Date: March 25, 2014 @ 8:00 PM
Venue: The Neptune
Age Limit: All Ages / Bar w/ Valid ID
Price: $18.00 in advance, $20.00 day of show, (not including fees)
Seating: General Admission
On Sale: On Sale Now!
To pirate the title of one of their early songs (and still a set-list staple), Against Me! is a band that laughs at danger and breaks all the rules. Fronted by Laura Jane Grace, AM!’s much-anticipated latest offering, Transgender Dysphoria Blues, was released in January 2014. The title of their sixth album offers a direct nod to news that shocked fans and shook up the rock world when it was dropped-Grace is a transitioning transgender person. Formerly known as Tom Gabel, she revealed her story in the May 12, 2012 issue of Rolling Stone (readers curious to learn more about the transition can check out Laura Jane’s “My First Year as a Woman” journal online in Cosmopolitan).
Because Transgender Dysphoria Blues marks the band’s first release with Grace as a woman, there are a lot of misconceptions: The record is neither a radical stylistic departure nor a “concept album.” Rather, it’s just another bold step forward for an artist doing what she has always done-forging her own path by processing the highs and lows of life through music.