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How the Boulet Brothers, Venus Envy and more are breaking the boundaries of drag
How the Boulet Brothers, Venus Envy and more are breaking the boundaries of drag
Smeared lipstick, vivaciously spiked hair, large pleather boots — drag and alternative culture are not so dissimilar, the two having danced hand in hand over the decades, basking in one another’s great glory. Drag and punk share the same ethos, after all: stamping out hate, doing it yourself and pushing the boundaries of what society demands. ’80s hair-...
NOAHFINNCE on ‘My Brain After Therapy’: “It’s important to really look inside yourself”
NOAHFINNCE on ‘My Brain After Therapy’: “It’s important to really look inside yourself”
Until recently, Noah Finn Adams (aka NOAHFINNCE) had never been to therapy before. When the time finally came to sit down in front of a therapist and spill his guts, he found himself able to join the dots between his present and his past. Traumatic events from a decade ago were still rippling into his 22-year-old self’s behaviors without him being conscious of them. Whil...
Dance Gavin Dance: “Every time I hear Tim in my head, it’s always him laughing”
Dance Gavin Dance: “Every time I hear Tim in my head, it’s always him laughing”
April 13 marked an unfathomable day for Dance Gavin Dance. With the passing of their friend and longtime bassist Tim Feerick, the band found themselves in the midst of a crisis. In their AP cover story, Dance Gavin Dance do much more than break down the creation of their forthcoming 10th studio album, Jackpot Juicer...
PinkPantheress learned she could make music her career by watching Paramore onstage
PinkPantheress learned she could make music her career by watching Paramore onstage
Like much of the world, PinkPantheress drew inspiration from watching Paramore perform. Once you dig into her music, or look at her Instagram, it becomes easier to spot her alternative influences. In fact, she wears them proudly. In the cover story, the artist recalls witnessing her hard work bear fruit during 2021’s Reading Festival. Standing ...
Zeal & Ardor: “We revel in the fact that we’re weirdos — it’s our job security”
Zeal & Ardor: “We revel in the fact that we’re weirdos — it’s our job security”
This isn’t your garage band’s origin story. The musical moniker of Swiss-American Manuel Gagneux, Zeal & Ardor, was founded as an experiment. While living in New York, as an exercise to stay creative, he asked 4chan (the wholly anonymous forums, where anything goes — including conspiracy theorists and unchecked bigotry, a “cesspool,” as Gagneux offers over Zoom from his home in Basel, Switzerl

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