Tagged under "bitch" (7)
|New band, new EP, old friend. Bitch plays Bowery.|
A surprisingly satisfying musical combination came together this past Saturday night at The Bowery Ballroom. Having just seen Shortbus, I was curious to see how the pretty-faced Jay Brannan and the appropriately righteous Bitch would make music together. His personality seemed too giggly, her fan base too dykey for this match to find harmony or even a pleasant dissonance. It had been almost one year exactly since I had seen Bitch perform solo at a tiny show in Massachusetts and I had yet to hear the reorganized, Daniela Sea free Bitch and the Exciting Conlcusion, now operating as B+tec.
Of course, the constant skeptic is constantly being pleasantly surprised.
Not only did the new B+tec formation of Gabriel Kubitz on Bass and Lee Frisari on drums completely pump the house with a harder edge than before, the music also blended seamlessly into Jay’s headlining set. While Jay’s songs focused on broken hearts, young love and acoustic drum stylings, B+tec’s hard rock violin and banjo pulsed songs of politics, mature love aches, and, of course, sex. Despite a new band, tons of new songs, projects, and an even more emphatic political point she’s still the same old Bitch after all. And that’s why we love her.
Be sure to check out bitchmusic.com and myspace.com/bitchmusic to keep abreast of when you can order her new EP that just dropped on the 15th of February.
Tagged on February 21, 2008
|New Year, New Beginnings, New Drama...|
Hello and Happy New Year NYC ladies! Like many of you, I am SO grateful to have made it through yet another holiday season and into the New Year. With 2008 comes a few different things: more time to party without holiday interruptions, a new set of resolutions (By now I’ve gone running 3 times in 2008 and, girl, my butt already looks improved) and… season 5 of The L-Word.
In celebration of the season premiere, Go Magazine and HRC hosted a sweaty, glamorous, packed dance party and screening at mega-club Pacha all the way up at 46th St. in Manhattan. I found myself a prime seat on a staircase and didn’t even pay attention to all the distractions that come with watching a TV show at a club (someone’s pointy boots digging into my back, a spilled drink that pretty much went down the back of my pants and some girl spraining her ankle…) All of my attention was consumed by the lovely ladies of West Hollywood and, of course, the searing action of what may be the last season of this fine, fine porn show. Bette and Tina are still toying with each other, Shane is still hot AND a huge player, Max is still hot tempered and in transition and Jenny, well, Jenny is still one crazy bitch.
Aside from the showing, the party was full of some darling queer celebs- Dani Campbell and Bitch (formerly of Bitch and Animal) reminded us to vote vote vote (for real, ladies, if you aren’t registered already, go to www.credomobile.com/registertovote/ and get it done in time for the November election- i MEAN it!) and gave us a little info on the fantastic HRC. Lori Michaels and her dancers added some pop vibes to the party and the always fantastic go-go girls kept our jaws steadily fixed to the floor. Just another Sunday night with the ladies…
Tagged on February 15, 2008