Navigating Pronouns & Androgyny

I’m over ten years into my transition from female to male and I still don’t pass. I have been very androgynous my entire life and due to that I’ve had the experience of being incorrectly gendered as far back as I can remember. People have always been confused about my gender based on my appearance so the pronouns that people choose for me are always … Continue reading Navigating Pronouns & Androgyny

Nashville Artist Myylo Rises Through Excellent Songwriting & LGBTQ Community Events

Coming out of Nashville is Myylo, the LGBTQ singer who is writing pop cinematic heartbreak anthems and putting together local LGBTQ music showcases. His soft but soulful voice takes the listener straight into the immense feeling of heartbreak he is singing about on his single “Lack of You.” The song is emotional from the start, pulling on the heartstrings of the listener and hooking all … Continue reading Nashville Artist Myylo Rises Through Excellent Songwriting & LGBTQ Community Events

Rebel Rampage’s ‘Red Star’ Is Powerful, Urgent Protest Music

Rebel Rampage’s ‘Red Star’ is groovy, clobbering hard rock featuring Angelo Moore of Fishbone. The band recently released their debut album, Divided We Fall, which they describe as, “a fiery addition to L.A.’s historic lineage of protest music, which includes, Rage Against The Machine, Kendrick Lamar, Bad Religion, Fever 333 and more.” Frontman Graham Czach describes the project as, “our reaction to the outrageous corruption and … Continue reading Rebel Rampage’s ‘Red Star’ Is Powerful, Urgent Protest Music

Micah Woods Sings Beautifully About the Quest for Love in “Chasing Boys”

Micah Woods has shifted genres a little bit since his last release and what he has done feels and sounds so right. Woods cleverly combines a throwback pop sound with elements of country-Americana music on his newest single “Chasing Boys.” The song, that normalizes his LGBT-identity, starts off with country style guitars. When Micah’s smooth voice hits, the song feels more pop than country for … Continue reading Micah Woods Sings Beautifully About the Quest for Love in “Chasing Boys”

Rainbow Walk by Skylar Bauer [Poetry] [LGBTQ]

Rainbow Walk by Skylar Bauer Heart racing, I walk through the woods, Remembering the rainbow walk trick. Bright red berries, bearing falsehoods. Looking for orange now, feeling a lunatic, Trying to steady my breathing. Colors of a sunset described in brick. Rainbow walks are meant to help the heaving of my chest as I contemplate the yellow bees and anxiety. Though far from appeasing, I … Continue reading Rainbow Walk by Skylar Bauer [Poetry] [LGBTQ]

Singer-Songwriter Kat Hamilton Moves to L.A. & Releases Debut Solo EP “The Grey Area”

“The Grey Area tackles this idea of who wins and loses a breakup. I was feeling like my ex was happily living her life as if I had never happened. Although the lyrics paint a picture that I wanted her back, it’s more about me not wanting to be the one who still pined or wrote love songs. It’s me, confronting my own pride more … Continue reading Singer-Songwriter Kat Hamilton Moves to L.A. & Releases Debut Solo EP “The Grey Area”

I Am You, We Are Human [An Essay by Skylar Bauer]

On Sunday, the 21st of October 2018, I woke up in AD’s bed to my phone alarm, but my phone was wedged between his bed and the wall. I stuck my arm in the tiny gap and felt for the buzzing while the “Morning Flower” tone chimed repeatedly. It was enough to give anyone a headache. Awake for not even 30 seconds and having to search for a phone in this dark crevice? No thanks. I’d rather stay asleep. Continue reading I Am You, We Are Human [An Essay by Skylar Bauer]

“Love Like That” by Micah Woods is Universal

“Relationships are hard,” Micah Woods says about his new song, “Love Like That.” He says he wrote this pop song about a really difficult time in a relationship when he had to decide whether or not to stay in it, and this emotion is evident. The lyrics are heart-wrenching through the entire song, but with the bridge comes a twist in Micah’s voice. He switches … Continue reading “Love Like That” by Micah Woods is Universal

Common Jack Calls for Empathy with “Old Faded Flag”

  “Old Faded Flag” from Brooklyn-based band Common Jack is a timely political statement about homophobia, sexual assault, and sexism, but more than anything, the song asks us to pay attention to those around us and show them love, no matter how different they are from us. This classic folky song starts with a beautiful piano tapping simple chords and swells seamlessly to this heart … Continue reading Common Jack Calls for Empathy with “Old Faded Flag”