Out musicians shine in recent releases
How do you top a summer concert season that boasted such gay icons as Melissa Etheridge, Cyndi Lauper, Scissor Sisters and the B-52s? Atlanta’s live music venues appear poised to find out, with an array of fall shows scheduled to keep us dancing and singing along until we forget about the coming cold.
One of the biggest names of the fall season hits Atlanta twice in two days, with gay glam rocker Adam Lambert, who rocketed to fame on “American Idol,” playing back-to-back shows: Symphony Hall on Sept. 14 and the Tabernacle on Sept. 15.
September highlights also include two popular lesbian singer-songwriters — bluesy former Atlantan Michelle Malone and icon Janis Ian — at Eddie’s Attic.
The new double live album by Atlanta’s Indigo Girls debuts today
Jennifer Knapp, a Grammy nominated, Dove Award winning Christian recording star, has just released “Letting Go” – her first recording in nine years. She is currently touring and will be a performer on the 2010 Lilith Fair tour at shows in St. Louis and Kansas City, Missouri.
Knapp recently talked with the Georgia Voice about her former career as a Christian performer, her seven-year hiatus in Australia and her return to the music scene as an out lesbian.
Poet Yolo Akili’s new CD, “Purple Galaxy,” is a spoken-word meditation on transcending sexual identity. In it, he imagines an erotic utopia, free of shame and labels and driven by pure pleasure: