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Three Dollar Bill is an American band founded by Jane Danger and Chris Piss, in Chicago, Illinois, United States, in 1998. The name comes from the expression "Queer as a three dollar bill".
Jane Danger previously played in Chicago's first queercore band Heterocide in the late 1990s. In Three Dollar Bill, Jane and Chris Piss both play guitar and sing, while the rhythm section is provided by G. Rex on bass and backing vocals and Chip Lash on drums, who replaced CA Matteson and Jenny Evil in 2002. Their influences run the gamut from punk, metal, grunge, goth, and indie rock. The band have self-released four CDs on their own independent label and have appeared on a variety of compilations including the tribute to The Breeders, Hellbound, which also features performers such as Gentleman Reg. The band tour and play throughout the east coast and the midwest of the U.S.. Their most recent recording, Parody of Pleasure, was nominated for album of the year by the 2006 Out Music Awards.
The band performs in Scott Berry's movie Gay Shame '98, filmed at the first Gay Shame event held at DUMBA in Brooklyn, New York, documenting this alternative to Gay Pride. Three Dollar Bill appear along with other performers such as Penny Arcade and writers Mattilda aka Matt Bernstein Sycamore and Eileen Myles. Three Dollar Bill appear on the soundtrack of the 2005 film Hellbent , self-described as "the first gay slasher movie", which also includes songs by notable Queercore bands Best Revenge and Pansy DivisionIn 2008, Jane Danger appeared in a starring role alongside Mark Ewert, Vaginal Davis, Jen Smith, Joel Gibb and Jena von Brucker, in the film The Lollipop Generation by G.B. Jones. The soundtrack featured music by The Hidden Cameras, Anonymous Boy, and Mariae Nascenti, as well as Jane Danger
They are featured in the book Homocore: The Loud and Raucous Rise Of Queer Punk, released in 2005.
Queercore is a cultural/social movement that began in the mid-1980s as an offshoot of the punk subculture and a music genre that comes from punk rock. It is distinguished by its discontent with society in general, and specifically society's disapproval of the LGBT community. Queercore expresses itself in a DIY style through magazines, music, writing and film.
Limp Wrist is an American punk rock band, who formed in 1998. Featuring members of Los Crudos, Hail Mary, Devoid of Faith, By The Throat, and Kill the Man Who Questions, the band plays short, fast hardcore music, and covers themes concerning the gay community in their live performances and lyrics. They identify as part of the "queercore" punk subculture: referring to their style of music, the band declared in Frontiers magazine, "We put the 'core' back in 'Queercore'". The band are featured on the cover of My Brain Hurts, Liz Baillie's comic about queer teenagers in New York City.
Reg Vermue is a Canadian indie rock singer from Guelph, Ontario. Born in Trenton, Ontario, he has recorded music under the stage names Gentleman Reg and Regina Gently. His musical style has been compared to Elliott Smith, Aimee Mann, The Smiths and Cat Power. He had a cameo role in the 2006 film Shortbus.
Team Dresch is an American queercore/punk rock band from Portland, Oregon, originally formed in Olympia, Washington, which was initially active from 1993 until 1998. The band made a significant impression on the DIY movement queercore, which gave voice through zines and music to the passions and concerns of those in both the LGBT community and the punk subculture. All bandmembers were open lesbians. Washington Post writer Chris Richards called their debut album, 1995's Personal Best, "a fiery, all-but-forgotten punk masterpiece." In the early 2000s, Team Dresch reunited, and they continue to perform. In March 2019, the band announced they would be reissuing their entire catalogue via Jealous Butcher Records. Along with reissuing their catalogue, the band is also plotting an upcoming tour, though dates haven't been announced. This came alongside the release of a new video for the band's classic track "Fagetarian and Dyke." The new visual featured never-before-seen live footage of the group, offering a glimpse into the wild moshpit-filled shows of their heyday.
