Tegan & Sara book Dallas concert stop

TS6Last year was a watershed for the lesbian twins Tegan & Sara. After years with a cult following, they released a new album, Heartthrob, with a decidedly pop bent. Suddenly, they became as hip as Justin Beiber became … not. (Hey, we can only handle so many Canadian pop stars at a time.)

The duo just began their North American Let’s Make Things Physical Tour which will run nonstop throughout most of 2014, often in conjunction with Katy Perry’s Prismatic Tour (after all, each of them has kissed a girl and liked it). One of the final stops will be opening for Perry at American Airlines Center — not a bad venue to prove you’re bona fides. The show hits Dallas Oct. 2 and 3.

—  Arnold Wayne Jones

Tegan & Sara: The gay interview

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In last week’s Music Issue, we had a review of the hot new CD from gay musical twins Tegan and Sara. Now, our Chris Azzopardi sat down with the sister act for this one-on-one … or, one-on-two.

Sister Act

They’ve been on the verge of straight-up pop music for years, but Tegan and Sara are going all in with Heartthrob. Don’t think they’re all happy and stuff, though.

“It’s our most heartbreaking record,” says Tegan Quin. “It’s a great record for people who loved our past music. It’s just that they have to get past the sound.”

The sound she’s referring to was captured in all its heavenly bliss when their seventh album’s first single, “Closer,” instantly aligned itself with some of the best pop songs of the mid ’90s. We revisited that defining era in music — and even before then, when the girls were hanging New Kids on the Block posters in their bedroom — during our interview with the Quin sisters.

—  Arnold Wayne Jones