Ariana’s Doing the Most w/ Brianne Taylor

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In mere weeks, Ariana Grande has ended a very public engagement to Pete Davidson, released her first #1 single ever, announced her soon-to-be-released 2nd album of 2018, and been accused of blackface.  Brianne Taylor weighs in with us on this very specific touchstone in Ari’s life. Join us!


Catching Up

Johnny’s epically amazing performance with MajorStage reminds him how much he hated the New York City Marathon, Philly enjoys a quiet weekend to himself and Juju grips onto the stoicism of starting 2 diets - nutritional and fiscal - at the same time.


Be Our Guest!

We talk about living near Rikers Island, catcalling, musical inspiration, and being biracial, with 22-year-old rising pop star Brianne Taylor.


Nurse Dom! (Pop News Emergencies)

We call Nurse Dom on Mariah’s new album Caution (out every this Friday, November 16th), Miley Cyrus’s house burning down in the tragic California fires, Rupaul’s Drag Race’s Christmas special, All Stars Season 4, Carly Rae Jepsen’s new song “Party for One”, and Britney Spears’s record-setting Vegas residency.

Lizzo w/ Julia Pugachevsky

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Lizzo is out here making hot music while standing up for body positivity, queer rights and all-around female badassery. We couldn’t STAN harder with anyone else but Cosmopolitan’s Sex and Relationships Editor Julia Pugachevsky. This episode’s “Good as Hell”!


Catching Up

Philly continues to recover, after a sudden separation from his amore.  Johnny is sore from the New York City Marathon.  Juju finds out he is a hometown hero!


Book Recommendation

“The Velvet Rage” by Alan Downs


Be Our Guest!

After reading us an excerpt from her upcoming children’s book “Bad Cookie”, Julia Pugachevsky tells us all about working for Cosmopolitan magazine, producing an independent short film in Wisconsin with her boyfriend, and getting into children’s books.


Nurse Dom! (Pop News Emergencies)

We call Nurse Dom on Ariana Grande’s slayage at NBC’s “Wicked” TV special, Maggie Rogers on SNL and Lady Gaga is becoming a boring Hollywood actress.

Robyn is Our “Honey”

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Robyn’s new album “Honey” calls us to re-visit her Max Martin beginnings, her comforting voice and her unique place as a queer icon.


Catching Up

Juju is tricked into a night of fake romance by a closet case at a Halloween party, Philly deals with the temporary braking of a burgeoning love, and Johnny prepares for the New York City Marathon while debating how to approach an uncertain live performance he has coming up.


See Johnny Darlin Live!

The Delancey

Wed. Nov. 7th @ 8:30PM

Email johnnydarlin549@gmail.com for tickets!


Queer Artist Spotlight:

“Nice White Lady” by Gandor Chorale

instagram.com/gandorchorale 


NURSE DOM! HELP! (Pop News)

Betty Who joins Panic at the Disco on tour, Nicki Minaj and Cardi B are at each other’s throats again, and Mariah Carey joins The Voice, highlighting a rising talent Mackenzie Thomas.


Queer Artist Spotlight:

“Karmic Rust” by Gandor Chorale

instagram.com/gandorchorale 

CupcakKe! w/ Angela Petriello

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We explore rapper Cupcakke’s sexually charged songs, staunch feminism, queer ally-ship and lyrical genius.


Catching Up

Juju is getting used to transformations at his day job, Phil is still sick while contemplating self-destructive voices in his head, and Johnny is training for a marathon while eating way too much candy.


Queer Artist Spotlight:

“Glow” by Bitch

instagram.com/bbbitch666__


Guest: Angela Petriello

Juju takes our Resident Friend Angela Petriello through a whiplash maze of questions exploring her love for Janelle Monae, Beyonce’s witchcraft, and Aretha Franklin’s legacy. 


NURSE DOM! HELP! (Pop News)

Kehlani calls out ignorant fools criticizing her queer pregnancy, Taylor Swift somehow surpasses Kanye West in the land of being woke, and Adam Lambert prepares for a live TV tribute to “Wicked” the musical. Spooky Ooky!


Queer Artist Spotlight:

“Rock Bottom” by Bitch

instagram.com/bbbitch666__

SOPHIE w/ Prince Johnny

Main Topic: SOPHIE

SOPHIE is a cutting edge Scottish music producer that is making us question our relationships to gender, pop music and Petras.


Queer Artist Spotlight

We get to know imminent pop star Prince Johnny, and his mission to build community in New York City’s songwriting community.

