Taking a break from recording their new album, Against Me!'s Laura Jane Grace has embarked on a solo-ish tour of the northeast, bringing along The Devouring Mothers: Against Me! drummer Atom Willard and a bassist, along with opening act Dave Dondero. I got the pleasure of seeing her play Wednesday night at Cambridge's Sinclair.
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The jaded old punks will tell you that punk is dead. That modern bands aren't important anymore. That the scene today doesn't mean crap compared to the Spirit of '76 or '84 or whenever. DC hardcore, NY hardcore, California hardcore, British oi!, nothing today will ever mean as much as those scenes did. But they're wrong. They're dead wrong.
Following up their commercial hit, White Crosses, Against Me! has released an EP, True Trans, a lead up to their full length album, Transgender Dysphoria Blues. And if the EP is any indication of the full length, Against Me! fans are going to be in for a change. All that anger, rage, and disappointment, seems to have dispersed into melodic heartbreak.
I’ve never been one to look for a hero in the public spotlight, while their accomplishments are noteworthy, I’ve never aspired to be like them. Never have I wanted to front a successful punk band and my dreams of playing pro-ball dropped off around the same time my interest in basketball. They are completely unrelatable to me. But today, I found a new hero in Laura Jane Grace.
A distant relative of the trollface?!?!?
Kylewilliam is back for another round of the the podcast. A big week for punk news as the world was introduced to Laura Jane Grace, we discuss this major events' potential impact on the subculture and the reactions. Then, back to hockey as the second round is wrapping up, we discuss the "announcement" of "potential" "new" "ownership" for the "Phoenix" Coyotes, KW makes some cheesy jokes, and we break down all the second round playoff series.
-Punknews compiled some reactions from bands and other people, as well as posted links to resources and support groups for the transgender community.
We didnt play this song this week, but feels somewhat relevant
-From NHL.com, some highlights of the playoffs so far.
Music Featured This Week:
-(Intro. this week) Ode to... by Beastie Boys
-The Ocean by Against Me
-This Song Will Not Save Your Life by Alpinist
-Kicking by Torche
-Razorblades by American Steel
Oh, and this is that douchebag David Menzies that Kylewilliam is referring to.
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