Tag: music

Perpetual Change: “I Am A Stick” New CD from Baby Dee

| Oct 19, 2015 | Reply

The writer who has been with TGForum longer than anyone, Pamela DeGroff, has another of her in depth musical columns for us today. First up is a review of the latest CD release from eccentric trans artist Baby Dee. Then Pamela has music news from David de Alba and Georgie Jessup, and mini reviews of new albums by Duran Duran, Leona Lewis and The Young Professionals.

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Perpetual Change — Pam Interviews Baby Dee

| Sep 21, 2015 | Reply

Today Pamela DeGroff has an interview with the eccentric, hard to categorize musical artist Baby Dee. Baby Dee talks about old and new CDs, the types of venues that they have played on their last tour and what musical influences shaped their music. Then Pamela gives you music news, and does mini reviews of some new CDs by three women artists.

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Perpetual Change: Wigmaker Joie Starr & Part 2 of Ike Allen

| Aug 24, 2015 | Reply

Today Pamela DeGroff provides Part 2 of her interview with Ike Allen, the producer of the documentary film about Rev. Yolanda’s old time gospel show. Then she interviews singer, wigmaker and queen around town Joie Starr. As if that wasn’t enough she also has info on Coco Peru’s tour and several mini music reviews.

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Rare Video of David de Alba

| May 11, 2015 | 1 Reply

In 1980 David de Alba, the Cuban Legend, stepped outside the walls of the famous female impersonation club Finocchio’s to do a special performance at the popular Cuban club Circulo Cubano in San Francisco. He had no dressing room or help so he wore the Judy Garland hobo costume from his Judy show, and a Pierot costume. And then — he sang.

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Rare Video of David de Alba

| May 11, 2015 | Reply

In 1980 David de Alba, the Cuban Legend, stepped outside the walls of the famous female impersonation club Finocchio’s to do a special performance at the popular Cuban club Circulo Cubano in San Francisco. He had no dressing room or help so he wore the Judy Garland hobo costume from his Judy show, and a Pierot costume. And then — he sang.

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Perpetual Change: Rev. Yolanda’s Old Time Gospel Hour Behind The Scenes

| May 4, 2015 | Reply

The Rev. Yolanda is starring in a film about her musical drag ministry Rev. Yolanda’s Old Time Gospel Hour. The film takes you to one of her shows and gets you into the gospel frenzy. The filmmaker decided that there should be a book about the film that took you behind the scenes. So he put together a coffee table book called Rev. Yolanda’s Old Time Gospel Hour Behind The Scenes. Pamela DeGroff reviews the book and brings us some other music news in today’s Perpetual Change.

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Perpetual Change — Rouge Mary

| Apr 6, 2015 | Reply

Perpetual Change features an interview with Rouge Mary, one of the vocalists who works with Hercules and Love Affair. Rouge Mary also sings with other groups and comes from a gospel music background. Speaking of gospel, there’s music news about Rev. Yolanda. Plus other music news and mini reviews of new music from Marina and The Diamonds and Avener. Read about it and listen to sample tracks in Perpetual Change.

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Perpetual Change — Music & Entertainment News

| Mar 9, 2015 | Reply

Pamela DeGroff has a review of the Georgie Jessup documentary film, Woman in A Man’s Suit and video of Georgie performing the song the title is based on. Then Pamela digs into music news about trans artists Storm Florez, Rev. Yolanda, Shawna Virago and finished up the column with mini music reviews on the latest CD releases by Rumer, Olly Murs, Jimmy Somerville and Zara Larson.

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Perpetual Change — Moon Baby

| Feb 9, 2015 | Reply

Pamela DeGroff interviews Pittsburgh, Pa. based performance artist, singer, and drag personality Moon Baby. She tells Pamela that she “came to earth after a brief affair with Neil Armstrong” and settled in Pittsburgh. She performs with a band named Massage Parlour and they have an album and 2 EPs available. After introducing you to Moon Baby Pamela has more entertainment news and a mini review of a new CD by 2Cellos.

