Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Our big Fall annual for gender-hackers, fetish dressers and new prophets is coming up in mid-October. Here's all the details on this year's CLICK + DRAG, and if you know this party, you'll want to start your outfit work NOW!
SATURDAY OCTOBER 17, 2009
CLICK + DRAG 3.1/ THE SECOND COMING
SANTOS PARTY HOUSE
96 LAFAYETTE STREET NYC
10 PM-4 AM
$20 ADVANCE, $25 AT DOOR (CASH ONLY AT DOORS)
21 AND OVER, I.D. REQUIRED
"SURELY SOME REVELATION IS AT HAND" - W.B. Yeats, THE SECOND COMING, 1919
The pioneering "Cyber/Fetish/Gender-Hacking" party CLICK + DRAG, which ushered out the 20th Century in style and returned with a bang last year, announces its second annual Future-Spectacle for October 17. Two of Click's founding producers - director and visual artist ROB ROTH and nightlife impresario CHI CHI VALENTI of THE JACKIE FACTORY will stage this year's epic CLICK + DRAG 3.1/ THE SECOND COMING at sympatico venue SANTOS PARTY HOUSE. CLICK 3.1/ THE SECOND COMING is a two floor, evening-length epic, preserving the night's strict dress code and pansexual mix of fetishists, artists, gender-hackers and "Glam Nerds."
CLICK 3.1 was inspired by the W.B. YEATS poem THE SECOND COMING, and its themes of new gods for (often terrifying) new Ages, "Spiritus Mundi" or universal subconscious, and a post-Christian world. CLICK 3.1 celebrates gender-bending new prophets and prophetesses, and the neo-tribalism that borrows elements from a myriad of religions to create new believers and practices. CLICK + DRAG 3.1 will feature multimedia works directed by Roth and installations and performances by dozens of collaborators.
This year's highlights will include trans icon and vocalist OUR LADY J, who presents an electric take on her GOSPEL FOR THE GODLESS with piano, choir and chadri design by GARO SPARO, gender-illuminati cabaret troupe THE PIXIE HARLOTS in THE SWITCHING HOUR, and Method Go-Go icons FALON, AMBER RAY and SEQUINETTE. The DJ roster includes original Click (and SCISSOR SISTERS) DJ SAMMY JO, DJ JOHNNY DYNELL (who also creates the night's signature mixes for the clicknyc.com website and show) Darkwave DJs JOSH CHEON (SF) and JOHANNA CONSTANTINE, and electro DJ ANGELO.
A STRICT CYBER/FETISH/TRIBAL DRESS CODE WILL BE COMPLETELY ENFORCED: WEAR GODDESS OR TRANS-GODDESS, GLAMOUR MARTYR, SPHINX-WEAR, RUBBER NUN, PRIESTESS, SEQUINNED SAINT, CROWN OF THORNS, PAGAN CHIC, SHIVA REALNESS or CYBER, FETISH, TRIBAL, GENDER-HACKING, FAERIE, GOTHIC OR BRILLIANT BLACK. ABSOLUTELY NO STREET CLOTHES OR MUNDANES - NO EXCEPTIONS.
CLICK + DRAG began as the Saturday-night weekly at Valenti's experimental MOTHER nightclub in 1996 and ran for four years in over two hundred themed editions. The new hybrid explored the interface between nightclubs and computers as CLICK + DRAG built a fanatic following. When MOTHER closed in 2000, they launched CLICK + DRAG 2.0, a monthly edition at Chinatown's FUN, which thrived until the events of 9/11/01. CLICK + DRAG 3.0 introduced its new annual format at THE HALLUCINOGENIC TOREADOR, the 2008 reboot at SANTOS, for over five hundred enthusiastic attendees in extraordinary costume. Do NOT miss the once-a-year chance to drink in this completely unique New York club spectacle.
OUR LADY J, the 2009 CLICK + DRAG headliner and cover girl, photo by ROB ROTH
Tuesday, September 1, 2009
LOW LIFE 3: VIPER MAD at this year's HOWL! Festival is almost here. A SPECTACULAR show this Sunday 9/6/09, with about 35 performers in 14 show segments. FREE and outdoors at the neighborhood meeting place, TOMPKINS SQUARE PARK. Here is this year's running order, so you can be sure to catch your friends and idols..And YES - THIS SHOW GOES UP ON TIME!!!!
5 PM NY School of Burlesque
5:10 Patty Bruce
5:20 Heather Litteer (Jessica Rabbit)
5:25 Amber Ray
5:35 Pinchbottom Burlesque
5:40 Ericktoure Aviance
5:50 Vangeline Theater
6 PM Darlinda Just Darlinda and Legs Malone
6:10 Miss Melody Sweets
6:15 Adam Dugas
6:25 Dirty Martini
6:30 Sherry Vine and Joey Arias
6:40 Julie Atlas Muz + Pixie Harlots
MCs this year are CHI CHI VALENTI and PAUL ALEXANDER, and "easel honors" belong to special guest FAUXNIQUE (SF) Also, guest MC HATTIE HATHAWAY will appear around midway through the show!
HOWL! FESTIVAL AND THE JACKIE FACTORY PRESENT
LOW LIFE 3: VIPER MAD
SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 6, 2009
5-7 PM - WE START AND END ON TIME!
TOMPKINS SQUARE PARK, NYC
Photo of VANGELINE THEATER backstage at the first LOW LIFE @ HOWL! in 2007. Photo by MARK TUSK from the FLANEUR FOTO Flickr site.