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The Top 20 Punk Protest Songs for July 4th

As punk music history verifies, American citizenry are not all shiny, happy people. These 20 songs reflect the other side of patriotism -- free speech brandished by the brave and uncouth.

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Anti-Flag: American Spring

Anti-Flag have been in the game for quite a while. On American Spring, they show that it may be time to throw in the towel.

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Slightly Stoopid + NOFX + Stephen Marley: San Diego - 26 July 2014

Few bands dare to incorporate such wide-ranging sounds and Slightly Stoopid’s ability to mix rock and reggae with dub, grunge and hip-hop is a large part of how they appeal to such a broad fanbase.

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The Fascination with Fundamentalism in Hardcore Punk

Some bands echoed the Dead Kennedys' anti-Moral Majority messages; others embodied right-wing religion.

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NOFX: Self Entitled

NOFX's audience has stuck with the band through thick and thin, and Self Entitled is a great example of why that is. There's nothing innovative waiting to be discovered, but after 30 years of mining the brat-punk vein, NOFX are still more than capable of unearthing plenty of enjoyable gems.

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Riot Fest (Day 3): 16 September 2012 - Chicago

Riot Fest 2012 was a major success. The lineup was special, and the setting enhanced the experience, somehow leaving behind the typical downsides to major outdoor festivals.

John Beringer
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Cobra Skulls: Bringing The War Home

I'd like to believe punk's not dead, but unfortunately bands like Cobra Skulls are killing it.

Stephen Rowland
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NOFX: Backstage Passport

The eight installments offer childish mayhem but reveal surprising heart amid the chaos.

Dan Heaton
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NOFX: Theyve Actually Gotten Worse Live!

The music sounds fine here, but there's isn't a more intentionally anti-fan live disc out there.

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NOFX: The Greatest Songs Ever Written By Us

It's clear he and his band are comfortable with the prospect of becoming punk's elder statesmen; 'So call me Fat Fuck, geriatric punk rock,' he sneers, concluding later on, 'We're all getting older, not better.' Judging by their recent output, many would tend to disagree.

Adrien Begrand

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