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In Case You Haven’t Noticed, Northside Is HappeningYou may have already seen 20 amazing shows! Or you may be like me: someone who bought tickets to one event and won them for another, but went to neither because they managed to get deathly sick in June (thanks, universe). Before you head out this weekend, make sure you check out AudioFemme’s guide to the festival! We’re also hosting our very own showcase Saturday at noon at the Knitting Factory with our friends from Glamglare; hope to see you there!
Meet The Transgender Metal Musician Changing PoliticsVia Noisey: Danica Roem is many things: Transgender, a journalist, a musician in the metal band Cab Ride Home, and a groundbreaking candidate in Virginia politics. After gaining some notoriety by fighting anti-LGBTQ policies in schools, Roem is running as a Democrat for Virginia’s House of Delegates, against an opponent that has a bathroom bill similar to North Carolina’s. Read the whole article here.
The Fall Announce 5-Night Run at Baby’s All Right this SeptemberMark E Smith’s volatile personality and penchant for wild experimentation made Manchester punk act The Fall both legendary and influential. With their 32nd album, New Facts Emerge, slated for release and in July and a scheduled date at Cropped Out Festival in Louisville, Kentucky, The Fall have blessed Brooklyn with a five-night run of shows at Baby’s All Right. These, along with the festival set, will be the band’s first stateside concerts in over a decade. Most shows are sold out, but you can still get tickets for Wednesday, 9/13.
Other HighlightsPJ Harvey takes on the Syrian refugee crisis, stay tuned for a musical about Cher’s life, both Thee Oh Sees and Death From Above 1979 are dropping part of their names, Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile are forming a super group, check out a new video from Torres and a new song from Azealia Banks, get ready for a Spongebob musical, Taylor Swift is back to streaming, and Lorde credits the hellish F train for her upcoming album.