Category Archives: music

Sia’s new video is seriously awesome

What could make Sia‘s song “The Girl You Lost to Cocaine” even better than it already is? A hilarious video that has the Australian pixie blonde playing several different characters, including a soccer mom, a hooker, and Strawberry Shortcake. Seriously.

Homo A Go Go: a go for 2009

Arguably the most popular queer arts and music festival in the country, Homo A Go Go is coming back next year, and this time, moving from its hometown of Olympia, WA to either San Francisco or LA. The last HAGG was in 2006, and while the event is a biennial one, they weren’t able to raise enough money to hold it last year. Don’t let that happen again!

There’s a benefit for the fest tonight in San Francisco at Thee Parkside, with Lynnee Breedlove MCing, and featuring Dyspecific, DJ Snacks A Lot, DJ Conner, Homo A Go Go dancers, art and film screenings. It’s all ages and cheap, so there’s no reason not to go, unless you don’t live in San Francisco. Sucks for you. And us.

SXSW is gay

The SXSW Music Festival started yesterday in Austin, Texas and so far there’s been nothing but praise for Kaki King. Rolling Stone wrote:

 Kaki King slayed the crowd at Club DeVille just before midnight. Playing with her full band, the diminutive guitar virtuoso demonstrated how finger-picking is really done. The instrumental numbers often sounded like something you’d hear at a Pinback show, if that band had honed its chops on bluegrass and Ani DiFranco. Truly an impressive set, with a bang-up closing number: a riotous punk jam sung by its author, the Bubonics’ Sara DeCastro.

Kaki’s not the only queer to check out at the fest–other gay girl acts include Girl in a Coma, the Blow, Von Iva, Mika Miko, New Bloods, Uh Huh Her, the Cliks, Dynasty Handbag, Paradise Island, Sia, Swati, Bound Stems, MEN and Midtown Dickens.

Bunny Rabbit is back at it

Queer Brooklyn MC Bunny Rabbit is finally releasing some follow-up songs to her 2006 album, Lovers and Crypts. She just put up two new tracks on her MySpace called “Stranger Danger” and a hater anthem called “Hit Em Up.” Bunny works together with her girlfriend/producer Black Cracker, and together they have a dirty, sexual repore that makes you jealous and sweaty. They are BFF with CoCoRosie and signed to Bianca’s Voodoo-EROS label so definitely check out the new songs. One of our fave lines: “Bunny Rabbit running wild and shit!”

Queer and punk as fuck

If you’re more into Mika Miko than Mika, Queer Punks has a new weekly podcast that you’ll be way into. Featuring cuts from bands like Limpwrist and the Dead Betties, it’s a great new addition to the blog about queercore. Check out the second one for Bromance’s track “Dyke Haircut.” You know you have one.

New record label and EP for Bitch

The artist known as Bitch has been working on an EP with her band, Bitch and the Exciting Conclusion, and they are readying it for release on the road and online. It will be called B+TEC (pronounced “Be Tech”) and is going to be put out on Bitch’s own record label, Short Story Records.

Also coming out on the label will be Ferron‘s new album, Boulder, on May 6th. Ferron is touring with Bitch this spring and summer, right before Bitch releases her new solo album. Damn this Bitch is busy.

03.02.08 East Village Columbus, OH
03.19.08 World Café Live Philadelphia, PA
03.20.08 Iota Arlington, VA
03.21.08 Western Ill Univ (solo) Macomb, IL
03.22.08 Club Hairspray Asheville, NC
03.24.08 The Cabaret Chapel Hill, NC
03.25.08 The Evening Muse Charlotte, NC
03.26.08 Eddie’s Attic Atlanta, GA
03.27.08 Common Grounds Gainesville, FL
03.28.08 JackRabbits Jacksonville, FL
03.29.08 Skipper’s Smokehouse Tampa, FL
03.31.08 The Social Orlando, FL
04.01.08 Spanish Moon Baton Rouge, LA
04.03.08 The End Nashville, TN
04.04.08 The Dame Lexington, KY
04.05.08 Womyn’s Festival Flagstaff, AZ
04.06.08 Radio Radio Indianaplis, IN
04.08.08 Mohawk Place Buffalo, NY
04.10.08 Schubas Chicago, IL
04.11.08 Stone Fly Brew Pub Milwaukee, WI
04.12.08 Orpheum Stage Door Madison, WI
04.13.08 Pi Bar Minneapolis, MN
04.16.08 CSPS Cedar Rapids, IA
04.17.08 Jackpot Saloon Lawrence, KS
04.21.08 Back Road Pizza Santa Fe, NM
04.23.08 The Mohawk Austin, TX
04.24.08 Chances Houston, TX
04.25.08 Bend Studios Dallas, TX
04.26.08 The Blue Door Oklahoma City, OK
04.28.08 Bluebird St Louis, MO

Midtown Dickens is your new favorite band

Venus gave us a hot tip this month on a new band called Midtown Dickens. They’re from Durham, North Carolina and play ukeleles and banjos and are pretty much the queer female version of Sufjan Stevens. We think that’s the best idea for a band ever.

MD are currently releasing tracks on the Internet and through small label, 307 Knox. They’re small enough that you can claim you knew them when if you get on top of it. They might be hailed as the next big thing at SXSW this year. Probs not, but we know they rule, and we love their Southeastern influence.