Rise Against / AFI / Anti-Flag at Toyota Music Factory
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For nearly 20 years, hardcore punk band Rise Against has waged war against the evils of society as they see it. Their opposition has manifested itself in the group’s recorded work as well as their efforts away from the stage and studio. The Chicago-born outfit has been vocal advocates for animal rights and Amnesty International, as well as opponents of numerous Republican political candidates. Cynically, such advocacy wouldn’t matter near as much if the tunes weren’t as addictively melodic as they continue to be. Guitarist Zach Blair was a founding member of Hagfish, one of Dallas’ most beloved punk groups of all time.