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Gay 'Game of Thrones' Actor Kristian Nairn (Hodor) Announces 'Rave of Thrones' DJ Tour

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Recently out Game of Thrones actor Kristian Nairn is inviting us all to a DJ tour throughout a number of Australian nightclubs promising "the deepest house [music] from all seven kingdoms."

Nairn, who plays the linguistically-limited Hodor on the HBO series, is a veteran DJ of the Belfast house scene known for his throbbing EDM beats.

The Rave, naturally, will be heavily Game of Thrones themed, with ravers strongly encouraged to dress in their finest Westerosi garb.

Nairn’s rave marks the latest in a number of high profile musical collaborations driven by Game of Thrones’s popularity. Following a cameo by Sigur Rós in the series’ fourth season, HBO commissioned a full album’s worth of Game of Thrones themed songs from the likes of Outkast’s Big Boi, Common, and Wale. Tickets for the Rave are on sale now, with tour dates starting at the end of August.

Check out a selection of Nairn’s electronic Soundcloud tracks AFTER THE JUMP

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The OXD Mirror: Go Deep Into Summer with Vocals by Penguin Prison, Shaun J Wright and More

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BY OCCUPY THE DISCO / JOSH APPELBAUM

In perfect time to celebrate the summer sun, and of course their respective hometown shores, West Coast dance group Viceroy meets East Coast's Penguin Prison in the new summertime jam 'The Life'.

Viceroy: 'The Life feat. Penguin Prison'

These nudisco powerhouses joined together to create a poppy, uptempo track that has the perfect guitar-laden summer vibe.  The idea of cruising around in the sun with my convertible top down certainly sounds like "the life I want," as the lyrics go, but of course with this song as part of my summer cruising playlist.

Let's get more summery and soulful, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Perfume Genius Gets Confessional in 'Queen': MUSIC VIDEO

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Mike Hadreas — better known as Perfume Genius — likes to get confessional. On his most recent LP, the acclaimed sophomore effort Put Your Back N 2 It, Hadreas sang about family issues, and he performed in a tender music video where he was groomed by Arpad Miklos (RIP). He's back with new material, and so far it feels just as raw and honest.

QueenStereogum reports new details on forthcoming third album Too Bright: it will be released September 22, and Hadreas says the sound was influenced by landmark art rock albums such as Scott Walker’s Tilt and Kate Bush’s The Dreaming.

The first single is called "Queen," and it was released Tuesday. The song seems to be about DGAF-ing in the face of homophobia and gay panic — said Hadreas in his inimitable, surreal style:

Sometimes I see faces of blank fear when I walk by … if these fucking people want to give me some power — if they see me as some sea witch with penis tentacles that are always prodding and poking and seeking to convert the muggles — well, here she comes.

Check out the new video, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Britain's Got Talent Winner Jamie Lambert: I'm Gay

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Jamie Lambert (second from left) of Britain's Got Talent winner Collabro has come out of the closet in an interview with Britain's The Sun.

Lambert says he has been out for a while, it's just that the press has never asked about it:

“No one asked — I have nothing to hide from anybody. I think it’s really important that all gay people in the public eye just talk about it. The more that happens, the more normal it becomes...I remember when Stephen Gately from Boyzone came out and it was a really massive deal...But I think nowadays it’s about being comfortable in your own skin and comfortable with who you fall in love with. It doesn’t make a difference whether it’s with a man or a woman...It’s only an aspect of me, just like it’s only an aspect of [his Collabro bandmates] that they’re straight. It’s not all of who I am. I would hate for people to see me as ‘the gay one’, rather than the one who sings that line.”

Towleroad posted a clip back in April when the boyband first made an impression on the BGT judges.

Check it out HERE.


Matt Fishel’s ‘Finally’ Celebrates Gay Love Worldwide: VIDEO

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Out singer/songwriter Matt Fishel’s new cover of CeCe Penniston's “Finally” celebrates international Pride with photos sent in by fans from the U.S., the U.K., France, Italy, Germany, Spain, Ireland, Australia, South Africa, Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, Uruguay, Philippines, Singapore, Indonesia, Lithuania, Cuba, Thailand and China

You may remember Matt’s "The First Time" about young lust and nostalgia and “Testament,” which is about repression, tradition, marriage, religion and celebration.

Watch the video for “Finally,” AFTER THE JUMP...

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Kiesza and 'Hideaway' Wow The Late Show: VIDEO

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OXD favorite Kiesza appeared on Letterman Thursday, bringing some no-joke choreography to the Late Show stage.

The Canadian pop singer is best known for her international hit "Hideaway," whose single-take music video has gone viral.

On Letterman, Kiesza brought the video's choreography alive onstage. The often-prickly Letterman seemed genuinely impressed, flashing a big grin when he came onstage at the song's end.

If you're into old school diva anthems, "Hideaway" will probably float your boat — think a 2014 update on 90s house classic "Show Me Love" by Robin S.

Check out video of Kiesza on letterman AFTER THE JUMP...

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