A long creative career is never a singular track. Different incarnations, both visually and sonically, are required for sustainability. Laura Jane Grace, the lead singer and guitarist for punk band Against Me!, started garnering underground fans with demos, eventually earning support from punk-purists NOFX and their label Fat Wreck Chords close to twenty years ago.
Seven studio albums followed, along with success on the Billboard 100 chart, but that did not give Grace complacency. An AOL TV series about transgender lifestyle, multiple columns written for Noisey, and a full length confessional book allowed fans a direct look into her personal life.
Now, the punk-rocker who wears many hats has a new side project, Laura Jane Grace and the Devouring Mothers tour their first album Bought to Rot. Containing songs Grace deemed not appropriate for Against Me!, the album still packs the hardcore punch and melodic rhythms that is her forte.
Catch Laura Jane Grace and The Devouring Mothers tonight at the Rec Room. Joining the bill will be Mercy Union and Control Top. Doors open at 6:30pm and there’s a $27 cover.
Written bu Kevin Prentice