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Queer Rock Act Boys Entrance Rocks Out

Queer Rock That Rocks-by Julie Perry

Queer Act Boys’ Entrance Releases News Single on iTunes

(Houston) – Queer artists are flourishing in most music genres, including Country where artists like Shane McAnally, Ty Herndon, Steve Grand, and Brandy Clark have joined the ranks of out superstars Chely Wright, Melissa Etheridge, and k.d. Lang.

The last frontier of music might just be in punk rock where only a handful of acts exist, among them; Pansy Division, Against Me, and Boys’ Entrance.

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Tim Cain of Boys’ Entrance

Tim Cain created Boys’ Entrance over 25 years ago and, in that time, has produced some of Queer Rock’s most iconic, political, and galvanizing music.  Their latest album, out this month, is Tunnelvision, a rock opera that is being called the next Hedwig and the Angry Inch.

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Boys’ Entrance features Cain’s husband, Billy Ramsey on bass; lead guitarist, Jaybo Key; and drummer, John Spinelli.

Set during the AIDS epidemic of the 1980s, it tells the story of Tim and Troy and their tumultuous relationship.  The story opens with Tim, a rock musician, on stage, getting jeered by the audience for being queer. He responds by unabashedly claiming the title of “Mr. Sissy”. His bold declaration wins the crowd over, then, in “Creation,” he explains how the purpose of gay men is to create, not procreate.

Troy, a closeted straight guy, happens to be in the audience. The two hook up after the show and begin a rollercoaster ride of a relationship that involves break-ups and make-ups, drugs, alien encounters and one of the men becoming a call boy. The two say they want to be in a committed relationship together, but they simply don’t know how to make it work. Its the 1980s, after all. The physical relationship between Tim and Troy eventually breaks down, but their desires continue unabated. That is when the “wolf” comes knocking at the door.

The wolf in “The Wolf Is At The Door,” the first single release from the album, is temptation. The song is Peter Gabriel meets Duran Duran meets David Bowie. It is funky like Gabriel’s “Sledgehammer” with a Duran Duran veneer and a final verse that pays homage to Bowie. It is the climax of the opera, coming at a point of intense exasperation between Tim and Troy, conveying sexual appetite and frustration.

The love story ends not-so-happily-ever-after, which shouldn’t come as a surprise.  Tragedy is the currency of opera.  Still, the music of the finale sounds like a sunrise. The song, “Back to One,”  conjures up those first few moments when the sky begins to turn and the sun appears. For Tim, there is satisfaction at having removed himself from the madness of his relationship with Troy. There is also a pride that comes from realizing he is ok with being alone.  It’s a reminder that at the end of the day, we all ride solo in this journey of life.

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It’s easy to see how some might compare Tunnelvision with Hedwig. Both use the power of rock to convey a dramatic and powerful story, but while Hedwig uses humor to defuse a personal tragedy, Tunnelvision is more operatic and dramatic, incorporating a wide array of music genres into its story. There is Heavy Metal and Goth; also Soul, Industrial, New Wave, Hip Hop, Jazz, Psychedelic, Gospel and even Cabaret. The songs flow in style and type, helping to inform the lyrics.  Now, if only they had added just a touch of Country…

Tunnelvision by Boys’ Entrance is available on iTunes now along with the band’s first single release, “The Wolf Is At The Door”. Visit their official website here.

Sarah Pepper Reunites With Lauren Kelly For New Radio Show

Sarah Pepper Reunites With Lauren Kelly For New Radio Show
Geoff Sheen, Sarah Pepper and Lauren Kelly

Sarah Pepper, Lauren Kelly, And Geoff Sheen Team Up For New MIX 96.5FM Morning Show

(HOUSTON) — CBS Radio announced today the long awaited return of Sarah Pepper to the Houston radio airwaves. Pepper will join gal pal Lauren Kelly on a newly created morning show on sister station Mix 96.5FM.

Mix 96.5 will launch The Morning Mix with Sarah Pepper, Geoff Sheen and Lauren Kelly on Monday, April 10. The weekday morning show will air from 5:30 AM – 10:00 AM.

