Friday, September 20, 2013

Photos: Against Me! Bring True Trans to the Firebird

Posted By on Fri, Sep 20, 2013 at 4:05 PM

Against Me! on September 19, 2013 at the Firebird in St. louis. - ALL PHOTOS BY JASON STOFF FOR THE RIVERFRONT TIMES.
  • All photos by Jason Stoff for the Riverfront Times.
  • Against Me! on September 19, 2013 at the Firebird in St. louis.

Against Me! returned to St. Louis on Thursday, September 19, 2013 with Off With Their Heads and Hop Along for a sweaty show at the Firebird. The Florida band's latest EP is titled True Trans -- a reference to singer Laura Jane Grace's recent coming-out as a woman.

Last night's crowd sang along with all three bands on the bill, and Off With Their Heads dealt with a smoking amplifier during its set. For those wondering, the singing voice of Against Me! singer Laura Jane Grace (born Thomas James Gabel) hasn't changed a bit since her newly assumed gender, reports photographer Jason Stoff. (Over here, you can see the full Against Me! St. Louis photo gallery, too.)

See also: Laura Jane Grace, Against Me!, and the Punk Rock Politics of Gender Identity

Against Me! on September 19, 2013 at the Firebird in St. louis.
  • Against Me! on September 19, 2013 at the Firebird in St. louis.
Against Me! set list on September 19, 2013 at the Firebird in St. louis.
  • Against Me! set list on September 19, 2013 at the Firebird in St. louis.

See also: Against Me! at the Firebird photo slideshow

Off With Their Heads on September 19, 2013 at the Firebird in St. Louis.
  • Off With Their Heads on September 19, 2013 at the Firebird in St. Louis.
Off With Their Heads on September 19, 2013 at the Firebird in St. Louis.
  • Off With Their Heads on September 19, 2013 at the Firebird in St. Louis.

See also: Against Me! at the Firebird photo slideshow

Off With Their Heads on September 19, 2013 at the Firebird in St. Louis.
  • Off With Their Heads on September 19, 2013 at the Firebird in St. Louis.

See photos of Hop Along and shots of a gloriously sweaty mosh pit on the next page -- plus, merch!

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