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On Their Self-Titled, Debut Album, 'Algiers' Confronts, Grieves And Protests10:13
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The band Algiers, made up of bassist Ryan Mahan, guitarist Lee Tesche and vocalist and guitarist Franklin James Fisher. (Courtesy Matador Records)
The band Algiers, made up of bassist Ryan Mahan, guitarist Lee Tesche and vocalist and guitarist Franklin James Fisher. (Courtesy Matador Records)
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The music by the band Algiers has been called "revolutionary in the truest sense of the word," and when you listen to their music, it's easy to understand why.

Algiers fuses gospel and punk to confront "various forms of forced cultural assimilation."

Algiers is playing Thursday Sept. 17 at Brighton Music Hall.

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Franklin James Fisher, vocalist and guitarist for the band Algiers, which tweets @AlgiersMusic.

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The ARTery: Algiers Reclaims The Black Roots Of Rock And Protests The World's Troubles

  • "The most radical thing about the political rock band Algiers may be their ability to manifest grief."

The New York Times: Franklin James Fisher On Protests, The South And An Algiers Album

  • "I was one of the only black kids in my community for a really long time. Some people abroad still have a very romanticized view of the South, like it’s an updated version of 'Gone With the Wind.' People don’t realize what it is now. It’s a consumer culture: Target and strip malls and grocery stores."

This segment aired on September 17, 2015.

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