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Comments on ES #3:
- “The most surreal night of my life” – Tim Batt
- “…the whole night was so perfect!!! Stand Up comic an all… so many people missed such a cool show…. what other gig is as sexy and insane?? None I have seen…” – Jarad Bryant of New Hang Ups
The next gigs:
- AUCKLAND, October 14: The Lucha Lounge, York Street, Newmarket. With Horatio Crane, Scarlett Lashes, Vostok Lake, comedy, burlesque and inexplicable dance moves.
- WELLINGTON, November 5: Bar Medusa, Vivian Street, CBD. With both imported and local content. That’s right, we’re taking the show on the road.
Auckland’s #1 underground camp electronic variety night! An unscripted musical theatre total immersion experience, like the Muppet Show meets the Mighty Boosh IN A STEEL CAGE and the referee is the ghost of Bill Hicks.
Scarlett Lashes (prepared to get whipped, rubbed and lashed by the queen of trash)
Vostok Lake (androgynous cyber power-prog-pop)
New Hang Ups (Macintosh computers and TRAMPOLINES)
Comedy from Tim Batt, the terror of the Classic Comedy Theatre!
Burlesque from the sextacular Dolly Destory and the spanklicious Miss Phloss.
Erika Strata (Lady Gaga does opera! Truly remarkable)
Sarah Houboult and Edward (sensual Kama Sutra adagio acrobatics)
MC the Divine Mizz Kita Mean (Princess to Queen winner 2010, the Hostess with the Mostest, larger than life and twice as natural)
$10 on the door. It just gets better all the time. You know you want it.
Not much else to report. Hoping to debut one new song at the above gig; working on a composition in “dots”, doing a kind of Frank Zappa electronic-classical thing. We’ll see how it works.
Melodramatic electroclash progressive-darkwave act is looking for backing singers/dancers and film-makers/animators to produce live projections for our shows. Can’t promise any money, but if the chance to be part of the Vostok Lake experience appeals to you… you know where to find us.
Electric Salon II is scheduled for Bastille Day, ladies, gentlemen and others present. I am sorely tempted to give all my stage announcements in French, just to be annoying. (There’s kind of an “arms race” of flamboyant stage antics going on between the Salonnieres and one has to work hard with the weirdness to stay ahead. That said, I’m not completely crazy, I perform this way.)
A new song will be debuted, but probably what you’re most interested is #2 in our (not even close to being regular) series of Demoblogs. Next up the list will probably be “Cut and Run”, a song I wrote as a curse. I think it worked.
The Electric Salon was a success past our wildest dreams. Here’s what a couple of reviewers had to say:
- “Unpredictable, entertaining and funny night! Well done. In a word, it was saucy.”
- “That was a seriously trippy experience.”
We’ll update this post as more come in. Also stay tune for news of Salon 2: Electric Boogaloo.