Posted in music | pictures on August 16, 2013

photos by Lukas Hodge

Laura Jane Grace @ Knitting Factory - 8/15/13
Allison Weiss, Mina Caputo, Laura Jane Grace @ The Knitting Factory - 8/15/2013

Ahead of the new Against Me! album, singer Laura Jane Grace (formerly Tom Gabel) headed out on a solo tour that wraps up in NYC tonight (8/16) at Bowery Ballroom (tickets).

The tour first hit NYC last night (8/15) for a sold out show at Knitting Factory Brooklyn. Both last night's show and tonight's show were/are being opened by another transgender punk singer, Mina Caputo (formerly Keith Caputo of Life of Agony), and Allison Weiss. Pictures and a video from last night's show are in this post.

To preview the new Against Me! album and this tour, the band released a two-track free EP on their website. It's no longer available to download, but take a listen to the powerful closing track, "True Trans Soul Rebel," along with more pictures and the video from the Knitting Factory show, below...

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Against Me! - "True Trans Soul Rebel"

Laura Jane Grace - "We Did It All For Don" at Knitting Factory - 8/15/13

Allison Weiss

Allison Weiss, Mina Caputo, Laura Jane Grace @ The Knitting Factory - 8/15/2013

Allison Weiss, Mina Caputo, Laura Jane Grace @ The Knitting Factory - 8/15/2013

Allison Weiss, Mina Caputo, Laura Jane Grace @ The Knitting Factory - 8/15/2013

Mina Caputo

Allison Weiss, Mina Caputo, Laura Jane Grace @ The Knitting Factory - 8/15/2013

Allison Weiss, Mina Caputo, Laura Jane Grace @ The Knitting Factory - 8/15/2013

Allison Weiss, Mina Caputo, Laura Jane Grace @ The Knitting Factory - 8/15/2013

Allison Weiss, Mina Caputo, Laura Jane Grace @ The Knitting Factory - 8/15/2013

Allison Weiss, Mina Caputo, Laura Jane Grace @ The Knitting Factory - 8/15/2013

Laura Jane Grace

Allison Weiss, Mina Caputo, Laura Jane Grace @ The Knitting Factory - 8/15/2013

Allison Weiss, Mina Caputo, Laura Jane Grace @ The Knitting Factory - 8/15/2013

Allison Weiss, Mina Caputo, Laura Jane Grace @ The Knitting Factory - 8/15/2013

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Comments (38)

Totally cool, this new video brings me back to the days when videos were like movies. The got 20k views in a day. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v...

Posted by Greg Elser | August 16, 2013 4:19 PM

BARF

Posted by Anonymous | August 16, 2013 4:21 PM

Thy dude sure has a lot of dresses for a dude.

Posted by Anonymous | August 16, 2013 4:55 PM

I hate when the crowd sings along!

Posted by Anonymous | August 16, 2013 5:14 PM

Fags

Posted by Anonymous | August 16, 2013 5:36 PM

^
That trademark "Brooklynvegan wit."

Posted by Anonymous | August 16, 2013 6:34 PM

Is this all an elaborate plot to sound more like Linda Perry?

Posted by Anonymous | August 16, 2013 7:17 PM

Acoustic cover of river runs red?

Posted by Anonymous | August 16, 2013 8:45 PM

shes a man baby

Posted by Anonymous | August 16, 2013 9:46 PM

Spot the lady

Posted by Anonymous | August 17, 2013 2:36 AM

It's sad watching someone's mental illness play out in such a public manor.

Posted by Anonymous | August 17, 2013 9:51 AM

9:51 needs to go back to English class.

Posted by Anonymous | August 17, 2013 3:59 PM

9:51 is actually completely grammatically correct.

-an English teacher

Posted by Anonymous | August 17, 2013 4:42 PM

Please go back to Iran, you fundamentalist scum.

Posted by Anonymous | August 17, 2013 10:57 PM

I feel sorry for Tom's wife and kid. Also, Caputo: it's just not working.

Posted by Anonymous | August 18, 2013 9:45 AM

what a train wreck. NASTY

Posted by Anonymous | August 18, 2013 10:24 AM

Definitely didn't expect this much hatred on this page... But eh what do you expect from small minded individuals who must listen to shitty music and have an all mighty self esteem to come on a blog and try to talk shit about someones dysphoria....

Posted by Anonymous | August 18, 2013 10:51 AM

We don't hate her because of her sexuality. We hate her because her art is boring and a real chore to listen to.

Posted by Crosseyed Sniper | August 18, 2013 12:54 PM

laura's wife is supportive, so the opinion of someone who will never meet either of them is meaningless.

and if you hate the music, fine. the comments above don't mention that. they simply parrot the westboro line of god, flag and child molesting as a sacrament. get out of america now, if you hate its values.

Posted by Anonymous | August 18, 2013 1:14 PM

I hate when the crowd sings along. LoL

Posted by Тесты шин | August 18, 2013 1:23 PM

A man in drag is not a woman. I don't hate him, but that's a dude.

Posted by Anonymous | August 18, 2013 1:29 PM

Fuck Laura. I'm glad she's getting more comfortable in her body. She's still a shithead. Also LoA were always bad.

Posted by Anonymous | August 18, 2013 1:34 PM

^he's getting more comfortable in his body.

Posted by Anonymous | August 18, 2013 1:38 PM

why not show some real balls and take on the problem of colored people acting white -- and vice versa?

Posted by Anonymous | August 18, 2013 1:45 PM

^dude dysphoria is the greatest problem society is currently facing. We MUST start a dialogue.

Posted by Anonymous | August 18, 2013 1:49 PM

The gender dysphoria community are such clueless privileged assholes. I suffer from species dysphoria and have seen the LGBT community do nothing for our struggle.

Posted by Anonymous | August 18, 2013 2:09 PM

i,for one, would be happy to saw off your arms and legs to help your outside match the worm you are inside.

Posted by Anonymous | August 18, 2013 2:36 PM

All this talk of "morals" makes me want to puke.

Posted by Anonymous | August 18, 2013 5:28 PM

Tom's wife "supports" him, but what choice does she have? She has to endure this selfish ridiculous phase of his. And her parents are very angry at the situation making it all the more difficult.

Posted by Anonymous | August 18, 2013 8:31 PM

So is this guy a lesbian now? I think I'm as confused as his gender identity.

Posted by Anonymous | August 19, 2013 8:20 AM

^The man is a lesbian. Is that so hard to understand? Try some tolerance Jerry Falwell.

Posted by Anonymous | August 19, 2013 10:15 AM

I think that I'm a male lesbian too, but can I skip the whole dress and estrogen thing? I kinda like my big ass hairy balls.

Posted by Anonymous | August 19, 2013 10:36 AM

you guys are ridiculous. It is 2013. and both of these people have written more songs (as males or females) with depth and soul and inspired more people than you ever will. go suck the pope's catholic dick.

Posted by morganyevans | August 20, 2013 12:18 AM

The pope runs the biggest prostitution ring in the world, but they are all his alter boys.

Posted by Anonymous | August 20, 2013 12:35 AM

Luckily this all happened after Against Me was out of the spotlight. Can only write RAR once.

Posted by Anonymous | August 20, 2013 1:10 AM

"Garbed amidst fine garment, yet lacking in concerted destination, wandering the pathways in solitude, desiring that a selective amnesia eclipse the recent events which compel you towards momentary adaptations?

Posted by Liam | February 9, 2014 10:08 AM

Laura Jane Grace was awesome that night. Can't wait to see Against Me! at State in January.

Posted by Olivia | February 13, 2014 8:44 AM

Laura is perfect!!!! Her music has changed my life so much to the point when there is no better feeling than hearing her voice...

Posted by THOMPSON | February 17, 2014 2:39 PM

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