Music

Broadway has made more than a few solo vocal stars  — Idina Menzel, Robert Goulet, Leslie Odom Jr., and Barbra Streisand to name a few.

Ben Platt, however, is a different animal: one who purrs, not roars. He doesn’t bellow or bolt for the rafters with each clarion call.

Philly singer Martha Stuckey, has launched a local concert series created by womxn, performed by womxn and celebrating womxn musicians.

Called “The Thank You Next Show,” the May 18 concert is billed as an “all womxn single release and tribute” and will feature performances by Stuckey, Sophie Coran and out performer MG Vasio from The Lez Wedding Band. 

Stuckey said she was inspired to produce the concert series after witnessing a fair amount of sexist attitudes in the music scene while she was with her last band.

 

Kris Kelly, a Brooklyn-based queer artist and musician, traveled for five years through South America with only a suitcase and a guitar. During this time, he wrote the songs at the core of his debut album, “Runaways.” 

On Kelly’s record, listeners will find a journey of self-discovery that includes love, loss and hope — plus a chronicle of the relationship with his Argentinian then-boyfriend, now-husband.

This is proving to be the year for up-and-coming queer artists are ready to take things to the next level, challenging the mainstream’s views of image and sexuality along the way. 

Grayson, a nonbinary singer-songwriter, model and stylist, recently released “Cherry Pits,” a dreamy, sparse and hypnotic electro-pop song from their upcoming EP, “Head to Head.” 

P!NK

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It’s kind of strange that P!nk is dropping a new album in the middle of the world tour for her last album (“Beautiful Trauma”). Then again, P!nk has always played by her own pop rulebook, so we guess this is fitting. 

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