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POC/LGBTQ+ Musicians Thread

Discussion in 'Music Forum' started by Charlie Joseph, Mar 11, 2016.

  1. Charlie Joseph Mar 11, 2016
    (Last edited: Apr 5, 2016)
    Charlie Joseph

    Your friendly neighbourhood Spider-Man... Prestigious

    Hi people. Creating this thread to just bring about more awareness of POC/LGBTQ+ identifying musicians in the scene and out of the scene.

    Here's a list of essentials/start off points:

    Perfect Pussy
    Big Joanie
    Skinny Girl Diet
    Downtown Boys
    Jay Som
    Bleed The Pigs
    Screaming Toenail
    The Hotelier
    Adult Mom
    The Tuts
    Fist City

    Edit: To help everyone find the styles/genres they would like add it to the end of your link or description of the artist!
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  2. PyramidPostcard Mar 11, 2016
    (Last edited: Mar 12, 2016)

    avocado squirrel rides again Prestigious

    I'm embarrassed that I still haven't listened to Bleed the Pigs

    EDIT: Holy shit, they're really good
  3. cwhit

    still emperor emo Prestigious

    I'll get some bandcamp links in later

    Emo Side Project
    Tall Friend
    Amanda Glasser
    Imaginary Hockey League
  4. PyramidPostcard

    avocado squirrel rides again Prestigious

  5. carina

    yr royal highness

  6. US Camera

    A Humble Snail Prestigious

  7. cwhit

    still emperor emo Prestigious

    Oh yeah, Mineral Girls and Gottem too
  8. Timmiluvs

    I play video games fast -- @Timmiluvs Prestigious

    Im a big fan of both these, but I was unaware they had any POC/LGBTQ+ musicians in them. What members do they have that are on that spectrum?
  9. cwhit

    still emperor emo Prestigious

    Emo Side Project uses "they" pronouns, Owel has an Asian singer and violinist.
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  10. Timmiluvs

    I play video games fast -- @Timmiluvs Prestigious

    Awesome, didn't know that about them. Thanks.
  11. cwhit

    still emperor emo Prestigious

    Crying too.
  12. nfdv2

    Trusted Prestigious

    idk how I feel about the two being lumped together but some good stuff's been posted so far, will pop in later w links
  13. nfdv2

    Trusted Prestigious

    home now and yeah, i really don't know how to describe it and obvs i'm just one person and my feelings shouldn't be given more weight than anyone else's, but it makes me really uncomfortable to have race and queerness grouped together. i know it's probably a lot more effective to have one thread for both since they're both marginalized groups and also that there are a lot of queer people of color that get overlooked in individual threads but it just feels so bad/weird to me to lump them together idk why i can't explain it.


    nana grizol, cymbals eat guitars, high dive, infinity crush, and loner chic are some of my fav bands with queer members.

    most of my favorite bands w/ POC members are local bands because thankfully we have a pretty racially diverse local scene here, but apart from that boris smile, swings, little big league, arrange (also queer i think), dead to me, are all great.

    also not to be super shameless but i am nonwhite / bi / sort of nonbinary but like cis-passing i guess idk, and i make music :) link in my profile
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  14. Charlie Joseph

    Your friendly neighbourhood Spider-Man... Prestigious

    I totally understand, I just found that when I created the last sort of thread, there was a lot of overlap and it'd be great in terms of diversifying and people finding cool stuff they would have missed. Also be shameless!!!
  15. Meerkat

    human junk drawer Prestigious

    Some stuff I've been enjoying lately that I haven't seen mentioned yet:

    Alabama Shakes
    Julia Nunes
    Julien Baker
    Thao & The Get Down Stay Down
    The Suffers
    Better Days (I know they were already mentioned but fuck they're good)
    Mineral Girls (again, already mentioned but Audrey is the cat's pajamas)
    Perfume Genius
    Troye Sivan
    Jae Franklin
    Laura Mvula
    Lower Dens
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  16. PyramidPostcard

    avocado squirrel rides again Prestigious

    Seriously, listen to everyone and check out Mineral Girls if you haven't. One of the best bands out there right now
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  17. carina

    yr royal highness

    Always bitter that I never got to see Let's Get It. Tyler's in Dangerkids now, but God did I love their music in high school.
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  18. nohandstoholdonto

    problem addict Prestigious

    Y'all are seriously way too kind. *smooches*

    Seeing some names in here I haven't checked out before. Excited to do some exploring when I get back from tour.
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  19. morgantayler

    Human Typo Prestigious

    Most of mine aren't from the scene but here you go:

    Allison Weiss
    Courtney Barnett
    Empress Of
    The Internet
    Lianne La Havas
    Now, Now (surprised they haven't been mentioned yet)
  20. Nick

    @fangclubb Prestigious

    mineral girls should come to ireland (i'm sorry but i'm gonna spam this in every thread cause i'm so sad about not being able to see them live :()

    also I'm so here for this thread, the one on ap really opened up a lot of great bands for me.

    my first contribution to the thread, is my avatar Cakes da Killa
  21. Meerkat

    human junk drawer Prestigious

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  22. carina

    yr royal highness

    idk why I haven't just posted this but: playlist w Black artists / playlist w Asian/AsAm artists
    Some faves from each one:
    St. Beauty

    Aye Nako (can technically fall under both lists, like myself which makes me happy)

    Eyes Eat Suns (can also fall under both!)

    Charlene Kaye (now in San Fermin)

    The Vincent Black Shadow
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  23. carina

    yr royal highness

    Also, great video from Heartsupport with one of my local faves in Baby Baby:
  24. aranea

    Trusted Prestigious

  25. carina

    yr royal highness

    Barf Troop! (Come on, a Sailor Moon sample.)

    Each member has their own projects going on as well, and they're all so talented.

    Also, Princess Nokia samples Dragon Ball. I'm alive.