The power of 5

Posted on 23 Dec 2016 at 6:30am

Dezman Lehman’s road from closeted Pentecostal church kid to out-and-proud pop singer Dezi 5 ARNOLD WAYNE JONES | Executive Editor Imagine growing up surrounded by music, but unable to embrace it. Now imagine the same thing, only with your sexual orientation. That’s the background Dezman Lehman faced. Although not reared by his mother, she […]

HOLIDAY CD: ‘A Pentatonix Christmas’

Posted on 16 Dec 2016 at 7:25am

If you were listening to pop music in the late ’70s and early ’80s — or are just a fan of the era — you probably recall a group called The Manhattan Transfer, most famous for their song “The Boy from New York City.” Their sound was a blend of doo-wop and jazz, adult contemporary […]

Ocean’s 11 (out of 10): Frank Ocean’s awesome, long-awaited CD

Posted on 30 Nov 2016 at 11:28am

Ocean’s 11 (out of 10): Frank Ocean’s awesome, long-awaited CD ‘Blond’

Croon prince

Posted on 11 Nov 2016 at 6:00am

Balladeer Michael Buble talks about his music and his gay fans You know what I’ll be Googling tonight: Bublé, gay, queer, all that stuff,” says Michael Bublé one recent afternoon, after being informed that said search terms render colorful results. All you lovers, though, needn’t search beyond the dreamy crooner’s recently released album, Nobody But […]

Lady sings the truths

Posted on 27 Oct 2016 at 1:28pm

Eclectic & heartfelt, Lady Gaga’s ‘Joanne’ shows a master of her medium as musician & humanist   ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Executive Editor The evolution of Lady Gaga — as an artist, as an icon — has been one of the joys of pop-music appreciation for the last decade or so. She’s proved she can […]

CD review: ‘Complete Trio Collection’

Posted on 20 Oct 2016 at 1:32pm

CD review: ‘Complete Trio Collection’

CD review: Britney Spears: ‘Glory’

Posted on 14 Oct 2016 at 7:20am

  We love a good comeback or five, don’t we? And since burning out in the mid-aughts and then blazing back with 2007’s Blackout, the indestructible institution known as Britney Spears has made a career out of comebacks, releasing a rollercoaster of peaking- and plummeting-career albums throughout her two-decade reign. Perhaps her biggest music slump […]

Figuring it all out

Posted on 30 Sep 2016 at 6:15am

Even though she’s not gay herself. Scottish singer KT Tunstall is proud of her LGBT fans — but not so happy Trump used her music at a campaign stop   Is she or isn’t she? Truthfully, KT Tunstall understands the confusion regarding her sexuality — she’s responsible for it, after all. Tunstall, whose breakthrough song, “Suddenly I […]

Chord progression

Posted on 23 Sep 2016 at 6:15am

How acceptance and support at a Deep Ellum club spurred a second coming out for trans musician Ivan Dillard   ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Executive Editor Ivan Dillard remembers a key moment in his coming out process — actually, his second coming out. Ivan — born Aleah — had “tried to be a lesbian for […]

Tegan & Sara & Lori, oh my!

Posted on 09 Sep 2016 at 6:00am

Fascinating new CDs from 4 queer faves   Lori McKenna, The Bird & the Rifle. Music Row’s renowned wordsmith Lori McKenna doesn’t exactly bury this casual burn, but still, you might miss it. You might because Lori McKenna’s exceptional 10th studio album teems with lines that sear and stick; that’s just what happens when you’re […]