A selection of this week's celebrity news... Fall Out Boy To Donate Ticket Sales To Boston Bombing Victims Angela Betzien talks about her play on how communities are hit by mining Musicians Send Their Love To Boston In Wake Of Marathon Bombing BBC Refuses To Play 'Ding Dong The Witch Is Dead' In Countdown Justin Bieber Hopes Anne Frank Would Have Been A "Belieber"
The Bryte Side Of Life Bryte Too Solid / MGM April 5, 2013 Bryte's new album, The Bryte Side Of Life, may urge his listeners to think positive, but it's not all sweetness and light. The Aboriginal rapper has lost none of the political bite that snarled from his award-winning first album, Full Stop, four years ago. The Perth-based performing poet kicks off his latest long-player with "World On Strike", a rallying call for global industrial action.
A selection of the past week's celebrity news... Because space for Cultural Dissent articles in the print version of Green Left is limited, this round-up is intended to point to things happening culturally in which Green Left readers might also be interested. It may also give activists a window on popular culture and help engagement with the wider public. However, it may be that Green Left readers do not agree. Please leave comments, here and on social media.
Silence The World Adept March 22, 2013 Panic & Action Records Swedish post-hardcore band Adept put plenty of politics into their punk, but never forget how to party, wherever they are in the world. Green Left’s Mat Ward spoke to vocalist Robert Ljung about their new album, the melodic metalcore masterpiece Silence The World. ***
The strike of musicians at the San Francisco Symphony has already had an immediate impact on the institution. Only a few days after walking out, management called off a large East Coast tour. For the Symphony, which has posted a deficit for each of the past four seasons, this will hurt.
A selection of the past fortnight's celebrity news... John Farnham voted Australia’s best singer of all time - who didn't make the cut but should have? Blood On The Dancefloor Discuss Jesus And Rape Alegations In New Song Marilyn Manson The New Face Of Saint Laurent Justin Bieber's Pet Monkey Seized By German Customs Boston Police Posing As 'Punks' Online To Get Information And Shut Down House Shows
Efforts And Means Astpai Jump Start Records, 2012 Austrian hardcore punks Astpai jack up heavy slabs of guitar with speeding snares and leering lyrics. They serve up a rare and biting musical take on Austrian politics. Green Left’s Mat Ward spoke to frontman Manfred Herzog, also known as Zock. ***
A selection of this week's celebrity news... Pink Floyd's Roger Waters Urges Fellow Musicians To Ditch Israel Lostprophets Frontman "Furiously Denies" Baby Rape Charges Chinese Political Activist Ai Weiwei Is Making...A Metal Album? Village Voice Name Lars Ulrich As The "Douchiest Drummer Of All Time" Ailing Morrissey Cancels Entire US Tour, Shows Won't Be Rescheduled
XXIV UK Subs Captain Oi February 2013 Punk pioneers UK Subs released their 24th politically-charged album last month, to rave reviews. Appropriately titled XXIV, it nears the completion of their bid to release 26 albums whose titles begin with each letter of the alphabet, in order. Frontman Charlie Harper spoke to Green Left's Mat Ward. **** Tell us about your experiences of playing Australia - any memories that stick out?
A selection of this week's celebrity news... Lady Gaga Recovers From Hip Surgery in Gold Wheelchair Fifty Shades of Grey Porn Film Lawsuit Settled Giuliana Rancic Teams Up With Nonprofit Bright Pink for Fab-U-Wish™ Initiative to Help Women Battling Breast cancer That Taylor Swift Fan Letter You Spent Hours Glitter-Gluing? Well, It Ended Up in the Trash! Rihanna gets naked for a good cause


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