Thursday, September 29, 2005

Gay Hardcore?

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From the Washington Blade: Playing it loud Gay-inclusive art thrashers to perform in D.C., Baltimore, Richmond By DAN MILLER Friday, September 23, 2005 GAYS AND LESBIANS play and like all sorts of music, but it’s still rare to hear a gay-inclusive band describe themselves as “art thrashers.” Such is the case with These Arms are Snakes, which includes gay bass/keyboard player Brian Cook. TAAS’ debut LP “Oxoneers or The Lion Sleeps When Its Antelopes Go Home,” the follow-up to the 2003 “This Is Meant To Hurt You,” is a big, tangled mass of angry guitars and angrier vocals. TAAS is a hardcore band, meaning if you don’t do angry or if you don’t do loud you won’t enjoy it. Know that coming in. And even if you are open to all their loudness, the vocals and non-melodic nature of the songs might be a turnoff. To read the full article CLICK HERE ==== Not that I like hardcore music or anything... I just thought this particular article was interesting... plus (oh my gosh, I shouldn't say this) the guys are kind of cute. Pictured (l-r): Steve Snere, Brian Cook, who’s gay, and Ryan Fredericksen. (Photo by Robin Laananen)