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There’s a long history of gender fluidity and drag in rock music, from David Bowie to Roxy Music, Twisted Sister, k.d. lang, Kurt Cobain, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Against Me! and many (many) others. But it’s always easier to put on a mask than to be yourself. This is what sets Liv Bruce and Ben Hopkins’s band, PWR BTTM, apart. Even when Hopkins has half their face covered in blue glitter, or Bruce wears a...
Plenty of lines get tossed around about Millennials: They have no respect for elders; they’re entitled; they don’t read; they’re up-talkers. Well, maybe some are. But if we’ve confirmed anything about Millennials in the last few weeks, as we got to know dozens of the best and brightest from Brooklyn’s New Guard—our annual list of 30 Under 30—on several field trips to Coney Island, it’s that they can also put most of the rest of...
It’s one of those days in Geneva, New York, when you feel like sky has never been bluer. When you’re brimming with energy and ambition because the sun is filling your soul like a full glass of freshly squeezed orange juice. You just have to feel good. Last Saturday Ra Ra Riot’s tour bus was nestled in the corner of the asphalt parking lot of the Cracker Factory, where the owners of the converted...

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