The Rebel Beat
By Firebrand Records
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The Rebel Beat is Firebrand Records podcast of radical political music across different genres, and across different continents, hosted and produced by Aaron Maiden on unceded Mohawk territory in Montreal. It is the mixtape to a riot against police brutality. It is your nightly newscast set to bass and beats. It is a rallying cry against apathy. It is protest anthems from Hong Kong to Istanbul to Ferguson to Montreal. The Rebel Beat drops once a month, and will feature interviews, collaborators, and accomplices. Get it through Firebrand Records’ Soundcloud page, and check out older episodes from Rebel Beat Radio here: http://www.rebelbeatradio.com.
||CleanEpisode 092: Big Announcements for 2019||This is our last episode of the Rebel Beat for 2018, and we have some big news about the podcast as we head into 2019. Ryan Harvey of Firebrand records joins us to talk about that news, plus some of his favorite music of the year, and what it means t||12/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 091: 18 Year Old Xiuhtezcatl Throwing Down for The Land & People||What’s up! Welcome to the latest edition of The Rebel Beat for November 2018! Our special guest on the show this month is Xiuhtezcatl! Xiuhtezcatl is maybe the busiest, fiercest, and most accomplished 18-year old we’ve ever spoken with. He’s an||11/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGritty: The Anti-Fascist Hockey Hero – Changing On The Fly||https://ia601503.us.archive.org/20/items/RebelBeatFeedCOTFGritty/Rebel%20Beat%20feed%20COTF%20Gritty.mp3 Hey Rebel Beat listeners! We interrupt our regular programming to bring you another episode of Changing On The Fly, Aaron’s other podcast, t||11/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Rebel Beat 090: The Union Thugs, Music, and Direct Action||Oi! Oi! Vey! Welcome to the latest episode of The Rebel Beat! Straight outta the ranks of Montreal’s Wobblies, we’ve got an interview with The Union Thugs. The Union Thugs are a folk-punk band who take a page from the little red song book, and gi||10/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanChanging On The Fly Episode 1: This Game We Love, On Stolen Land||Hey Rebel Beat listeners! We interrupt our regular programming to bring you something special – the very first episode of Changing On The Fly, Aaron’s new podcast on hockey and radical politics! If you want to follow along with all future episodes,||10/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Rebel Beat 089: Alanis Obomsawin – Legendary Abenaki Musician and Filmmaker||On this month’s show, we bring you into the studio and into the mind of the legendary Abenaki Indigenous musician and filmmaker Alanis Obomsawin. Alanis is 85 years young, and has a prolific career with over 50 documentaries under her belt. But whi||9/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Rebel Beat 088: Kimmortal on Pipelines, Power, and Vancouver’s Finest FemmeC’s||On Episode 88 of The Rebel Beat, we have the pleasure of meeting Kimmortal. Kimmortal is a queer non-binary pilipinx artist based on unceded, unsurrendered Coast Salish Territories also known as Vancouver, BC (Canada). Her music is an inspiring mix o||8/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Rebel Beat 087: Sounding off with the anarchist music journalists||This month’s episode of The Rebel Beat podcast features an interview with two people who are huge inspirations for the work we do on this show – Ron Sakolsky and Sheila Knopper. They’re anarchists. They’re grassroots music journalists. They||7/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Rebel Beat 086: Saltwater Hank’s Stories From the North West||Welcome back to the latest edition of The Rebel Beat! Our special guest on the podcast this month is Jeremy Pahl, aka. Saltwater Hank. Jeremy is an Indigenous Gitga’at bluegrass artist from northern so-called BC in Canada. His music comes out of an||6/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Rebel Beat 085: Dio Ganhdih||Welcome back to the latest episode of The Rebel Beat podcast! Our special guest on the show this month is Dio Ganhdih! Dio Ganhdih is a queer Indigenous MC, with roots in Awkwesasne Mohawk territory, and now based in NYC. She’s part of the epic Rev||5/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
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Urgent times call for a militant soundtrack! This podcast blows my mind!