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John O'Regan is the kind of guy who name-checks Dennis Rodman, Salt-N-Pepa, and Ziggy Stardust in the same breath. He also considers Nintendo soundtracks and Vanilla Ice folk music. 'That's the music my generation grew up listening to,' he says. 'To me, it's all folk because it's work created by people for other people.'

January 25 2011 7:00 PM

His name may be unfamiliar to mainstream audiences, but Kristian Hoffman's career has been filled with the stuff of legends. His 40 year journey took him from serving as front man for CBGB's favorite the Mumps to acting as Klaus Nomi's musical director to forming Rufus Wainwright's first touring act to entertaining invite-only audiences with classic vaudevillian numbers at the mansion of Irene Larsen, who, with her late husband and his brother, cofounded the Magic Castle in Los Angeles.

January 20 2011 7:00 PM

Diamanda Gal's has been called "the Bride of Satan," "the Diva of Disease," and "a cross between Elvira and Morticia Adams" -- and that's just by music journalists. The classically trained pianist with a three and a half octave range -- the staggering use of which regularly inspires comparisons to Greek opera singer Maria Callas -- is known for her controversial (to say the least) opinions and her you've-got-to-see-them-to-believe-them concerts featuring an arresting combination of performance art, political protest, and punk bravado.

January 17 2011 7:00 PM

Behold Holcombe Waller's brand new video for his song "Bored of Memory" off of his upcoming album Into the Dark Unknown, due out on February 22nd:



Speaking about the clip Waller says:

January 12 2011 7:00 PM

Angus & Julia Stone garnered almost instantaneous fame in their homeland of Australia when they released their first EP in 2006. Their latest, the full-length album Down the Way, debuted at number 1 in their native country, reaching platinum status and becoming the highest-selling album by an Australian artist in 2010 in just two months. Now, they're traveling the U.S. with their pure breed of folk music, and luckily for them, American audiences are equally as enamored.

December 20 2010 7:00 PM

In the rolodex of performers who've made it big playing bitter, middle-aged, alcoholic women (Megan Mullally, we're looking at you), none have done it with as an outrageous (or sincere) twist on gender as Justin Bond. Those unfamiliar with Bond as Kiki, of New York cabaret duo Kiki and Herb, will likely remember the performer as the ringmaster of sexuality in John Cameron Mitchell's Shortbus. On the eve of Bond's directorial project playing at The Kitchen, Out spoke with downtown NYC icon about Lady Gaga, the transgendered community and, of all things, pie.

October 21 2010 8:00 PM

My bitch is better than your bitch! And she wore that dress before yours did! My bitch would kick your bitch's ass!

This is the kind of thing the older generation -- my generation -- has begun to say ever more loudly about the younger generation's first bona fide superstar, Lady Gaga. David Bowie, Freddie Mercury, Elton John, Grace Jones, and'crossing ourselves and throwing salt over our shoulders'Madonna all did it years before Gaga, and so much better.

September 26 2010 8:00 PM

Last year, Maroon 5 escaped to Switzerland with legendary producer Mutt Lange in tow to record their new album, Hands All Over. We caught up with the band's pretty boy frontman Adam Levine to chat about their particular brand of pop music, Lady Gaga, and buddy Jake Gyllenhaal's sexuality.

September 22 2010 8:00 PM

With Grammy nods, two Gospel Music Association Dove Awards, sold-out concerts, and fervent fans, singer-songwriter Jennifer Knapp seemed to have it all. She was touring with acts like Jars of Clay and playing music festivals where the crowds swelled to 40,000. Yet, on September 27, 2002, the Christian music singer locked away her guitar, stopped making music and ran, traveling the U.S., then Europe and ultimately hanging her hat in Australia, a country she'd call home for seven years.

September 21 2010 8:00 PM

Brandy was riding high. At 15, the singer released her self-titled debut album and racked up hit singles with 'I Wanna Be Down' and 'Brokenhearted,' her duet with Wanya Morris of Boyz II Men. A few years later the Mississippi native found success starring in the sitcom Moesha, which became the UPN network's most successful show. She made her big screen debut in the 1998 thriller I Still Know What You Did Last Summer and also costarred in the made-for-TV movies Cinderella with Whitney Houston and Double Platinum with Diana Ross.

September 15 2010 8:00 PM