Worshipping Lizzo, Cuz We Love Her!

Lizzo is a musical genius that brings an on-stage bravado that is skyrocketing her to levels of fame, usually only reached by skinny, white women.  Her new album ‘Cuz I Love You’ is packed with hits, but is it really the best she can do right now?  The queers debate and beg you to chime in too!


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Catching Up

Johnny accomplishes his final exercise and diet program EVER, Juju rediscovers the true benefits of Grindr, and Philly was revived by At Your Beat’s VideoBEAT course, where we all learned how to shake our ass like Beyonce.


Queer Artist Spotlight

“You & Me” by Biawanna

instagram.com/biawanna

Beyoncé / Taylor / Madison Rose

A pop news roundtable gets us talking about legends and emerging divas - from Beyoncé and Taylor Swift to City Girls and Madison Rose, and even, once again... forcibly by Philly.. Betty Who.

Nurse Dom!

A pop news roundtable gets us talking about legends and emerging divas - from Beyoncé and Taylor Swift to City Girls and Madison Rose, and even, once again... forcibly by Philly.. Betty Who.

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Philly Hughes:  instagram.com/phillyhugs 

 

Catching Up

Johnny Darlin relishes in his new life with a band - they have a performance on Tuesday, May 7th at Rockwood Music Hall, so come on out! Juju meets colleagues and fans alike at a queer Brooklyn artist showcase (The Troubador Lounge) - including the rising star Chanese. Philly is feeling in the dumps and opens up to us about it.

Queer Artist Spotlight

“Hideaway” by Lassai

instagram.com/lassai_

#SafeSex / Mandy Moore

The queer community reckons with safe sex in 2019, and we get REALLY LIT reimagining the future of Mandy Moore's music career.

Royalty Review

Mandy Moore has proven to be the queen of wise career decisions, always swaying where the money goes, but only a few, including Johnny Darlin, are aware of how deep her passion for music still lies. Is Mandy Moore destined to be milktoast, or does she have the ovaries it takes to listen to our insane recommendations for the future of her music career?

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Catching Up

Johnny Darlin is trying to thrive on his new Liftonics diet, Philly struggles with a breakup, and Juju accidentally take us down a much-needed conversation about safe sex in the queer community in 2019.

Queer Artist Spotlight

“No Words” by Probe 7

probe7music.com

#FreeBritney / Céline Dion

Britney Spears may be in danger, and we surprise ourselves with an intriguing Royalty Review of Celine Dion.

Royalty Review

Celine Dion has given us a lifetime of musical memories and recently she has reinvented herself as the cool aunt we all need and may even be eyeing a foray into hip hop, but does she have edge?

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Philly Hughes:  instagram.com/phillyhugs 

 

Catching Up

Juju is inspired the fabulous, resurrective energy that is Wendy Williams’s life right now; Philly is aided through a long work weekend by Netflix’s new series “Special” and “Our Planet Earth”; and Johnny has us asking the most important question: where TF is Britney Jean Spears?! #FreeBritney

Queer Artist Spotlight

“Run Bernie Run” by Honeychrome

instagram.com/honeychrome

Fight Me! Okurr!

A flaming, heaping pile of pop news this week! We discuss Cardi B, The Spice Girls, Ariana Grande, Victoria Monet, Kelly Clarkson, Kassie Ashton, Rosalia, J Balvin, Sky Ferreira, and Kehlani. Oh my! Okurr!!

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Philly Hughes:  instagram.com/phillyhugs 

Catching Up

Philly prepares a YouTube comeback, Johnny attends Jessica Silber's queer-inclusive-musician-showcase "Welcome to the Stage", and we all discuss our common struggle with Saturn Return - the astrological phenomenon that brings anxiety, alienation and a chance to reinforce friendships.

Queer Artist Spotlight

“Silver” by Misty Mtn

instagram.com/mistymtnmusic

Avocados, Unite! Billie Eillish Time! ​

Billie Eillish trolls us into thinking she is the legitimate queen of darkness, when she’s really just a lovable comedic musical genius masquerading as the latest pop princess. We STAN!

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Catching Up 

Johnny is on the edge from his day-job but excited about the passionate reception to his new music video for “Way with Words”. Juju rejoices in non-binary fashion retailer Phluid’s first anniversary celebrations in Lower Manhattan. Philly is being tried by the derps that handle ticketing for AMC Theaters and Carly Rae Jepsen.

