Against Me

L.A.Burning, West Coast Concert Picks, October 7th To 13th

By Alyson Camus | October 5, 2019

Desert Daze is next weekend and the Flaming Lips are headlining on Friday

Punk Rock Bowling In Downtown Las Vegas, Monday May 28th 2018

By Alyson Camus | May 30, 2018

all sticky and smelly after this 3-day extravaganza

L.A. BURNING, WEST COAST CONCERT PICKS, SEPTEMBER 11TH TO 17TH 2017

By Alyson Camus | September 11, 2017

A very busy week in Los Angeles

Topshop Pull Out $700 Punk Jacket Because Of Against Me!’s Laura Jane Grace

By Alyson Camus | September 21, 2016

‘you’re selling a $700 leather jacket with my bands name on it and you have no permission’

Laura Jane Grace Does Not Cancel Against Me! Show in North Carolina

By Alyson Camus | April 14, 2016

‘I’m going to create an event around the show as a form of protest’

Against Me! Laura Jane Grace Criticizes Arcade Fire's Transgender Video

By Alyson Camus | May 24, 2014

It would be the equivalent of me (a white female) writing about the story of a black man in the US, wouldn’t it be perceived as pompous and patronizing? I wouldn’t even dare of course! But the crazy part of the video is the end, the beating gives Garfield some kind of dancing superpower and he starts to dance like Jennifer Beals in the 90s classic ‘Flashdance’.

Best Songs Through January 31, 2014

By Iman Lababedi | January 31, 2014

Nothing so far has rung the clarion call for a new year. Still, new Warner Bros find TheChain Gang Of 1974 might be making some new friends for the third place WB. Persnally, I’m hoping Angel Haze has legs…

Best Albums Through January 31st, 2014

By Iman Lababedi | January 31, 2014

Adventures In Bluesland – Phil Gammage – A New Wave stalwart continues his career trajectory through Americana to an East Coasts rock and blues sound uniquely his own. Add to that one of the best rock and roll singing voices you’ll hear and a mean harp, Gammage’s album stands as an organic response to synthetic emotions.

10 Songs

By Iman Lababedi | January 31, 2014

After Grand Theft Auto got through with the Hawaiian native, he’d move to L.A. and signed to WB. Nice work if you can get it, and the opening track of his first major label album, he gives them what they want: modern AOR with a mid tempo alt indie and a catchy hook, “leave your record on” he is more than willing to repeat till you get the point – B+

rock nyc's Top 10 Songs Week Of January 20th, 2014

By Iman Lababedi | January 25, 2014

Two big returns, Karen Anne and Beck, and a great live album from the Stones, but the week belonged to Against Me! whose grand return was even better than I hoped it would be. “Unconditional Love” is a great song. Jon Pardi is my token country beer and pick up trucks guy.

10 Songs: What rock nyc Is Listening To 1-25-14

By Iman Lababedi | January 25, 2014

Walking Back To Happiness – Helen Shapiro – A huge hit in the early 60s, the hook, the “hoop hah oh yeah” is the closest the UK ever got to trouncing US girl groups, an infectious blast – A+

Be Here Now: New Album Snapshot Reviews For Week Of January 20th, 2014

By Iman Lababedi | January 21, 2014

From the martial beats to open the album to the agit-prop declaiming “Osama Bin Laden As Crucified Christ” (“You’re gonna hang”), the lead singing changing her gender to a woman hasn’t changed Against Me! that much. A mixed blessing but on the best songs, a definite blessing. The re-recording “Fuckmylife666” sounds great – ALBUM OF THE WEEK – B+

Sneak Peaks: What rock nyc Is Listening To w-o 1-20-14

By Iman Lababedi | January 19, 2014

This week belongs to Against Me, while I wasn’t crazy about Laura Jane Grace’s solo performance at Bowery Ballroom (and ignorantly claimed she didn’t look much like a woman) I am assuming huge things for Transgender Dysphoria Blues.