Published Nov 14, 2013Pittsburgh-based four-piece Anti-Flag have been known for decades as a punk rock band with a conscience, having endorsed organizations like Greenpeace, Amnesty International and the Occupy movement. They've also been celebrating their 20th anniversary this year by playing a string of dates across North America, and are currently on tour in the United States with fellow punk rockers Less Than Jake.
We recently caught up with co-frontman Chris No. 2 at Toronto's Ride Away Bikes, where he performed an acoustic rendition of "1915" from Anti-Flag's Occupy-inspired 2012 LP, The General Strike. No. 2 starts by singing lines from Leo Marks' poem "The Life That I Have," before increasing the tempo and breaking into a truncated version of "1915," which is based on the life and work of political activist Joe Hill.
Watch the video in the player below.
Filmed by Matt Bobkin
Audio by Nash Bussieres
Edited by Michael Thomas