REVIE: "Transgender Dysphoria Blues" Finds Against Me! at Its most Exposed and Anthemic
Part of you tries to be objective about the fact that Tom James Gabel is now Laura Jane Grace, and just go about the business of Against Me!'s sleek, crunching nu-punk with angst-laden lyrics.
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Wed Mar 05, 2014
Against Me! is putting gender politics and impassioned punk front and center at SXSW
In one sentence: "Punk has always been about disruption of order, and this new revolution that Laura Jane Grace leads doesn't surrender her identity, it reclaims it."
Tue Mar 04, 2014
Frameworks talk new LP, Gainesville scene & more, touring with Gates, ...
Gainesville screamers Frameworks recently inked a deal with Topshelf Records , who will release their debut LP, Loom , on April 29. The material on their excellent EPs had them set up to be one of the better newcomers in the modern screamo scene of bands like Touche Amore and Pianos Become the Teeth, but on the full length, the band is beginning to ... (more)
Thu Feb 27, 2014
Against Me! implores listeners to face the music on transgender issues in new album
Editor's note: This story is the first in a 12-month series highlighting a recently released album for recommendation.
Wed Feb 26, 2014
Issues - Issues Review
Issues Review Posted by Daniel Wilcox on 02.26.2014 Metalcore sextet Issues offers its denut full length release, blending ferocious riffs and R&B grooves in hopes of giving the genre the kick up the back side it needs, but does it succeed? Ed Harcourt - Time of Dust EP [8.0] Warpaint - Warpaint [9.0] Against Me! - Transgender Dysphoria Blues [7.0] ... (more)
Thu Feb 20, 2014
Former Middle Tennessean Andrew Seward to Host Sound Off! on Noisey
Former Against Me! bassist Andrew Seward hasn't called Middle Tennessee his home in over a decade.
Wed Feb 19, 2014
2014 SXSW showcase @ Red 7 lineup: Against Me!, Touche...
The 2014 BrooklynVegan official nighttime SXSW showcase will take place on Wednesday, March 12 at Red 7 Patio .
Wed Feb 12, 2014
Hear Me Out: Against Me!, Toni Braxton and Babyface
The remarkable thing about "Transgender Dysphoria Blues" - besides, of course, it being an emancipating declaration of independence - is that it even exists.
Tue Feb 11, 2014
Event: Record Labels! Vinyl! Bands! Oh My! B.A.R.F. Takes Over Thee Parkside
The Bay Area is rich, and I mean rich with independent record labels and on Saturday, February 15, 2014, twenty-four of them descend on Thee Parkside to sell their wares and talk shop.
Sun Feb 09, 2014
Review: 'Transgender Dysphoria Blues' by Against Me
Transgender Dysphoria Blues is the first full-length album by Against Me! since guitarist and vocalist Tom Gabel made the admirable and courageous step to realize outside the female that resided within, renaming herself Laura Jane Grace.
Fri Feb 07, 2014
The Sydney Morning Herald
Against Me: Amazing Grace
It is hard to imagine a much more challenging environment for a transgender woman than the posturing, bravado-soaked world of American punk rock.
Laura Jane Grace Dissects 5 Against Me! Songs in Reddit AMA
Last month, Against Me! released the cutting and insightful punk album Transgender Dysphoria Blues , an album that found frontwoman Laura Jane Grace writing about her experience transitioning from a man to a woman.