Our pals Kathy Tu and Tobin Low chatted with Tegan and Sara before their recent NYC show. You can listen right now, right this very second.
Get a first look at A-Camp favorite bell’s roar’s newest single, music video and album, and learn all about the Art Funds Art Tour which is all about community support for QTPOC musicians and artists.
Two years ago Julia Weldon fell into a coma after top surgery; she’s back with a new album full of hope.
“Country music reminds me of long drives to and away from home, of long conversations on porches with friends and lovers, of something we’re told in a million and one ways isn’t for us and still — we make it ours anyways.”
Kiyoko has a new song coming out this week and has declared it officially #GayleyKiyokoWeek (my new favorite holiday) on Twitter and Instagram.
“In the LGBTQ community there’s not a lot of people coming out saying ‘I am bisexual,’ and I wanted to do that, because it really has been helpful for me to see other people out there with influence talking about their sexual orientation in a way that made sense to me.”
With her 20th studio album out and a tour with Andrea Gibson on the horizon, the li’l folksinger talks politics, activism, and why she’s still getting happier as she gets older. She also called me babe.
Though her life was characterized by solitude and her love for it and the freedom it gave her, CHAVELA is a story of a remarkable person told by the people who loved and admired her most.
As an 11-year relationship ended and the dust settled around me a couple weeks ago, I realized something: I needed music, I needed someone in my ear telling me everything I’m feeling and seeing wasn’t new and unknowable, that this was A Thing That Happens.
“For me, listening to music has always been a source of power, especially when the music I listen to is by other bi and queer folks.”
Let’s unwind and imagine that everything is fine for 47 minutes with this End Of The World Playlist.
There’s just some songs that make you want to shout and dance and that make you feel proud to be queer.
It’s got the desperate earnestness of a confession, the tenderness of sharing a secret with your best friend and the raw emotion and heart of a bridesmaid’s speech, graduation speech and eulogy put together.
No one knows how this happened, but the first time you came out to someone between 1990 and 2005, there was a person waiting just outside of the conversation ready to hand you a set of headphones playing Ani DiFranco.
Is there a German word for happy songs that feel like a wrecking ball to your serotonin levels?
“They are the two cutest people on the entire planet and I want tattoos like theirs.”
“I was nineteen when The Con came out, and boy did I ever feel her in my heart.”
“Chester Bennington’s anger was so present and so empathic. It told me it was okay that I had it too— that I wasn’t alone, that my feelings were normal. It replaced my fear, and it helped me survive.”
“Vibes. It’s all about the energy I share, the energy we share with one another. Whether in public or in private, in romance or otherwise. I think about the deepest times in my life and how I dealt with them through music with a bounce, catchy melodies and poetic sentiments.”
Shraya’s lyrics tease apart the ways in which trans girls’ emotional lives are drawings rendered in chiaroscuro, the play of light and shadow: The power and relief of discovering one’s identity in private intertwined with the pain of objectification and sexual violence.