Formed in Gainesville, Florida, four-piece Against Me! blend punk and folk music in a deliciously rowdy way. Their music runs the gamut from thrashing punk to anthemic rock to intimate folk. Against Me! have played in all 50 states and 29 countries, cranking out an average of 200 sweat-drenched, fist-pumping, shout-a-long live gigs per year.
The band bravely tackled the issues of gender dysphoria following the announcement of their lead singer Laura Jane Grace as a transgender woman, causing Rolling Stone magazine to suggest they were "the thematic offspring of Lou Reed".
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