Political 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.
-Date: May 11, 2016
-Venue: Foufounes Electriques
-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