Articles by

Jason Scott

REVIEW: Lauren Ruth Ward Burns Hot on Vol. II

Lauren Ruth Ward spits fire. She always has. Her vocal lashes are cut from a Janis Joplin cloth, and her configurations are nearly as gutsy, raw, and unruly. Ward’s second album, Vol. II, is a real soul-shocker of a...

Soleima Unleashes No-Holds-Barred Debut Powerslide

There is ripe aggression embedded in Soleima’s work ─ and she likes it that way. “Yeah, are roses red and the violets blue? / So what the fuck did you think that you could do?” she sings on the...

PREMIERE: Julian Daniel Brings E-Boy Culture to Life With New Video

Julian Daniel soaks in the e-boy aesthetic. Perusing his Instagram – culled images of internet fantasy, bubblegum pink hair, and over-exposed filters – you quickly learn that it’s more than a passing fad. Daniel is as authentic as they...

2010s IN REVIEW: Kesha’s ‘Rainbow’ Saved Me From Myself

TW: The following contains the author’s recollection of childhood sexual assault. I remember the day only in fragments – like my head is broken. The sweet spring air rustled my short blonde locks, and white-hot sun peeked through the...

Lindsay Kay Reveals A Song’s Evolution on New EP

Calling from a six-week writer’s residency in the small mountain town of Banff in Alberta, Canada, Lindsay Kay is feeling a creative high these days – while also enjoying a much-needed recharge. “This place is really fantastic. They literally...

REVIEW: BHuman Has Landed With Intergalactic Queer Concept LP BMovie

B movie sci-fi and horror flicks are special kinds of charmers. The Blob (1958), It Came from Outer Space (1953), Plan 9 from Outer Space (1959) and War of Planets (1966), among countless others, all possess a particular aesthetic:...

INTERVIEW: Carlos Vara Emerges a Superstar on Debut EP

Carlos Vara is living his best life. He’s unapologetically queer, and as you’ll witness in his “Confident” music video, he commands the room. His presence is both imposing and inviting. He slinks through the crowd, drawing admiration and awe-struck...

ONLY NOISE: How Britney Spears Became My GenderQueer Muse

ONLY NOISE explores music fandom with poignant personal essays that examine the ways we’re shaped by our chosen soundtrack. This week, Jason Scott embraces zir genderqueer identity with a little help from pop icon Britney Spears. Britney Spears’ …Baby...