2020: Favorite Albums of the Year

Worriers – You or Someone You Know: The record that truly accompanied me through this year. Every song could be my song of the year – and I plan on playing Grand Closing at midnight. Happy fucking new year. Phoebe Bridgers – Punisher: Probably the best album of the year (though I haven’t given Fiona …

Burn, Gender Binary, Burn: Against Me! Turn North Carolina Show Into Protest

A while ago, when rock’n’roll behemoths like Bruce Springsteen canceled their respective North Carolina shows in a sign of protest against that state’s anti-anti-discrimination bill HB2, Against Me! and particularly frontwoman Laura Jane Grace announced that they would play their show in Durham, but would turn it into a form of protest. And they weren’t …

All Songs +1: Laura Jane Grace And Lauren Denitzio On Surviving In Punk

This All Songs Considered +1 podcast is a really great conversation with Laura Jane Grace (Against Me!) and Lauren Denitzio (Worriers) about punk, art, touring-as-real-life and gender identity. The Worriers’ first LP Imaginary Life, produced by Laura Jane Grace and featuring the song They/Them/Theirs, is amazing, tooAll Songs +1: Laura Jane Grace And Lauren Denitzio On …

Yesterday Against Me! played “Fuckmylife666” on Letterman and it was amazing. Their new album Transgender Dysphoria Blues is filled with smash hits, in the sense that there are great songs that both smash and hit. Especially the 2 songs previously released as acoustic songs by Laura Jane Grace, Fuckmylife666 and True Trans Soul Rebel, stand …