Gay Shame is a movement from within the queer communities described as a radical alternative to gay mainstreaming.The movement directly posits an alternative view of gay pride events and activities which have become increasingly commercialized with corporate sponsors as well as the adoption of more sanitized, mainstream agendas to avoid offending supporters and sponsors. The Gay Shame movement has grown to embrace radical expression, counter-cultural ideologies, and avant-garde arts and artists.
Hellbent is a 2004 American slasher film directed by Paul Etheredge-Ouzts. Hellbent played the gay and lesbian film festival circuit throughout 2004 and 2005 before a limited theatrical release in September 2005. The motion picture helped spark a wave of "gay slasher" films.
Aaron Detroit is an American musician, zine writer and music journalist. He was first recognized as a zine writer during his mid-teens in 1992.
Tony Arena – also known by his pen name Anonymous Boy – is an openly queer artist, writer, and filmmaker. He is known for his comics and other contributions to queer punk zines, his column in Maximum Rocknroll magazine, his public-access television program The Wild Record Collection, and animation such as his film Green Pubes.
Best Revenge was a queercore punk band from Los Angeles. They were active as a studio and live act from the beginning of 1998 until December 2002.
Shitting Glitter is an American avant-pop band inspired by new wave and electronic rock. The band was formed in 2001 by Amy Crosby (vocals), Devin Tait and Yvonne "Mag" Edwards. After multiple lineup changes, Brandon Glen replaced Edwards as the guitar player and the trio released their debut album "Post No Bills" in 2003. 2006 saw the release of "Free Alongside Ship" on Decadrisco Records. The band has been labeled queercore, electroclash, and new wave and has played at many queer and gay festivals and events including Christopher Street West, Folsom Street Fair, and Reykjavik Gay Pride. They performed their single "Mondo di Corpo" on Q Television Network.
Rachel Carns is an American musician, composer, artist and performer living in Olympia, Washington, U.S.. Raised in small-town Wisconsin, she went on to study painting and drawing at Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art in New York City, where she completed her B.F.A. in 1991. Carns began her career as drummer for Kicking Giant, later collaborating with several bands, including The Need. She is a celebrated graphic designer, working under the name System Lux, and plays drums and percussion with experimental performance art group Cloud Eye Control.
Glen Meadmore is a Canadian musician, actor, and performance artist currently residing in Los Angeles, United States. His music is often described as Cowpunk, though in a 2017 interview with the San Diego Reader Meadmore described it as "a blend of loud, raucous, distorted guitar and Appalachian melodies far removed from what most people think of alt-country or psychobilly. Think Carter Family meets Motörhead."
DUMBA was a collective living space and anarchist, queer, all-ages community center and venue in Brooklyn, New York.
John Patrick Kamys, better known by his stage name Jinx Titanic is an American composer, singer, songwriter, recording artist, and author, best known for his outrageous stage persona, and image as the beer-swilling, cigar-smoking, sexually-candid, lead singer of the eponymous rock band. Occasionally he will appear as a stage actor, movie actor, comedian, television personality, or host, and is also considered a notable member of the Queercore and Homocore movements.
Chris Freeman is an American bassist, best known as a member of the band Pansy Division.
The Lollipop Generation is a 2008 Canadian underground experimental film written, produced, and directed by G. B. Jones, whose previous films include The Troublemakers and The Yo-Yo Gang. It premiered as the Gala Feature presentation of the Images Festival in Toronto on April 3, 2008.
G. B. Jones is a Canadian artist, filmmaker, musician, and publisher of zines based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Her art work has been featured at galleries around the world, and her films screened at numerous film festivals, both in Canada and abroad. Her most recent musical project is Opera Arcana, founded in collaboration with Minus Smile of Kids on TV.
Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore is an American author and activist. She is the author of a memoir and three novels, and the editor of five nonfiction anthologies.
Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender(LGBT)music is grouping of musical genres that focus on the experiences of gender and sexual minorities as a product of the broad gay liberation movement.
The discography of Pansy Division, a San Francisco, California-based queercore band, consists of seven studio albums, five compilations and thirteen 7" singles, among other releases.