Hey! Listen to TWRP!

One of the great musical injustices of the last century was the disservice done to disco and funk. Painted as “simply” a meaningless and mindless bit of fun, the two genres were completely severed from their musically interesting and socially radical roots. From a style that sticks a finger in the eye of rock n’ roll, focuses on sex positivity and diversity, disco became the commercial opiate of the white masses, drummed up as another combatant in the supposedly radical culture wars that were and are fueling the corporate music machine. Luckily, not everyone has forgotten the legacy of disco and its radical potential; TWRP have been proudly carrying that torch for years now. Their previous releases included tracks like “R.E.S.P.E.C.T. Her” and plenty of empowering lyrics.

PHOTOS: The Protomen, Math the Band, Big Syn, Psychic Nurse—April 30th, 2016 @ Reggie’s, Chicago, IL

The Protomen are legends on the stage. Not just big attractions, but straight-up legends. They collectively command a powerful presence on stages of any size. From gargantuan theater stages to medium-sized rock clubs, The Protomen will metaphorically light up wherever they plant their legs and get crowds of any shape…

PHOTOS: The Protomen, Professor Shyguy, VIKING GUITAR, Do a Barrel Roll!, Descendants of Erdrick, Mega Ran—January 25th, 2015 @ MAGFest XIII, National Harbor, MD

And thus we come to the final day of MAGFest XIII photos. All good things must come to an end, but, wow, what an end! We enjoyed a secret show from Mega Ran himself who performed a brand new Pokémon track, and outside of the previous day’s Descendants of Erdrick…

PHOTOS: Bit Brigade, Powerglove, The Megas, LONELYROLLINGSTARS, Dethlehem, Cheap Dinosaurs, Descendants of Erdrick, The Protomen—January 24th, 2015 @ MAGFest XIII, National Harbor, MD

We’re back with another round of MAGFest XIII photos! You’re getting a double dose of The Protomen this year, as the epic game-themed band had two sets—one for MAGProm and another as Sunday’s headliner before all the chiptune shenanigans after hours. The Protomen played a full 80s cover set to…