“After working every shift in the building, I am ecstatic to join Sarah Pepper and Geoff Sheen,” Lauren Kelly tells About News. “I’ve known Sarah for almost a decade, and she is one of the funniest and most genuinely hard working people I know. Geoff was the perfect piece to complete our puzzle, and we couldn’t me more excited!”

Pepper has been off Houston radio since the ‘surprise’ changes in format at HOT 95.7FM now the popular ‘SPOT’. This morning’s announcement is a welcome to all Houston radio listeners.

We are excited and ready to laugh along with Houston and start your mornings with a smile. Sarah Pepper told About News. “Houston has been so amazing to me over the past nine years and to be able to continue my career along with Geoff and Lauren Kelly is going to be so much fun. Geoff brings a wealth of experience and I look forward to working with him and learning from him,” said Pepper. Geoff Sheen joins the team from San Antonio’s KTKR.

The show can be heard on-air, online at www.mix965houston.com or via the Radio.com mobile app.

CBS RADIO Houston owns and operates MIX 96.5 (KHMX-FM), CBS Sports Radio 650 (KIKK-AM), SportsRadio 610 (KILT-AM), 100.3 The Bull (KILT-FM), 95.7 The Spot (KKHH-FM) and MEGA 101 (KLOL-FM).

10 BBQ Cook Off Tips For The Gays In Texas!

10 Fun Things For The Gays To Know For The Houston BBQ Cook-Off This Weekend!

HOUSTONMARCH 2 —As every Houstonian that owns a television or any kind of social media knows, rodeo season is upon us. The trail rides are rolling into Houston’s Memorial Park and a temporary tent city has been built in the parking lot of NRG stadium. Welcome to Houston, home of the world’s largest barbecue cook-off hosted by The Houston livestock show and rodeo.

But if you’ve never been to World Champion Barbecue Cook-off there are a couple of things you need to be aware of. Since that ‘gay cowboy’ movie certain phrases shouldn’t be said. “I’m gonna pump you full of lead,” is an absolute no. “You stay here while I sneak around from behind,” is also one to stay clear of. But most of all “saddle sore,” shouldn’t be spoken.

We’ve compiled a list of ten things you were going to see this weekend. Lets mount up and get our boots on!

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Rodeo Season
A Time For The Gays To Put
On Their 'Cowboy' Costumes

10

Port-A-Pot
Village

9.

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Cardio Girl!
All The Walking!

8.

There Is No Parking!
Take Uber!

7.

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Yassssss!
Drunk Cowgirls.

6.

Rodeo King!
And Bar Queen!!!

5.

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Makes You Hungry !
Aromas Cologne!

4.

The Bull Is Not Your
FRIEND!!!!

3.

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Bottomless
Does Not Mean
Bottomless

2.

The Pig Races
Are Not A
Fetish

#1.

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Curtis Braly, Carnival Cruise Lines Team Up For ‘Cruise with Curtis.’

Houston Native, Nashville Country Music Artist Curtis Braly Announces Exciting Carnival Cruise Baring His Name.

NASHVILLEFEB 21 — County music star Curtis Braly and Carnival Cruise Lines has teamed up to create the ultimate ‘Country Music’ cruising experience that promises to be filled with leisure, plenty of fun, amazing destinations and live country music. The five-night cruise departs Galveston, Texas on April 7, 2018 and includes stops in Cozumel, and Progreso.

Fans of Houston native and Nashville recording artist Curtis Braly will travel aboard the Carnival’s Valor. The beautiful Conquest-class ship that offers exciting new innovations as well as popular features like a reservations-only steakhouse and nearly 600 balcony staterooms.

Cruise with Curtis, a first time experience, promises to provide the Country Music fan not just a vacation but also an experience – that will include

a five night cruise, accommodations and meals during the events. Also included; an autograph session, meet & greet photo opportunity, plenty of cocktail parties and an amazing LIVE performance.

Cruise with Curtis itinerary includes a stop in Cozumel, with more time in port allowing time for exclusive shore excursions that take you exploring further and adventuring more.  Plus, while in Cozumel, fans will get to attend an exclusive VIP event at the infamous Señor Frogs Then, a second stop that is sure to shake things up in Progreso.

For more information about tickets, visit www.CurtisBraly.com/CruiseWithCurtis