I have always had an affinity for lyrical and harmonic Punk Music, such as Green Day, Sum 41, and a slightly lesser known band, Rise Against.
Rise Against appeals to both my musical and political sensibilities. The band actively promotes animal rights, are straight edge, PETA supporters and vegetarians . The band also supports most progressive causes, such as being anti-sweatshop, and they also appeared on the Rock Against Bush albums that sprung up as punk-based push back against the repressive and socially-backward policies of the Bush Presidency.
Rise Against have had a lot of critical and commercial success on both sides of the border. I have included their interesting cover of the Journey song, "Any Way You Want It" off of their Revolutions Per Minute album.
An exploration of the music that holds meaning in my life.