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“Obama: First Indie Rock President?” Protest Article Tackles Musicians’ Support of Obama

Kevin Barnes, Jello Biafra, Andrew Bird, Carl Newman, Will Sheff, and Tom Morello Discuss Obama's First Term and Musician Involvement in the Election

Sep 26, 2012

In Under the Radar's Protest Issue, which is on newsstands now, we examine the intersection of music and politics. The issue includes an article titled "Barack Obama: The First Indie Rock President?" in which we talk to of Montreal's Kevin BarnesDead Kennedys' Jello BiafraAndrew BirdThe New Pornographers' Carl NewmanOkkervil River's Will Sheff, and Rage Against the Machine's Tom Morello about President Barack Obama's first term, and the erosion in support from musicians versus the 2008 election. More


Interviews

Oct 05, 2012

Arguably punk rock’s most tireless political shit-stirrer, Jello Biafra has spent the last 34 years mocking the absurd spectacle of American politics. From his stint as lead vocalist for hardcore pioneers Dead Kennedys through his numerous solo projects and second career as a spoken word artist, Biafra has successfully merged the worlds of art and activism under the umbrella of performance art and comedy. More