HOMOGROUND – queer music radio (LGBTQ)
What It Is
A music show dedicated to playing music by indie bands with LGBTQ members and/or themes.
Episodes run thirty minutes to an hour. Sound quality is pretty good, not as good as I typically want in a music show, but not bad. Not sure if the show is permanently shut down or not; the most recent episode is from October of this year, so maybe so, but it might also just be on hiatus. The iTunes archive has 232 episodes; it isn’t the entire archive, even though it goes back to episode one – it jumps from episode one to episode seventeen, of instance, but 232 is still a lot. Check out the website for more info.
What About It
This show has the same problems a lot of shows of this type have. When your focus is on playing artists or bands that fit into a certain category, you often find yourself playing music that is pretty mediocre. Ironically, this show reminded me very much of Catholic Rockers, though HOMOGROUND is better than that show. Mostly, I found the music pretty bland and forgettable; only one group was particularly bad and that was an annoying metal band. The show does play an eclectic selection of genres; hip-hop, metal, jazz, even country. But it doesn’t really add up to much. The effort counts for something, and I suppose in a way they succeed, but on the other hand, I’m not sure how much that’s really worth, when the show is this lacking.
You want to support LGBTQ music.
Avoid Like the Plague If
You want to support great music.
Best Entry Point
Check out the archive. You know, whatever.