Tag: "Rev. Yolanda"
Today Pamela DeGroff reviews the new CD from trans man singer songwriter Ryan Cassata. It’s titled Shine. Then Pamela dives into to some music news from her favorite artists like Rev. Yolanda, Georgie Jessup, and Calpernia Addams. She also has Hedwig tour news and a note about the new Lady Gaga album, Joanne. She rounds out the column with a mini review of a new EP by a Norwegian rocker names Dagny. You’ll find it all in Perpetual Change, TGF’s longest running column.
The Rev. Yolanda Mapes is a drag queen musical minister whose live show “Rev. Yolanda’s Old Time Gospel Show” mixes that old time religion with gospel music and eastern philosophy. Last month Pamela DeGroff interviewed Yolanda about her upcoming projects. Today she presents Part 2 of that interview along with some musical news concerning Cyndi Lauper and does a review of new music by female rocker Kaye. It’s all in our TGF music column, Perpetual Change.
The Rev. Yolanda Mapes is going to be celebrating her birthday soon and in honor of the occasion our trans music scene writer Pamela DeGroff has done an interview with the Rev. Yolanda. In case you don’t know about her drag queen gospel show you can learn a lot about it and how Yolanda came to be a minister and a drag queen who created Rev. Yolanda’s Old Time Gospel Hour by reading Part 1 of the TGF interview with Yolanda. Then Pam gives you some news about live appearances by several trans artists and reviews a new album from a band called St. Lucia. It’s all there waiting for you in the longest running column on TGF, Perpetual Change.
Our music columnist interviews Jodi Jolt of the trans band Jodi Jolt and The Volt. They’re from Rhode Island and they gig throughout New England. The Volt performs in LGBT clubs and straight clubs. How do the crowds react when Jodi Jolt and The Volt hit the stage? Check out Pamela’s interview and learn a lot about the band. Then she has some music news from other trans performers.
Today in Perpetual Change Pamela DeGroff interviews The Cuban Legend, David de Alba about his career, his Cuban heritage and the upcoming documentary about David that is now in post-production. Then Pamela offers appearance news about Coco Peru, Rev. Yolanda, and Georgie Jessup. She has news about a new release from Shawna Virago and a mini review of Cyndi Lauper’s new country album, Detour.
Today Perpetual Change brings you a song from trans man singer Ryan Cassata that tells the gender binary what it can do with itself in very certain, and profane, terms. Next up Pamela DeGroff has info on the forthcoming album from Reverend Yolanda, “Country Gospel Kirtan, Vol. 2.” Then she does a review of the newest music from No Doubt vocalist and solo artist Gwen Stefani, “This Is What Truth Feels Like.”
Pamela DeGroff reviews an advance copy of the new CD by Michelle Rocking Horse Garcia. Ms. Garcia added “Rocking Horse” to her name when she learned another woman was gaining fame as Michelle Garcia. Ms. Garcia is a musician, singer and songwriter from the west coast who moved to Nashville. Even though everyone in that town is a musician she has managed to stand out. Pamela reviews the CD and then gives you some music news and a mini review of the new EP by Alex Newell, the young man who played the trans girl on Glee.
Today Pamela DeGroff reviews the latest CD from trans woman, jazz musician and composer Jennifer Leitham. It’s called Mood Swings and features original compositions and Leitham’s take on the songs of others, including The Beatles’ You Won’t See Me. Then Pamela brings us info on upcoming performances by some trans performers and reviews a new CD by a group called Chairlift. The CD is titled Moth. Tune in for music news and commentary and check out Perpetual Change.
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.
Perpetual Change brings you an interview with the producer of “Rev. Yolanda The Old Time Gospel Hour, The Movie” and also does a review of that movie. Then Pamela DeGroff delves into some new music with two mini reviews — the latest from The Bird and The Bee and Ryn Weaver.
Pamela DeGroff has an interview with Michelle Rocking Horse Garcia about her move to Nashville, her new band lineup and a new musical project. Then Pamela brings music news about Beth Isbell, Calpernia Addams, Rev. Yolanda and Georgie Jessup. After all that there’s a mini review of a new CD by Tamia.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett have teamed up on a CD called “Cheek To Cheek.” myou might thing a 21st century pop star wouldn’t be able to cut it performing next to Mr. Tony Bennett but Gaga gives it her all and that turns out to be more than enough. Pamela DeGroff reviews the CD and brings you other news from the world of entertainment in Perpetual Change, the longest running column on TGForum.
Today’s Labor Day edition of The Week In Transgenderism is a labor of love. We love to bring you all the news about trans issues from all over the world. Today we learn Eddie Izzard is serious about running for mayor of London. Jeffrey Tambor stars in Transparent. There’s a Mexican wrestler who wrestles in drag — actually more than one. We learn about the only trans soccer player to compete in The World Cup. There’s a couple of TWITS as well!
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?
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!
Today Pamela DeGroff breaks with the usual format of TransVocalizers, which is to feature TG artists who sing, and interviews a man who produced a compilation CD featuring transgendered artists who sing, as well as drag queens, and others who gravitate more toward the T in LGBT. Meet J. D. Doyle, the producer, and learn about the House Blend CD.
Today Pam DeGroff’s TVocalizer is the multi-talented Kokumo. She’s a songwriter, singer, actress and political and social activist who is a champion for the rights of black transwomen. She owns a media production company and has released an extended play CD to be followed next year by her second EP. If Sylvester and Grace Jones had gotten together and had a child that would be Kokumo. Meet her and get TG music news and some mini-CD reviews in TransVocalizers.
Our TG music columnist Pamela DeGroff has a review of a CD by Michelle “Rocking Horse” Garcia titled Laughin’ in the Kitchen. Originally released in 2008 Garcia has started doing a television cooking show and each show features, in addition to creating a delicious dish, a performance of one of the songs from the CD. It’s culinary rock at it’s finest. Read Pamela’s review and listen to some clips. Also in today’s column Pamela has music news about Rev. Yolanda’s birthday, Jennifer Leitham’s birthday and performance schedule, a benefit album for the singer from All The Pretty Horses and new music from Ciara.
Our music maven Pamela DeGroff has two CD reviews for you. First she covers a new CD from the ’70s disco “queen” Sylvester titled “Sylvester, Mighty Real — Greatest Dance Hits.” Sylvester was flamboyant — wearing high heels on stage — and a precursor to modern dance music. We include a video of Sylvester in performance. Then Pamela digs into the soundtrack CD from the HBO production Behind the Candelabra which starred Michael Douglas as Liberace. Round it all out with music news about Our Lady J, Rev. Yolanda and more!
The Rev. Yolanda Roger Anthony Mapes not only has one of the longest names in the music business, she has a new CD with a long name. It’s called “Rev. Yolanda’s Country Gospel Kirtan Vol. 1: God Is” and our TG music columnist Pamela DeGroff has a review for you. Also some mini-reviews of new music.