Music That Makes a Difference 2018
 

Music That Makes a Difference 2018

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Gary Clark Jr.

Gary Clark Jr. 

embed: It’s often been said that being President of the United States doesn’t build character — but reveals character. Critics and opponents would argue the past two years have revealed much about Donald Trump. In particular, that racism and bigotry are a feature of this presidency, not an aberration. That’s been a unifying motivation for […]

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Steven Tyler

Steven Tyler 

It’s been 30 years since Aerosmith recorded “Janie’s Got a Gun” For a band not known for tackling social issues, they went all in with this song about sexual abuse, rape, incest, victim blaming and murder. The song would earn Aerosmith its first ever Grammy Award andĀ  now, all these years later, the band was […]

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Music That Makes a Difference 2018

Music That Makes a Difference 2018 

In so many ways 2018 was a journey into uncertainty. Around the world, old alliances and friendships were strained and divisive leaders rose up with a message of us against them. It was a direct challenge to the idealistic post-WWII vision of countries coming together for a greater good. But this was also the year […]

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Big Mountain

Big Mountain 

In recent days, the U.S. has dramatically tightened security on the border with Mexico — in particular around the San Diego, Tijuana area, including a pre-dawn closure of the country’s busiest crossing at San Ysidro on November 19. It re-opened after several hours but almost half of the vehicle lanes remained closed. In recent weeks, […]

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Tom Morello

Tom Morello 

Tom Morello’s explosive new solo album, “The Atlas Underground” is a sonic conspiracy featuring diverse artists with like-minded opinions who have come together to make a forceful, powerful musical and political statement in 2018. Along the way, the Rage Against the Machine and Prophets of Rage guitar legend created a new genre of music combing […]

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Cherokee Studios

Cherokee Studios 

Remember a time before music was streamed and downloaded — when wireless was a radio? And from that radio came the sound of hearts and souls laid bare. Now it seems it’s more about the performance than the music. Art and passion have taken a back seat to the technical and bankable. While there’s still […]

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Gene Simmons on the passing of Aretha Franklin

Gene Simmons on the passing of Aretha Franklin 

On August 16th, 2018, the Queen of Soul passed away at her home in Detroit, Michigan, after a battle with pancreatic cancer. Aretha Franklin was 76 years old. Tributes from around the world poured in — political leaders, musical icons and everyday people reflected on her unmistakable sound, social activism and command of seven letters: […]

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Jared Leto – Thirty Seconds to Mars

Jared Leto – Thirty Seconds to Mars 

America. Land of the free. Home of the brave. Possibility, potential, dreams realized. That’s the good. Then, there’s the bad, even ugly: Political tension, racial and economic division, drugs, guns and war. Thirty Seconds to Mars’ ambitious new project tackles it all… head on. The group’s new album, “America,” is its first material in five […]

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Ben Harper & Charlie Musselwhite

Ben Harper & Charlie Musselwhite 

It’s been said that the blues ain’t nothin’ but a good man feelin’ bad. At its best, the blues are raw, melodic emotion from unbridled joy to deep sadness. And that is what you get when legendary artists Ben Harper and Charley Musselwhite collaborate. “No Mercy in This Land” is the follow-up to the Grammy […]

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Edel Rodriguez – Time Cover Illustrator

Edel Rodriguez – Time Cover Illustrator 

Donald Trump first appeared on the cover of Time in 1989 and, over the years, he’s had a love/hate relationship with the magazine. He famously hanged fake covers with fake headlines in four of his golf clubs. These days, President Trump regularly makes the cover but often in a striking, stylized formĀ  — which seems […]

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