Cardi vs. Nicki, Mariah, and the Emmy’s / Amanda Hudson

Main Topic: Cardi B vs. Nicki Minaj

With special guest Amanda Hudson, we explore the long and complicated beef between Cardi B and Nicki Minaj.


Catching Up

Johnny takes time to soak in the creativity of Carseat Headrest.  Juju bumps into his rapist at the Cakeboy Magazine and Bubble-T party at the Ace Hotel.  Philly returns from a whirlwind work trip to California, is excited about the Captain Marvel trailer, says goodbye to a good friend, and mourns the loss of a friend's mother.


Queer Artist Spotlight

Reading of “Envy” by Amanda Hudson

Her book of poems “Reckless Abandonment” is available now!

amandamhudson.com 


Nurse Dom! (Pop Emergencies)

We get to know today’s guest Amanda Hudson - a powerful poet and comedian from Florida- and answer a listener question from AlexToT on Twitter about Dr. Luke (Kesha, Kim Petras, etc.).  POP EMERGENCIES include: The Emmys, Mariah’s new single and the true, riveting pronunciation of Ariana Grande’s last name.


Queer Artist Spotlight

Reading of “Apologies” by Amanda Hudson

Her book of poems “Reckless Abandonment” is available now!

amandamhudson.com 


Ariana Grande: Woke or Dumb? / Scott Kramp

Main Topic: Ariana Grande ‘Sweetener’

With special guest Scott Kramp (Dakota Jones bassist and our official STRAIGHT correspondent), we explore the woke-ness, intellect, sincerity, talent, mental health and music of Ariana Grande.


Catching Up

Johnny is struggling with the balance of networking and performing live with inward creative work.  Philly got that big promotion at work, but he is having second thoughts now.  Juju is on a CRACK HIGH of optimism after a performance at BIZARRE Bushwick for Undiscovered Countries.


Queer Artist Spotlight

“Last of the Day” by Dakota Jones

instagram.com/dakotajonesband


Nurse Dom! (Pop Emergencies)

We get to know today’s guest Scott Kramp - talking Red Hot Chili Peppers, Charlie Puth and all things bass!  POP EMERGENCIES include: Nicki Minaj’s documentary clips and her outbursts on QUEEN radio, Britney Spears wrapping up her Piece of Me Tour (and the reportedly horrible European Meet-and-Greets; look it up on YouTube), and Troye Sivan’s new album’s mixed reviews.


Queer Artist Spotlight

“Have Mercy” by Dakota Jones

instagram.com/dakotajonesband

Beyoncé is Dark Energy / Tristan Carter-Jones

Main Topic: Beyoncé’s

With special guest Tristan Carter-Jones (friend of the show and front woman of Dakota Jones), we explore the life and times of Queen Bey (PRONOUNCED BEEEEEE).

 

Queer Artist Spotlight

“Press Play” by Dakota Jones

instagram.com/dakotajonesband

 

Catching Up

Philly reflects on a summer full of beaches and camps, but sweat drop down his balls, so he cannot WAIT for summer.  Johnny has discovered open mics, and is now on fire throughout New York City.  Juju takes us on a non-sensical journey, the ultimate message of which is to respect sexual assault survivors and trans women of color (*cough* Kim Petras).

 

Queer Artist Spotlight

“Beat Back Bones” by Dakota Jones

instagram.com/dakotajonesband

 

Nurse Dom! (Pop Emergencies)

Aretha Franklin is iCUNTic-ally dead, and we pay respects to the queen!  The internet is having a racist breakdown after rumors that Disney may cast Zendaya Coleman in the live adaptation of The Little Mermaid.  Lady Gaga’s A STAR IS BORN acting continues to receive rave early reviews.

Nurse Dom! (Season Finale)

Main Topic: Christina Aguilera’s ‘Liberation’

Christina Aguilera, the voice of a generation, attempts to reinvent herself yet again with a “Liberation”, but do her artistic choices leave us in shackles or feeling free?

 

Catching Up

Johnny’s new EP “Way with Words” is out!  Juju and Philly went to NYC Gay Pride’s Pride Island 2019, a concert with Tove Lo, Lizzo, Big Freedia and Sasha Velour!  All 3 queers MARCH in New York together!

 

Stream “Way with Words” by Johnny Darlin:

Anywhere you stream & download music

Also at https://johnnydarlin.bandcamp.com/album/way-with-words

 

Queer Artist Spotlight: 

“Pincha’s Interlude III” by Pincha Jones

 

Nurse Dom! (Pop Emergencies)

By golly, Nurse Dom FINALLY made it to the studio); she prescribes us remedies for the first time, for our pop remedies!


