Girls star and generational lighting rod Lena Dunham made her big debut in New York City politics yesterday by speaking at a fund-raiser for comptroller candidate Scott Stringer (her real-life BFF works for Stringer's campaign, natch). Apropos of nothing she decided to throw some major shade at Tamp ... More >>
If it ain't broken, don't fix it. Unless you're a millionaire musician with a megasuccessful career. And then fuck it, change your name completely. We're pretty sure that's how the old adage goes, and that's what you'd be led to believe by Crossfade's little list of moniker madness. When an artist ... More >>
See also "Jane's Addiction's Perry Farrell Comments on Tom Gabel's Transgender Announcement" -- plus the Fillmore's full Facebook photo album from Jane's Addiction in Miami. Jane's Addiction With The Duke Spirit Fillmore Miami Beach Friday, May 18, 2012 Better Than: Remembering that Ritual de lo H ... More >>
See also "Jane's Addiction's Perry Farrell Comments on Tom Gabel's Transgender Announcement." When Jane's Addiction brings its rock party to the Fillmore Miami Beach tonight, it will be a homecoming show for the band's frontman, Perry Farrell. "I moved to Miami Beach when I was about fourteen, sho ... More >>
Last week, Against Me! singer Tom Gabel announced that she is transgendered and beginning life as a woman. Coincidentally, his band played the Lollapalooza festival in 2010 and that festival's organizer, Perry Farrell, is bringing Jane's Addiction to the Fillmore Miami Beach this Friday. Farrell ... More >>
Wearing a low-cut dress and a matching black head wrap, Against Me! singer Tom Gabel looks remarkably feminine in the latest issue of Rolling Stone magazine. Soon, the 31-year-old punk rocker will begin taking hormones and undergo electrolysis procedures that'll help Tom become Laura. After ye ... More >>
via againstme.netWhen Gainesville anarcho-punks Against Me! released their fourth album, 2007's New Wave, the band's hardcore fundamentalist fans immediately swung into crisis mode, organizing counseling and puke circles for heartbroken indie kids nationwide. Understand though, the mass freakout ... More >>
Some bands on the defunct festival's bill are still coming to town. Here's a guide to the makeup shows.
Rock stars share the songs they're thankful for.
Against Me! will be in town this weekend for the Vans Warped Tour. I interviewed their lead singer and founder Tom Gabel last year while the band was in Europe and as you can hear, I am an “obnoxious reporter." var so = new SWFObject("http://media.newtimes.com/players/vvmMiniPlayer.swf?audioF ... More >>
"Let us all tip our hats to one man's ability to question another's moral fiber."
What not to ask Tom Gabel of Against Me!
Against Me! New Wave Gainesville's Against Me! shares a hometown with Lynyrd Skynyrd and, discounting the redneck caricature Skynyrd became after frontman/spiritual leader Ronnie Van Zant's 1977 death, a lot more: a keen eye for the flaws of leaders and those being led alike, and songs with sentim ... More >>