Phoebe Legere makes her PUSSY FAGGOT! debut on Friday, February 8 at Public Assembly in Williamsburg. RSVP for reduced guest list here.
“Legere plays the piano with enormous authority in a style that encompasses Chopin, blues, ragtime, bebop and beyond, and she brings to her vocal delivery a four octave range, and an extraordinary palette of tonal color and meticulous phrasing.”
- New York Times
PHOEBE LEGERE was still a teenager when she became the resident composer for the Wooster Group, which included Spaulding Grey and Willem Defoe. Her storied history includes a record deal Epic Records, a Carnegie Hall debut as a composer and studying with John Lewis of the Modern Jazz Quartet. She graduated from Vassar College, studied composition at the Juilliard School, studied piano at the New England Conservatory, and film scoring, orchestration and jazz arranging at the NYU Graduate School of Music Composition. In 1991 Legere opened for David Bowie on his National Tour. She led highly influential downtown bands, from Monad, to Ultra Monad To Blond Fox, Swingalicious. After the success of “Marilyn Monroe” (Island Records), Legere played numerous concerts and jazz festivals. Her Blue Curtain (Einstein Records) was nominated as a Top 10 CD of the decade; and she was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize for her work with the Cleveland Chamber Symphony. She has 10 CD’s available for download on ITUNES. Her newest CD, a jazzaret mix of French Musette and original compositions, will be released internationally on ESPDisk in the Fall.
Erin Markey performs at PUSSY FAGGOT! on Friday, February 8, 2013 at Public Assembly in Williamsburg.
ERIN MARKEY is a Brooklyn-based writer/performer. She recently starred in the NYC premiere of Tennessee Williams’ Green Eyes at the Hudson Hotel. She is a series regular on LOGO’s Jeffery and Cole Casserole TV show.
Her solo musical, Puppy Love: A Stripper’s Tail played and extended at PS 122. She is a company member of Half Straddle and her work in FAMILY was heralded as “the scariest performance of the year” in 2009 by Time Out NY.
As a playwright, she was invited to the Lincoln Center Director’s Lab and is currently developing her newest work, The Dardy Family Home Movies by Stephen Sondheim by Erin Markey, to premiere at the San Francisco International Film Festival’s Kinotek Series in the Fall of 2011.
As a cabaret and performance artist, she regularly appeared as part of Our Hit Parade with Kenny Mellman, Bridget Everett and Neal Medlyn at Joe’s Pub (The Public).
Machine Dazzle is a frequent performer at PUSSY FAGGOT! His next appearance at the party is on Friday, February 8, 2013 at Public Assembly. (Photo by Fussy Lo Mein)
MACHINE DAZZLE is a performance artist, costuming genius and founding member of the Pixie Harlots. He has made over 100 costumes for Taylor Mac and Taylor’s shows including the acclaimed Lily’s Revenge (HERE Arts Center). He has made costumes for a cavalcade of downtown New York performers including Justin Bond, Dirty Martini and Julie Atlas Muz (including Muz’ I Am the Moon, You Are the Man on Me at PS 122). He has presented fashion shows at SFMOMA and MoMA in New York.
As a solo artist he has performed at as a solo artist in myriad clubs and art spaces throughout New York. As a member of the Pixie Harlots he has performed as part of Weimar New York, Justin Bond’s Lustre (PS 122), Justin Bond’s Christmas shows at Abrons Arts Center and countless other clubs and events in New York City.
VIDS appears at PUSSY FAGGOT! on Thursday, June 7, 2012 in conjunction with the opening night of Queer New York International.
Varsity Interpretive Dance Squad (VIDS) was formed to bring peace and freedom to the world through the power of dance. With the belief that dance is not reserved exclusively for those who are good at it, VIDS has spread their message through members worldwide. VIDS’ credits include performances at Ars Nova, Joe’s Pub, PS 122, Galapagos, The Crooked Mirror (Edinburgh, Scotland), Fontana’s, and The Highline Ballroom. VIDS’ choreographed and starred in the music video for Moby’s “New York, New York” featuring Debby Harry, as well as many other music videos for Eonline.com and the Fuse Network.
