WASTOIDS With…Laura Jane Grace

It’s time for WASTOIDS With…Laura Jane Grace. She’s created some of the most strident punk music of the last couple of decades, both as a solo artist and leader of Against Me! She’s currently embarked on the Carousel Tour, playing collaborative sets with Anthony Green of Circa Survive and Tim Kasher of Cursive, along with special guests Mikey Erg, Home Is Where, and Oceanator on select dates. Here in AZ, we’re psyched to catch the show at the Crescent Ballroom on May 20.

Laura kept real busy during the pandemic, and was a frequent DJ on Vans Channel 66, where she exclusively played music released post-2020. She also put out a killer EP, At War With The Silverfish, and was recently elected as a governor of the Chicago Chapter of the Recording Academy—that’s the GRAMMYs. Laura sat down with Brandon Michel to chat about the challenges of touring in 2022, the 15th anniversary of Against Me!’s landmark album New Wave, what she’s been listening to, and get into her habits, which include running, drinking absurd amounts of coffee, and dominating foosball tables nationwide. 

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Visit Laura Jane Grace on Bandsintown for a full list of upcoming shows and ticket links.

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