Monday, September 27, 2010
Jay Brannan, well known for his catchy songs and that three-way sex scene in Shortbus, is touring Canada this fall.
The deets (ticket and venue info can be found on Brannan's Facebook Page):
Nov 21 - Toronto
Nov 22 - Montreal
Nov 23 - Vancouver
Nov 25 - Calgary
Nov 26 - Edmonton
Check out Brannan's "Housewife" music video:
Xtra chatted with Brannan in 2008. An excerpt from that interview:
"I don't think that the movie [Shortbus] or my music is changing the world or
anything, but I do think that it's a small way in which I can
contribute. I think that if we present things like sexuality in music
and film, among other things that are sort of taboo in American
culture, eventually we're going to have to get used to it."
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Montreal's Karkwa took home the Polaris Prize, the annual award for best Canadian album. Last night's gala included great performances by queer acts.
Nominees Tegan and Sara were joined on-stage by fellow nominee Owen Pallett, and they tweeted this adorable picture. So cute!
Watch the trio perform "Alligator" and "The Ocean" from Tegan and Sara's Polaris-nominated Sainthood:
I would also post Owen Pallett's performance, but it doesn't seem to be on YouTube! You can catch the show again on MuchMusic on Sept 25 at 9pm ET/ 6pm PT.
Friday, September 3, 2010
Kylie Minogue sure knows her fanbase: her latest vid features lots of shirtless men, fancy lighting, fierce outfits and snappy choreography.
Watch "Get Outta My Way" on YouTube by clicking here or the screenshot below:
Kylie, who toured North America for the first time last year, recently told Access Hollywood that she hopes to come back in 2011. Her 2009 tour included a stop in Toronto at the Air Canada Centre.
Thursday, August 5, 2010
Gay rapper Cazwell has released a music video for "Ice Cream Truck," which is quite possibly the best sexually suggestive use of dairy desserts in a song since Kelis's "Milkshake."
And just for the record: since when are freezies and popsicles considered ice cream? Not that I'm complaining...
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
Gay activist John Campey is using YouTube and music to protest the Harper government's decision to axe the mandatory long-form census. Watch "Count Me In":
However, as the only census music video on YouTube at the moment, it's the best we've got. Kudos to Campey and friends for the effort — here's hoping they'll inspire a few others.
I'm waiting for a Lady Gaga / census mashup, perhaps something like drag queen Sherry Vine's recent viral video, which uses Gaga's "Alejandro" to make a statement about closeted politicians.