iOS app Android app

Logan Lynn
GET UPDATES FROM Logan Lynn
 
In addition to being a regular contributor to Huffington Post, Logan Lynn is Editor-in-Chief of QBlog in Portland, Oregon.

Lynn has released 7 albums, 5 EP’s and 4 singles since 1998. He first gained national and international recognition in 2006 when MTV’s Logo channel began airing his music videos. He hosted “NewNowNext” and did a number of televised commercial spots for the channel, and his “Feed Me To The Wolves” video was named one of 2008’s Top 10 Videos by the network.

Lynn was signed to Caroline/EMI via The Dandy Warhols owned-and-operated Beat The World label from 2007 to 2010, when he announced that he would be going on hiatus to pursue activism work for the LGBT community full time.

In 2013 Logan Lynn returned with a new record, a U.S. tour, a handful of videos, and the promise of a new sound on the way with what will be Lynn’s 8th studio album.

For an extended bio, please check out Logan's Wikipedia page.

-----------

“Former Dandy Warhols protégé Portland electropopper Logan Lynn is back with Tramp Stamps and Birthmarks, a layered confection of shiny beats, blips and synths with more lyrical heft than the average dance-floor soundtrack.”
-Willamette Week


“Somehow, a kid who grew up in a fundamentalist Christian church where even musical instruments were too secular to have around has developed into an innovative adult musician with a dirty-honest edge. “Turn Me Out,” the debut track off his upcoming fifth studio album, Tramp Stamps and Birthmarks, is blunt, raunchy, and fun.”
-Advocate Magazine


“Delightfully warm synth-pop…Feed Me to the Wolves toes the line between Cut Copy‘s epic chimes and Ladytron‘s dancefloor squiggling.”
-Under The Radar Magazine


“The singer/songwriter sets his heartfelt confessionals to the sound of blaring synths, driving drum rhythms, and pulsing basslines. Sonically adventurous yet possessing the pop sensibilities that lesser artists would forsake in the name of artsiness, Lynn is set to become the new golden boy of sensitive electro-pop.”
-URB Magazine


“Logan Lynn’s emo-disco-pop blend has already made him a hit with gay guys who like to hear their lives — from the highs to the lows — set to music. His ability to capture melancholy and melody is really no surprise, given that the grandmother who taught him about music also taught a similarly emotional man, Johnny Cash.”
-OUT Magazine


“Fans of electronic compositions and mood music will enjoy Logan Lynn, whose efforts are variously described as electro-pop and emotronic.”
-USA Today


“Having surfaced to the indie music scene for all the right reasons in recent years, Logan Lynn has released an amazing collection of upbeat, sprawling electro-pop tracks that are not over-produced but engineered to be original and free-flowing. There’s a lot of musical experience and talent wrapped neatly in this well packaged upcoming release.”
-Indie Rock Cafe

Entries by Logan Lynn

The Biggest, Gayest Music Festival Ever Hits Austin This Weekend

(0) Comments | Posted September 9, 2014 | 12:45 PM


2014-09-08-Austra.jpg
(Photo: Austra)

This coming weekend, September 12-14, over 100 LGBTQ artists and performers will descend upon Austin, Texas for the inaugural Stargayzer Festival -- an epic 3-day queer music & arts mega-fest, previously unmatched in scale.

My band

Read Post

Heaven Adores You, Elliott Smith: An Interview with Filmmakers Nickolas Dylan Rossi and Kevin Moyer

(2) Comments | Posted September 2, 2014 | 5:03 PM


2014-09-01-ScreenShot20140310at18.09.13_PHOTOCREDITJOANNABOLME.png

(Photo Credit: Joanna Bolme)

A stunning new documentary, Heaven Adores You, about the life and music of Elliott Smith, has just started making the festival rounds. I had the pleasure of privately screening the film this past week in advance...

Read Post

Historic Vote Brings Comprehensive Transgender Health Care to Oregon's Medicaid Program

(7) Comments | Posted August 14, 2014 | 10:26 PM

The Health Evidence Review Commission (HERC), which is charged with overseeing the prioritized list of services in Oregon's Medicaid program, the Oregon Health Plan, voted today to approve the coverage of medically necessary health care for transgender people.

History has, once again, been made! Transgender Oregonians on the Oregon...

Read Post

Keep Canada Weird: Host Jian Ghomeshi Brings Q to Portland

(0) Comments | Posted April 28, 2014 | 10:19 PM

2014-04-29-486590205_original.jpg
Jian Ghomeshi (credit: Natalie Behring/Getty Images)

It has been exactly seven years since Canadian broadcaster, producer, writer and musician Jian Ghomeshi founded and launched his multimedia talk show turned international phenomenon, Q, for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC).

Owning the airwaves for two...

Read Post

Long Live LGBTQ Oregonians: How Is Cover Oregon Working for Queer and Trans People?

(2) Comments | Posted April 21, 2014 | 1:48 PM

In my role as a queer activist, I am privileged that I get to do a lot of work with Q Center, which operates both the LGBTQ Community Center and the Sexual and Gender Minority Youth Resource Center (SMYRC) in Portland. This past year in my...

Read Post

Chicks on Speed, Julian Assange, Yoko Ono and Others Join Forces for 'Artstravaganza'

(0) Comments | Posted April 9, 2014 | 12:35 PM


2014-04-07-ScreenShot20140406at16.08.38.png
(Photo: Steven Hughes)



Long before Lady Gaga was visioning "ArtRaves" in galleries to promote her modern art-infused idea of what pop music should be and, perhaps, become, Munich-based fine art/musical ensemble Chicks on Speed had...

