Brooklyn queer wave band


April 5th at Silent Barn with CUTTERS, Cutting Room Floor, Garrett Walters, Little Waist

We’re super excited about playing the Silent Barn again on April 5th, with this great lineup of queer bands!
Sunday April 5th
Silent Barn, 603 Bushwick
8pm, $8, All ages!

CUTTERS – punk spirituals to shake yr bones & rattle yr souls

Gay Panic – queer waves from brooklyn and western mass

Cutting Room Floor – psychic rock band from the underworld

Garrett Walters – now playing with a full band! Punx from Bloomington, IN

Little Waist – queercore/transcore BK pop punk


Jan 7th Silent Barn Show with Mallory, Adult Mom and Told Slant

On Wednesday, January 7th, we’re returning to the Silent Barn with an amazing lineup of queer bands from all over the place. Check it out:

Beeeep! On January 7th, four freaky doggies will be hanging out all night to share immediate and exciting and upsetting and possibly uplifting feelings with you. Lots of different queernesses collide from different parts of America. From different sonic traditions and from different positions of experience. This show is excited to exist! Also, Mallory is embarking on a forevertour, so invite them into your life and send them off with love!

/// Mallory:

/// Gay Panic:

/// Adult Mom:

/// Told Slant:

–Entrance is on the first floor. The front door is accessible/ramped.
–Doors at 8!
–Respect the space and be safe! Plz!
–All ages, duh!

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Venue info:

Fall Tour: Philly, Baltimore, Brooklyn

We’re so excited to be finally playing in Philly and visiting our friends in Baltimore and finally playing an amazing but bittersweet show where we say goodbye to our favorite band to play with, Shady Hawkins. Here’s the details, hope to see you there!

Thursday, November 6th

The Mitten
(message us for the address!)
7pm, $5

my gay banjo (queer alt-country/bluegrass)
hot tears (lush, one woman rock)
diane (from trophy wife) solo acoustic project, first appearance!


Friday, November 7th

The Beatnik Bar
2101 Maryland Ave, Baltimore, Maryland 21218

a queer rock showcase with:
silence kid (noise pop, “Smoldering stadium rock with a soft spot for the Deals”)
antherums (melodic queer indie)


Saturday, November 8th
The Silent Barn
603 Bushwick Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11206
$7, 8pm

Shady Hawkins – last show ever!
 Aye Nako – killing it!
Phantom Rides – Post punk riot girl! Boston!

Aug 22nd Queer Dance Party w/ My Parad and Hot Tears


Join us as we welcome our friends from the Northwest, the amazing My Parade and Hot Tears. We’re the late show starting at 11pm and we’ll be followed by ass shaking with DJ STRESSWAVE. It’s $7 to help out the touring bands, plus there’s another great show at Silent Barn earlier in the evening.

My Parade: all-POC queer dance punk band from Seattle

Hot Tears: ambient melodic melancholy queer metal from Olympia

DJ STRESSWAVE: hot ass beats late late

Silent Barn
603 Bushwick Ave
11pm, $7

silent B

August 8th Show in Providence, RI

Hello Friends! We’re doing a short tour this August– playing a show with our friends in Providence, visiting Northampton and more northern environs (info TBA). For now, here’s the details of our Providence show, from the organizers. Email them for directions:


gay panic (NYC)
queer wave band from brooklyn with a HOT new record. so into it.

ursula londonderry
pvd’s very own DRAG QUEEN POP STAR!

poetry + performances by

v.r. stellastar taco

DJs hannah z. + gooby spinning lots of disco and summertime jams


august 8

spark city, usa

email for direxx

Queer Detainee Empowerment Project fundraiser

Hey friends, please come out to this upcoming fundraiser for QDEP— it’s got a great lineup at an awesome venue for a good cause. What is QDEP?

“The Queer Detainee Empowerment Project (QDEP) is an Alternative to Detention Program (ATD), that works with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Queer, Two Spirit, Trans and Gender Non- Conforming, HIV+ detainees and their families currently in detention centers and those that are recently released from detention centers, seeking status in the United States.”


Saturday May 31st, 8pm (we play at 10:30)
Shea Stadium
20 Meadow Street between Waterbury and Bogart
L to Montrose

Suggested Donation $10
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Gay Panic


Little Waist


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Wrong Feelings reviewed on Fuck Yeah! Queer Music

Check it out! Our new album recently received a great review on Fuck Yeah! Queer Music

Original link is here!

“Gay Panic is a Brooklyn based indie band who just released their second album, Wrong Feelings, this past Tuesday. If you’re a fan of 80’s new wave and rock mixed with hip indie leanings, this is the band for you. Plus, their guitarist is the awesome Lior Hadar, whose solo project is Music Was My First Gay Lover I’ve covered a couple times before.

Gay Panic’s sound is very vocal forward, and rightfully so, as singer Josh Lerner is a powerhouse in a almost Broadway performer type of way. His voice gives the band a unique melodrama that really helps them stand out from the rest of the indie rock pack, which, while Gay Panic does the genre well, is still a crowded field, but Lerner makes sure you remember who they are. Musically, they are very dance-y. The guitar and bass are super bouncy and, for lack of a better term, they dance around one another in the songs, creating tunes that are fun and interesting to listen to. Pretty much, they are the super queer indie band you’ve been waiting for.”

New Album Wrong Feelings Now Out!

We’re pleased to announce that our new album Wrong Feelings is now available for streaming, download and physical orders on Bandcamp! Click the image below to check it out!

CD Release Show final lineup now out!

GP cover

It’s finally here! After nearly a year of songwriting, practicing, recording, mixing and production, our second album Wrong Feelings is dropping on May 8th in digital, CD and cassette form (vinyl coming soon)!

To celebrate, we’re throwing a big party at the Rock Shop (formerly Cattyshack!) in Park Slope, Brooklyn, and inviting 3 of the awesomest bands in Brooklyn to join us:

Five-piece rock band with raw power and gorgeous melodies

Little Waist
pop-punk transcore aimed straight at your heart

Public Hex
new brooklyn women-led hardcore, members of death first, carnal knowledge

The Facebook event is here, and you can get advanced tickets from the venue here.

This’ll be your first chance to get your hands on a copy and we’ll be playing the album in its entirety. Don’t miss it!

Show with Hexbane and Lonesome Leash at Acheron

We are super excited to help welcome our recording engineer Don Godwin’s new band Hexbane into the world on March 20th. He’s also an accomplished musician and all-around good guy; we’re also fond of his bandmates and their respective musical abilities. As a bonus, Lonesome Leash is also playing– the insane one-man-band project from Walt McClemons, formerly the bandleader of Why Are We Building Such A Big Ship?, and he somehow manages to play drums, accordion, trumpet and sing at the same time. Must be seen to be believed.

From the organizers:

It’s finally time for the Jam Pony to be released Ya’ll! That’s right: Hexbane!
The moonlit rockers, Kate Ryan, Caroline Paquita, Don Godwin and J.R. Hankins, are ready to reveal their inner workings. Who’d have dreamt this? Kate on drums, Caroline on bass, Don on guitar, J.R. on flugelhorn. Punk Band! Hexbane is here! And they’ll be playing with Lonesome Leash and Gay Panic!
First, Hexbane will invite the moon brains at 8:30 sharp, the witching hour.
Then Walter will release the birds of his one man music box, Lonesome Leash.
Then Gay Panic will bring us on home in the dance freakout of our dreams
All this the Eve of Thursday, March 20, the Vernal Equinox
The doors will open at 8pm at
The Acheron (57 Waterbury St, Brooklyn)
21 & over
Please come and welcome Hexbane to the night!

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