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Friday, March 14 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm
The Nonconformists

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Originals, iconoclasts, nonconformists—whatever word you choose, they are artists who don’t take kindly to rules. In fact, they make their own. Laura Jane Grace, of the nearly two-decade punk vets Against Me!, whose own personal evolution from her previous identity as Tom Gabel, informed the band’s bold new sixth album Transgender Dysphoria Blues; Big Freedia, New Orleans’ “Queen of Bounce”, star of her own reality show on the Fuse network, who is undeniably a nonconformist; and Sharon Needles, the take-no-prisoners 2012 champion of RuPaul’s Drag Race, as unapologetically unfiltered as a drag artist has ever been, who released her debut album, PG-13, last year. John Norris, the former MTV News anchor and current supervising producer at Fuse News, will moderate this conversation, that will look at first, each of these individuals' own stories—how they got where they are through not always easy paths, and how their own identities have impacted their music.

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Big Freedia

Big Freedia (pronounced “FREE-da”), known as the Queen of Bounce, is at the forefront of the Bounce rap movement (a subgenre of hip-hop born out of New Orleans, known for its call and response style and lightening speed booty-shaking dance). Performing five out of seven nights... Read More →

Laura Jane Grace

Against Me!

Sharon Needles


Friday March 14, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Austin Convention Center, Room 12AB 500 E Cesar Chavez St