Music

Breaking Down the Walls of Heartache

Posted OnMay 27, 2019 0
Martin Aston's 2017 book Breaking Down the Walls of Heartache does an incredible job of documenting gay music over the past 100 years, and is well worth a read. When Pansy Division began, thinking…
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Music

A deep dive into the world of PD’s Absurd Pop Song Romance

Posted OnMay 24, 2019 0
Absurd Pop Song Romance, our album from 1998, is probably the high point of our band. The first album to feature guitarist Patrick Goodwin, and the first full album with Luis Illades as drummer…
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Music

A look back at Wish I’d Taken Pictures

Posted OnMay 24, 2019 0
The website Off Your Radar looks back at and reviews obscure older album releases they find worthy and interesting. Last year they revisited our 1996 album Wish I'd Taken Pictures, check it out.…
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Music

When Pansy Division played with Bikini Kill

Posted OnMay 24, 2019 0
A recent article in the New York Times looked back at the beginning of Bikini Kill's career, focusing on a show they played in 1992 at Gilman Street in Berkeley, with Pansy Division and Tribe 8…
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Music

Watch the Pansy Division documentary on YouTube

Posted OnMay 19, 2019 0
Our documentary Pansy Division: Life In A Gay Rock Band premiered in 2008, and was released on DVD by Alternative Tentacles in 2009. It's still available on DVD, but you can stream it for *FREE* on…
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Music

Vinyl release of The Lookouting!

In January 2017, former Lookout Records bands played 4 days of shows at Gilman Street, and a great time was had. Our show, with The Smugglers, Mr. T Experience, Brent's TV, Squirtgun, Kepi Ghoulie,…
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Music

Turn It Around: The Story of East Bay Punk Film & LP

Posted OnMay 18, 2018 0
The documentary film about Gilman Street in Berkeley has finally been released! It's over 2 and a half hours long, but moves fast and doesn't seem long. Pansy Division are in the film (briefly!) and…
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Video

Queercore Documentary

Posted OnJune 10, 2017 0
The documentary Queercore: How To Punk a Revolution, which includes Pansy Division, will premiere this week!  Here are the scheduled screenings, with more to come: June 12 - Sheffield,…
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Music

Queercore shoes: a new low

Posted OnMay 19, 2017 0
Around the time Pansy Division began, mainstream acceptance of gay people was a goal we were working for. We've come so far. We're no longer pariahs, at least in Western countries except in the eyes…
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Tour

Birthday Performances

April 1, 2017 will be Joel Reader’s 40th birthday, and to celebrate three of his bands will play in San Francisco: The Avengers, Pansy Division, The Plus Ones, plus a special appearance by Dr.…
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