Queer Artist Spotlight: 

“Cornbread and Butter Beans” by Nurse Dom (cover of Carolina Chocolate Drops)

Beyoncé’s ‘Everything is Love’ is Love is Love is…

Main Topic: The Carters’ ‘Everything is Love’

Beyonce and some dude release a new joint album, which has Johnny and Juju ecstatic in musical worship, while Phil is less than impressed.  Is this simply Beyonce singing on a Jay-Z record? Is it more musically progressive than Lemonade?  Is there marriage even a good example, or even truly real?  Let’s talk.

 

Catching Up

Johnny puts the finishing touches on his pride show, while Philly and Juju has a fabulous weekend full of personal growth and luxuriation!

 

See Johnny Live at:

“Johnny Darlin:  Songs About Boys”

June 23rd or June 26th @ 7PM

Kraine Theater (85 E 4th St)

Part of the Frigid Queerly Festival

Advance tickets online, discount code: DARLIN

 

Please donates to RAICES, to support immigrants:

https://bit.ly/2K7yG1Y

 

Queer Artist Spotlight: 

“Down by the Edge” by Nancy McArthur

nancymcarthur.bandcamp.com

 

Nurse! (Pop Emergencies)

Juju’s husband Pete Davidson is engaged to Ariana Grande, like a closeted gay fool, Johnny gets us to pick our favorite Pride Songs, and Philly talks Rupaul’s Drag Race!


Queer Artist Spotlight: 

“Nebraska” by Nancy McArthur

nancymcarthur.bandcamp.com

2018 Song O' the Summer

Main Topic: What’s Your Song of the Summer?

The concept of a “Song of the Summer” is constantly morphing, so we pin down what it means to each of us this year, as well as our personal picks! Hint: Ariana Grande has “No Tears Left to Cry”, when she’s Kacey Musgrave’s enjoying that “Slow Burn” on her “High Horse”, all while Mariah Carey is living her #SkinnyLegend “Fantasy” “Underneath the Stars”.

 

Catching Up

Juju is in his feels about Cher and the hypocritical colonialist oversensitivity toward Anti-Israel criticisms.  Philly is officiating a marriage!  Johnny struggles to re-align himself in New York City, after his trip from Prague, while preparing for his upcoming performances:

 

See Johnny Live at:

“Johnny Darlin:  Songs About Boys”

June 23rd or June 26th @ 7PM

Kraine Theater (85 E 4th St)

Part of the Frigid Queerly Festival

 

Queer Artist Spotlight: 

“Way with Words” by Johnny Darlin

instagram.com/johnnydarlin

 

Nurse! (Pop Emergencies)

Kodie Shane is our new favorite lesbian rapper, Nicki Minaj teases a documentary album, Dolly Parton gets a Netflix deal, and Hayley Kiyoko & Kehlani premiere their lesbian love story music video “What I Need”. 

 

See our reaction on Juju’s YouTube channel!

https://youtu.be/q7KJP50E4IY

 


Queer Artist Spotlight: 

“Kiss of a Figure Skater” by Sob Sister

sobsister.bandcamp.com

Problematic Artists: Stream or Skip?

Main Topic: How Should We Handle Problematic Artists?

R. Kelley, Kanye West, Kim Petras.  There has been a recent spat of established and newly rising pop stars, both in and outside the queer community that have presented breathtaking pieces of art alongside astonishingly repulsive behavior. Do we continue to listen or press the skip button?

 

Catching Up

Johnny returns from an iconic set of shows performed in Prague.  Juju performs in Brooklyn to premiere his new song “Hot Pink Lipgloss”.  Philly meets Princess Tiana at Disney World!

 

Queer Artist Spotlight: 

“Trick! The Musical” by Natti Vogel

instagram.com/nattivogel

 

Nurse! (Pop Emergencies)

Troye Sivan teases new music video for “Bloom”, Ariana Grande and SNL cast member Pete Davidson are officially dating, and a tragedy involving Kate Spade reminds us to care for ourselves and each other. Mental Health is important!


Queer Artist Spotlight: 

“Hot Pink Lip Gloss” by Juju Garcia

instagram.com/jujugarcianyc

Insane Timeless Billboard Predictions

Main Topic: Billboard Music Awards Predictions

“I’ve blown so many Christians, my mouth is a cross.” We go on an insane marathon of Billboard Music Awards 2018 predictions and discuss the relative absence of WOMEN as nominees!

 

Catching Up

Johnny is anxious to fly out to Prague this week! Juju reassesses the complexity of modern life.  Philly is hungover from wondrous pre-wedding celebrations!

