Johnny Ray Huston

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New restorations of Arthur Bressan Jr.’s films make for porn reborn

Imagine, if you will, a time before carefully categorized and context-free snippets and vignettes on PornHub—a time before 10,000 slangy, jokey descriptors turned sex...

Looking for a hot gay connection? ‘Ask Any Buddy’

As titles go, Ask Any Buddy is evocative. On its surface, it brings up the idea of acquiring knowledge or answers through communication with...

Rediscovering the fantastic music of Akiko Yano

Few forms of exhilaration quite match that of discovering a vital artist who is in fact deep within their story, having created a rich...

A Soccer Mommy top 10: counting down the bedroom indie phenom

Johnny Ray Huston offers a chronological—and with her latest release Color Theory, chromatic—guide to Nashville singer-songwriter Soccer Mommy's releases, from Bandcamp self-expression to the...

Joan Jett Blakk for President, perpetually!

“Hunny, I cannot tell you, it’s so weird being history.” Terence Alan Smith, aka Joan Jett Blakk, is over at my apartment for lunch, and...

Beyond the valley of the gig economy

Spanning the month of July, this year’s incarnation of LaborFest, the 26th annual, includes history talks and walks, union gatherings, films (including Sorry to...

Magnificent obsession with Cate Le Bon

Contour: The peripatetic Cate Le Bon (playing the Chapel July 9) hand-made 100 mugs in conjunction with the release of her 2013 LA-based album Mug...

Burger Queens in Berlin

FRAMELINE They just don’t make movies like City of Lost Souls anymore (playing at Frameline Film Fest Mon/24). What’s the last one you’ve seen...

Queercore legends Team Dresch return to swing the bat of love

ALL EARS He’s a kid. He likes wearing wigs. “What he’s looking for/He won’t find in school,” Jody Bleyle sings, her strong, declarative voice...