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New Villagers Album ‘Fever Dreams’ Continues a Legacy of Deconstructing Genre Norms

In 2010, when Conor O’Brien unveiled Villagers to the world with Becoming a Jackal, the U.K. press ran out of superlatives while the debut was shortlisted for the prestigious Mercury Prize and Choice Music Prize (the second of which Villagers won with their sophomore release {Awayland}).  O’Brien came out prior to[…]

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5 Seminal Moments in Queer Punk Rock, Complete With Suggested Playlist

He teaches us all a thing or two about the power and fury of queer punk rock by laying out some of its most important moments

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Canadian Band Fleece Has Found Its Feisty Queer Voice on New Album

When it comes to great opening lines for albums, nothing beats Patti Smith’s “Gloria” on her debut, Horses: “Jesus died for somebody’s sins but not mine.” That’s iconic and definitive. Only time will tell if the opening line of “All My Money” by the Canadian queer quartet Fleece — “Spent all my[…]

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In 1992, Nirvana Fought an Anti-Gay Ballot Initiative and Celebrated a Burned Down GOP Headquarters

Nirvana played a 1992 benefit to stop an anti-gay ballot measure. During the show, Kurt Cobain kissed a guy and talked about burning down GOP headquarters

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