From KIRO7.com: “SEATTLE – Italian rock band Soviet Soviet was scheduled to perform next week at the South by Southwest Music Festival, but according to a statement from the band posted on Facebook, they were forced to cancel their festival appearances and a few other promotional appearances when they were denied entry to the United…
MAR 10, 2014 – Eric Snowden will be speaking at the SXSW Festival today via videoconference to discuss a topic that is HUGE right now: surveillance and online privacy. Today at 11:00 AM CDT (12:00 PM EST) Snowden will have a discussion with Christopher Soghoian, and moderated by Ben Wizner, director of ACLU's Speech, Privacy & Technology Project. Watch the live stream of the even courtesy of The Texas Tribune.
MAR 26, 2013 -Today's featured activist musicians that JTMP are spotlighting are Las Cafeteras, who "met in 2005 as students at free Son Jarocho classes at the Eastside Cafe in Los Angeles. The group says they use the folk music from Southern Veracruz, Mexico, as a tool to build autonomy, community and solidarity."
Read more on ColorLines.com here. Watch video of a performance by Las Cafeteras below of the traditional song, "La Bamaba" spiced up to reflect their activism. (photo credit: LasCafeteras.com)
MAR 18, 2013 – A group of activist musicians took part in a "Raise Your Fists: Music Meets Activism" panel discussion at a recent SXSW event, including Mikel Jollett of The Airborne Toxic Event and Mike Mills of REM and shared their thoughts on how being a musician and an activist can change the world. Mikel Jollett said, "You don't have to be a huge band, you just have to be upset and want to do something." (photo: Mikel & Anna TATE – Credit: CC/Sake209)