Internal strife, unpaid royalties, and the looming possibility of a sale have forced venerable Chicago indie Bloodshot Records to a crossroads.
The nation may be diseased and broken, but you can still use your Bandcamp dollars to do a small kindness for musicians and labels.
Lockdown has been hard on Laura Jane Grace. The front woman of Against Me! and Devouring Mothers is a natural performer with a strong social-media presence, but lately her Twitter account has been full of laments for the pre-pandemic live-music experience. On October 1, she surprised her fans with Stay Alive, a raw, stripped-down acoustic […]
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A Chicagoan since 2013, and a charismatic, influential figure in punk music for nearly 20 years as the leader of Against Me!, Laura Jane Grace has more recently become a role model and inspiration for many with her frank writings about her struggles with addiction, brushes with the law, and perhaps most importantly, her experiences […]
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Tranny: Confessions of Punk Rock’s Most Infamous Anarchist Sellout is the Against Me! singer’s engrossing chronicle of her turbulent life: as a musician, as an anarchist, and as a transgender human being.
How Chicago’s LGBTQ community is stepping up to celebrate post-Orlando.
Her Florida-based punk band’s new album is a vital, poetic document of her struggle with gender identity.
These Chicagoans—recognized on the Trans 100 list—are working to better the lives of trans people.
Record roundup: Don Cherry’s joyful collectivist jazz, Against Me!’s transformative arena punk, and more
Alex Barnett’s latest vaguely creepy drone, Black Friday music to get you off the couch, and more
Against Me! leader Tom Gabel will become Laura Jane Grace