Queer Artist Spotlight

“Your Girlfriend” by Kate Yeager

instagram.com/kateyeagermusic

Marren Morris…. Gurl…

The queers debate whether or not Marren Morris’s new album GIRL (follow-up to the iconic 2016 album HERO) is a trash album or just had a trash rollout.


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Catching Up 

Juju returns from Korea with a newfound care for his skin, Philly prepares for a hard month at work, and Johnny Darlin enjoys a weekend with his sister and Elton John.


Queer artist spotlight

“Stupid Sex” by Prince Johnny

instagram.com/princejhnny

The Queers are Back in Town!

Happy new year, queers!  We are back after a languorous vacation and more excited than ever to get into this pop news with you.  This week we discuss Lizzo, Ariana Grande and who else but Betty Who – wait, who is that again? 

 

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Catching Up 

Juju is intermittent fasting with OMAD (One Meal a Day).  Johnny readies to release his first professionally shot music video “Way with Words”, created in collaboration with drag queens among other artists, inside a methodist church, with nods towards specific political moments happening in Arkansas right now. Philly indulged in his first “Dry January”, and well, that was a thought. 
 

Pop Diva Dish 

Britney Spears cancels her tour and appears to be clawing her way out of her conservatorship.  Iggy Azalea is finally becoming slightly woke.  Queer Eye is out on Netflix.   

 

Ariana Grande releases “Thank U, Next” the album, and the queers love the performable hits but not the fact that it lacks any true artistic core.  Solange releases the vibe-y “When I Get Home”.  Betty Who releases a sub-par album experience, her first after leaving from her label.  Carly Rae Jepsen releases a new song, allegedly. 

 

Lizzo is officially deeply famous after releasing the undeniable hit “Juice”.  Philly recommends a Will Smith-narrated nature documentary, Aya Nakamura and Rina Sawayama.  Johnny re-enters the realm of storytelling through screenwriting; inspired by his new favorite band TC Superstar. 

2018 Year-End Pop Showdown

In 25 minutes, we race through the ultimate and first Queers on Queens Year-End Pop Showdown, facing off our favorite songs, albums and artists. We keep it brief, professional but ridiculously messy.

CupcaKke vs. Betty Who, Ariana Grande’s “Thank U, Next” vs. Beyonce and Jay-Z’s (The Carters) “ApeShit”, Cardi B’s “Invasion of Privacy” vs. Nicki Minaj’s “Queen”, Robyn’s “Honey” vs. Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Party for One”, Kylie Minogue’s “Golden” vs. Christina Aguilera’s “Liberation”, Maggies Rogers vs. Brandi Carlisle, Troye Sivan vs Years and Years, Slow Burn by Kacey Musgraves vs. Nobody by Mitski vs. Between the Lines by Robyn, Shallow vs All The Stars, and then our personal favorite albums and songs.

Queer Holiday Cheer w/ Shadena Sivad

Main Topic: 

White baby Jesus-es on apartment doors in the Bronx, “little people”, haunting Christian music, and “I Just Wanna Lounge” by Juju Garcia - available anywhere you stream music. We discuss our favorite parts of the holiday season, including, of course, our holiday season must-listen-to pop songs.


Catching Up

Juju enjoys New York City on the cheap with his sister Valerie and Aunt Yvonne, Philly grows in his beard, and Johnny cozies up to Netflix’s “Dumplin”.


Queer Artist Spotlight

“Hashtag” By Shadena Sivad

instagram.com/shadenasivad


Be Our Guest!

Poet and songwriter Shadena Sivad fills us in on performing at The Apollo, writing her first book (tentatively titled “Child of the Ghetto”), and the profound importance of storytelling.


Nurse Dom! (Pop News Emergencies)

Kanye West texts at the broadway premiere of “The Cher Show”, Taylor Swift surprises Hayley Kiyoko at an LGBT Ally function, and George W. Bush risks it all for Michelle Obama at his own dad’s funeral.


Queer Artist Spotlight

“Coffee” by Shadena Sivad

instagram.com/shadenasivad

The Grammys?.. I Don't Know Her w/ M the Myth

Main Topic: Are the Grammy's Queer?

