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Interview with Australian Punk Rocker Jen Cloher

questions by: Bob Jones // Germany || photo by: Tajette O’Halloran // Australia

I first listened to Jen Cloher on the radio while traveling Down Under. I was intrigued by her authentic voice that matched her unpretentious, somewhat intimate lyrics. Jen’s music got me to dive into the local underground music scene
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Girls Rock Japan – a transcontinental zine cooperation

questions by: Verena Spilker // Germany || answers + photo by: Girls Rock Camp // Japan

Girls Rock Japan was founded in Matsumoto, Nagano in 2013. Two of our founding members volunteered at the Rock ’n’ Roll Camp for girls in Portland that summer to learn how to organize Girls Rock Camp.
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Perfume Genius on pigs, kids and fame

questions by: Mareike Lütge & Verena Spilker // Germany || photo by: Jason Harrell // Germany

It’s changed. I mean, you know, the first album was a very manic feeling. It needed to come out and I was just doing it for myself. The second album was still personal, but I knew that there were going to be listeners. I kept them in mind while I was writing.
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Jay Brannan on Gummy Bears and new languages

questions by: Verena Spilker // Germany || answers + photo by: Jay Brannan // USA

I’m actually using the same guitar that I recorded that soda shop video with, and when I record, I do it in someone else’s studio, or rent studio time and an engineer. So honestly, I haven’t upgraded any equipment since starting.
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Jef Barbara – authentic and outrageous!

questions by: Verena Spilker // Germany || photo by: Jason Harrell // Germany

I first learned about Jef Barbara a few years back, when Jef contacted me asking to get listed on Transnational Queer Underground. I really liked their music and so I took this chance of them playing a show here in Berlin to finally meet and interview Jef. I enjoy the honesty you can feel coming from their music
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Reclaiming space: Rae Spoon

questions by: Zoé Sona // Germany || answers + photo by: Rae Spoon // Canada

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 to it every day since then.
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queer alliances and war: Judith Butler

interview by: Zoé Sona // Germany || photo by: Verena Spilker // Germany

In the last years Butler focused more on a political theory about violence and war. She gave a speech on queer alliances and antimilitarism at the Berliner Volksbühne in order to receive the prize for civil engagement of the CSD. She declined that prize…
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They’re Yes Yes Y’all and They Don’t Stop!

text by: Nicholas Miniaci // Canada || photo by: Yes Yes Y’all // Canada

Jamming unlooked-for venues with hundreds of people, week upon week, the rhythms of Homo Hop are loud and strong in Toronto, Canada. One of the city’s hottest groups, Yes Yes Y’all (or YYY for short), is barely two years old and has already grown a wide and diverse following.