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Against Me!, Laura Stevenson and Cheap Girls


Hawthorne Theatre (map) Southeast
Mon., March 24, 7 p.m. 2014 All Ages


Transgender Dysphoria Blues, Against Me!'s latest record and their first since singer/songwriter Laura Jane Grace publicly came out as transgender, actually endured a considerable gestation period. Tracks were reportedly recorded, scrapped, and re-recorded several times, with the grueling process even resulting in the resignation of two long-time members. Oddly though, the album is the most aggressive and organic-sounding record Against Me! have ever released. There's a lot of very real, individual pain on display here, but Grace has succeeded in communicating a difficult and perhaps recondite subject—gender dysphoria—in an eminently relatable way. "Drinking with Jocks" might be the swiftest and most merciless incursion on shitty bro culture ever conceived. And the fist-pumping, Springsteen-via-Fat Wreck Chords manifestos "Transgender Dysphoria Blues" and "FUCKMYLIFE666" are all particularly poignant on the heels of Grace's announcement. There's nothing to dislike about Transgender Dysphoria Blues—assuming you aren't one of its targets. MORGAN TROPER

Hawthorne Theatre

1507 SE Cesar E. Chavez, Portland, OR 97214

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