Queers & Beers is a roving, irregularly occurring, independent music event that exists to promote community and visibility for LGBTQ acts across genres. It also aims to combat rampant stigmas surrounding the widespread perception that music by members of the LGBTQ community all sounds one particular way. The lineup for Queers & Beers 4, heavy on the hip-hop and noise fronts, is, in a word: legit. For starters, Moodie Black has been a seminal act on the ground floor of the noise-rap movement. The harsh yet frequently epiphanic creative vehicle for rapper Chris Martinez AKA Kdeath, a non-binary trans femme individual, Moodie Black has increasingly made a good name in the broader world of alternative hip-hop as well. Coolzey, also from LA, makes genre-straddling hip-hop that incorporates seemingly every disparate influence of its creator. Other local performers, aside from Current music writer Chris Conde, include singer-songwriter and relative newcomer on the music scene, Natalia Glenn, industrial/noise experimentalist Mutant (stylized MVTANT), pop star/treasure Wayne Holtz, and rapper D.R.O. The whole shebang will be hosted by the notorious, uproarious and luxxxurious Miss Taint, a drag queen who showed up on the cover of the Current for our Pride issue last year.