Against Me! singer Tom Gabel reveals plans to begin living as a woman in the new issue of Rolling Stone. Gabel, who has dealt privately with gender dysphoria for years, will soon begin the process of transition, by taking hormones and undergoing electrolysis treatments.
I haven't listened to enough of their songs to pass judgement on their music. Though I wasn't a fan of what I did listen too. Not my cup-o-tea. I'm not their demographic though.
I'm not a huge fan either. I think most people are into punk into their early 20s. Obviously some stick around, but I don't find it has that mature of a sound. Which maybe is the point. But at this point in my life I'd much rather listen to Stars.
That being said I used to listen to a lot of Rise Against. In fact I still listen to the older stuff. The last album blew.
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Punk music on a whole has been stagnant for a decade or so, but Against Me!'s New Wave is one of the few punk records released in the last 5 years I've really enjoyed.
Punk music is more vibrant right now than it has been since the mid 80s.
You just have to look deeper.
Against me! hasn't released a good album since As The Eternal Cowboy.
But good for her...I still enjoyed seeing them, and hope they continue to make music.
I can't imagine how tough it would be to have the 'wrong body.' A guy I play soccer with has a niece who is in her early teens and is going through this. Unfortunately the family is from rural Alberta and aren't dealing with this kind of 'scandal'