The Trans Music Podcast-logo

The Trans Music Podcast

Music Podcasts >

Explore the art, work, lives and politics of your favorite transgender musicians. Don't have a favorite trans musician? This is where you get one. Hosted by Riley from transmusic.org.

Explore the art, work, lives and politics of your favorite transgender musicians. Don't have a favorite trans musician? This is where you get one. Hosted by Riley from transmusic.org.
More Information

Location:

United States

Description:

Explore the art, work, lives and politics of your favorite transgender musicians. Don't have a favorite trans musician? This is where you get one. Hosted by Riley from transmusic.org.

Language:

English


Episodes

Sammy Heck, Egg Cracker

3/3/2019
More
Back in October, I went on a little road trip to Washington DC. Whenever I travel now, I reach out to local trans musicians and see if they want to be interviewed for the podcast. Sammy Gagnon, who plays under the band name Sammy Heck and runs the DIY label Deep Sea Records, drove all the way down from Baltimore to meet me for this interview. We talked about how she got into the DIY scene, what Guitar Center is like as a trans woman, and cracking eggs. Read more on our website:...

Duration:00:22:32

Audrey Ayers is Unmoored

2/17/2019
More
Audrey Ayers used to play lead guitar for emo rockers the Mineral Girls, and has a new solo project called Problem Addict. I got to talk with her recently when I was in Charlotte, NC visiting my dad. The thing I liked most about this interview is that her whole deal as both an artist and person is facing your mistakes and your power head on. Read the transcript and see the pictures: https://durhambeat.com/2019/02/18/artist-profile-audrey-ayers/

Duration:00:38:16

Sinclair Palmer on Appropriation, Music School, and Being A Hired Gun

2/11/2019
More
I went to visit Sinclair at their little cabin by a creek in Hillsboro, North Carolina. We talked about their bands, their post-graduation plans, and then got really, really deep into a conversation about cultural appropriation in music. Read their profile on the Durham Beat: https://durhambeat.com/2019/02/12/artist-profile-sinclair-palmer/

Duration:00:48:42

Asa on Her Crafts: Dancing, Hip-Hop, and Tending to Her Ancestors

2/3/2019
More
Asa Coaxum is a dancer and rapper who lives in Durham North Carolina. I interviewed her recently and we talked about her new album, how she got her start in the local dance scene, and how Azaelia Banks introduced her to Santeria. This profile is a collaboration with the Durham Beat. Read the interview transcript and see the photos I took of Asa at: https://durhambeat.com/category/artistprofiles/

Duration:00:28:19

The HIRS Collective on Conflict, Violence, Theft, and Being Cool

1/27/2019
More
Back in September, before I learned how to properly use my microphone, I got to speak with two members of the HIRS collective, a thrashy grindcore band from Philadelphia, when they came through North Carolina on tour. We talked about their organizational philosophy, tokenization in punk, and using violent music as an outlet in a violent world. Read more and see photos on our website: https://transmusic.org/ Learn more about the HIRS Collective: http://hirs666.com/

Duration:00:25:36

A.W. Weiss on Living Room Tours, Their Deadname, and Still Being Emo

1/20/2019
More
Do you know that Robyn song, Call Your Girlfriend? Well for a long time, I thought it was written by this week’s guest, A.W. Weiss, because their cover of the song is just so great. I’ve listened to A.W.’s music for a long time, so I was so excited that I had the opportunity to interview them when they stopped in Chapel Hill, North Carolina on their living room tour a couple months ago. We talked about their new sound, their new country music project, and transitioning as an already-famous...

Duration:00:14:10

Kae Diaz on Creating DIY Spaces and Rejecting the Boys Club

1/13/2019
More
If you’ve been to any of Raleigh, North Carolina's queer venues, or a local punk show with more than two women in it, or any Girls Rock NC event in the last three years, you’ve probably come across Kae Diaz. Kae is a singer, a drummer, a ukulele player, a bartender, a photographer, and in general a pillar of the local queer DIY scene. They play the electric ukulele and drums in an indie rock project called Fruit Snack, and as it happens, we are actually currently both in a punk country band...

Duration:00:22:09

Miira Cide talks Solo Death Metal in Rural North Carolina

1/6/2019
More
Miira Cide is a death metal musician and producer originally from Wendell, North Carolina. If you’re wondering what the death metal scene is like in Wendell, North Carolina, it’s apparently so terrible that she had to teach herself every instrument in order to get a project going. Since 2012, she has released 19 albums and singles under her solo moniker Codex Obscura, screaming over tracks she produces all on her own. Luckily, she moved to Raleigh last year and has been able to join other...

Duration:00:16:33

Introduction

12/31/2018
More
In this episode, Riley talks about the idea behind the Trans Music podcast, what inspired them to start the trans music blog, and all the amazing people who helped them along the way. Plus, at the end of the episode there are funny outtakes from the first season.

Duration:00:07:26

Trans Music Podcast - Trailer

12/30/2018
More
Explore the art, work, lives and politics of your favorite transgender musicians. Don't have a favorite trans musician? This is where you get one. Hosted by Riley from transmusic.org. Episodes on Sundays for the next 12 weeks.

Duration:00:01:15