Rage Against the Machine guitarist Tom Morello calls Evan Greer “a heck of a guitar player,” but she’s perhaps better known as an activist and writer for outlets like the Washington Post, NBC News, and Wired. She’s been on the frontlines of some of the most notable grassroots victories of the last decade, from defending net neutrality to keeping facial recognition from invading music festivals to helping launch #NoMusicForICE.
Over the last decade, Evan has maintained a ruthless DIY ethic, flying largely below the mainstream radar despite relentless touring in North America and Europe. Still, she has attracted the support of many prominent musicians, sharing the stage and collaborating on music and activism projects with artists like Against Me!, Pete Seeger, Kimya Dawson, Immortal Technique, Billy Bragg, Speedy Ortiz, Boots Riley, Ted Leo, Mirah, Dead Prez, Hari Kondabolu, Jolie Holland, Graham Nash, Anti-Flag, The Blow, Downtown Boys, Dispatch, Jeff Rosenstock, and Chumbawamba.
Greer’s last album, she/her/they/them, was praised by Billboard as “the eclectic mix of folk ballads and “pop-punk scream alongs,” while Out Magazine wrote, “With her new album, trans artist Evan Greer is queering punk music.” Vice ran a lengthy interview under the headline “One of America’s most prominent net neutrality activists just released a folk punk album,” and Bandcamp named she/her/theythem “Album of the Day.”