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Q-Music: LGBTQ Tunes for Pride 2021

Q-Music: LGBTQ Tunes for Pride 2021

By Gregg Shapiro | Jun 12, 2021

For alternative Pride sounds, classic albums re-issued (Frankie Goes to Hollywood) tribute albums (Marc Bolan & T Rex), longtime favorites return (Ani DiFranco), and a late musician gets a posthumous pair of tribute albums (Judee Sill).

Listen: Lady Gaga Enlists Kylie Minogue To Cover Fan-Favorite 'Marry the Night'

Listen: Lady Gaga Enlists Kylie Minogue To Cover Fan-Favorite 'Marry the Night'

Jun 11, 2021

Lady Gaga has enlisted Kylie Minogue to cover the "Born This Way" track "Marry the Night" for the album's 10th-anniversary edition, out later this month.

Review: 'In The Heights' is Rousing, Pulse-Pounding and Hypnotic

Review: 'In The Heights' is Rousing, Pulse-Pounding and Hypnotic

By Frank J. Avella | Jun 10, 2021

"In the Heights" is a rousing, pulse-pounding and hypnotic screen adaptation, magnificently directed by Jon M. Chu, who pays homage to a slew of movie musicals and reinvents what the genre can do.

Review: A Renovated Crowded House Returns with 'Dreamers Are Waiting'

Review: A Renovated Crowded House Returns with 'Dreamers Are Waiting'

By Kilian Melloy | Jun 9, 2021

The renovated Crowded House are back - and this time it's a single-family residence. The dozen new songs all bear the imprimatur of patriarch Neil Finn, but sons Liam and Elroy exert their influence, too.

Queer Country Crooners Concert

Queer Country Crooners Concert

By Jim Provenzano | Jun 8, 2021

Don your cowboy hat and get ready for some at-home toe-tapping tunes when five Country bands perform as part of the National Queer Arts Festival.

10 Essential Queer Albums for Pride

10 Essential Queer Albums for Pride

By Christopher Ehlers | Jun 8, 2021

The legends on this list broke the rules, changed the game, and left us forever proud. Here are 10 essential albums by queer artists we think you should keep on rotation this Pride.

Sun's Out, Buns Out: Lorde Announces New Music With Racy Cover

Sun's Out, Buns Out: Lorde Announces New Music With Racy Cover

Jun 8, 2021

Lorde is getting her buns out for her summertime comeback!

Watch: Judas Priest Singer Rob Halford Reflects on Coming Out as Gay on MTV in the '90s

Watch: Judas Priest Singer Rob Halford Reflects on Coming Out as Gay on MTV in the '90s

Jun 7, 2021

This Pride Month, metal icon and Judas Priest frontman Rob Halford reflected on his decision to come out as gay on MTV in the '90s.

Listen: Gaga Enlists Out Country Singer Orville Peck to Cover 'Born This Way' for 10th Anniversary, Changes Dated Lyrics

Listen: Gaga Enlists Out Country Singer Orville Peck to Cover 'Born This Way' for 10th Anniversary, Changes Dated Lyrics

Jun 6, 2021

Out country singer Orville Peck is covering Lady Gaga's song "Born This Way" for the album's 10th anniversary edition, giving some of the problematic lyrics a much needed update.

Brother of Late Pioneering Musician SOPHIE Discusses Plans for New Music

Brother of Late Pioneering Musician SOPHIE Discusses Plans for New Music

Jun 5, 2021

The brother of late pioneering musician SOPHIE is opening up about plans to release new music from the visionary producer, who died at 34 in January after a a tragic fall in Athens, Greece.

Watch: Adam Lambert Talks Pride, New Queer Concert

Watch: Adam Lambert Talks Pride, New Queer Concert

By Emell Adolphus | Jun 5, 2021

Singer and rockstar Adam Lambert didn't win his Season 8 run on "American Idol," but he's been winning ever since he publicly came out as gay and made peace with his truth self.

Mississippi Group Honors Fictional Man In 'Ode to Billy Joe'

Mississippi Group Honors Fictional Man In 'Ode to Billy Joe'

Jun 4, 2021

A group of Mississippi residents gathered on a sleepy, dusty Delta day to remember the fictional Billy Joe McAllister where — as the 1967 hit song had it — he ended his life when he jumped off the Tallahatchie bridge.

Watch: Rufus Wainwright on Judy Garland, His New Album and Touring Again

Watch: Rufus Wainwright on Judy Garland, His New Album and Touring Again

By Matthew Wexler | Jun 2, 2021

EDGE sits down with Rufus Wainwright to chat about his latest Judy Garland-inspired concert at Capitol Studios, his Grammy-nominated album, "Unfollow the Rules," his return to touring and a possible new musical in the works.

Back to the Clubs: Celebrate Pride With These 9 Dance Hits

Back to the Clubs: Celebrate Pride With These 9 Dance Hits

By Christopher Ehlers | Jun 2, 2021

Just in time for Pride, bars and clubs are back in business all across the country, making it possible for the first time to hear many dance hits the way they were intended: on the dancefloor.

'Proust, le Concert Retrouve' Recreates Author's Music Salons

'Proust, le Concert Retrouve' Recreates Author's Music Salons

By Tim Pfaff | Jun 2, 2021

In "Proust, le Concert Retrouve," pianist Tanguy de Williencourt and violinist Theotime Langlois de Swarte usher us directly into the music salons hosted by French author Marcel Proust.

Bursting with Pride: Q-Music's 2021 Playlist

Bursting with Pride: Q-Music's 2021 Playlist

By Gregg Shapiro | Jun 2, 2021

LGBTQ+ musicians and allies make our first June list, including diverse sounds from Xiu Xiu, Prism Bitch, The Go-Go's, Grace Pettis, Carrie Ferguson and Bay Area singer Andrew Bundy.

Justin Vivian Bond: Celebrated Chanteuse Returns to Feinstein's at the Nikko

Justin Vivian Bond: Celebrated Chanteuse Returns to Feinstein's at the Nikko

By Jim Gladstone | Jun 2, 2021

"Creatively, I've been very satisfied during the pandemic," says Justin Vivian Bond, who performed mini-concerts at home in upstate New York. Bond returns in-person to Feinstein's at the Nikko June 16-19.

Listen: Out Country Singer Brandon Stansell Releases Post-Pandemic Anthem

Listen: Out Country Singer Brandon Stansell Releases Post-Pandemic Anthem

Jun 1, 2021

Critically acclaimed singer-songwriter Brandon Stansell has queued up the post-pandemic, summertime soundtrack we've all been craving with his new single, "Pick Up Where We Left Off."

Out Singer Brandon Stansell Pushes Country Music's Boundaries

Out Singer Brandon Stansell Pushes Country Music's Boundaries

By Steve Duffy | May 28, 2021

EDGE spoke to out country singer Brandon Stansell last year. With the release of his new post pandemic single,."Pick Up Where We Left Off," EDGE revisits the interview.

Watch: Troye Sivan Shares New Music Vid, Teases His 'Cheeks' in New Photo

Watch: Troye Sivan Shares New Music Vid, Teases His 'Cheeks' in New Photo

May 28, 2021

Out pop star Troye Sivan's latest music video for his song "You," featuring Regard and Tate McRae, contains a sweet surprise.

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