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Miranda!

Miranda! define themselves as “an argentinian electro-pop-melodramatic group”. They exist since 2001 and play a mixture of love songs, agitated ballads, electric walz with something sexual, rythmic effects and sounds to dance to. miranda!...

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Bonde Do Role

Bonde do Role is a Funk Carioca group from Curitiba, Brazil consisting of MCs Pedro D’Eyrot, Laura Taylor, Ana Bernardino, and DJ/MC Rodrigo Gorky. The group started in their hometown Curitiba in the south...

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Paulo Belzebitchy

To accept the norms set by society is closing the eyes for an infinity of possibilities that diversity offers. Paulo Belzebitchy chose music as a medium to raise his voice against racism, sexism, heterosexism...

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Dani Umpi

Dani Umpi is a Queer Uruguayan pop musician who sees pop as a fetish. He is known as a “polyrhytmic maniac” and is famous for his arty eccentric shows. Besides being a singer, Dani...

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Umlilo – Magic Man

This video called ‘Magic Men’ by Umlilo is pretty amazing. Umlilo is a Cape Town based performer/producer and the ‘delinquent musical brain child of the artist formerly known as Siya Is Your Anarchist’. His...

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Perfume Genius – Queen

This beautiful new video for Queen is by Perfume Genius and directed by SSION. I first got to know Perfume Genius in 2010, when he was playing one of his first shows ever in...

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Jay Brannan – Square One

Jay Brannan‘s amazing album Always, Then and Now was released in May of this year as well, but the new single Square One was only released this August. You might remember Jay Brannan from...

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Sajci MC – Gledaj

Since we are already at it, why not stick to an 80s-style theme for this month. Sajsi MC, a serbian rapper that played at Red Dawns, a slovenijan queer and feminist festival in Ljubljana...

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Shamir – On the Regular

Shamir And the third and last video for this month is by Las Vegas-based 19-year-old newcomer Shamir, who just signed on to XL recordings, after having released his first EP Northtown earlier this year...

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Pop:sch – Shut Up Haters

Pop:sch The second video comes from Vienna’s lovely electropop group POP:SCH. ‘Shut Up Haters’ is a super danceable and empowering song, directed at all the haters, that honestly probably live very unhappy lives and...

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Alfred Ladylike

Alfred Ladylike is a singer/songwriter from Berlin that I got the chance to see perform and meet a couple of times over the last year. Tom Moore made the video and you can see...

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Skiing – Nice Windows

The second video is for the song Nice Windows by Berlin based one-man-band Skiing who just had their release party for the LP ‘The Diary of a Rotary Phone’ yesterday at Monarch in Berlin and...

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Shh…Diam! – Julie Don’t You Listen

Shh…Diam! is a queer band from Kuala Lumpur/Malaysia. Julie Don’t You Listen is a song that has already been existing for a while (since 2009), but the video was just released late last year. For...

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Googoosh – Behesht

“In neighboring Iran on Valentine’s Day, pop queen Googoosh released a queer music video on her website, infuriating the Islamic Republic’s theocratic rulers. Googoosh’s tribute to a lesbian couple couldn’t have been better timed...

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Music: Titica

“On 15 December 2011, Titica announced her first work called O Chão. With the gorgeous single “Olha o Boneco” featuring the African-Portuguese Ary. The song joins a few kuduro moving and ‘créu’. It was...

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bands & music Lebanon

Mashrou’ Leila – مشروع ليلى Mashrou’ Leila is a Lebanese Alternative rock band. The band formed in Beirut, Lebanon in 2008. The band has released three studio albums. Source: www.mashrouleila.com/

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Sigh Down One – Feeler

First we have Montreal’s Sigh Down One, with their new dreamy-grungy single Feeler. Sigh Down One are Sasha Ford on guitar, vocals and songwriting, Kaity Zozula on bass and Blair Lauren on drums. They’ve...

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Alsace Carcione – Make Up Sex

Alsace Carcione The second video is by Alsace Carcione for her song Make Up Sex. Alsace Carcione a femcee from Austin, Texas and the video is part of the polish Ladies Rap series by...

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Perfume Genius on pigs, kids and fame

by Mareike Lütge & Verena Spilker In November when Perfume Genius came to Berlin to play a show at Lido, Mareike and I had the chance to interview him. Mareike had met Mike Hadreas,...

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Ste McCabe – Cockroach

Queer-feminist Scottish punk singer-songwriter Ste McCabe, just released his album Brains of Britain. He’s also touring in Europe now, you can check out the dates on his site. The video for ‘Cockroach’, where he...

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Jay Brannan on Gummy Bears and new languages

by Mareike Lütge & Verena Spilker This October Jay Brannan played a concert in Berlin, as part of his world tour. You can read the review of the concert that Mareike wrote for TQU...

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Pearls Negras – Make it last

We are staying in the 80s aesthetics this video by Perls Negras. Jennifer, Alice and Mariana are a rap trio still in their teens from Rio De Janeiro. They just published their second mixtape...

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Jef Barbara – authentic and outrageous!

by Verena Spilker In 2013 Montréal’s Jef Barbara released their second album, Soft to the Touch, on Tricatel. Expatriarch (run by my lovely flatmate and friend, Joey Hansom) organized their concert in Berlin/Germany at...

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Nakhane Touré – Christopher

Nakhane Touré‘s video for Christopher came out in May, but it reached the top ten of South Africa’s MK TV in August, so I think it qualifies. Nakhane himself calls the song his stalker...

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Jenny Lewis – Just One of Those Guys

Not only is Kristen Stewart super hot in drag (and I’m one of the few people, I guess, who have never watched ‘Twilight’, so I didn’t even know who she was until now), but...

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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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Interview with 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...

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Interview with 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...

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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...

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Interview with Jamie Stewart/Xiu Xiu

by Verena Spilker Jamie Stewart has been making music for over 14 years. Eight years ago he started his band Xiu Xiu. Following the change in line-up, the band has put out an album...

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Interview with 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...

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