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Monday, 4 May 2015


by Lauren W

It is very rare for me to write a music review here on ATL, but I just couldn't help myself.

Tús Nua are a brand new band from Zagreb, Croatia, although they sound as though they've been performing for a lifetime.

Their sound is already so mature sounding and professional that you'd never know this band was only founded in September of 2014.

This duo is formed of Jordi (guitar/bass/synth/vocals) and Marija (bass/guitar/synth/vocals). Whilst listening to their first EP, "Existence", one cannot go without comparing them to a more modern, female Placebo (a great compliment, in my eyes).

The catchy, edgy rhythm and vocals within each of their songs causes the mind to jump to television and film soundtracks. When I first listened to track #2 on the EP ("Flowing Around"), I couldn't help but think that it wouldn't go amiss as part of a soundtrack to an angsty, sexy television show, such as True Blood or even The L Word.

On their freshman EP, guest drummer Emerge Dora seems to 'get' the band's persona and the way they want to come across, providing extremely fitting beats and clashes to create a sturdy scaffold for each of the tracks.

Self-labelled as 'hard to describe' in terms of genre, the band position themselves as somewhere between alt-rock and shoegaze; or at least a mixture of both, if you will.

It should also be noted that although this twosome hail from Croatia, they sing all of their original songs in the English language. Unfortunately, some listeners are turned off when they cannot understand the lyrics to a song. Personally, I'd listen to Tús Nua even if they sang in German, Arabic, or Zulu - their music is really that good.

You can get a FREE download of Tús Nua's "Existence" EP or listen to it online (also for free!) over at Don't miss this.

Friday, 1 May 2015

Former Queer "AMERICAN IDOL" Contestant Releases New Album



Los Angeles, CA - Pop Singer Dario has announced the release of his 7th studio album, "Revolution (Deluxe)”.  The highly anticipated album drops May 5, 2015 on Amazon, iTunes and all other major music streaming sites and select retail stores.

Revolution is being re-released off the back of the hugely successful Evolution album last year and features new songs including a Spanglish version of the hit “Save You”. The first single “Backlash” already broke the Top 40 in its first week snatching the #28 slot on the National Independent Digital Radio Chart!

The Tucson AZ native has been on a meteoric rise to success. The former American Idol contestant got his early start at a Search for Stardom convention, and was invited to audition for a handful of independent record labels. Since then, he’s toured with Beyonce in her Destiny’s Child days, opened for Ashanti, and sold nearly a million albums. 

In the 10 years he’s been in the business, he’s recorded 7 albums, had two headlining tours and a single, “Fallback,” get some major radio play. Dario’s last album "Evolution" hit the top 100, then the top 50, and broke through the Top 10, hitting number four. He went on a seven-month-long 62 tour dates nationwide - with about 80 percent of “Evolution” tour stops being Pride events. The LA based pop singer nearly double attendance at Lexington 2014 Pride Event and repeated the phenomenon at the close of the tour in Sarasota, FL.

His Evolution tour was building off of the success of Dario: Undiscovered and the series’ 2.5 million viewers. The singer filmed his trials of the music business for the reality show "Dario Undiscovered," which broadcast online its inaugural season. The show was originally slotted to go to a television network for season two, but Dario declined so he could focus on "Evolution.”

While his highly anticipated seventh album titled Revolution (Deluxe) will hit stores nationwide and iTunes May 5, Dario’s schedule won’t be slowing down any time soon. He’s now in the process of solidifying tour dates for 2015 - Dario will once again hit the road to promote the new album with a first stop June 25 in Deming, NM.

Pre-order on Amazon: HERE.

For more information visit Dario’s official website at:

Tuesday, 28 April 2015

TV FANGIRL MOMENT OF THE MONTH: Person of (Lesbian) Interest

by Lauren W

You may remember the last time I wrote a "fangirl moment of the month" article, in which I ranted a lot about what the title of this segment should be. (Click HERE if you don't!)

Well, this month, I'm going to be doing a lot less ranting and a lot more incoherent fangirling because -


Yes, that is Sarah Shahi (Carmen from The L Word) and yes, that is Amy Acker (Fred from Angel) and YES, THEY ARE KISSING.

Once again, I am a few weeks late writing this one up as my favourite 'fangirl moment', but the point is, I got there in the end. And my gosh, it is glorious. (Plus, it's kinda still fresh for me, because I've watched this episode only about 5 billion times since it aired.)

Just to let you into the context of the show a little bit, Shaw (Shahi) is a badass former assassin who now helps people with the assistance of a gun and an adorable little guy named Finch (played by Michael Emerson). Root (Acker) is a slightly insane, badass computer nerd who enjoys wielding two guns at once to get the bad guys. You heard that correctly; two guns.

