Alex Blaze

Queer music Friday - Hercules & Love Affair

Filed By Alex Blaze | January 30, 2009 5:00 PM | comments

Filed in: Entertainment
Tags: Andy Butler, Hercules & Love Affair, kim ann foxman, nomi ruiz, queer music

Hercules & Love Affair is one of the nominees for "Outstanding Music Artist" in the GLAAD Media Awards Jason posted about earlier this week. It was the first I heard of this band, and they're fuckin' awesome. They're a really mixed group that's headed by a leather queen and has a trans woman and a lesbian DJ on vocals.

This is their song "You Belong."

And here's their "Blind."

Here's Kim Ann Foxman, speaking with AfterEllen, on being a queer band:

"Some people are going for that 'queer' band thing," Foxman stated. "We just never set out to do that -- we never made it a point. It isn't the point. Of course I'm proud to be a part of queer culture, we just happen to be very colorful group in the band that are all coming together for one reason: to play music that we love. That has nothing to do with our sexual preferences."

This group is really awesome. I hope they win the GLAAD Media Award!

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If you like this group be sure to check out Antony and The Johnsons (the trans vocalists main band). I highly recommend them and their newest album that came out two weeks ago.

Oh my gawd...that's Nomi singing lead.
She is fantastic!