If you haven’t been to see Laura Jane Grace yet this is what it means. Honesty. Raw soul. Courage. And LOUD, very very LOUD, head banging, crowd surfing, eye opening heavy metal introspection and joy.
Against Me! faced some controversy and doubt albeit very little, after Laura openly began transition. Some feared Against Me! would lose their cutting edge power with Laura’s embracing her femininity. I saw her with her old band mates last year and they rocked. But the refreshed band looks so awesome I just can’t wait for her to come back to the lonestar state.
Laura Jane Grace is proof that we should not assume anything about transexuality or Punk Rock.
Read a first hand account of Against Me! performance in WeHo in the LA Times “Against Me! turns pain into triumph at the Troubadour” by Mikael Wood. He totally gets what it means to be transgender. A great read.
In the Windy the 29th? Against Me! will be playing a free solo set black friday at Reckless Records.