Throughout this past season (and the season before), Root has been overtly flirting with Shaw, whilst Shaw has been ignoring her advances; possibly because she's a self-diagnosed sociopath with no feelings for anyone except the team's German Shepherd, Bear.

And then, we found out Shaw DOES have feelings for one lady, and that lady is Root. *insert heart eyes here*

The witty dialogue between the two of them creates this amazing chemistry that you just can't fake, no matter how good the acting. Both actresses play their parts with conviction and professionalism... Oh, and they're both incredibly hot, too.

When it got to episode 11 of season 4, Root and Shaw finally got their kiss. (By the way, it's an amazing episode even without the kiss. It is currently holding a 9.9/10 rating on IMDb).

Here's another GIF, just because I like you:

Look at me and tell me those eyes aren't screaming "I LOVE YOU".

Anyway, right now PoI fans are FREAKING OUT because of this week's episode promo, so I guess I should give you a glimpse at that too. (Can you tell I'm trying to entice you into watching this show so I have someone to fangirl with?!)

You can watch Person of Interest TONIGHT on CBS at 10/9c.


Monday, 27 April 2015

Up & Coming LGBTQ Music: Dee

Dee gets set to release her first single of the year, ‘Love Massacre’ on the 27.04.15 (today)! Dee is an RnB/ pop artist from Glasgow.  

After spending two years mastering her craft in L.A, Dee is back writing and recording in Scotland with Brian Cunningham and Paul Duffin of Axis Sounds. 

With 3 more singles and an E.P on the horizon, 2015 is set to be a massive year for Dee.

“Dee has a voice that is so well controlled and so passionate that it resonates through every lyric that she sings” 
- Underground Uncovered

“Love Massacre” is the culmination of many months of hard work and songwriting. The song is  a dark RnB lament into the breakdown of a relationship. You can view the official video here: 

Dee is one of the most versatile female solo artistes and singer/songwriters to emerge in recent years. She combines genuine song writing ability and amazing soulful vocal performances with an extraordinary sense of melody and harmony which encompass her expansive ever increasing diverse musical influences.

Click HERE and head over to Dee's SoundCloud page for more songs!

Friday, 24 April 2015

The TOP TEN SIGNS You Might Be A Lesbian

by Lauren W

The Dinah Shore Weekend shot this hilarious video on the red carpet this year.

It stars comedians Bridget McManus and Fortune Feimster, a bunch of stars from The Real L Word, and many more celesbians.

Not sure whether or not you're gay? Watch the video below and see how many of the criteria sound like you!

Tuesday, 14 April 2015



Following last year’s sold-out Los Angeles premiere, Melissa A. Kaplan is bringing her one-woman Daggers MacKenzie, on tour in the U.S. and abroad for an international debut at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

With 10 original songs, meticulously physicalized characters, and knife juggling, Kaplan tells the story of Emma “Daggers” MacKenzie, a naïve farm girl in 1894 seduced by a wild carnival madam into the scintillating world of circus, and eventually into life as a Wild West outlaw.

The soundtrack, composed by Kaplan and recorded and produced by Michael Eisenstein (Letters to Cleo, Melissa Etheridge), employs a range of music genres, from waltzes to cabaret.

Directed by Stephanie Abrams, award-winning director and founder of Kinetic Theory Circus Arts -- school of physical and circus theatre.


July TBD 
Kinetic Theory Theatre

3604 Holdrege Ave. 
Los Angeles, CA 90016

Sun, Aug. 16 – Tue, Aug 31, 4:45pm 
Edinburgh Fringe Festival

Spotlites Theatre (EdFringe Venue 278) 
22 Hanover Street 
Edinburgh, EH2 2EP

Spotlites website:

Fri, Nov 6, 6pm 
United Solo Theatre Festival

The Studio Theatre 
410 West 42nd Street 
New York, NY 10036

Saturday, 11 April 2015


Are you a woman who has felt same sex attraction in the past and are now ready to see where it leads you?  

Sort of like Jenny Schecter, perhaps?
Have you just gone through a serious breakup or divorce and are ready for a big change?  

A little like Bette Porter, maybe?
Magilla Entertainment and a major cable network are now casting women who are jumping back into the dating game and are looking to change their approach for 21 days.  

Following the “21 Day Myth” in which people can mentally and physically make changes after this specific time period, this docu-series will capture the excitement and the fears of the women as they test out this new lifestyle change with the help of a coach.  

If you think you are ready to embark on this journey, contact us ASAP at with “SAME SEX ATTRACTION” in the subject along with your name, age, location, occupation, contact numbers, recent photos and a brief paragraph about why you want to experience dating women.