Tag Archives: gay music

BearForce1 Is No More

Bearotic reports today that BearForce1, the world’s most popular “bear band” (and there are a few) has broken up. Oh well, even with more cast changes than the Supremes, they were good for a laugh. I even saw them in “concert” at NYC’s Splash Bar and can still do the silly Bearforce1 dance. Here’s their first and biggest hit from ...

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Swag Tuesday

Courtesy of Universal Music, today’s Swag Tuesday giftie is the Elton John concert DVD The Red Piano, which goes on sale nationwide today. Thousands of Elton John fans have traveled to Caesars Palace Las Vegas to see over 200 sold-out The Red Piano shows, helping break attendance records and setting new standards for musical entertainment. Now available everywhere for the ...

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Naked Highway – Wet Like Sweat

Possibly NSFW. Here’s the latest from Gotham’s gay glamsters Naked Highway. Even if you don’t dig electroqueer, you’ll like the soapy boys. Great track, reminds me of late 70’s Human League.

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Tonight: Matt Alber At The Ritz Lounge

Last night Little David and I attended Defying Equality, Broadways huge marriage equality fundraiser. I’ll post more about the show once the Broadway sites get their coverage up, but a highlight for us was Matt Alber’s fantastic performance of his single End Of The World. Alber plays an “impromptu” acoustic set tonight at the Ritz Lounge in Times Square. Highly ...

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Pet Shop Boys – Love Etc.

Here’s the first single from the upcoming Pet Shop Boys album, Yes. There are several remixes of Love Etc available as well as a “digital bundle” containing a non-album track. The last PSB full-length release of new tracks was 2006’s Fundamental.

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#1 This Week In 1985

This week in 1985, Smalltown Boy, the debut single from UK gay dance trio Bronski Beat, hit #1 on the Billboard dance chart for its only week. The tortured lyrics, haunting melody and heartbreaking video (which depicts a gay bashing) made the song an immediate gay anthem worldwide and it remains a staple of gay nightclubs today. My roommate and ...

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Till The End – Tom Goss

Singer/songwriter Tom Goss gives you some sweet gay lovin’ for Valentine’s Day.

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Ray Boltz – Don’t Tell Me Who To Love

In September we learned that best-selling gospel singer Ray Boltz had come out of the closet after 33 years of hetersexual marriage. Here’s Boltz’ first post-outing song, Don’t Tell Me Who To Love. The clip was created by Soulforce. According to Boltz’s blog, Don’t Tell Me Who To Love is a collaboration with Hitplay, the same producers who work with ...

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Cazwell – I Seen Beyonce’ At Burger King

And she was eat’n, she was eat’n. Been singing this all morning. Love the New York “n”. What’s that called, linguistically? I missed this clip when it came out last week, but it’s already gotten 400K hits on YouTube. Our dear Father Tony is a hooge fan of gay rapper Cazwell. Who’s the drag queen playing Beyonce?

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DJ Neil Lewis Collection For Sale

Dance music and vinyl junkies will be interested to learn that the vast collection of legendary late DJ Neil Lewis is now for sale. As one of the most highly regarded DJs on the international dance circuit for nearly two decades, Neil Lewis captivated audiences and inspired a generation of loyal fans from around the globe with his mesmerizing and ...

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Bearforce1 – Shake That Thing

Furry disco bunnies Bearforce1 are back again with a new single and two new cast members. Man, these guys are like the Destiny’s Child of bear groups. How many Bearforce1-ers have there been so far? Seven? For this single they’ve dropped their Bears On 45 medley schtick.

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Ex-Boyfriends – Situation

Here’s the first video from San Francisco’s Ex-Boyfriends. The JMG reader who sent along the clip notes that the video was shot at SF’s armory, now the home of Kink.com, which may explain the bondage imagery. Great song.

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Mike Ator – Happy

Singer/songwriter Mike Ator will perform at the Nashville stop of the Bearapolooza 2008 tour and after hearing Happy, his gorgeous and wistful new single, I asked Mike for the backstory to the song. “Happy” is a tribute to my friend Lance, a wonderful, unforgettable character, who sadly took his own life last Summer. Yes, I know, a singer/songwriter’s ode to ...

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Bearapalooza 2008

Via Queerty, here’s the promo vid for Bearapalozza 2008 which features “the talents of over 25 bear and bear-identified performers.” The NYC date for the tour is May 6th at the Eagle. Here’s their Flickr page of past events.

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Disco Legend Paul Parker Returns

Out gay disco hottie Paul Parker is back! You may remember Parker from his big hits in the 80’s and 90’s, (Right On Target was my favorite). His new single Don’t Stop (What You’re Doing To Me) is now available on iTunes and Amazon. Here’s the audio-only YouTube clip of the new track.

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Funplex!

The B-52’s are streaming Funplex, the first single from their album of the same name, over on their MySpace page. The single is now available on iTunes, the album drops on March 25th. This is the first new album for the B’s in sixteen years. Did I ever mention that I got evicted from my first apartment in 1979 thanks ...

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Mistake Number Three

Since we’re talking Boy George today, I thought I’d put up my personal favorite, Mistake Number Three, from 1984’s Waking Up With The House On Fire. Rumor at the time was that “mistake number three” was the girl that Jon Moss was then pursuing. Mistakes one and two were the two times that Moss and George had been boyfriends. So ...

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Village People: The Straight Story

Former Village People frontman and songwriter Victor Willis (seen here during a 2006 drug arrest) is planning a tell-all book about his days with the legendary disco group. Willis, who left the group in 1980, begins his musical comeback attempt on August 31 in Las Vegas, with a worldwide tour to follow the launch of his autobiography in 2008. Willis, ...

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True Colors, Rich Morel, Blowoff

The soundtrack to this summer’s True Colors tour is available now for download with the physical CD due on August 7th. The highlight (to me) is Morel’s Pink Noise remix of Cyndi Lauper’s True Colors. You probably know Rich Morel from his smash remixes of tracks by Depeche Mode, Pet Shop Boys, and many others – not to mention his ...

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Poofter Top Ten

Speaking of London Pride, today the UK Guardian lists their ten favorite songs about being gay: 1 Jet Boy, Jet Girl, Elton Motello2 Michael, Franz Ferdinand3 Homosapien, Pete Shelley4 Can You Forgive Her?, Pet Shop Boys5 BD Woman’s Blues, Lucille Bogan6 Damn I Wish I Was Your Lover, Sophie B Hawkins7 The Man That I Am With My Man, The ...

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