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Monday, December 22 2014

The Best Albums of 2014

From Polish black metal to mind-blowing progressive R&B and electronic music, 2014's best albums certainly have something for everyone.

Sunday, August 22 2010

Nailed to the Cross: Against Me! and the "Punk Question"

Against Me! has gone from cult-favorite of DIY punk fans to widely-enjoyed arena rockers who write bigger songs for bigger crowds. In this interview their lead singer, Tom Gabel, makes clear this isn't a transition he feels ashamed of.

Tuesday, August 25 2009

Let's Sing / Think About the Status Quo, But the Point Is to Change It

Against Me! protests and documents. But they also ask questions, even about the usefulness of protest or of asking questions about the usefulness of protest.


Sunday, July 20 2014

OutKast Fires Up the Audience at Day One of Forecastle Festival

From the minimalist indie rock of Spoon to the extravagant performance by OutKast, day one of Forecastle did not disappoint.

Tuesday, January 21 2014

Against Me!: Transgender Dysphoria Blues

Laura Jane Grace's story of gender identity is an important one, but she refuses put herself on display on this excellent record, instead using her experience to dig into larger more universal kinds of isolation and self-searching.

Wednesday, August 10 2011

Against Me!: White Crosses / Black Crosses

The latest chapter in the band's alternate history isn't likely to change your perception of who you think this Against Me! is. In the end, that's not such a bad thing.

Tuesday, June 1 2010

Against Me!: White Crosses

White Crosses is a huge, mainstream rock album that draws as much from Bruce Springsteen and U2 as it does from Against Me!'s own folk-punk roots. Sorry, bitter old-school fans, but it's really, really good.

Tuesday, July 24 2007

Against Me!: New Wave

New Wave isn't as much of a new sound as it purports to be, but it is still a decent step into the major label arena.


Thursday, May 10 2012

Against Me! singer/ founder Tom Gabel comes out as transgender

LOS ANGELES — Tom Gabel, the lead screamer of Florida band Against Me!, has come out as transgender and plans to undergo sexual reassignment surgery, according

Sunday, December 2 2007

Either punk's latest sellout or rock's next big political band

You'd have to be incredibly cynical about rock's potential to change the world -- as cynical as John Lydon about the Sex Pistols, or an

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