Author Archives: Jason Greenough

American Fall: Anti-Flag’s Chris Barker on Distractions, Deregulations and Donald Trump

American Fall: Anti-Flag’s Chris Barker on Distractions, Deregulations and Donald Trump

Anti-Flag have been making music for over 20 years, and still remain “eternal optimists.” Photo My Meghan Thomson The number two has surrounded Chris Barker his entire life. The decade in which Barker was born, “Christopher” was number two on the Department of Social Security’s “Most Common Baby names of the 1980s” list. His tenure

Guitar God Tom Morello is Ready to Rage:“If You Aren’t Angry, You Aren’t Paying Attention”

Courtesy photo Back in the 1980s, Tom Morello—years before becoming Rage Against the Machine’s resident Guitar God—was just a young man in spandex who loved heavy metal and practiced guitar in the stairwell of a Harvard dorm. “I started playing guitar relatively late, when I was 17,” said Morello. “So, it was actually in my

Live Review: Green Day Brings a Revolution to Xfinity Center

All Photos by Jason Greenough Green Day always seems to have the perfect timing when it comes to their politically charged music. The band of Oakland natives brought the summer leg of their Revolution Radio tour to Xfinity Center in Mansfield on Monday night, and with it, they brought a feverish angst that showed their

Making HipStory: Local Hip-Hop Collective Launches First Tour, Bringing Their Brand of Personal and Political Music State to State

HipStory, a collective of local hip-hop artists, has been a beacon of creativity in the Boston hip-hop scene, and now the cup of creativity has runneth over, resulting in the HipStoric Summer tour, set to launch in Boston and visit other parts of the country such as New York City and New Orleans throughout July.

Photo credit: Travis Shinn

A wolf with words: Rise Against guitarist Zach Blair talks Trump, political entertainers and “Wolves” LP

Photo credit: Travis Shinn Chicago-based punk rockers Rise Against just released their latest full-length LP, Wolves, on June 9th, but guitarist Zach Blair hasn’t had much time to bask in its reception, since the band launched a nationwide summer trek with Deftones the day of the release. “My wife keeps telling me it’s getting good

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