We love drag queens, we love drag shows and we… like pop music (sometimes) but we want you to know that there’s more to queer performance in New York than drag, you don’t need wigs and Ke$sha to have your world rocked. Let’s have an adventure this weekend!
Fancy @ The Ho_se
Shane Shane’s Fancy is one of the glittering diamonds of our fabulously weird Brooklyn queer performance scene. We love descending into the basement of the The Ho_se and supporting fellow emerging artists as they share their work in an inviting and intimate atmosphere.
This month’s cheesy theme is “showbiz” and we can’t wait to see Shane Shane go full-on old Hollywood glamor. The magnificent Big Dipper will be back to bring the beef with his salty bear rap. Brooklyn nightlife queens Jonathan and Bpro are bringing their energetic electropop and we can’t wait to dance. Kaioni has environmental dance music to share, we’re guessing that’s some sort of experimental music and not music about saving the rainforest. We don’t know anything about Dee Dee Rex but we love surprises.
Now that it’s getting warm the H_os basement is sure to be getting steamy with all those beautiful, young, creative and strange creatures. If that sounds like you than meet us in Bushwick tonight!
Fancy at The Ho_se, 28 Lawton St. #1 (Brooklyn) May 17; 8pm-1am; $6 at the door
Spank + Midnight Magic + Slow Knights at Music Hall of Williamsburg
This show is going to be absolutely magical! We saw Midnight Magic play at a Spank party last summer and lost control. The Brooklyn-based band calls themselves “the secret love children of Donna Summer and George Clinton serving up an orgasmic feast of funk, disco, electro and soul.” This description could not be more accurate. You will be living for them after Saturday night.
The brand new funky soul collective, Slow Knights is like a dream come true. Organized by Derek Gruen (a.k.a. Del Marquis from Scissor Sisters), the group is designed to be all about the music. “Musicians interchange roles as lead and backup singer, as writer and performer-guests vocalists include Rod Thomas (Bright Light Bright Light), Xavier, Chrissie Poland, Bridget Barkan and Mykal Kilgore.” We saw them do a preview performance at Xanadude a few weeks ago and got lost in the groove.
Spank DJ’s Sean B and Will Automagic will hold it all together with sexy beats that will keep you dancing for days. This is a night to usher in a sexy summer alive with infinite possibilities. Get your tickets now, because the last couple Spank shows at Music Hall of Williamsburg have sold out!
Spank + Midnight Magic + Slow Knights at Music Hall of Williamsburg (66 N 6th Street, Brooklyn) May 18, 10pm; Tickets $15 in advance; $20 day of show if available
Paul Leopold and Mark Dommu are writers for The Culture Whore, a Brooklyn-based blog dedicated to getting slutty for the arts.