JASON BENNETT & THE RESISTANCE (folk-punk)
Quick Quote: Jason Bennett’s music “feels a lot like Joe Strummer or Johnny Cash is writing from the grave” (New York Hard Times 2010)
JB&R Bio: Jason Bennett and The Resistance’s last EP, 2:59 to Salvation features the “impassioned earnest vocals, gritty guitars and machete-sharp social commentary” that Bennett is renowned for (The Noise, 2010). 2:59 to Salvation is as indebted to a folk tradition in the vein of Woody Guthrie and Billy Bragg as it is to Bennett’s punk rock roots in the music of The Clash and The Bad Brains. 2:59, produced by Paul Q. Kolderie at Camp Street Studios, earned JB&R Boston Phoenix Best Music Poll Nomination in Spring 2011. Bennett’s 2008 release, Hope Dies Last continues to be a fan favorite and was also nominated for awards by both the Boston Music Awards’ committee, as well as the Phoenix’s Best Music Poll.
Bennett struck out solo and toured the UK in January 2012. Of his performance in West Yorkshire, Dr. Hypberbole writes:
Shorn of his high-energy punk band ‘The Resistance’ for this tour, Bennett musters his own aural armoury ‘against apathy’, each song generating a political conundrum likely to invigorate his audiences as much as the full-throated roar of his delivery. It’s a rare skill, and like Green Day and Hüsker Dü before him, Bennett poses questions – about trust, belonging, complicity and
burnout – to a generation discovering itself on the frontline (“Better than Telly 2012).
Up and Coming: Bennett’s popular solo single, “Sue My Generation,” is now up on iTunes, and a video for his newest song (filmed in the UK and US), “No Good Advice,” will be out in May 2012.