Interview with Marissa Paternoster of Screaming Females

New Jersey band Screaming Females returns after a three year hiatus, bursting in with two new singles “Black Moon” and “Glass House.” Born in the New Brunswick basement rock scene, the band is characterized by its gritty, extended solos and…

Bebe Huxley’s New Music Video a Visual Anthem for Queer Fem Freedom

“Fuck anyone who’s ever made you feel small, and fuck everyone who’s ever made you feel stupid.” So explodes the rallying cry of musician and performance artist Bebe Huxley, whose exclamation goes out to all of her fem fans who…

A Love Letter to Hayley Kiyoko

“I’m real and I don’t feel like boys.” – Hayley Kiyoko Graphic by Nieves Winslow It is June 24, 2015. I am surfing the internet (or, doing homework- “Yes, even in the summertime Mom!”) As it is for many of us…

Twin Fantasy by Car Set Headrest – Album Review

Graphic by Liana Kindler               The album Twin Fantasy by Car Seat Headrest is an indie rock album that tells the story of a troubled gay romance. I found this album before I had come out to anyone. At that point…

Spring Playlist

Listen to the playlist here!  “I just want this to mean something to anyone even if they don’t know who I am,” sings Brian Sella of the Front Bottoms in his against-the-grain, emotive, and raw voice. Though he is not…

‘Mo Bounce’ or No Bounce

Graphic by Jessica Cao At the end of last month, Iggy Azalea made a comeback with her single “Mo Bounce”. Why did I feel compelled to listen to it? That’s beyond me. But I’m glad I did, because the further…

This is Not a Love Song

Self-described as “Chamber music for the modern era”, Goli is a dynamic post-modernistic duo that celebrates a plethora of musical eras from around the globe. With sultry classical undertones layered with a modern twist of irony, “this is not a…

Marina and a Dancing Diamond

A week ago, I attended a Marina and the Diamonds concert in Pomona. Yes, as one expects, it was a magical, transcendental, orgasmic experience. Being one of the most genuine pop artists of our generation, Marina never ceases to amaze…

Queer Halloween Playlist

This year, Halloween came upon me rather suddenly, like a wisp of smoke blown over from a DTLA factory across the wind. Or something. Back home, the decaying smell of leaves as they gradually lost their livelihood and faded into…

Queer Spring Playlist

  Perhaps my favorite depiction of the cracking forth of yolky spring from hard-shelled winter are Chaucer’s opening lines to The Canterbury Tales (bear with me through the Middle English, the ethical English major side of me disallows me from…