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Protest Auction Extended Ends Today at 3 PM Eastern - Wild Beasts, Perfect Pussy, and Others

Select Protest Signs Still Available to Bid On, Help Us Donate to the American Cancer Society - Everything Everything, Fear of Men, Amber Arcades, and More

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Under the Radar‘s one-week Protest Auction for the American Cancer Society ended last week and was a complete success. But as happens every time we do a protest sign auction, a handful of signs didn’t sell for whatever reason. So we relisted them and the extended auction ends in just a few hours. You have until today (Wednesday, November 2), at 3 PM eastern to bid on the signs by Perfect Pussy, Wild Beasts, Everything Everything, Fear of Men, Amber Arcades, Cullen Omori, and Younghusband. Also still up for grabs is a signed vinyl copy of How to Dress Well‘s latest album, Care.

We have also lowered the starting bids on all of these auctions. This is your last chance to both help us raise money for cancer research and own a unique piece of music memorabilia. You can go to eBay ( to bid on these autographed musician-made protest signs featured in Under the Radar‘s 2016 Protest Issue, with all profits going to the American Cancer Society.

Here are direct links to each auction:

Amber Arcades

Everything Everything

Fear of Men

How to Dress Well

Cullen Omori

Perfect Pussy

Wild Beasts


Under the Radar‘s Protest Issue is out now both digitally and on newsstands nationwide. The Protest Issue uses the time-honored connection between politics and music to promote political dialogue and awareness in a way that few media outlets do in this day and age. We have put together a Protest Issue every U.S. Presidential election year since 2004, and as before this issue features articles examining the intersection of music and politics and photo shoots with musicians holding protest signs of their own making. Under the Radar provided musicians poster-board and paint and asked them to make their own signs. The artists were free to write whatever message they liked-it was an exercise in free speech.

Amanda Palmer graces the cover holding a protest sign that ties into one of the main articles in the issue, one that tackles sexism, feminism, and misogyny in the music industry. That article also features Best Coast’s Bethany Cosentino, CHVRCHES’ Lauren Mayberry, Lower Dens’ Jana Hunter, Lush’s Miki Berenyi, music publicist Beth Martinez, Amanda Palmer, Natalie Prass, Perfect Pussy’s Meredith Graves, Tegan and Sara’s Sara Quin, and Chelsea Wolfe. Another big article in the issue centers on the 2016 U.S. Presidential election and includes interviews with Billy Bragg, Deerhoof’s Greg Saunier, Kristin Kontrol, Mew’s Jonas Bjerre, Moby, Thurston Moore, Okkervil River’s Will Sheff, Amanda Palmer, Henry Rollins, Shearwater’s Jonathan Meiburg, Superchunk’s Laura Ballance, and Andrew W.K. Other political articles examine progressive musicians who are based in red states and whether cancelling shows and boycotting performing in specific states and countries is an effective means of protest.

Readers are also encouraged to submit their own protest sign photos via social media using the hashtag #ProtestIssue.


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