Sound Check: January 2008


Electro homo-hop duo Scream Club is currently booking their spring tour across the United States and seeking help in several cities. Until they grace a stage in your city, check out their new video for “Action! Disco,” which just came out on a compilation by the same name. The album also features singles from queer artists The Gay Deceivers, Mz Sunday Luv and Hug Party.

Scream Club

New York new-wave rockers Boyskout have recruited two new members and have booked some 2008 shows in New York in the next couple of months. See their new drummer and keyboardist in action at Fontana’s on Monday, Jan. 28.

Arts-and-entertainment magazine Real Detroit Weekly recently profiled out Michigan rapper Feloni about being a queer MC and compared her to early Queen Latifah and Da Brat. Feloni’s new album, Love Spent, is slated to drop this year.


Chicago-based all-gay lady band The Pussy Pirates was listed by The Onion as having one of the worst band names of 2007 (in the “Anatomy” category). God-des and She also made the list, being called out for their “Lick It” lyrics about cunnilingus.

Club Skirts has announced their lineup for Dinah Shore Weekend 2008. Performing live in Palm Springs will be Uh Huh Her, Colbie Callait and ’80s rock legend Pat Benatar. It will be the first time for all of them at the annual lesbian event.

Punk-rock lesbian trio 8 Inch Betsy has inked a record contract with queercore label Queer Control Records. Their first full-length album, This Time, Last Time, Every Time, is expected to be released in early 2008.

On tour this month: Girl in a Coma, Indigo Girls, Dresden Dolls, Patty Larkin, Kirsten Price.

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