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Since coming out as transgender in 2012, Against Me!’s Laura Jane Grace has been living in a kind of whirlwind, having not only spent the past two years navigating her new identity under the watchful gaze of the public, but also touring nonstop in support of one of the year’s best albums Transgender Dysphoria Blues,… More »

Music is a messy thing. There’s too much of it, too many genres, too many ideas, for anyone to make sense out of all of it — or even to hear all of it. The idea of imposing a narrative on 365 days of music, of making sense of a whole year, is a fool’… More »

I’ve been working for Stereogum for something like two and a half years now, writing literally thousands of blog posts, and I’ll stand by nearly every one of them. But there’s one towering exception. When Against Me!’s Laura Jane Grace came out as transgender, I was so totally shocked and taken aback — the leader… More »

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Hear Laura Jane Grace In Conversation With Genesis Breyer P-Orridge On Talkhouse Podcast

Genesis Breyer P-Orridge of Psychic TV/Throbbing Gristle and Laura Jane Grace of Against Me! are the latest pair of musicians to record a conversation together…
Caitlin White | August 26, 2015 - 11:28 am

Against Me! – “True Trans Soul Rebel (Live)” Video

Next month, Against Me! will release a live album called 23 Live Sex Acts, which is a great name for a live album, and also…
James Rettig | August 7, 2015 - 1:19 pm

Photos: Project Pabst 2015

Project Pabst took place this past weekend in Portland’s South Waterfront District, and the lineup boasted a collection of acts both young and old. Blondie,…
Stereogum | July 20, 2015 - 1:01 pm
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Listen To Laura Jane Grace On Marc Maron’s WTF

Laura Jane Grace is the latest guest on Marc Maron’s WTF podcast — not as big of a get as Barack Obama a few week…
James Rettig | July 6, 2015 - 9:51 am

Watch Miley Cyrus Sing “True Trans Soul Rebel” With Against Me!

Miley Cyrus recently started the Happy Hippie Foundation, an organization to benefit homeless and LGBTQ kids. And last week, as part of that initiative, she…
Tom Breihan | May 10, 2015 - 6:48 am
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Against Me! – “Two Coffins” Video

Against Me!'s Transgender Dysphoria Blues was one of last year's best albums, and "Two Coffins," a cheerful acoustic number about realizing and accepting that you…
Tom Breihan | April 21, 2015 - 1:29 pm
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Miley Cyrus Might Be Recording With Against Me!’s Laura Jane Grace

Teenage homelessness has been a pet issue for Miley Cyrus for a while. She took a homeless kid named Jesse Helt as her date to…
Tom Breihan | February 16, 2015 - 11:36 am
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Owen – “Borne On The FM Waves Of The Heart” (Against Me! Cover)

Indie rock veteran Mike Kinsella is releasing an acoustic covers album later this year called Other People's Songs under his Owen moniker. We've already heard…
James Rettig | October 15, 2014 - 6:41 pm

Watch The First Four Episodes Of AOL’s True Trans With Laura Jane Grace

Earlier this year, AOL announced that they would be producing a reality series that focused on Against Me! lead singer Laura Jane Grace. The series,…
James Rettig | October 10, 2014 - 10:39 am
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Laura Jane Grace Slams Ex-Against Me!/New Slipknot Drummer

Laura Jane Grace has responded to rumors that ex-Against Me! member Jay Weinberg has joined Slipknot as their newest drummer. "Dear Slipknot, good luck with…
James Rettig | September 19, 2014 - 11:33 am
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Osheaga 2014: Lorde, The Replacements, HAIM, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, & More

More than most North American cities, Montreal gets it right when it comes to hosting music festivals. Fortunate enough to have a setting like Parc…
Adrien Begrand | August 4, 2014 - 1:30 pm
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Against Me! – “Drinking With The Jocks” Video

Against Me!'s incredible recent album, Transgender Dysphoria Blues, came in at #7 on our list of the 50 Best Albums Of 2014 So Far, although…
Michael Nelson | June 19, 2014 - 11:14 am

Laura Jane Grace Responds To Arcade Fire’s Defense Of “We Exist” Video

When Arcade Fire cast Amazing Spinder-Man star Andrew Garfield as a transgender woman in their "We Exist" video, they started a conversation about trans representatio…
Tom Breihan | May 27, 2014 - 10:29 am
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Laura Jane Grace Criticizes Arcade Fire’s Pro-LGBT “We Exist” Video

The video for "We Exist," a song from Arcade Fire's Reflektor album, is the band's attempt at a massive grand-scale pro-LGBT statement. It casts Amazing
Tom Breihan | May 22, 2014 - 1:54 pm
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Watch A 7th Grader Interview Against Me!

Tuesday night Against Me! played the Newport Music Hall in Columbus, and it was such an awesomely powerful performance that I regret never paying attentio…
Chris DeVille | May 15, 2014 - 10:24 am
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Preview Laura Jane Grace’s New AOL Reality Series So Much More

AOL is launching a new slate of online reality shows, so clearly the future is now. Snark aside, though, one of those shows is called…
Tom Breihan | April 30, 2014 - 3:40 pm

Against Me! – “Black Me Out” Video

I didn't write about Against Me!'s set at the SPIN party at Stubb's -- because obviously Against Me! are great live, duh -- but it…
Tom Breihan | March 17, 2014 - 9:50 am
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Watch Against Me! Play Letterman

Last week, Against Me! released Transgender Dysphoria Blues, the greatest and most purposeful rock album I'm heard in some time. Last night, the band played…
Tom Breihan | January 30, 2014 - 8:54 am
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