buy their album, and go see their show when they tour through your town! Continue reading →