Against Me!

This Florida-based punk band has been around since 1997. They’ve enjoyed a solid career so far, but have received renewed attention since the release of their sixth album Transgender Dysphoria Blues in January. It’s a concept album that recounts the story of a transgender prostitute. While not autobiographical, the writing and recording of the album did coincide with a process the band’s front person Laura Jane Grace (born Thomas James Gabel) went through where they transitioned from male to female after experiencing gender dysphoria since childhood.

In our January 23 issue James Brotheridge gave Transgender Dysphoria Blues a four dog out of five rating. On Sunday, Against Me! are in town to play a show at the Exchange. Sharing the bill will be Laura Stevenson & the Cans and Cheap Girls. To give you a sense of what to expect here’s the band performing “FuckMyLife666” off their latest album on David Letterman in January:

Author: Gregory Beatty

Greg Beatty is a crime-fighting shapeshifter who hatched from a mutagenic egg many decades ago. He likes sunny days, puppies and antique shoes. His favourite colour is not visible to your inferior human eyes. He refuses to write a bio for this website and if that means Whitworth writes one for him, so be it.

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  2. Gregory, seeing as the front person of this band is not in fact people plural, shouldn’t she be identified as “she” rather than “they” in the last sentence of the first paragraph? Not to get all pc on you, but…

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