inauguration

Here’s All the Anti-Trump Protest Music Released on Inauguration Day

Great protest music isn't the silver lining of autocracy. I haven't asked, but I feel pretty confident saying that all of the artists whose music is featured…
Anna Gaca / January 20, 2017

Kellyanne Conway Has Another Thing in Common With Die Antwoord

On the day Donald Trump became President of the United States of America, Twitter looked around in desperation for a meme-able source of comic relief. It…
Anna Gaca / January 20, 2017

Mount Eerie, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, Surfer Blood Featured on New Protest Compilation

Is There Another Language?, a new compilation organized by Knoxville, Tennessee indie label Gezellig Records, is one more anti-Donald Trump album to add to the pile of…
Anna Gaca / January 20, 2017

Janelle Monáe, Maxwell, Indigo Girls to Perform at Women’s March Protest

Janelle Monáe, Maxwell, Indigo Girls, and Angelique Kidjo are among the artists who will perform at a concert associated with Saturday's Women's March protest event in Washington,…
Anna Gaca / January 18, 2017

Your Guide to the Goofy Cover Bands and Hack Comedians Playing at Donald Trump’s Inaugural Balls

You may have heard that Donald Trump is having some trouble booking artists to play his inauguration. Jennifer Holliday, Rebecca Ferguson, KISS, Paul Anka, Céline Dion, Charlotte…
Andy Cush / January 18, 2017

Donald Trump Has Compelled Audioslave to Reunite

In two days, Donald Trump will be the president of the United States. On the night of his inauguration, Prophets of Rage—the mutant alt-rock supergroup…
Jeremy Gordon / January 18, 2017

Inauguration Performer Toby Keith’s Restaurant Chain Is a Failed Mess. Sad!

Country music star Toby Keith spent this weekend defending his decision to perform at Thursday's "Make America Great Again! Welcome Celebration," an official part of Donald Trump's…
Anna Gaca / January 17, 2017

Listen to an Anti-Trump Women’s March Chant Featuring Fiona Apple

Last month Fiona Apple fans were treated, via a live video from a Standard Rock protest concert, to a Weird-Al-style "The Christmas Song" parody by…
Winston Cook-Wilson / January 17, 2017

Oh No, Sam Moore of Sam and Dave Is Performing at Donald Trump’s Inauguration

Today in Wow-that's-really-too-bad news: Sam Moore, one half of legendary Stax duo Sam and Dave has been added to the lineup of acts scheduled for Trump's inaugural…
Winston Cook-Wilson / January 17, 2017

Springsteen Tribute Band Won’t Play NJ Inaugural Gala Out of Respect for Bruce

Last week, the B Street Band made national news when it was announced that the Bruce Springsteen tribute group would perform at the Garden State…
Taylor Berman / January 16, 2017

Let’s Revisit Inaugural Performer Toby Keith’s Insanely Jingoistic War Anthem “The Taliban Song”

This morning, the people responsible for booking talent at president-elect Donald Trump's inaugural events announced (prematurely, as it turns out) that they had finally found a couple…
Anna Gaca / January 13, 2017

Jennifer Holliday Hasn’t Agreed to Perform at Donald Trump’s Inauguration

Today, Donald Trump's inaugural committee announced that Jennifer Holliday—known for her still-essential 1982 hit "And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going"—was one of the musicians set…
Brian Josephs / January 13, 2017

R. Kelly Is Not Performing at Trump’s Inauguration, Those Were Just Piss Jokes

R. Kelly wants you to know that he is not performing at Donald Trump's presidential inauguration, and that all rumors to the contrary are untrue.
Anna Gaca / January 13, 2017

The National, Common to Play Planned Parenthood Benefit in D.C. During Inauguration Weekend

On the Friday before Donald Trump’s inauguration, The National and Common will perform at a benefit for Planned Parenthood at Washington D.C.’s 9:30 Club.
Taylor Berman / January 10, 2017

Charlotte Church Turned Down “Tyrant” Donald Trump’s Invitation to Perform at His Inauguration

Two prospective performers at Donald Trump's inauguration have been crossover classical singers: Jackie Evancho (who is confirmed) and Andrea Bocelli (who backed out). One wondered…
Winston Cook-Wilson / January 10, 2017
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