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Against Me releases single “Black Me Out” (playing the Chameleon Club on 1/11)

Against Me | photo by Ryan Russell
Against Me | photo by Ryan Russell

Against Me have announced a tour in support of their upcoming Transgender Dysphoria Blues LP, bringing the Gainesville natives to Lancaster’s Chameleon Club on January 11th.  “Black Me Out,” the latest single from the new album, could be seen as a return to the punk outfit’s Eternal Cowboy days with its aggressive tone and unforgiving lyrics.  Following up 2010’s White Crosses, frontwoman Laura Jane Grace framed the record around “gender dysphoria, the loss of a young friend and pure self discovery, as well as love and ultimate acceptance.”  Tickets and information will be available here.  Listen to “Black Me Out” below.

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Laura Jane Grace at Milkboy, Atmosphere at Festival Pier, Nick Millevoi at Ortlieb’s

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Laura Jane Grace of Against Me! is embarking on a short acoustic solo tour, and she’ll be stopping by Milkboy tonight to play some new material. Against Me! is releasing their new record, Transgender Dysphoria Blues sometime this year, which explores a lot of the struggles Grace (formerly Tom Gabel) went through as a transgender woman. To preview the album, Grace will be making the True Trans 7″ available on tour. Check out a performance of the new track “True Trans Soul Rebel” below.

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Listen to Against Me!’s True Trans Rebel EP (Laura Jane Grace plays Milkboy 8/10)

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Last week, the first new Against Me! material in a few years saw the light of day.  While a full concept album Transgender Dysphoria Blues is in the works, Against Me! released a two-song EP on Tuesday featuring two brand new acoustic songs, “FuckMyLife666” and “True Trans Rebel Soul.”  The two songs are incredibly intimate acoustic ballads featuring nothing more than frontwoman Laura Jane Grace and her acoustic guitar.  This is perhaps some of the group’s best work to date and you can download it for free below.  And if you want a chance to see these songs performed live, Laura Jane Grace is embarking on a small solo tour specifically built around the new album, which includes a stop at Milkboy on August 10th.

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Win tickets to see Laura Jane Grace make her solo Philly debut at MilkBoy on 8/10

laura jane graceLast May, Tom Gabel of punk rock band Against Me! came out publicly as transgender as has gone by Laura Jane Grace ever since.  This summer she is going on her first solo tour, which includes a stop at Milkboy on August 10th.  The show goes on sale next Friday, July 12th, but you can win tickets before they’re available by leaving a comment below.  Ground rules: you have to leave your first and last name in the comments, and you have to enter an email where we can contact you if you win (the e-mail will not be made public).

Against Me!’s most recent studio album was 2010’s White Crosses, but the band is currently making a concept album called Transgender Dysphoria Blues.  Below, you can watch Against Me! perform The Replacements classic “Androgynous” with Joan Jett, and watch Grace play “Walking Is Still Honest” at Punks In Vegas.  Check here for more ticket information.

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