Catching David Bowie prior to his celebrated Brian Eno/Berlin period, the genius rock and roll chameleon we lost last year makes his star presence known in this ‘legal’ issue of one of his most infamous 70’s bootlegs. Recorded at New York’s Nassau Coliseum in 1976, on Bowie’s “Thin White Duke” tour, here we get a 16-song concert pulling from the big Bowie releases of the time.
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Updating Purcell’s Opera Dido & Aeneas with her dominatrix-take on things, incorporating various performance art and multimedia and presenting the brew at The Space (269 Westferry Road, Isle Of Dogs, E14 3RS, London) between 4/11-4/15 Sobriety Twist’s Queen of Carnage is sure to take the fringe theatre/fetish lover and layperson looking for a night of great theatre, by storm. I had the good fortune to talk to this mistress-provocateur of the theater about her production and how it fits in culturally to where we are presently.
Steve Hackett and this spectacular band have been performing these half-and-half “Genesis Revisited” shows for a few years. They have the songs down (no easy feat to be sure), the right mix old and new…and of course, Steve Hackett is one of the very best rock guitarists ever. You owe it to yourself to catch this show, or at the very leats grab Hackett’s new album when it is released next month.
Piano Portraits is the purest way to appreciate Rick Wakeman’s still monstrous talent. This is about as good as it gets from real rock royalty appreciating their influences.
I’m afraid Colin Hay does it yet again. From the pain of losing his father, he explored on Gathering Mercury, his rumination on the randomness of life on Next Year People to this collection of hopeful tunes Fierce Mercury, the ex-Men At Work front man seems to keep mining his ever fruitful well of wonderful songsmithing
I give you more sexy writing this week…but specifically how it is sprinkled in between the wildly drawn pages of ZZZ Comics. ZZZ, the pseudonym of the man who spearheads this publishing endeavor, releases naughty comics centered around the giantess theme; girls busting out of their clothes, adding yards to their muscles, even men growing bigger…in all the ways you can imagine.
Hard rockin’, ‘Goth Glam’ petite Madame Mayhem grabs you by the **** with her unique style and opera-trained voice and never lets go. I caught up with the lady as she stepped out of a rehearsal in her N.J. home state (she was born in Manhattan) to talk about what she’s all about and what’s happening for 2017 for her.
Did you happen to know that next month marks the 10th anniversary of Kim Kardashian’s infamous sex tape (and did you also happen to know that the actual name of the Kim’s sex tape is “Kim Kardashian Superstar.” As Steven Hirsch, founder/co-chairman of Vivid Entertainment told me, there is also “The Kim Kardashian Superstar VR Experience” which his company released last October on www.VividVirtual.com.) Recognizing this most significant event in the world of adult entertainment, for you my little droogs I happened to speak with Mr. Hirsch about that original sex tape, the celebration of it and sex tapes in general. I can’t thank this giant-of-the-industry enough for his time.
To be sure, this is a play about sexual animus, featuring lots of nudity and exploring some issues I could feel ripple uncomfortably through the audience often times revealed in coat moving and the clearing of throats. Really, what has happened to supposedly hip, younger audiences these days? It has been my unfortunate experience lately in New York theatre (especially off-Broadway where often times headier/risky subjects are tackled) that audiences are more than a bit skittish over certain subjects in the light of recent political events and the way the blog o’sphere are telling us we have to react. It’s a phenomena I have seen writ large now quite a few times. Let me give you some examples; in Nibbler a female character “asks” to be raped, at another time a male character describes wild sexual fantasies; you could just hear the audience, now being raised on a diet of PCness we have never seen the likes of, reacting that a woman could say something like that aloud or we might even see a penis once or twice during the show.