Poison Planet is a Chicago based vegan, straight edge, hardcore punk rock band. I’m down with two outta three, I can’t say that I understand the straight edge thing but I am glad they’re around………‘cause somebody has to drive….. (rim shot….thank you ladies & germs, I’ll be here all week.). PxP was smart enough to pick the most beautiful weekend we’ve had this summer to visit the PacNW and play a couple of shows at the New Direction Fest in Olympia.
I know what you’re thinkin’, the DFV’ers are pretty cool but hardcore punk cool? We’re not…anymore and chances are if you’re reading this you ain’t either. Loud, fast and aggressive enough to annoy most parents but containing a positive vegan drug free message, PxP has everything the growing disgruntled adolescent(s) in your life needs. Even us old folks’ inner adolescent.
Committed to spreading the word about animal rights & a vegan lifestyle with lyrics like:
Animal slaughter on factory farms/Our inhumanity should raise alarms/Blood spilled with no need/Diseased and suffering to feed your greed – Boycott Everything
PxP leaves no question about where they stand on animal rights. They also sing about social justice, the corrupting effects of corporate capitalism on society and host of other political issues that I am not gonna touch here because DFV is a food blog.
We took a moment to talk with the guys in a dimly lit Olympia doorway about their views on vegan-ism in our society. Check out the interview here.
PS – In the background you can hear a band called RVIVR playing. They’re pretty good.