Men Who Rock: Finally, Men Are More than Just a Pretty Face in the Music Biz


Seattle alt-weekly The Stranger* created a fucking great piece of feminist satire this week. For their “Men Who Rock!” issue (compiled by Emily Nokes and Bree McKenna of DIY-feminist-pop-punk-rock-whatever band TacocaT), they parodied Rolling Stone’s annual lady-rock issue with nudie cheesecake photos and condescending softball interviews of male musicians. Here’s a sample:

Being a dad doesn’t mean you have to let yourself go, and Gary Smith just might be the hottest dad we’ve ever seen-literally (see this week’s cover). As lead singer of Partman Parthorse, Gary balances his music career and family life, all while managing to stay in fabulous shape by teaching hot yoga classes. His provocative stage antics are raw and unapologetic, demonstrating that confidence can be sexy in a man, too. When we met up with this DILF, he was holding his adorable baby one minute, taking it all off for our smoldering photo shoot the next. One look at his toned physique and we knew we’d have to ask him the hard questions.

And so on. It’s masterful. Read the whole thing.

*Which, full disclosure, happens to be my former workplace, but that’s neither here nor there when it comes to something this awesome.

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