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Checking In With Artists We Love
Chicks with picks, dykes with mics, and those nearly queer and dear to our hearts...we know what’s up with the rock stars that keep your toes tapping and your head bobbing.
Tagged on July 31, 2008
Sweet November
Until one lives in New York, she might not necessarily consider Halloween to be a "big" holiday. After all, we're all still at work that day, kids still have to go to school and nobody throws any Halloween sales. In New York, however, Halloween is synonymous with, well, debauchery, belligerence, and a whoooooole lot of glitter. This year, with Halloween on a Wednesday, the parties started this past weekend, continued through the holiday and will spill in to this upcoming weekend. In a less-than-halloween mood, however, my weekend started on Saturday night at Sea Thai at 116 n. 6th St. in Williamsburg. The food was fantastic, semi-authentic, and in the $10-$25 range for entrees. Others reviewers had complained of noise and poor service and, while the live DJ was pumping out some mad loud beats, it just put me in a posh downtown mood and got me ready for the rest of the night. The service was great, totally ready to take care of our needs (including when two of our dishes got mixed up) and the food came out hella fast.  Afterwards, we threw on some glitter and rolled down to the Levee at 212 Berry Street and N. 3rd also in Williamsburg. Dark and unassuming, the Levee can boast about a few things: First, $3 buys one a shot of whiskey and a beer. Second, one can mow down on a variety of midnight snacks- PB&J, frito pie, cheese balls, chili dogs... hell yeah. Third, they have naked photo hunt. That's right- while you eat your chili dog and throw back some whiskey, you can stare hard at some naked ladies. Try (real hard) to identify the differences between two nudie pics to get to the next level. No matter how hard you stare at her boobs, however, the differences usually lie in the plant she's sitting next to. Halloween night found me covered in green and blue glitter with tin foil alien antennae- ready to roam the alternate universe known as... Bleeker Street. With my Zorro friend leading the way, I weaved through some pretty impressive costumes and some pretty naked girls. Of course, I'm not one to begrudge a pair of thigh highs and a pretty decolletage, but when it comes to Halloween- these outfits are scary for the wrong reasons. Luckily, there were a few ladies rocking some creative disguises- a stick of bubblegum being my favorite. And, finally, on to this weekend... my calendar is still in the works as there are just so many fun things happening so I thought i'd just throw out some suggestions: Friday, Nov. 2 ********************* Trash!, Rififi (332 E. 11th St), 10pm fishnets, black minis, dark makeup, live djs, $7 drinks, no cover before 11pm ($5 after), hot hot hot dancing. A near guarantee of getting your pic on lastnightsparty.com... *************** Saturday, Nov. 3 **********************  Takeover, BAM (30 Lafayette Ave Brooklyn), 7pm  Five bands, sixteen movies, three DJ’s, two art installations and a couple thousand of your closest friends. Plus cheap beer! Bands include The Heartless Bastards, Antibalas, Be Your Own Pet, Dirty on Purpose, and the Exit. Also: a screening of several of Lindsay Lohan's early films and live djs till 4 in the morning! YEAHH! ********************** Bitch and the Exciting Conclusion, Joe's Pub (425 Lafayette STREET), 9:30pm and 11:30pm Formerly the lead singer of Bitch and Animal, Bitch has now joined up with partner Danielle Sea to form "Bitch and the Exciting Conclusion". The new music resonates with all of the grit and raw energy of Pussy Manifesto and Black Eyed Girl but with a stronger emphasis on the open and emotional sounds of Traffic, Heavy in Love and Miss My My Dear. Still not convinced she's for you? She plays the violin, the piano and the ukelele in her shows. If you liked her in Shortbus, you'll love her on stage. ********************** Sunday, Nov. 4 ********************** Garrison Starr, Highline Ballroom (431 W 16th St), 8:00pm "If you like that Nashville sound; if you are into singer/songwriters; if you just dig good music, then Garrison Starr is for you."-AtlantaShows.com ********************** Autumn Groove: "It's a Poetic Art Thang", CattyShack, 4pm Featured Artists Angela Daniels& Portraits of Black Love. Spoken Word By General Tactics. Hosted By William Fredrick Cooper, Author/Poet “Six Days In January” And “There’s Always a Reason” ***********************
Tagged on February 15, 2008
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