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On Being a Queer Musician

by Kat Hamilton
First of all, I love the term “Queer”. There is something unifying and inclusive about it. It covers a lot of ground. In the past year, I’ve really taken to identifying as queer vs. gay or lesbian. I hear it often in the music scene especially…

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Smear Signal

by Corinna Cliff
Eleanor walked up the broken pavement towards the old school, focussing on her feet. Sweat was running down her arms as she balanced two buckets of soapy water in each hand and a bag with brushes on her shoulder…

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Trans In Prison

by Calvin Gimpelevich
What we know is there are trans people and there are prisons and sometimes the two overlap. It happens all over, but I’m from California, so let’s talk about the US. We have the…

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The Hungry Hearts

by Verena Spilker
A while ago I was reading through Jenny Woolworth’s fantastic women in punk blog and stumbled upon The Hungry Hearts, a self titled “multi media pin-up performance band” from Oslo that…

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Rae Spoon

by Zoé Sona
A few weeks ago I saw Rae Spoon at a show at SilverFuture in Berlin. He’s that small guy with big glasses and a great voice. He presented his new album „Love is a Hunter“ and I just couldn’t stop listening…

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Kaia Wilson

by Verena Spilker
Sometimes sitting around at a venue waiting for an interview can be really annoying. Sometimes, when you’re at the right venue, getting to listen to the sound check is really the best way to get in the mood for an interview…

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Perfume Genius Concert

by Mareike Lütge
It’s a summer evening in shimmery hot Berlin. People are spending their time at lakes, parks or in front of bars with a cold beer. Only a few will find their way to Privatclub, a small venue in a basement in Kreuzberg…

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Lesbians on Ecstasy

by Verena Spilker
Lesbians on Ecstasy came into existence at a party many years ago when the would-be members had the idea of turning lesbian folk tunes into dance. The band’s first and self-titled album…

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JD Samson (MEN)

by Verena Spilker
MEN, a DJ project originally founded by JD Samson and Johanna Fatemen of Le Tigre turned into a band that could hardly be ignored during the last year on queer dance floors…