“Gullible” by Prince Johnny

“Sex Party” by Prince Johnny


I THINK WE ALL SING

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nkv3CcBFWbI


Nurse Dom! (Pop News Emergencies)

We call Nurse Dom to save us from:  CupcakKe comes out a domestic abuse survivor, Mariah Carey releases the sumptuous music video for her new single “With You”, CharliXCX and Troye Sivan (who doesn’t have the range) release a nostalgic 90s-themed music video for “1991”, Gaga is still talking about trans-generational grief, and Britney Spears announces an announcement on ELLEN.


Catching Up

Juju is hungover from his birthday celebrations, Johnny falls in love with Kpop while preparing for an upcoming performance and rewatching “A Star is Born”, and Philly returns from a transformatively spiritual, crystalline work trip. We react live to the news of Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson ending their engagement.

A Star is Born w/ Oliver Whitney

Main Topic: A Star is Born

The queers welcomed pioneering film critic Oliver Whitney to discuss trans masculine representation in film, drag queens and the movie on the tip of everyone’s tongues - “A Star is Born”.


“GROWING UP TRANS WHEN THERE AREN’T ANY TRANS CHARACTERS ON SCREEN” by Oliver Whitney

http://screencrush.com/trans-characters-movies-tv-our-hollywood/

Follow Oliver Whitney at twitter.com/cinemabite

Catching Up

Juju celebrates his birthday, Johnny prepares for his free Sidewalk Cafe show on Tuesday, October 16th (come on out!) while seeing Christina Aguilera live on her “Liberation” tour, and Philly rejoices in an iconic New York City weekend filled with absolute MOMENTS, darling!  Going backstage at the Lion King on Broadway, bumping into Kacey Musgraves in a movie theatre, cheering Troye Sivan on at the Years and Years concert at Terminal 5, ALL OF IT!


Queer Artist Spotlight

“Run” by Lily Mao

Instagram.com/l_mao


Nurse Dom! (Pop Emergencies)

Lana Del Rey wants Azealia Banks to pull up to the addy, female Halloween music classics try to happen, and ABearNamedTroy comes out with a new music video for his hit single THICCK.


Queer Artist Spotlight

“Pretentious” by Lily Mao

Instagram.com/l_mao

Bonus: Go Vote! w/ Michelle Wente

The queers and Political Correspondent Michelle Wente explore Taylor Swift’s political impact, Dr. Blasey Ford’s legacy, and grappling with close family members that happen to be Trump supporters.


Visit votesaveamerica.com to register to vote, check if you are indeed still validly registered and/or get involved with your local community.  No matter what bubble we try to create, we have to remember that we are all in this together.


Follow Michelle on Instagram @marthabushwick instagram.com/marthabushwick

Dishonorable Men w/ Savannah DesOrmeaux

Main Topic: Kanye, Kavanaugh and Louis C.K.

Sometimes you just can’t talk about pop music, celebrity and queens without getting into the weeds - a.k.a. MEN.  So, this week we revisit the topic of problematic artists, and whether it’s okay to consume their content.


Catching Up

Juju finds solace in the guided breathing “Breathe Deep” mobile app.  Philly gets a text from an ex on the same day that his current lover announces his departure.  Johnny feels disconnected or uninvited from the world, and the queers help him unpack that.


Queer Artist Spotlight

“Men are a Top Sheet” by Savannah DesOrmeaux

Instagram.com/savannahdeso


Nurse Dom! (Pop Emergencies)

We get to know iconic Queen O’ Comedy Savannah DesOrmeaux before discussing Beyoncé’s witchcraft, the new Ticketmaster lawsuit, and Cardi B turns herself in for another crime pridefully committed.


Queer Artist Spotlight

“Morning Routine” by Savannah DesOrmeaux

Instagram.com/savannahdeso

CHER! w/ Lily Mao

Main Topic: We Believe in Cher

With special guest Lily Mao, we explore the endlessly evolving legacy of Cher - the outfits, the complicated relationship with her queer son, the songs, all of it!


Catching Up

Juju continues to debate whether to give into fresh creativity or refocus on marketing the old stuff!  Philly has randomly become obsessed with “Parks and Recreation”.  Johnny celebrates over 40 days sober!


Queer Artist Spotlight

“Omaha” by Lily Mao

From her upcoming album “Run to Madness”

Instagram.com/l_mao



Nurse Dom! (Pop Emergencies)

We get to know iconic lesbian rocker Lily Mao before discussing up-and-coming drag queen pop trio Stephanie’s Child, PItchfork’s comprehensive history of autotune, and Paramore’s decision to stop performing “Misery Business”.


Queer Artist Spotlight

“Sour Grapes” by Lily Mao

From her upcoming album “Run to Madness”

Instagram.com/l_mao

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