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Depeche Mode’s Martin Gore Releases “Europa Hymn” Video

Depeche Mode’s Martin Gore Releases “Europa Hymn” Video

Europa Hymn is the first taste of ‘MG’ – Depeche Mode’s Martin Gore’s, upcoming 16-track electronic instrumental album  out on April 28th on Mute. Directed by: M-I-E PRE-ORDER MG: Digital on

Gay Punk Band The Chew Toys | Butt Sex or Music, What Came First? | This Town Voadcast

LA’s queercore/punk rock band, The Chew Toys, married couple Kevin Dickson and Jay Tag, are the newest guests on “This Town” video podcast hosted by Mike Enders.  San Francisco is The Chew Toys’ first stop on their mini-tour and came into to chat. They touched base on how the band started, the word “queer”, touring,

Steve Grand Has a Rough “Time” with Foxy Friend in New Music Video

There has been a lot of build up for the release of Steve Grand’s debut album that was released earlier this week, All American Boy. Now Steve has just shared his new music video for the track “Time.” The excitement of a chance meeting, turns into quite the emotional roller coaster.  Steve Grand’s voice is smooth


Steve Grand Chats About His Debut “All American Boy” EP Out Now | Video

  Singer Steve Grand, who busted on to the music scene in 2013 with his viral video for All American Boy, has released his debut album with the same name All American Boy In the video below Steve chats about the power music and the connection his music has made with LGBT youth. I am impressed in

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Put Your Hand in His “Cookie Jar” by Traffic Signs & Jake The Rapper | Video

  Intrigued? I’ll let you do the research. Find Jake The Rapper on Facebook and tell me what you find out. In the meantime watch this triply music video by Traffic Signs & Jake The Rapper directed by  Ben&Julia | Tipped off by Accidental Bear reader Paul

Blackout: John Burris Speaks Short Film | Eric Garner and Mike Brown’s Lives Mattered

  “After the deaths of Eric Garner and Mike Brown at the hands of police last year, the United States came together in protest against police brutality towards the African-American community there. “I can’t breathe,” the last words uttered by Garner as he was choked to death, and “black lives matter,” became slogans, hashtags and


LA’s Orchid and Hound Share “Original” Music Video and Damn It’s Catchy!

This morning Los Angeles based band, Orchid and Hound, have shared their new music video for “Original,” and oh boy it’s a catchy doozie. I foreshadow myself skipping down the street to it later. You’ll want to watch the video at least nine times to focus on each of the individual plots going on throughout the


They Might Be Giants – “Underwater Woman” Video | Return of Dial-A-Song with 52 Songs in 52 Weeks

First Dial-A-Song Video Contest For “Erase” Judged By Black Francis of The Pixies, Closes 4/7! “The crowd’s enthusiasm for the fresh material is unmatched even when the band proffers what is perhaps their most-loved song, “Birdhouse in Your Soul”… “ – Rolling Stone For all of 2015, Grammy-winning They Might Be Giants are celebrating the return of Dial-A-Song with 52 songs


Matthew Mercer Releases Second Solo Album “Supernatant”

“Amorphous sounds floating just above the surface. Chambers of noise, drones, and echoes. Eyes open; headphones on.” Supernatant, Matthew Mercer’s second solo album release, follows the path of his more recent soundtrack and ambient work. The album’s 11 tracks (and 11 accompanying short films on YouTube) explore empty man-made and natural landscapes, manipulated field recordings,

Shamir Shares “Call It Off” Music Video

On just about every music blog today you will find this music video by Shamir for his song, “Call It Off.” Call It Off is the second single from Shamir’s debut album, Ratchet, coming May 18/19 on XL Recordings. Pre-order here: Music video directed by Philip Hodges and presented by the 2015 YouTube Music Awards. We are Shamir’s

Florence and the Machine Share “St. Jude” Music Video

  Florence and the Machine have shared the video for “St. Jude”, another song from the forthcoming How Big How Blue How Beautiful. Directed by Vincent Haycock. “It’s obviously about relationships, but it’s also about Florence traveling through our version of the Divine Comedy,” Haycock said in a press release. He also said the video depicts “the


Indiana Queen, Nashville’s Queer Alt-Country Band New Video “Last Night I Had A Dream”

I am really beginning to love Nashville’s queer-alt country band Indiana Queen.  We recently shared their music video for This is Me trying, which was a hit on Accidental Bear.  Indiana Queen have just released a strange and fabulous video for their song “Last Night I Had A Dream.” “The video, edited from vintage public domain

Chastity Belt – “Cool Slut” Official Video

  “Meet the women of Chastity Belt in their charming new music video for “Cool Slut,” off of the acclaimed new record Time to Go Home, out now on Hardly Art records.” hardlyartrecords Chastity Belt / Hardly Art Website Here Follow Chastity Belt on Twitter Follow Chastity Belt on Instagram Like Chastity Belt on Facebook Chastity

