Activism Mixed with Music Equals Anti-Flag

anti flag live 2016Political activism is a big part of what American punk rock group Anti-Flag is all about.  They have stood up for anti-war, human rights, class struggle, and other sociopolitical subjects.  It is part and parcel of who they are as a group.  Progressive political action is what they advocate standing alongside Greenpeace, PETA and Occupy Together.

 

The earliest days of Anti-Flag came in 1988.  It was a stuttering start as members kept joining and then leaving.  Basically the band disbanded.  Then in 1992 Justin Sane and Pat Thetic reformed Anti-Flag.  Things went along swimmingly the second time around.  Just last year they released their ninth studio album entitled American Spring and then then later in the year a compilation album, Ceases Fires, filled with two songs that did not make the American Spring cut as well as tracks from the 20 Years of Hell EP series.

 

Signing to a major label (RCA) did not mute their voice or anti-capitalism stance.  They continued on as they had before just stating that having the backing of a label behind them got their music out to more people.

 

Additional Information:

-Date:  May 11, 2016

-Venue:  Foufounes Electriques

-Website:  www.anti-flag.com

-Ticket Purchase:  www.tixza.com

-Ticket Price:  $21.50 (plus handling charges)

-Show Time:  9:00 p.m. (Doors @ 8:00 p.m.)

-Opening Acts:  Black Lungs and Powernap

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