Watch Laura Jane Grace Perform At Punk Rock Bowling

By Tom Breihan / June 4, 2012

Laura Jane Grace — the Against Me! leader who was known as Tom Gabel before announcing her decision to change genders last month — has already started playing shows as a woman. And the weekend before last, she showed up at the Las Vegas festival Punk Rock Bowling, opening for Alkaline Trio frontman Matt Skiba by playing a surprise solo acoustic set. Below, check out a video of her belting the living shit out of the Against Me! song “Walking Is Still Honest.” Thanks to Michael_ for the tip.

If you haven’t already seen it, the Rolling Stone article about Gabel’s decision to become Grace is now online in full, and it’s both a powerful and an informative read. I definitely learned a few things reading it.