The Cliks’ Lucas Silveira Covers “Take Me To Church” for FTM (For The Music)

Exceptional! The front man of The Cliks, Lucas Silveira, covers Hozier’s latest hit for FTM: For The Music. Video by FTM: For The Music

Meet Singer Gavin James – “The Book Of Love” Live Eurosonic 2015

  Ok, this is a throwback to just January 2015, but I missed it and wanted to share. Accidental Bear readers Scott L sent this my way. This is my first encounter with singer, Gavin James, but I’m off to find out more. Outstanding talent. After digging through the internet I found that, “Already on his

Watch AYER’s “Digital Fantasy” Music Video Directed by Rick Day & Steve Benisty

  AYER have released their new music video for Digital Fantasy. The imagery looked familiar to me, and as it turns out, the video was directed by one of my favorite photographers, Rick Day & Steve Benisty. First single off AYER’s upcoming EP, In My Headphones, out April 28. “AYER is a Brooklyn based vocalist,


MC Crumbsnatcher – “Boy I Don’t Think It’s Sleazy (Cuz We’re In a Bathroom)” Music Video

The new video from MC Crumbsnatcher, “Boy I Don’t Think It’s Sleazy (Cuz We’re In a Bathroom)” is part 4 of his series. Click to see PART 1, PART 2, and PART 3  Find out more and follow MC Crumbsnatcher on Facebook |

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Kelly Clarkson Covers “Give Me One Reason” by Tracy Chapman on SiriusXM

Little known fact, and something people find funny when they find out, that I am obsessed with Kelly Clarkson. Her voice is everything. I literally would love to hear her sing anything. Here is Kelly Clarkson doing a cover of Tracy Chapman’s  “Give Me One Reason.” Dear Universe, I know you are listening, thank you for


Next Door to the Moon Share “Tell Me When It’s Over” Music Video

Next Door to the Moon have shared their new music video with us for their song, “Tell Me When It’s Over.”Take a look below. Official Video for “Tell Me When It’s Over” by Next Door to the Moon. Get the single NOW on iTunes Here | Facebook   Facebook Page reads: Next Door to the


UK’s One-Man-Pop-Punk-Queer-Noise Ste McCabe Touring the States! SF Friday 3/20

You may remember Ste McCabe, self claimed one-man-pop-punk-queer-noise musician, from our past feature on when he shared his video for, “Cockroach” featuring Billy Bragg. We are stoked to share that Ste is now in the US touring. He will be smashing his way through San Francisco 3/20, Portland 3/23, and more next (see below). About Ste:


Tom Goss – “Wait” | The Music Business, Hollywood & Sleazy Manager Hijinks Video

A fun new music video by singer Tom Goss, poking fun at the music industry and how it want’s to mold artist and steal their soul. In real life, all of us true Tom Goss fans know he shines through as an artist, not a gimmick and that’s why we love him, for his talent.

James Panther’s “Desirable” Video Calls Out Media’s Bullshit & Capitalistic Dominant Culture | Video

Oregan-based singer-songwriter James Panther premiered his new music video yesterday on, “Desirable.” I am happy to share this must watch video, packed with a strong message of self acceptance and the pressures held to, and from our peers in the gay community. Let’s just say he opened up a can of whoop-ass for people to wake up and

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Tom Goss, Matt Zarley, Jeb Havens & Dennis Hensley “St. Patrick’s Day” Cover

  Now how about this for a queer singer/songwriter team, Tom Goss, Jeb Havens, Dennis Hensley, and Matt Zarley. The power pack cover John Mayer’s “St. Patrick’s Day.” Matt Zarley’s Youtube Page reads, “Three friends of mine, who all happen to be indie artists, and I thought it would be fun to sing together. So we did. We also made


Bright Light Bright Light American Spring Tour is Coming

  Bright Light Bright Light’s Rod Thomas is happy to announce a spring American Tour! And who is more excited you ask? Me! NYC Tickets  March 27, 2015 SF Tickets  April 10, 2015 LA Tickets April 11, 2015 Phoenix Pride April 12, 2015 Harvey Milk Festival  May 16, 2015 ‘Life Is Easy’ Out Now Here Above photo by Santiago Felipe Bright Light

The Grannies – “Ballsier” Album and Will Make You Want to Thrash

  Drop everything and meet  The Grannies ….. a day you will never forget. I have been a huge fan for years and felt like the time was right to share. The Grannies are made up of phenomenal musicians with a long history of rocking the stage, that it is too impressive to write about because that would be

Sinéad O’Connor Will No Longer Perform “Nothing Compares 2 U” Live

  Come on Sinead, that’s my cry jam. I live and die for “Nothing Compares 2 U” live and all the ways you can play with it’s arrangement and my heart chords.   The Guardian has reported: Sinéad O’Connor says she will no longer perform Nothing Compares 2 U, the hit track which earned the Irish

Butch Walker and Friends, Bob Mould, Johnny Depp, & Ryan Adams in “Afraid of Ghosts” (A Film by Noah Abrams)

  A look inside the making of Butch Walker’s latest album Afraid of Ghosts, with a little help from Johnny Depp, Ryan Adams, and Bob Mould. Not bad, not bad at all! The man, Butch Walker called n the big guns on the recording his recently released seventh album, Afraid of Ghosts, from Ryan Adams, Johnny Depp, and  Bob

This Straight Guy Really Likes Getting Ass Plowed | Steam Room Stories Video

Pegging (girls putting on a strap-on and fudge packing their man) is more popular than ever. See why in this weeks episode of Steam Room Stories .

