"Perhaps it’s time that fans and artists stopped thinking of independent music in all its forms—rap, rock, folk, techno, whatever—as merely a sub-culture and began applying it as a counterculture. A counterculture that pulls on the latent values of community and DIY and knows who the real enemy is. That knows that racism, sexism and gay-bashing aren’t edgy, and certainly aren’t rebellious. That calls out the hypocrites and tells artists like Iceage and Odd Future that the time has come to grow up and put up.
Such a development, a “musical movement,” might seem impossible in the age of corporate, multimillion-dollar charity concerts. But it’s happened before and can happen again. The examples of Rock Against Racism (RAR) in the ’70s, as well as its offshoot campaign Rock Against Sexism (RAS), are both proof that such an upheaval can take place.
Here were cultural activist groups that used the power of music to challenge the vilest ideas running through society—sexism, homophobia and anti-immigrant racism. They made it a point that their gigs be diverse, bringing together rock, punk, reggae and ska.”
LEDGE FOR THE DIVINE COMEDY ! awww i'm gonna miss HYF at the new globe, bopping around to morrisey and the cure all night and the buckets of beers for a tenner! and the classic end of the night = ONCE UPON A TIME I WAS FALLING IN LOVE....
NOW I’M ONLY FALLING APART <3 me too! had some top times in there, the new night in hackney looks far too east london dickhead, arghghgh
Members of the political class are not our caretakers. In fact, they are our dependents. They thrive on what we produce, but are not cute cuddly pets, or children that enrich our lives -- they are parasites that we foolishly allow to have power to kill us if they so choose. They are rabid animals that need to be put down, but we are too stupid to do it.