I don't have much to say this week that hasn't been said better by other, smarter folks. (Also, my brain is completely shot from doing layouts and formatting for issue 3 of the Rainbow Rodeo zine! A great problem to have!)
But here are these smarter people:
And if you're looking for a place to spend your queer dollars, have at it cowpokes:
Speaking of which, if you are a queer country artist and are planning to sell some Pride Merch, drop us a line so we can feature you!
Theodore Longlois reviews Booze Radley's adventurous emo
Rachel reviews Gracie and Rachel's country af indie pop EP
Here are all of the queer country album releases this month! Let me know if I should add something to the list!
5/10 — Jude Brothers
5/12 — Michelle Malone
5/19 — Brandy Clark
5/19 -- Gracie and Rachel
You can now get your new queer country fix in the Rainbow Ruckus column,out every Tuesday! The Spotify, Tidal, and Apple Music playlists are linked there.
I've received some requests for a YouTube Music playlist. Anyone willing to put it together for me?
can be found here!
Get to know Mya Byrne now, because she is going to become a household name. Her newest album, Rhinestone Tomboy, is out now on Kill Rock Stars Records. KRS is the legendary riot grrl record label, and Rhinestone Tomboy is the first record off its brand new Nashville imprint.
As I wrote in my profile in the Nashville Scene, that's not the only first for this project: the video for "It Don't Fade" features a kiss shared between Mya and her partner, songwriter Swan Real. When the video was broadcast on CMT, it made them the first known transfemme kiss on broadcast TV. When the pair repeated their performance at the Love Rising Concert in Nashville's Bridgestone Arena, they became what is almost certainly the first openly transfemme couple to do so.
Learn more about Brooklyn Transcore here.
Learn more about Nashville Transcore here.
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