Music

My Pride

by Mik Hyldebrandt  Pride is full of fantastic events and parties, so we’ve asked a few people from the scene about what they’re up to during the busy rainbow weekend! Join the Dancefloor Revolution DJ Neon the Glowgobear lights up the DJ booth and packs dancefloors across the Southeast with his upbeat music style! My…

Solo nation: an interview with Emily Saliers

By Gregg Shapiro A long time in the making, Emily Saliers’ Murmuration Nation (Emily Saliers Music) is the Indigo Girl’s solo debut album. Worth the wait, the 12-song album reveals a thrilling new side to Saliers, beginning with the rocking and riveting opener “Spider”, and continuing with the dance break in “Serpent Love”, the moody and rhythmic…

Q-music: Expanded coverage

Q-music: Expanded coverage By Gregg Shapiro In the liner notes for the newly remastered 40th anniversary edition reissue of Simple Dreams (Asylum/Rhino) by Linda Ronstadt, the album’s producer, musician Peter Asher, writes that Linda is his “favorite girl singer of all time”. He’s probably not the only one who feels that way. While she does have some songwriting credits to…

Q-Music: LGBTQ History Month playlist 2017

By Gregg Shapiro October is coming. Time to pull together an amazing list of new options to create your LGBT Month playlist. It’s been more than 30 years since UK duo Pet Shop Boys, led by out front-man Neil Tennant, burst onto the music scene. Early PSB hit singles, “West End Girls” and “Opportunities”, led…

Dance, queen, dance!

Autumn 2017’s tea dance playlist starts with Arcade Fire, who hits Atlanta this week   By Gregg Shapiro   Arcade Fire has been encouraging us to dance since its first full-length album, 2004’s Funeral. But it wasn’t until 2013;s Reflektor that the band fully embraced its inner dance diva.   Everything Now (Columbia) continues in a…

Peach List:10 Songs That Drop Drawers

Each week, the Peach List gathers gay opinions and insights for a Top 10 in all manner of categories. To go with this week’s Fall Preview issue, here are 10 Songs That Drop Drawers Closer – Nine Inch Nails Get On Your Knees – Nicki Minaj with Ariana Grande Crash Into Me – Dave Matthews…

Have you met Mr. Jones?

‘80s trendsetter Howard Jones hits Atlanta with Retro Futura, new music and an inescapable legacy By Gregg Shapiro If the first acts that come to mind when you think of longstanding British new wave in the 1980s are The Cure, Depeche Mode and The Smiths, you’d be remiss if you left out one of the…