LISTEN: Top 10 Christmas songs by LGBT artists

Yes, Bing Crosby and Nat King Cole will likely make appearances today singing their famous Christmas tunes, but queer artists have their signature contributions as well. I mean, Fred Schneider’s ridiculous humor may not compare with traditional carols, but he proves we need a little disco year round. And Pink Martini can croon just like the best of them.

Here’s a rundown of my top queer Christmas tunes for the day to add your to mix. Bing and Nat won’t mind the company.

10.  The Superions — “Christmas Disco” This album is a pure exercise in the absurd, but Fred Schneider’s side project turns the reverent holiday into a flat out house party.

—  Rich Lopez

Concert Notice: k.d. Lang does Dallas this October

I found on k.d. Lang’s website that she recently confirmed a date on her tour for Dallas. Lang and her band, The Siss Boom Bang, will play the Meyerson Symphony Center, Oct. 11 at 8 p.m.  The show is presented by the Dallas Symphony Orchestra and tickets are $40–$100 and on sale now.

I’ve actually been wondering what’s up with Lady Lang lately. Her next album, Sing It Loud, drops April 12. The single “I Confess,” though is already out and her new video for the song premiered like a couple of hours ago on Perez Hilton, but you can check it here. She sounds like she’s getting a little Johnny Cash on us and it sounds quite all right.

—  Rich Lopez