A selection of this week's politically-relevant entertainment news...

Gurrumul, Archie Roach & Thelma Plum Set For New Byron Bay Indigenous Festival

Chief Keef Arrested Again Outside Court By Police Armed With AK-47s

Win double passes to Manic Street Preachers Australian shows, and a huge back catalogue pack. Closes June 26.

Tim Lambesis' Austrian Death Machine Album To Go Ahead Despite Murder-For-Hire Trial

A selection of the past fortnight's politically-relevant entertainment news...

Hugh Jackman, Tom Cruise and More Celebs Attend Walmart's Shareholder Meeting in Arkansas

Jewish Poet Kevin Coval says recent events in Palestine make it impossible to talk about anything else.

Bollywood Actress Suicide: Indian Police Arrest Boyfriend in Jiah Khan's Death

Founder of Venezuela’s world famous El Sistema music program, Jose Abreu, met with President Nicolas Maduro on May 22 to discuss expanding the program. They agreed on a project called Musical Program Simon Bolivar, which aims to have 1 million Venezuelan youths and children playing musical instruments.

A selection of this week's politically-relevant entertainment news...

Jailed Pussy Riot Member Maria Alyokhina Hospitalised After Hunger Strike

Domestic abuser Chris Brown Potentially Facing 4 Years Jail Following Fender Bender

New Report To US Congress Suggests IP Thieves Be Legally Targeted By Malware

Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds Allow Music To Be Used In New $6 Million SA Tourism Campaign

Burn The World
March 2013
Ny Våg / Deathwish / Shock

Swedish hardcore punks AC4 blast nuclear policy on their new album, Burn the World. Green Left's Mat Ward spoke to frontman Dennis Lyxzén and main songwriter Karl Backman.


A selection of this week's politically-relevant entertainment news...

Why *did* it cost Angelina Jolie $3000 to test for BRCA1 in the first place? Because the gene is owned by a private company

18-Year-Old Aspiring Rapper Facing Terrorism Charges After Posting Lyrics On Facebook

Dark Mofo Festival's Mass Skinny Dip Deemed Obscene By Police

The first School of Rebellion, held in association with Marxism 2013 over the Easter weekend in Melbourne, drew about 30 kids for a weekend of thinking, talking, making noise, art, music, poetry, mess and friends.

It was declared “awesome” by a random sample of kids, teachers and parents and the program will definitely be back, bigger and better, for Marxism 2014.

A selection of this week's politically-relevant entertainment news...

US singer Steve Earle says coal seam gas is not 'natural gas'.

Rekindle The Spirit - Ken Loach’s newest film documents the greatest cultural shift in British working class...

Rapper Seth Sentry Saves Paralympian Fan From Angry Mob

Community Radio "May Be Forced To Shut Down” After Being Ignored In Federal Budget

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Primal Scream
First International
Released May 13, 2013

British indie rockers Primal Scream are best known for Screamadelica, the breakout dance-crossover album that embraced ravers in a sweaty bear hug in 1991 and left them in a state of blissed-out awe.

Live in K-Town
Random Hand
Bomber Music
April 1, 2013

West Yorkshire ska band Random Hand blend hardcore, reggae, punk and dub with plenty of politics. Bassist-vocalist Joe Tilston, who is also a critically-acclaimed solo folk artist, talked to Green Left’s Mat Ward about their new live album.



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