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Thursday, October 30, 2008

Abe Vigoda - “Skeleton”

posted by on October 30 at 12:50 PM

The video premier of “Skeleton” by Abe Vigoda (via Pitchfork.tv):

Abe Vigoda - “Skeleton

Speaking of Abe Vigoda—the band’s guitarist, Juan Velazquez, talked to Kurt B. Reighley for this week’s story “A Big, Gay Roundtable.” Reighley talked to a number of openly gay artists (also including members of Torche and These Arms Are Snakes) and asked them what it’s like to be in “bands that don’t speak directly to a queer sensibility or engage in lifestyle marketing—especially groups that make intense, heavy music and play to primarily young male fans.”

An excerpt:

Mainstream gay media overlooks these bands. Conversely, music journalists rarely talk about their sexual preferences. Brooks estimates “less than 10 percent” of Torche buffs know he’s homosexual; before a recent European tour, one well-meaning supporter e-mailed Brooks to tell him how hot Swedish chicks are. If fans hear someone in Abe Vigoda is gay, Velazquez says they often guess singer Michael Vidal. “People make the assumption, because he is a soft-spoken, nice guy. And sometimes, I’m not. I can be pretty abrasive.”

Read the story here. It’s an interesting piece.

Abe Vigoda play Neumos tomorrow night with Diplo, Torche also play tomorrow night at El Corazon.

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1

I don't get it. This song is shit. It sounds like bad 80's punk. Husker Du they ain't. Next.

Posted by forest fighter | October 30, 2008 12:55 PM
2

agreed w/ @1. add to that a dolop of annoying.

Posted by hey o let's vote | October 30, 2008 3:10 PM
3

Annoying and great!

Posted by Nicky | October 30, 2008 3:39 PM

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