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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...

Continue reading "Laura Jane Grace (of Against Me!), Mina Caputo & Allison Weiss played Knitting Factory (pics), play NYC again tonight"

Against Me! at FYF Fest 2012 (more by Debi Del Grande)
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Laura Jane Grace (formerly Tom Gabel) recently finished tracking the new Against Me! record, Transgender Dysphoria Blues, and while we're still waiting on an album release date, she announced that she'll be doing some shows this year billed as "Laura Jane Grace Sings the Transgender Dysphoria Blues." Those shows include NYC dates on August 15 at Knitting Factory and August 16 at Bowery Ballroom. Tickets for both shows go on sale Friday, June 12. The Knitting Factory show at 10 AM and the Bowery Ballroom show at noon.

In related news, Mina Caputo (formerly known as Keith Caputo of Brooklyn's Life of Agony) has been playing out in NYC a lot lately and just released a NSFW new video for a new song and the launch of an indiegogo fundraising campaign.

All currently known Laura Jane Grace dates are listed below...

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Tickets for the James Blake shows at Terminal 5 go on sale today at noon.

Tickets to see Volcano Choir (Bon Iver + Collections of Colonies of Bees) at Webster Hall go on sale today at noon.

Tickets to see Gary Numan at Music Hall of Williamsburg go on sale today at noon.

Silversun Pickups are playing The Capitol Theatre on August 5. Tickets for that show go on sale today at noon.

Though there was some confusion at first, Ghost B.C. are definitely playing MHOW on 7/28. Tickets for that show go on sale today at noon.

Tickets to see YACHT at Music Hall of Williamsburg go on sale today at noon.

Tickets for the Stereophonics show at Terminal 5 go on sale today at noon.

Tickets to see Neil Hamburger, Tim Heidecker, and Carls Rhodes at Bowery Ballroom go on sale today at noon.

Pat Kiernan is hosting a night of pop culture trivia at The Bell House on July 24. Tickets to that show are still available.

Mina Caputo (formerly Keith Caputo of Life of Agony) is playing The Bowery Electric on June 26. Tickets to that show are still available.

Tickets to see Laura Veirs at Mercury Lounge go on sale today at noon.

Chrome Cranks are playing Mercury Lounge on August 16. Tickets to that show go on sale today at noon.

Bust Magazine is hosting a special anniversary celebration featuring performances by David Cross and others at The Bell House on July 25. Tickets to that show are still available.

Tickets for the Icona Pop show at Webster Hall go on sale today at noon.

Mermaid Parade flyer

As mentioned, the Coney Island Mermaid Parade was in danger of not happening this year, due to new costly regulations and restrictions (and Hurricane Sandy). We posted already that Amanda Palmer is headlining a Save the Mermaid Parade benefit that's happening on Saturday (5/25) at Bowery Ballroom. Since we originally posted about it, the line-up of talent has expanded and now includes Mina Caputo (formerly Life of Agony singer Keith Caputo), Spanking Charlene, Beautiful Small Machines and a "rare guitar solo" from infamous film director Abel Ferrara (Bad Lieutenant, King of New York). Tickets are $25 and still available.

Meanwhile, the Save the Mermaid Parade Kickstarter is still kicking, currently at $83,486 of its $100,000 goal with 11 days to go.

With things looking positive, the Mermaid Parade has announced its 2013 King and Queen: Judah Friedlander (who did a Save the Parade PSA) and Carole Radziwill (princess, journalist and Real Housewife of New York). This year's parade, assuming everything works out for them, will happen June 22 at 1 PM, beginning at West 21st Street and Surf Avenue.

In other news, Weird Al Yankovic just announced that Amanda Palmer will guest on his new album. So there's something to look forward to.

Tom Gabel

Following in the footsteps of Life of Agony's Keith Caputo (who now goes by Mina), Against Me! frontman Tom Gabel is coming out as transgender. Rolling Stone reports:

Against Me! singer Tom Gabel reveals plans to begin living as a woman in the new issue of Rolling Stone. Gabel, who has dealt privately with gender dysphoria for years, will soon begin the process of transition, by taking hormones and undergoing electrolysis treatments.

Gabel will eventually take the name Laura Jane Grace, and will remain married to her wife Heather. "For me, the most terrifying thing about this was how she would accept the news," says Gabel. "But she's been super-amazing and understanding."

Against Me! will soon hit the road with The Cult and hit Terminal 5 in NYC along the way.

Tom recently played two shows in NYC as part of the Revival Tour with Chuck Ragan and others.

Chuck Ragan's band Hot Water Music has some shows coming up and a new album.