Let’s Help Put Rapper Le1f on the Coveted XXL Freshmen List

First off, no this isn’t a penis size competition. New York native, Le1f has been on the hip-hop scene for the past three years. Le1f made his television debut in March of 2014 performing “Wut” on the Late Show with David Letterman, making history as the first ever LGBT rapper to perform on the show.

“Skyline” by Scott Matthew is Outstanding | Video

  Check out the official music video for the track “Skyline” by Scott Matthew, one of the best voices out there. Always moody and theatrical in everything he does. Does anyone else thinks he looks like Dave Grohl? “Skyline” is the 2nd song from my new album “This Here Defeat” coming 03/20/2015. Find album HERE

Sultan & Shepard ft. Tegan & Sara – “Make Things Right” in New Music Video

I just discovered this new track while scrolling through the Twitterverse. Tegan & Sara gently guided me to go check out the new music video, “Make Things Right” by Sultan & Shepard featuring them. This kind of made my Friday. Tantalizing tune by Sultan and Shepard, showcasing their ability to present moving melodies as well as strong


Queer Alt-Country Band, Indiana Queen, Releases Debut Album

  Nashville’s first queer-alt country band “Indiana Queen” has just released their debut album “This I Do Carry Unto The End.” It is available on band camp and it’s strumming my eardrums as I type this. The album has the smoothness of James Taylor with haunting overtones. After finishing my first listen through of “This I Do Carry

Devonté Hynes and Neneh Cherry – “He She Me” Video | Stellar Choreography by Ryan Heffington

“He, She, Me” an exclusive track by Devonté Hynes and Neneh Cherry, commissioned by Selfridges. | Film by Kathryn Ferguson & Alex Turvey, featuring Hari Nef. Choreography by Ryan Heffington. | Written by Devonté Hynes, Neneh Cherry, Cameron Mcvey, Ben Page I may have liked this video more than the song, stunning. I love the discussion and aim to


Queercore Band The Chew Toys West Coast Tour | SF, Vegas, San Diego & LA

San Francisco this will be one show not to miss. LA’s queercore band, The Chew Toys have the ferocity of a band that I have been craving and missing in the queer music scene. The band consists of married couple, Jay Tag (Drums, vocals) and Kevin Dickson (Guitar, vocals).  “The Chew Toys played their first show in Joshua

Humans Premiere New Video “Tell Me” with Muppets and Cats

    Vancouver’s indie-electronic duo, HUMANS, premiered their multi-colored, psychedelic new video Tell Me on Billboard today.  Directed by one of HUMANS’ own, Peter Ricq, the video features the hallucinatory journey of two Muppets as they transition from the Muppet realm to a psychotropic dreamland unlike any other. Tell Me was featured on HUMANS’ debut album Noontide that released February 24th via Hybridity Music

Ghostek’s Video for “Dyalisis” is Total WTF and Awesome!

What the fuck did I just watch and where can I get more? This is my first time hearing about the band, Ghostek, but they completely have all of my attention. Check out there video below for their song “”Dyalisis” This is the first single for Ghostek’s second album “Iconspiracy” which will be released on April

Adore Delano Gets Wet in “Jump the Gun” Official Music Video is Out

Ok, is that a kiki in the hot tub with Adore Delano and Courtney Act? RuPaul Drag Race’s Adore Delano, contestant from Season 6 did not win her season, but she is winning. The below video for “Jump the Gun,”  Adore’s seventh single off Till Death Do Us Party,  was filmed around  Sydney, Australia, where she’s currently on


Steve Grand Shared “Whiskey Crime” Official Lyric Video

Singer Steven Grand has worked his way into our fantasies with his good-looks, and now he nailing us with his talented voice in this new lyric video for his song “Whiskey Crime,” which is a tease off of his upcoming full album,  All American Boy. A voice to match, I’m thoroughly pleased. “Steve Grand has thanked all of

Watch Conchita Wurst’s “You Are Unstoppable” (Lyrics Video)

Conchita Wurst #YouAreUnstoppable lyrics video #theunstoppables DOWNLOAD  “You Are Unstoppable”  on iTunes Here    

Meet Simonster, Our New Fitness Inspiration | Video

They call this breakdancer in Melbourne, Australia, Simonster. I call him Mmmm-hmmm. He is a great inspiration of what the human body is capable of. After all health is all we really have. Check out more of Simonster at Simonster Ata