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Perpetual Change — Scotty The Blue Bunny

| Jan 12, 2015 | Reply

Pamela DeGroff interviews Scotty The Blue Bunny. There is only one Blue Bunny and Scotty is it. Who is this bunny boldly cavorting in blue? Well he’s not the Easter Bunny. That’s for sure. Learn all about the big blue gay bunny and get some mini-reviews of new music and some news about some of your favorite musical artists.

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Perpetual Change — Year End Music Review/Shopping Guide

| Dec 15, 2014 | Reply

Every year at year’s end Pamela DeGroff makes and list, checks it twice, and then puts it in her Perpetual Change column here on TGForum. Her list is a compilation of the music she has reviewed during the year so you are reminded of how great the artists are and will go to their websites, Amazon and iTunes to give the gift of music. She calls it the Year End Music Review/Shopping Guide.

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Perpetual Change: Music — Drag rockers Jodi Jolt and The Volt

| Nov 17, 2014 | Reply

Pamela DeGroff interviews drag rockers Jodi Jolt and The Volt. The band is from Rhode Island and it performs all around New England. Learn all about them in the interview. Then Pamela does mini reviews of several new music offerings you may want to listen, dance to — or both. We feature tracks from the artists and some video. Check out news from the music segment of entertainment in Perpetual Change.

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Perpetual Change: Hedwig CD Review and More

| Sep 22, 2014 | Reply

Pamela DeGroff reviews the Broadcast CD of Hedwig and the Angry Inch which features Neil Patrick Harris as Hedwig. Pam finds that Doogie Howser has a good hard rock voice and uses it to good effect. Pam has audio clips so you can hear samples from some of the songs. Then she has news about Beth Isbell, Coco Peru, Justin Vivian Bond and Storm Florez. Does she stop there? No, she goes on with a mini review to he new Arianna Grande CD and has a mini-mini review of Cherry Cherry Boom Boom with a full track to listen to.

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Perpetual Change — Rev. Yolanda!

| Aug 25, 2014 | Reply

Pamela DeGroff, our long running music columnist, is expanding her purview and talking about films as well as trans music artistes. Today she talks to Rev. Yolanda about her new film “Rev. Yolanda’s Old Time Gospel Hour — The Film.” She also has music news, mini reviews of newly released albums by Basement Jaxx and Panic at the Disco and a look back at Sean Connery in a wedding dress in “Zardoz.” Who could forget the giant flying head?

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Perpetual Change: Pepperspray and The Shondes

| Jul 28, 2014 | Reply

Today our music columnist Pamela DeGroff reviews two tracks from the Pepperspray EP that she didn’t have access to last month. Then she interviews the violinist with The Shondes, Elijah Oberman, and we have a video of the band performing in Europe. Them Pam brings you music news about Our Lady J and a mini review of the latest from Swedish singer/songwriter Tove Lo. If music is something you love then tune into the TG music (and music TGs will love) scene in Perpetual Change.

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TransVocalizers — Jade London

| Jul 14, 2014 | Reply

Our music correspondent Pamela DeGroff interviews Canadian drag sensation Jade London about what she’s been up to recently. That includes a new song called Go Away (a cover of a K-pop song by 2ne1), her fashion design career. makeup artist and hair stylist career, and how she ever finds time to do her music videos. We feature her newest video and Pam does mini reviews, including one on a CD from a band named Clean Bandit that you can listen to right here.

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Perpetual Change: Pepperspray news & Angela Bucky Motter

| Jun 30, 2014 | Reply

It’s all about the music! The TG music that is. Today Pamela DeGroff brings you music from the California drag band Pepperspray. Three tracks from their last EP are available on Soundcloud and Pamela reviews them and embeds them for your listening pleasure. Then she interviews genderqueer musician and songwriter Angela Bucky Motter and provides a mini-review of a band you may be listening to on the radio soon, Rixton. And you can watch Rixton’s music video, too. Perpetual Change — it’s all about the music!