 

Queer Artist Spotlight:

“Hate” by Cameron Toy

camerontoy.bandcamp.com

 

Nurse! (Pop Emergencies)

Meghan and Harry’s Royal Wedding, Rita Ora and Hayley Kiyoko face off over “Girls” controversy, and we catch up on the Met Gala and TONS of Cards B updates.


Queer Artist Spotlight:

“Busy Puts” by Tristan Carter-Jones

soundcloud.com/dakotajonesband

Emo Bands, Avicii & Mental Health

Main Topic: Emo Bands: Sensitive Souls or Maniacal Misogynists?

After Johnny and Philly got sucked into “Emo Night” at The Brooklyn Bowl in Williamsburg, they KNEW this was the perfect moment to dissect everyone’s favorite genre.  We were surprised when some pretty amazing conversations about misogyny, performative suicide and genuine depression sprung up. We hope this helps anyone dealing with depression and anxiety, but even if you’re not, enjoy!

 

Catching Up

Philly returns to social media, and it’s a whole new world! Johnny returns to relics of his younger self, as he prepares for his Prague Fringe Festival performance. Juju explores the tragic early death of dance music prodigy Avicii, through which he introduces the queers to a mental-health-related Japanese fashion style, called Yami-kawaii. 

 

Learn more about Yami-kawaii here: 

youtube.com/watch?v=1Wsk3Oa_3F8

 

Queer Artist Spotlight:

“Congrats” by Gandor Chorale

gandorchorale.bandcamp.com

 

Nurse! (Pop Emergencies)

Johnny tries to make ABBA happen.  Juju lays in shock at Lana Del Rey’s alleged jiu-jitsu skills. Philly tries to get us all to unsubscribe from Apple Music, in favor of Spotify.


Queer Artist Spotlight:

“Mastodon” by Cameron Toy

camerontoy.bandcamp.com

Janelle Monae, Ada Vox & Blair St. Clair

Main Topic: Face the Music: Janelle Monae’s “Dirty Computer”

Janelle Monae has served up a heaping plate of visuals and audios for her new album, but is this set to be her best album ever?  This week “Dirty Computer” faces the music!

 

Catching Up

Juju officiallly, finally says goodbye to his boyfriend - the end of an era; a 5-year one even!  Philly processes the very Trump-era Avengers Infinity War. Johnny rediscovers a darker, more closeted era in his life through old journal entries.

 

Queer Artist Spotlight:

“Waikiki” by Juju Garcia

instagram.com/jujugarcianyc

 

Nurse! (Pop Emergencies)

Johnny’s impression of an ad for Troye Sivan’s new song “Bloom” leads into a discussion on queer artists strange-ass relationship to the media.  Juju gives props to Rupaul’s Drag Race’s Blair St. Clair (I DO declare!) for sharing her experience as a sexual assault victim on national television.  Philly is enraged that American Idol sent home Ada Vox, as well as other interesting artists of color, in favor of mostly milk-toast, typically less talented contestants.

 

Queer Artist Spotlight:

“Boy Loves Me So Much” by Johnny Darlin

instagram.com/johnnydarlin

Beychella with Scott

Main Topic: Face the Music: Beychella

Beyoncé gives us 2 weekends of legendary Coachella performances, so to celebrate, we knew we had to bring in a straight cisgendered white man to discuss!  Special guest Scott Kramp, bassist of the iconic queer-fronted band Dakota Jones, joins us!

 

Catching Up

Philly is reeling from Mercury in Retrograde. Juju says goodbye to his longtime boyfriend.  Johnny relives a wild NYC Saturday night on-air.

 

Queer Artist Spotlight:

Dakota Jones

Songs: “Black Light” & “Bloody Murder”

instagram.com/dakotajonesband

facebook.com/dakotajonesband

 

Nurse! (Pop Emergencies)

Christina Aguilera slays on Carpool karaoke, Ariana Grande releases an okay song with stellar vocals, Kehlani’s queerness is news to mainstream media, Ada Vox is the QUEEN of ABC’s American Idol reboot, and Shania Twain is a Trump supporter.

Is Kiley Minogue “Golden”?

Main Topic: Face the Music: Kiley Minogue’s “Golden”

Kylie Minogue has a long and fabled career in the pop dance music sphere, but with her new studio album “Golden”, we’re not so sure she’s getting higher than a bronze medal this go-around.

 

Catching Up

Johnny is still sick and pretending that summer is hear. Juju is preparing for his boyfriend’s farewell party.  Philly is burn out from a crazy weekend with his gaggle of queers!