Read Post

Courtney Love Makes Transphobic Comments About Bruce Jenner? (VIDEO)

(24) Comments | Posted March 25, 2014 | 3:48 PM

Courtney Love has just released a new episode of her Web series #COURTNEYon, and it's something of a transphobic rant about Bruce Jenner:

Bruce Jenner. What the hell? He used to be a very masculine man who won the triathlon, and now there's a-- I saw a picture of his...
Read Post

Queers Make Waves: Seattle's 2014 'Mo-Wave Festival Offers Proof

(0) Comments | Posted March 5, 2014 | 11:43 AM


2014-03-05-MoWave2013byKellyOatTheStranger2.jpg

The Pacific NW has no shortage of music festivals, and Seattle boasts some of the region's largest and most well-attended. Starting a new festival in this neck of the woods is no small feat, but last year a handful of queers from the...

Read Post

Love Is Also for Losers: The Return of 'Easy Abby'

(0) Comments | Posted February 19, 2014 | 11:09 AM

2014-02-17-EA_3.jpg

At the suggestion of a friend, I watched all 14 episodes of hit lesbian webseries Easy Abby this weekend while I was traveling through the south, getting stranded in airport terminals and on runways for hours on end with nothing...

Read Post

Portland's #SochiSign #GayPropaganda Solidarity Campaign (PHOTOS)

(2) Comments | Posted February 10, 2014 | 1:36 PM

2014-02-08-sochizero.jpg

After months of feeling frustrated and powerless about the unbearable state of things for LGBTQ people in Russia, it has been nice to see the #GayPropaganda movement spring up in recent days, particularly as we have now officially entered into The...

Read Post

Pacific NW Rockers Pay Tribute to Portland's Historic Crystal Ballroom

(0) Comments | Posted January 2, 2014 | 12:42 PM


2013-12-31-PhotoCourtesyofMcMenamins.jpg

Portland's Crystal Ballroom -- an iconic, historic entertainment landmark for the city since 1914 -- is celebrating its centennial birthday on Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014.

To ring in the anniversary, McMenamins Crystal Ballroom has amassed an epic, 100-night celebration, appropriately...

Read Post

Blue Notes: An Interview With Out Indie Darling Noah Daniel Wood

(0) Comments | Posted December 2, 2013 | 1:10 PM

2013-12-02-NoahDanielWood2.jpg

This week I caught up with 21-year-old queer indie singer/songwriter Noah Daniel Wood while he was visiting Portland from Boston. We had brunch at SweeDeeDee, and over breakfast burritos, homemade pie and hot tea we talked about his new record,

Read Post

Sex, Love and Los Angeles: Your New Favorite Show Has Arrived

(2) Comments | Posted November 1, 2013 | 6:31 PM

2013-11-01-DannyRobertsandDarrylStephensinDTLACourtesyofLarryKennarEntertainmentLKE.jpg

Full disclosure: I love TV. Like... love it.

In recent years I have moved away from the traditional cable TV setup that I grew up with and, like so many of you reading this, made the jump to streaming sites for watching my...

Read Post

Dream Pop for Necrophiliacs: An Interview With Seattle's Night Cadet

(0) Comments | Posted October 21, 2013 | 8:21 PM

2013-10-18-nightcadetsmiller.jpg
(Photo by Steven Miller)

On my never-ending quest to give exposure to bands you may not already have on your radar, this week I caught up with Seattle's Night Cadet, a brash, bratty foursome whose music is neither brash nor bratty but is...

Read Post

Testament of Love: An Interview With Filmmaker Jon Garcia

(0) Comments | Posted October 4, 2013 | 4:24 PM

2013-10-01-thefalls.jpg

This Saturday, Oct. 5, writer/director Jon Garcia's new movie The Falls: Testament of Love, the sequel to his 2012 queer film festival favorite The Falls, is making its world premiere at the 2013 Portland Lesbian and Gay Film...

Read Post

Nursed in Darkness: KOORTWAH Wants to Be Blood Brothers

(0) Comments | Posted August 8, 2013 | 7:09 PM

2013-08-06-Square_websmall.jpg


With a new video and EP out and plans for much more in the works, 2013 is shaping up to be a busy year for NYC's black-magic electropopper KOORTWAH. I caught up with him this week to talk about the...

Read Post

Devil May Care: An Interview With Gossip Protégés Magic Mouth

(0) Comments | Posted July 26, 2013 | 2:08 PM

On the heels of a tour with fellow hometown heroes Gossip, Portland's Magic Mouth is about to release their new EP Devil May Care on August 15. This record is the follow-up to their 2012 debut Believer EP, and will be available in limited...

Read Post

Pornographic Activism: The Rebranding of Buck Angel

(5) Comments | Posted June 3, 2013 | 11:25 AM

2013-05-31-BuckAngelCopyrightBuckAngelEntertainment.jpg

I met a fascinating man named Buck Angel recently at a screening of "Mr. Angel", a new documentary about his life, his gender transition, his successful career, and the powerful journey of love, acceptance, and forgiveness his family...

Read Post

Unsimulated Sex: An Interview With James Franco and Travis Matthews

(22) Comments | Posted May 16, 2013 | 12:53 PM

WARNING: This post contains sexually graphic content and possibly NSFW (depending on where you work) imagery. Read on at your own discretion.

2013-05-16-JamesFrancoDiscussesArtandGaySexonFilm.jpg


This Friday night James Franco and Travis Matthews' stunning, complicated and sexually graphic new film

Read Post

Accidental Trailblazer: An Interview With Cult Cinema Icon Mink Stole

(7) Comments | Posted April 24, 2013 | 2:51 PM

Each spring, Portland, Ore., plays host to QDoc: Queer Documentary Film Festival, the only festival in the U.S. devoted exclusively to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) documentaries, and one of only two festivals of its kind in the entire world!

Now in its seventh year, QDoc...

Read Post