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TransVocalizers — Videos from Coco Peru & Calperina Addams

| Jun 16, 2014 | Reply

It’s Pride Month and in honor of that Coco Peru has made her first music video for a song entitled Show Me Your Pride. Long time fans and followers of Coco know that she has spent years perfecting the stage persona and comedic character of Coco. A music video is new territory for her, but you’d never know […]

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Perpetual Change — Video from Georgie Jessup

| Jun 2, 2014 | Reply

Pamela DeGroff reviewed the forthcoming album by Georgie Jessup several months ago because Georgie sent her an very advance copy. Now, with the album release set for this month Pamela revisits Georgie Jessup by presenting a video of the album’s first single. Watch “Red Cloud’s Room” and listen to an outstanding TG artist. Then Pamela does some of her mini-reviews of new music from artists who may or may not be TG but are worth checking out. It’s in the longest running column on TGF, Perpetual Change.

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TransVocalizers: Meet Martha Graham Cracker

| May 19, 2014 | Reply

Pam DeGroff interviews the “world’s tallest and hairiest drag queen” Martha Graham Cracker, a Philadelphia, Pa. sensation who is taking her hairy drag persona nationwide with a trip to Texas in the near future. Graham Cracker is an actor, dancer and vocalist who hostesses a weekly cabaret show in Philadelphia. Meet her and get TG music news and some mini-reviews of new music — and a cute cat video — in TransVocalizers.

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TransVocalizers: Meet Martha Graham Cracker

| May 19, 2014 | Reply

Pam DeGroff interviews the “world’s tallest and hairiest drag queen” Martha Graham Cracker, a Philadelphia, Pa. sensation who is taking her hairy drag persona nationwide with a trip to Texas in the near future. Graham Cracker is an actor, dancer and vocalist who hostesses a weekly cabaret show in Philadelphia. Meet her and get TG music news and some mini-reviews of new music — and a cute cat video — in TransVocalizers.

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Perpetual Change – TG Music

| May 5, 2014 | Reply

Pamela DeGroff introduces you to a San Francisco band called Pepperspray. They combine The Spice Girls with the Sex Pistols and pull drag into the heart of rock and roll. Pam interviews vocalist Precious Moments and we learn all about Pepperspray. Then Pam bring us music news from Georgie Jessup and Coco Peru along with others, and does a couple of mini-reviews of new CDs. Meet Pepperspray and keep up with the TG music scene with Perpetual Change.

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Calpernia Addams at Hamburger Mary’s

| Apr 28, 2014 | Reply

TGF Editor Angela Gardner was on the west coast last week and she stopped into Hamburger Mary’s in West Hollywood for a couple of cocktails, a little dinner and a great show hosted by Calpernia Addams. After the show she got a photo with Calpernia and had a chance to ask her about the controversy over her stance on the use of certain words in the TG community.

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TransVocalizers — Great Drag Music Videos — and more

| Apr 21, 2014 | Reply

In TransVocalisers Pamela DeGroff presents two music videos — “Princess Boy” by Aline Queen and “Animal” by Berlin that feature males in drag interacting with the female singers. Then she brings you a good sized helping of new music reviews of Billy Porter (Lola from the stage production of “Kinky Boots”), Sevyn Streeter, and Christina Perri. Check out videos and audio clips.

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PERPETUAL CHANGE — “High Maintenance” by The Sexual Side Effects

| Apr 7, 2014 | Reply

Our hard working music columnist got her hands on a copy of The Sexual Side Effects’ new EP “High Maintenance” and she reviews it today. Listen to clips of the band’s music while you read Pamela’s review. The Sexual Side Effects leader Amber Taylor is out in front of the band and an out TG rocker. Their music is flavored by ’80s and Alt rock ’90s styles. Pamela also has mini reviews of new music from Kylie Minogue and re-released music from Cyndi Lauper. Plus other TG music news!

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TransVocalizers — Pam Reviews the New Boy George CD

| Mar 24, 2014 | Reply

TransVocalizers is our column devoted to transgender singers. Today Pamela DeGroff reviews a new CD from Boy George. While the Boy isn’t exactly a transgender vocalist he was an inspiration to many CDs and TGs when he appeared in decidedly feminine makeup and attire with Culture Club. Pamela also provides you with some music news from TG artists who are active in the music scene.

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