 

Queer Artist Spotlight:

“Something I’m Not” by Exa Zim

exazim.com/music

 

Nurse! (Pop Emergencies)

St. Vincent and Bob Dylan share space on the “Universal Love EP”, with Kesha, who covers Janis Joplin’s “I Need a Man to Love” and officiates 3 lesbian weddings for the accompanying music video.  Young M.A. makes her directorial debut, via PornHub. Philly talks about Drag Race?


Queer Artist Spotlight:

“Unfriendly Black Hotties” by anonlychild

soundcloud.com/an-only-child

Kacey Musgraves’s “Golden…” Shower?

Main Topic: Face the Music: Kacey Musgraves’s “Golden Hour”

Kacey Musgraves could have been written off as that girl that opened for Katy Perry that one time, but the hit country songwriter has put out another studio album, so she’s clearly in it to win it.  Today, it’s time for Kacey Musgraves to FACE THE MUSIC.

 

Catching Up

Johnny is sick after a wild weekend at a bar singing along to the Britney Spears film “Crossroads”.  Juju has moved into his new apartment and is working on new music. Philly is taking a social media hiatus and discusses the importance of mental health

 

Queer Artist Spotlight:

“Comatose Hope” by Julia Weldon

juliaweldon.com

 

Nurse! (Pop Emergencies)

Cardi B’s album is out and fabulous. Taylor Swift swoops in to save Hayley Kiyoko from her own fans. Lorde brings her show-stopping “Melodrama” tour to Brooklyn.


Queer Artist Spotlight:

“Girls to the Front” by Sizzy Rocket

soundcloud.com/sizzyrocket

Cardi B’s Royalty Review

Main Topic: Royalty Review: Cardi B
Cardi B may be emerging as the new Queen of Rap, but on the eve of her debut studio album “Invasion of Privacy” is her complacency on social issues going to cost her the crown?

Catching Up
Johnny is going to Prague and Berlin. Juju’s boyfriend has a farewell jazz concert.  Philly saw “Love, Simon,” and thinks you need to, too!

Queer Artist Spotlight:
“Head Over Heels” by Matt Davis
instagram.com/mattdavissounds

Nurse! (Pop Emergencies)
Sean Penn compliments Lady Gaga’s acting the upcoming “A Star is Born”.  Kasey Musgraves wants to duet with Trixie Mattel.  Phil continues to talk about “Love, Simon”.
Queer Artist Spotlight:
“No One Wants to Be” by Sob Sister
sobsister.bandcamp.com

 

March Madness, Beyoncé & Hayley Kiyoko

Main Topic: Face the Music: Hayley Kiyoko
Could Hayley Kiyoko break through to the mainstream, as America’s first lesbian and Asian-American pop star?  It’s time to face the music!

Catching Up
Juju celebrates finding a new apartment, which means this is the last show recorded in his current one!  Johnny soaks in the glory of his halftime show, for the iconic Brooklyn drag event “BEEFSHOW”.  Philly performs stand-up in front of his controversial “Time Out NY” Undateable’s blind date Leyth.
 
Queer Artist Spotlight:
“Hold Me Down” by Derek Wear
soundcloud.com/ahorsewithahorn

Nurse! (Pop Emergencies)
Lana Del Rey serves an iconic Brazil show.  Beyoncé was bitten. March Madness invades the pop queen landscape - let’s play!
Queer Artist Spotlight:
“Wildfire” by Ryne Meadow
soundcloud.com/rynemeadow

 

Early 00s Anti-Pop Pop Queens

Main Topic: Royalty Review: Early 00s Anti-Pop Pop Queens

Avril Lavigne, Ashlee Simpson, Michelle Branche, Lindsay Lohan… and Hillary Duff?  Up for their Royalty Review this week, is a set of unique and questionable anti-pop pop queens from the early 2000s.

 

Catching Up

Johnny prepares for even more shows in Brooklyn this week!  Juju is in the midst of songwriting and wants you to get excited for his upcoming single “Hot Pink Lipgloss”.  Philly is performing standup tomorrow! 

 

Watch Johnny perform live:

The nights of Tues. 3/27 or Sat. 3/31 @ BIZARRE Bushwick

 

Watch Philly perform live:

“Everything is Falling Apart” Astoria, Queens, March 22nd

 

Queer Artist Spotlight:

“I Don’t Want to Find the One” by Natti Vogel

Instagram.com/nattivogel

 

Nurse! (Pop Emergencies)

Taylor Swift releases an underwhelming new music video for “Delicate”.  Demi Lovato conveniently touts herself as “sexually fluid”, and we celebrate up-and-coming queer pop star Fletcher’s “I Believe You”


Queer Artist Spotlight:

“In the End” by Exa Sim

exazim.com

American Idol & Beyoncé

Main Topic: Face the Music: American Idol
It’s time for American Idol to “Face the Music”.  The show returns on a TV network with a much more friendly anti-bullying brand, but bullying was the entire reason the show became a hit when it was on Fox.  Did it create communities of music fans throughout the country or simply serve up false dreams?

