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|Change & rEvolution for 2009: The Riot Grrrl Ink Show @ Sugarland|
If only every company could be like Riot Grrrl Ink...queer-centered, grassroots, and totally dedicated to producing/supporting art that is radical, political, marginalized, and non-conventional.
RGI –the largest LGBTQ label in the world- is a true supporter of the artists/organizations they work with for the evolution of wo/mankind through (an artistic) revolution. So who better to celebrate the inauguration of our new President Barack Obama than with folks who themselves work for change in all mediums and spectrums of our lives?! Obama promised us change and RGI is helping to deliver it- Wednesday, January 21- at Sugarland in Brooklyn, NY.
Riot Grrrl Ink is hosting a show sure to beat all the inauguration balls going on this week. The show at Sugarland will be femmeceed by Bevin Branlandingham and will feature videos by Ali Cotterill and U People. Three of the awesome artists RGI produces/supports will be playing: Athens Boys Choir, Hanifah Walidah, and Inner Princess.
Athens Boys Choir, a transgender spoken word artist from Georgia spits about everything from dildos to dreidels. Hanifah Walidah is a triple threat- hip hop artist, poet, and actress- who speak out on culture, politics, and minority issues. Inner Princess hails from Brooklyn with their gender/genre bending brand of punk rawk. All three are super radical, très genius, and uber-queer; they will no doubt rap, rhyme, and rock their politics into the ears and hearts of the audience Wednesday night.
The RGI Show is definitely a kick-ass way to kick-off 2009, a landmark time in our nation’s history. Everyone is welcome to attend, and donations are highly encouraged and appreciated! Give your dollar a voice-join Riot Grrrl Ink in celebrating Obama, rEvolution, art, and the change we need and is sure to come!
Riot Grrrl Ink Show
January 21, 2009
8-11 pm @ Sugarland
221 N 9th St
Brooklyn, NY 11211
Tagged on January 19, 2009
|tick tock it don't stop...|
Alright, ladies, it's only my first post and already I’ve got a LOT of catching up to. As always, this city has about 19 too many things going on every night and I have spent the past few weeks trying to hit up each and every one. I'll try to keep things semi-recent and start with the GO! For The Cure party last Thursday, 10/18. The line-up was unbeatable with Margaret Cho and Michelle Paradise hosting, The Cliks performing, the YouTube "shoes" guy making a cameo and, apparently, Chris Pureka was somewhere in the audience? Of course, an open vodka bar is always a plus and Club Sol is a totally schmoozable, danceable, chillable place with super friendly staff.
While at the party, I also ran into my pal Garrison Starr who was in town for a show at The Living Room on 10/24. Now, it's always great to see Garrison, but let me tell you: it's even greater when she calls me the next day and hooks me up with two free tickets to Margaret Cho's Sensuous Woman show!
So I know that Margaret Cho is already ranked high within many of you GO! ladies' hearts. She's always so raunchy and witty and entertaining and all. This show, however, made me realize that this woman is an actual g-e-n-i-u-s. First off, the venue is tiny, to the point of kneeing the person's head in front of you inadvertently. This creates a sense of, shall we say, intimacy. Things get a whole lot more intimate as the show goes on- dancers mingle into the audience, lap dances are had, tittie tassels fly, confetti is thrown, dollar bills are eaten. I'm not kidding. This show is ridiculous. Do it to it- it's at The Zipper and she's only in town for one more week...
The next night found me at the birthday party of one of my fabulously gay boys at Sugarland in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Formerly Capones, a dark divey bar with free pizza, Sugarland is now the hip spot in the hip part of town for, well, hip gays. The nice thing about hanging out at male gay bars is that you can dress as fabulously as you want, drink too much, chain smoke and booty dance all with the knowledge that no skeezeball frat guy is going to try to take you home. Sugarland's style actually struck me as rather dykey for a gay bar- unassuming, graffiti covered entrance, dark, small, small back porch for smoking. Of course, I was tipped off by the dancer on the bar wearing briefs and kneepads. Either way, fabulous location, excellent dance music by a lineup of rotating non-celebrity DJs and moderately priced drinks.
Fast forward to this past Wednesday 10/24- Gay man halloween party at Lotus. Located on West 14th street, Lotus is a three story posh location with a lotus pond in the foyer, a bar on each level, a hair straightener for rent ($2=5 min!) in the bathroom, and NO room for dancing. Playing Jimmy Olson for the night was really the only way I was going to get anyone to pay attention to me- try being the only girl at the open bar of a gay man party and see how fast you become invisible...
Well tonight it's round #3 with the gay man parties as I head out to yet another birthday party- this time at Vlada in Hell's Kitchen. Supposedly they have horseradish-infused vodka... friday night bloody mary here I come!
Tagged on February 15, 2008