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“Girl with Basket of Fruit” is the Latest Release from Xiu Xiu

Xiu Xiu Girl with Basket of Fruit (Polyvinyl Records) Want Metrosource LGBTQ content notifications? Sign up for MetroEspresso....

Lizzo Returns to the Pop Rap Scene With a New Album, “Cuz I Love You”

Leave it to Lizzo: she tickled our funny bones while looking for her “Phone,” and empowered all kinds of beauty (including gender-non-conformity) with her video of “Good As...

“Polychrome Mixtape”: Singer/Songwriters Debut at Club Cumming

Polychrome Mixtape sounds cutting edge because it is. The retro-futuristic name describes an event organized by local talent Chris Blacker. If successful, he’ll become...

7 Albums for Eclectic LGBTQ Tastes

LGBTQ music fan? Take a listen to this assortment of artists who may have very different sounds, but have each earned their own queer fanbase. Chris Garneau Yours (Self-Released)...

Barbra Streisand’s “Walls” Album Takes on the Trump Agenda

Barbra Streisand Walls (Columbia Records) Comprised primarily of original songs, the legend’s new release is her first to encompass a singular social message. As displayed on...

Heart’s Ann Wilson Covers Lesbian Icon Lesley Gore, Other “Immortals” Live

On February 13, Heart’s Ann Wilson saluted dearly departed icons including Lesley Gore, Amy Winehouse and Tom Petty in an intimate performance. Ann Wilson Rocked the Room On...

AIDS Claimed Closeted Gay Pop Star Dan Hartman at His Peak

Dan Hartman’s creativity as a songwriter spawned hits in the arenas of classic rock, dance and movie soundtracks. And although his music includes some of the most catchy...

New Album “Honey” Puts Swedish Pop Star Robyn in Her Sweet Spot

Robyn Honey(Konichiwa Records / Interscope Records) Robyn’s earlier releases brought the party; Honey brings the after-party. It’s been eight long years since the...

Electronic Dance Music: EDM is the Global LGBT Soundtrack

What is “PLUR”? That acronym has adorned beaded bracelets  and neon colored tank tops for decades, although it’s not the brand of a high-end clothing line. Some readers...

Melissa Etheridge Set to Perform at NYC’s WorldPride Closing Ceremony

NYC Pride, the official host of WorldPride 2019 and Stonewall 50, has announced the latest details of the closing ceremony planned for Sunday, June 30 from 7–10pm in Times...

Three Top Reasons Musical Theater Lovers Will Miss Carol Channing

Why should you mourn the death of actress, singer and musical theater legend Carol Channing, who has died at the age of 97, leaving a legacy of great performances and...

A Farewell to Aretha Franklin From CNN’s Don Lemon

The world lost a host of luminaries in 2018 — among them magnificent mathematician Stephen Hawking, Marvel mastermind Stan Lee, American patriot (whether or not you agreed with...