Trans-fronted Indie Band Donating Binders Through Fundraising Festival

Photo by Finn Mulford The Blank Minds, a trans-fronted band from Los Angeles, just released their newest album “Becoming Him” on August 3rd. Blending genres such as alternative, indie-rock, and pop, this band uses their music to fight for queer representation…

Dirty Computer by Janelle Monáe: Album Review

Before discussing Janelle Monáe’s magnum opus, Dirty Computer, let’s go back to how the album came to be. 2016 went downhill when we elected Trump, and 2017 was another step down when he was inaugurated; however, in the wake of…

Queer Artists Taking a Lead in Folk Music

Graphic by Nieves Winslow Folk and country music has long been a staple of American culture. A person with a guitar strapped across their shoulder and a voice that rings through the night becomes a storyteller of love, relationships, travel,…

Expectations by Hayley Kiyoko: Album Review

When 20gayteen began (as dubbed by the ingenious Hayley Kiyoko), we did not truly know what was to come. 2017, in a nutshell, sucked: we were going into the first year of an anti-everything-queer presidential administration and we were growing…

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…