Catching Up
Johnny relishes in his iconic comeback show at El Cortez in Bushwhack, Brooklyn, NY.  Juju is struggling with major life transitions.  Philly serves us a live reaction to his magazine debut in Time Out NY, through which he was set up a with a blind date.

Time Out NY’s “The Undateables”:
https://www.timeout.com/newyork/news/meet-the-undateables-phil-and-leyth-031318

Watch Philly perform live:
“Everything is Falling Apart” Astoria, Queens, March 22nd

Queer Artist Spotlight:
“Last Meal” by An Only Child
soundcloud.com/an-only-child

Nurse! (Pop Emergencies)
Olly Alexander releases an iconic Years and Years music video with “Sanctify”.  Black Panther raked in a lot of money in China, but most viewers were very turned off by the amount of black people on the screen.  Rupaul’s Drag Race All Stars 3’s finale is tomorrow! We discuss who we want to win. And, Beyoncé has announced the sequel joint tour with her husband “On the Run II”.

Queer Artist Spotlight:
“I Run With You” by Anna/Kate
annakateband.com

Charli XCX, Shakira & Meghan Trainor

Main Topic:  Royalty Review:  Charli XCX
Charli XCX is up for her Royalty Review!  She is a genius songwriter and a badass, inclusive pop star, but is she problematic?

Catching Up
Johnny has made a decision on whether or not he is staying in New York City.  Juju is fresh off a Mexico City vacation!  Philly is preparing for his upcoming stand-up show.

Watch Philly perform live:
“Everything is Falling Apart” Astoria, Queens, March 22nd

Queer Artist Spotlight:
“XO, Skeleton” by Hailey Wojcik
instagram.com/haileywojcik666/

Nurse! (Pop Emergencies)
Meghan Trainer prepares for her pop music comeback.  Shakira’s entire financial wellbeing is being attacked by Spanish tax authorities.  Marin Morris is making interesting moves, dipping into jazz, as well as collaborations with EDM luminaries like Zedd - what is she up to..?
Queer Artist Spotlight:
“In the Dark I See” by Ryne Meadow
rynemeadowmusic.squarespace.com/

The Oscars & Mary J. Blige

Main Topic:  Face the Music! (The Oscars)
Because of the Alamo Drafthouse we’ve seen almost everything nominated so let’s talk about what deserves to win. Brought to you by the Alamo Drafthouse.

Catching Up
Johnny continues focusing on the music, Juju is apartment-hunting and Philly discovers the strangeness that is heater’s having fun.  We also pay tribute to the young queens standing up as revolutionary victims at Marjory Stonemason Douglas High School.

Watch Philly perform live:
“Everything is Falling Apart” Astoria, Queens, March 22nd

Queer Artist Spotlight:
“Life” by Matt Davis
instagram.com/mattdavissounds

Nurse! (Pop Emergencies)
Janelle Monae is blowing us away with her new singles “Make Me Feel” and “Django Jane”.  Pussy Riot and the Russian government are at each other again.  Global Superstar CL closes the Olympics in South Korea.
Queer Artist Spotlight:
“Tin Roof Now” by La Louma
instagram.com/laloumalauren

Whitney Houston & Transwomen

Main Topic:  Royalty Review (Whitney Houston)
6 years ago we lost a gift to the world - the voice, the star, Ms. Whitney Houston.  Her career was epic but cut way too short, so with the gifts we were left with, will she pass her ROYALTY REVIEW?  Let’s see, honey…

Catching Up
Johnny experiences a musical rebirth filled with anxiety and hope.  Philly begins a new phase in stand-up comedy career, in which he is being reached out to!  Juju is a gay man, but his identity and the nature of sexuality and gender is thrown for a loop when a pre-bottom-surgery trans-woman propositions him.

Watch Philly perform live:
“Everything is Falling Apart” Astoria, Queens, March 22nd

Queer Artist Spotlight:
Sob Sister’s “Pansy”
sob-sister.com

Nurse! (Pop Emergencies)
Whatever happened to Tinashe?  Cardi B destroys New York Fashion Week.  Black Panther and it’s glorious soundtrack are out!
Queer Artist Spotlight:
Baby Rex’s “Better To Do”
instagram.com/babyrexbabyband