Pride Picks is a new weekly column where we choose five songs, events, shows and other items of interest that showcase the talent from the LGBTQ community. Check out our five picks for this week (August 6) and stay up to date by following Billboard Pride on Instagram and Twitter.
Music Video to Obsess Over
In his video for “Corner Store,” self-described “big fat muthafucka with the puffs” Punk Adams reclaims the art of voguing: “For years we’ve seen artists take from the ballroom scene and LGBTQ community. The problem is we were shamed for using it ourselves. ‘Corner Store’ is a representation of us showcasing our culture, unapologetically.”
Show to Rock Out At
Buzzworthy Australian rock goddess Alex Lahey brings her brand of post-punk sing-alongs to NYC’s Bowery Ballroom on Tuesday (August 7). Supporting acts include queer singer/songwriter Pronoun and Philadelphia-based foursome Cold Fronts.
Documentary to Learn Something From
Choreographer Jamal Sims’ directorial debut When the Beat Drops is finally making its broadcast premiere on Logo on Thursday (August 9) at 8 p.m. ET. The flick, which centers on the underground dance scene known as “bucking,” was just awarded the grand jury prize at Outfest.
Track to Queue Up
Brendan Maclean describes his latest single “Hibernia” as “LCD Soundsystem meets Talking Heads.” The lyrics tell the story of a fictional fire at an afterparty over a kitschy-cool midtempo.
Event to Be Seen At
Chicago’s Northalsted Market Days kicks off its popular two-day street festival on Saturday (August 11). Todrick Hall, Max, Martha Wash and Betty Who are among the all-day lineup, with live music performances happening across five stages.