With a slew of female and queer nominees, we reflect on the purpose of the Grammy's in modern pop music, with stellar assistance from pop music artist M the Myth.

Catching Up

Johnny bejewels his keytar Keely, Juju enjoys a week of family visits, and Philly reflects on an amazing birthday week.

Queer Artist Spotlight

“Holy Stoner” by M the Myth

instagram.com/mthemyth

Be Our Guest!

We talk about gender identity, building a music career in New York City, and family trauma

Nurse Dom! (Pop News Emergencies)

Teegan and Sara write a new book, Cardi B shows her human side on CBS Sunday Morning and Ariana Grande is BACK at it with her "Thank U, Next" music video.

Queer Artist Spotlight

“Just a Little Bit” by M the Myth

instagram.com/mthemyth

Happy Birthday, Britney! w/ Dana Sumner-Pritchard

Main Topic: Britney Spears's Birthday

The forever-reigning Queen O' Pop Britney Jean Spears blesses us with another year of existence. The queers enlist actor Dana Sumner-Pritchard to help us rejoice in her legacy and predict the future of her career.

Catching Up

It's Philly's birthday! Go wish him a happy a birthday on Instagram! Johnny is preparing for a return to Arkansas and planning his Way with Words music video shoot. Juju gets excited for his sister Vanessa's first trip to New York City in years!

Queer Artist Spotlight

“Photocopy” by Johnny Darlin

instagram.com/johnnydarlin

Be Our Guest!

We talk about only child syndrome, Hollywood's fear of curvy actresses and fundraising with producer and actor Dana Pritchard-Sumner!

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Watch Dana's webseries "Wonder":

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=klqoukYE6DI

Nurse Dom! (Pop News Emergencies)

Is Taylor Swift a revolutionary? We talk about that and more on today's episode.

Queer Artist Spotlight

“You're On My Kiss” by Johnny Darlin

instagram.com/johnnydarlin

Caution! Mariah’s Snatchin’ Weaves! w/ Jonathan Qualtere

Main Topic: Mariah Carey’s “Caution”

Mariah Carey’s acclaimed album “Caution” comes for all of our wigs. The queers weigh in on her continued legacy with Jonathan Qualtere.


Catching Up

After wonderful Thanksgivings, Johnny prepares for another performance at Bowery Poetry, Juju gets some great Instagram fodder at Sony Square’s The Mariah Experience, and Phil reconnects with loved ones across the globe!


Queer Artist Spotlight

“Like You Betta” by Juju Garcia


Be Our Guest!

We talk about bitchy pitbulls, the brilliance of Britney Spears and bratty models with superstar production and set designer Jonathan Qualtere.


Nurse Dom! (Pop News Emergencies)

Amanda Bynes breaks the internet, Ariana readies to release her already iconic new music video for “Thank U Next”, and Miley Cyrus teases her first new music in years.


Queer Artist Spotlight

“I Just Wanna Lounge” by Juju Garcia

Spice Up Your Life! w/ Bitch

Main Topic: Spice Girls (Royalty Review)

The Spice Girls are reuniting for a Summer 2019 Stadium Tour, forcing us back into a nostalgic haze to explore when we first fell in love with pop music.  Join us for a time warp!


Catching Up

Juju gets excited for the New York City arrival of Jollibee and his family, Philly returns to Delaware for Thanksgiving and Wawa’s, and Johnny’s fantasy of playing with a band comes down to earth.


Queer Artist Spotlight

Poem Reading: “Narcissism” by Bitch


Be Our Guest!

We talk about psychedelics, open mics, and feminism with upcoming pop superstar Bitch!


See Bitch & Johnny Darlin Live!

Troubador Lounge @ Bowery Poetry Club

Sunday, Nov 25 at 6PM


Nurse Dom! (Pop News Emergencies)

Mariah’s new album “Caution” is taking over ours lives, Kehlani struggles with being a publicly queer pregnant pop star, and Robyn is trying to sell out Madison Square Garden.


Queer Artist Spotlight

Acapella Performance: “Mantra” by Bitch

Ariana’s Doing the Most w/ Brianne Taylor

Main Topic

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

Main Topic

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”

Main Topic

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

Main Topic

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.