hi, the answer is kinda yes, kinda no. i don’t identify with a sexuality or gender identity in any fixed way, but i do identify as queer and genderqueer in a fluid way, and if you want to read a very long interview with me on those subjects, you can check out the interview i did with charlie stern for their very cool blog questioning masculinity.
hey! good question. the irony isn’t lost on me that i’ve spent a good deal of breath lamenting how damaging it is that our culture and language excessively labels things in a gendered way and then right there in my stage name there’s a gender specific term that i don’t 100% identify with.
on the other hand i don’t not identify with being a boy, either. the name was never one of my choosing, though i did adopt it, it was given to me when i was 14 by an old friend who is no longer with us, and so it has a warm association for that person and that time in my life, and i would feel really emotionally conflicted giving up the name because of those associations.
so the answer is yes. it brings up conflicting feelings for me, but so do most things in regard to gender, so i guess it’s fitting.
i use .10’s on my electric guitar and .12’s on the acoustic. pretty standard guitar guy.
4-20-14: CÜLO/TENEMENT - SPLIT 7”
4-19-14: TWO KNIGHTS - SHUT UP
got to be in one of the harm house’s record of the night photos! stoked. can you tell?
heya! i’m headed out on a spring solo tour pretty soon! here are some shows! if you’re interested in helping with anything, e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org. if you wanna listen to my music, it’s here: http://spoonboy.bandcamp.com
17 - KALAMAZOO, MI - 8pm @ Kalamazoo Institute O’ Farts (724 West South Street) w/ Arms Akimbo, Alex Russel-Wilkes (fb)
18 - LAKE FOREST COLLEGE, IL - 8:30pm @ Woody’s Lounge in Reid Hall (555 N Sheridan Rd.) w/ Anthony Sanders, I’d’ve (fb)
19 - SPRINGFIELD, IL @ Black Sheep Cafe (1320 S. 11th St.) w/ Epsom, Kickstart, Fuck///\Mountain, Say Something (fb)
20 - CHAMPAIGN, IL - 7pm @ Error Records (702 S. Neil St.) w/ Kamilla Glowacki, Tim Renolds (fb)
21 - BLOOMINGTON, IN @ The Owlery (118 W. 6th St.) w/ Al Scorch, The Minor Kind (fb)
22 - GALESBURG, IL @ 191 W. Tomkins w/ Fellows, Kyle Hall (fb)
23 - HUNTINGTON, WV - 7pm @ Funky Towne (fb)
24 - ARLINGTON, VA - 7pm @ CD Cellar (2607 Wilson Boulevard) w/ Frankie Cosmos, Aaron Maine, Foozle, Two Inch Astronaut (fb)
25 - SHICKSHINNY, PA - 6pm @ the Par Glass House (740 Ridge Road) (fb)
26 - ALLENTOWN, PA - 8pm @ Rob’s House (1417 N. 25th St) w/ Billy Mack Collector (fb)
9 - COLUMBIA, SC @ Foxfield Grill (406 Howard St.)
10 - SAVANNAH, GA @ The Barbershop (17 E. 34th St.) w/ Maggie Mae (fb)
11 - SARASOTA, FL @ The Bike Shop @ New College (fb)
12 - MIAMI, FL @ The Goomba Ranch (12685 SW 200th St) (fb)
13 - TALLAHASSEE, FL @ Franklin Manor (across from Florida Bar) w/ Dog Years, Atomic Dog (fb)
14 - PENSACOLA, FL @ Sluggo’s (101 S Jefferson St)
15 - OCEAN SPRINGS, MS - 8pm @ Squeaky LIzard (6716 Washington Ave) w/ Caleb Craig, Touch Beloxi (fb)
16 - NEW ORLEANS, LA @ TBA
17 - HOUSTON, TX - 8pm @ 4202 Canal St. w/ Kim Champion, Ancient Gods (solo)
18 - AUSTIN, TX @ TBA
19 - DENTON, TX @ Macaroni Island (2311 Houston Pl.) w/ Fishboy, Special Guest, Christian Medrano (fb)
20 - LITTLE ROCK, AR @ TBA
21 - NASHVILLE, TN @ TBA
22 - RICHMOND, VA @ TBA
updates for HOUSTON, TX & SAVANNAH, GA! shows added in:
dear residents of eastern michigan! this afternoon, i’m going to play at the student occupation that’s happening at eastern michigan university in response to EMU’s affiliation with the education achievement authority. you can read more about it here and here. i should be there around 2:30pm before i leave for my show tonight in kalamazoo. for more information, check out the facebook event!
art sorority for girls performing under the ferdinand tree in oak ridge, NJ.