When: Fri., June 24, 7 p.m. 2016
The British anarcho-punk movement, spearheaded by the pacifist art collective Crass and their protégés, is like a fine kombucha – it only gets more potent with age. Whereas many of the blue-collar punks and skins of the disenfranchised UK scene took pride in their working class roots, bands like Conflict, Flux of Pink Indians, UK Subs, Honey Bane and Discharge preached the radical politics of personal autonomy and anti-work. That is that as long as you’re working for someone else’s profit or ideology, your life will never be your own. Kudos to Conflict for keeping at it. From It’s Time to See Who’s Who all the way up to 2003’s There’s No Power Without Control, the sonic assault of the group as well as their lyrical content has remained focused on tearing down the divisions that separate us and benefit the elite and forging a camaraderie that would ideally move from protest to resistance. Never forget Carlo Giuliani! With Total Chaos, The Scandals and Grand Collapse.