Rise above: will Donald Trump’s America trigger a punk protest renaissance?

Many view rock as a dated genre, but some bands are hoping to channel their punk predecessors and embody the US’s collective sense of post-election unrest

Since the election, the Kominas have been getting the same curious request. The east coast punk band keeps being asked, by film-makers and documentarians, for a Donald Trump protest song. “People just assume we have an anti-Trump song already recorded,” says Basim Usmani, the group’s bassist.

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