first_imgJust over a year ago, Prophets of Rage–a politically-charged supergroup comprised of Tom Morello, Tim Commerford, and Brad Wilk of Rage Against The Machine, Chuck D and DJ Lord of Public Enemy, and B-Real of Cypress Hill–burst into existence with an angry bang. The outfit, described by Morello in 2016 as “an elite task force of revolutionary musicians determined to confront this mountain of election year bullshit,” came together for a string of summer amphitheater shows following their widely buzzed-about maiden shows in LA and Brooklyn featuring a mix of material by RATM, Public Enemy, and Cypress Hill. The band also promised that they would be recording original music.The promise was fulfilled last month with the Michael Moore-directed “Unfuck the World,” the first single from the upcoming self-titled debut LP Prophets of Rage–due out September 15. Last week, the super group released the second single, “Living on the 110.” Today, the band has released the official music video for “Living on the 110,” which features some of the wealthiest and most impoverished places in Los Angeles and New York City. Watch it below:Additionally, the band announced four surprise shows at Boston’s Paradise Rock Club on 9/7, Asbury Park’s Stone Pony on 9/9, Philadelphia’s TLA on 9/10 , and New York City’s Apollo Theatre on 9/12. Prophets Of Rage will unleash their fury at special limited club gigs to mark the upcoming release of the debut album, out September 15.More information about their tour schedule can be found here.last_img read more


first_imgThe Disco Biscuits will be celebrating Halloween a few days early with a two-night run at Worcester Palladium in Worcester, Massachusetts on Thursday, October 26th, and Friday, October 27th. Those of us who can’t make it to Massachusetts over the next few days can still enjoy the Disco Biscuits’ upcoming shows, as the jamtronica juggernauts just announced that they’d be streaming the shows for free online.Thursday and Friday’s webcasts will be streamed via the band’s official Youtube channel. On Thursday, lespecial will open the Disco Biscuits’ headlining show, while Friday, October 27th, will see an opening set by Jaw Gems. Over the next two nights, the Disco Biscuits take the stage at 9:30 pm (EST), while the openers will kick things off at 8 pm (EST). Tune into the stream on the Disco Biscuits’ official Youtube channel, or tune into the streams below.Disco Biscuits Webcast, Thursday, October 26thDisco Biscuits Webcast, Friday, October 27th[Photo: Andrew Rios]last_img read more


first_imgThe Institute of Politics (IOP) at Harvard Kennedy School today announced the appointment of six fellows who will join the Institute virtually this fall semester. The incoming fellows bring diverse experiences in public service and expertise on contemporary issues and challenges in modern civic and political life.“We are excited to welcome an extraordinary cohort of fellows for the fall semester. They bring their accomplished life experiences in elected office, public service, activism, and journalism and we are grateful for their engagement,” said IOP Director Mark D. Gearan ’78. “The Fellows Program is a pride point for the IOP and by sharing their perspectives with our students, they will inspire Harvard students to lead lives committed to public purpose.”For more than 50 years the Institute’s Fellows Program has provided Harvard students with the opportunity to learn from prominent public servants, engage in civil discourse, and acquire a more holistic and pragmatic view of our political world. The fall 2020 fellows are:Chasten Buttigieg — Author and LGBTQ+ advocateBrittany Packnett Cunningham — Activist and founder of Love & Power Works, and director’s leader fall 2019 Carol Giacomo — Journalist, member of the editorial board of The New York Times (2007-2020)Michael Nutter — 98th Mayor of Philadelphia (2008-2016) and Visiting Fellow fall 2018Alice Stewart — Republican communications advisor, CNN political commentator, member of Senator Ted Cruz’s 2016 presidential campaign, and Resident Fellow fall 2019Jorge Vasquez Jr. — Civil rights advocate and attorney, project director of the Power and Democracy Program at the Advancement Project, and member of the Associate Counsel of Latino Justice (2018-2020)“A global pandemic, economic uncertainty, and a racial injustice reckoning here in the U.S. have made 2020 nothing short of eventful. This combination of new and familiar fellows will be instrumental in inspiring students to involve themselves in politics and public service at this critical moment,” said Carine Hajjar ’21 and Eric Jjemba ’21, student co-chairs of the fellows and study groups program at the Institute of Politics. “As they reflect upon these recent months and look toward the 2020 election, we look forward to welcoming this cohort virtually this semester and creating community in a time of uncertainty.”Over the course of their appointment, fellows will continue traditional cornerstones of the fellowship virtually. The Institute will convene virtual study groups, led by fellows, twice a week on pressing topics including the 2020 election, the fight for social and racial justice, and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition, fellows will immerse themselves in the Harvard community by mentoring a cohort of undergraduate students, holding weekly virtual office hours, and engaging faculty and co-curricular activities. The Institute’s fall 2020 fellows will appear together in the virtual John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum on Thursday, Sept. 10 at 6 p.m. ET. RSVP to join the conversation. For more information on the Fellows and their upcoming engagement with the Harvard community, visit iop.harvard.edu/fellows.  Read Full Storylast_img read more


first_imgThe No. 2 USC women’s water polo team does not believe in talking for talk’s sake.Accordingly, when the Women of Troy declared that they wanted to get off to a better start and play a more complete game against UC Irvine, you had no choice but to believe them. This past Saturday, the Women of Troy backed up their talk, beating No. 11 UC Irvine 15-5.On the strength of senior goalie Tumua Anae’s continued brilliance in goal and senior drivers Alexandra Kiss’ and Kally Lucas’ hat tricks, the Women of Troy derived much more satisfaction from this effort.Although the Anteaters scored the first goal of the game, their hopes of winning were dashed quickly as the Women of Troy scored nine of the next 10 goals. All told, eight different players scored at least one goal — a scoring balance that has been a staple of this team thus far.In the box score, this was another lopsided victory, as has been the case for all of the team’s wins this year. Afterwards, USC coach Jovan Vavic compared the match favorably to last week’s victory over Loyola Marymount.“Our defense was better. We were more focused and executed better,” Vavic said. “We did a good job on 5-on-6 defense and improved our scoring 6-on-5. Overall, there was better focus on their part.”In terms of execution, nowhere was this more apparent than in Kiss’ and Lucas’ statistics. The two scored on a combined six of their seven shots.Heading into this game, “focus” was the buzzword. The Women of Troy, indisputably a much more talented team on paper, did not want to make it a habit of playing down to the skill level of their opponents. To avoid the complacency problem that besets so many powerhouse teams, Vavic and team leaders made certain that the players knew they must play all four quarters with the same sense of desperation and intensity. For this game at least, the message resonated with the women.The USC women’s water polo team will face Hawaii at McDonald’s Swim Stadium this Thursday at 5 p.m. The Women of Troy will look for another solid all-around performance before heading to UC Irvine again for the crucial UC Irvine Invitational. A clash with No. 1 Stanford is possible as both teams will be favored to reach the finals of the annual tournament.last_img read more