One of the more interesting stories in the world of punk last year was Against Me bandleader Thomas James Gabel's coming out
as a transsexual woman. Gabel now goes by Laura Jane Grace and is undergoing hormone-replacement therapy (her ferocious voice will be unaffected), and Against Me is expected to release its new album - the aptly named Transgender Dysphoria Blues
- later this year. If it's anything like the wordy, anthemic punk of the group's previous output, sign me up.
Friday, September 20, at the Riot Room