Sound Check: August 2008


News and Notes

Gossip: Live in Liverpool will make its world
television premiere on Logo on Aug. 6 at 7 p.m. EST.

A new book from Chronicle Books has several contributions
from queer musicians. Rock ‘n’ Roll Camp for Girls: How to Start a Band, Write
Songs, Record an Album, and Rock Out!
includes a foreword from
Carrie Brownstein and how-to articles by Beth Ditto and the Butchies’ Kaia

In conjunction with Janis Ian’s new Best of Janis Ian album, the legendary lesbian singer has published
her autobiography, Society’s Child.

Amanda Palmer has released
a video for a single from her upcoming September release, Who Killed Amanda Palmer? She’s also keeping a web video blog diary
at her MySpace page until
the album comes out.

& Angel (whose frontwoman Carrie Murphy is an out lesbian) were chosen as
demo of the week by BBC Radio 1 in July. They are currently recording a
follow-up to their debut album.

Panda & Angel

lesbian musician (and former drummer of the Go-Gos) Gina Schock has co-written
the title track for Miley Cyrus’ new album Breakout.
The album debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard charts.

Francisco band Excuses for Skipping has released a hot new video for their new
song, "Decision to Be Normal."

"Decision To Be
Normal" by Excuses for Skipping:

On tour: Melissa Etheridge, Team Gina, CSS, Sia, Hercules and Love Affair


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