Portside aims to provide varied material of interest to people on the left that will help them to interpret the world, and to change it.
Arlo Guthrie's now-classic song was released in 1967, but the story begins, as the song explains, two years earlier. And 50 years into the story, its themes are strangely and sadly still relevant. And the movement it appeals for is no less needed.
In honor of the Grateful Dead's 50th anniversary, Playing for Change reprises the Grateful Dead's 1970 classic, "Ripple."
Alabama Shakes has a unique soulful rock sound. This is from their new (second) album, Sound & Color, which debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200.