Queercore group Aye Nako push through physical and verbal abuse to create pop punk for people of color, the LGBTQ community, and listeners seeking inclusion in a time where that’s hard to find.
A loud and proud look at the week to come
“It’s got all the lesbians, and everything that connects the lesbian community online.”
When Mike Hadreas, AKA singer-songwriter Perfume Genius, picks up the phone for our interview, he’s scrambling around backstage at The Black Cat in Washington, DC. His voice sounds jittery. People are audibly moving things in the background. After a few seconds, he goes silent and then giggles. Hadreas informs me he has climbed into a […]
My heart aches for them all, not just because they’re young, but because they are vulnerable.
“This dance party is about breaking down the systems that oppress and divide us and having a ton of fun while doing it … This is not a gay dance party or a lesbian night. It’s an event for people of all genders and sexualities to come together around awesome music, social justice, and community.”
The National keep the same atmosphere present and repeat it as an echo, letting their vocals and spaced guitar offer a hug to Perfume Genius, albeit several years later