Khi Armand performs as part of the 3-year Anniversary PUSSY FAGGOT! on Good Friday, April 6, 2012 at Public Assembly in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
KHI ARMAND is a Brooklyn-based interdisciplinary artist and Two-Spirit medicine person. World citizen and obsessive border crosser, he mixes performance, video, and dead people in his conjurations of bodies ignored and fetishized by dominant narratives. Employing ethnographic necromancy and seedy Craigslist ads to part the veil between the ephemeral-eternal, the individual-communal, and the brown body-justice, Khi holds a BA in Theatre & Ritual Anthropology from Hampshire College and (almost) an MA in Performance Studies from New York University. He has directed for the stage and film in Western Massachusetts, Houston, TX, and Nueva York and has performed solo and
collaboratively in almost as many / few locales.
Max Steele co-hosts and co-curates (with Glenn Marla) FAG CITY + HEAVY at the 3-year anniversary PUSSY FAGGOT! on Friday, April 6, 2012 at Public Assembly.
MAX STEELE is a performer artist and writer. He has presented original performance work at the New Museum, Deitch Projects, Participant Inc., Dixon Place, Envoy Enterprises, PPOW Gallery, PS122, the Queens Museum of Art, and musical venues across the country. In addition to writing the psychedelic porno poetry zine Scorcher, his writing has been featured in Dossier Journal, Philadelphia’s Institute of Contemporary Art, East Village Boys, Birdsong, DIS Magazine, International Girl Gang Underground, and Petit Morts: Recollections of a Queer Public. He has performed as an actor in the NY premiere of Tennessee Williams’ Now the Cats with Jeweled Claws at La MaMa, and played Becky on the LOGO sitcom Jeffery & Cole Casserole. He has been called “Go-go boy of the damned”.
Bourgeois and Maurice perform at the 3-year anniversary PUSSY FAGGOT! on April 6, 2012 at Public Assembly in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
“21st Century cabaret stars like no other.
Talented to within an inch of their lives, you’ll fall in love”
- Time Out London
BOURGEOIS AND MAURICE – Part-cabaret, part-theatre, part-catwalk freakshow – are a musical cabaret duo with style as sharp as their wit. Their original songs blend unashamedly catchy pop hooks with bitingly satirical lyrics, taking on a vast range of important human issues, from reptilian conspiracy theories to the eroticization of the finance sector. As one of London’s leading cabaret acts they have performed in some of the UK’s most prestigious venues including the Royal Opera House, Southbank Centre, Wales Millennium Centre and the Royal Academy of Arts. They have enjoyed sell-out shows at Edinburgh Fringe Festival and also toured the music festival circuit with appearances at Glastonbury, Latitude, Bestival, Electric Picnic and Lovebox, among others.
Always wearing custom-made clothing from some of London’s most exciting new designers, the duo have also contributed a double spread of sartorial wisdom to Time Out London’s 2009 Fashion Week special, edited by Gareth Pugh, and won London’s Alternative Eurovision in 2010 with their fashion-forward electro pop nightmare ‘Out Outfit You’.
Bora Yoon and Luke DuBois perform a showcase version of ( (( PHONATION )) ) as part of American PUSSY FAGGOT! Realness on Saturday, January 7 at Public Assembly in Williamsburg.
BORA YOONis an experimental multi-instrumentalist, composer and performer, who creates architectural soundscapes from found objects, chamber instruments, digital devices, and voice. Featured in WIRE magazine and on the front page of The Wall Street Journal for her musical innovations—Yoon has presented her original soundwork ( (( PHONATION )) ) internationally, at Lincoln Center, the Nam June Paik Museum in Seoul, Patravadi Theatre in Bangkok, the Bang on a Can Marathon, BAM, and John Zorn’s Stone. Her music has been presented by Samsung and the Electronic Music Foundation; commissioned by the Young People’s Chorus Chorus of NYC and SAYAKA Ladies Chorale of Tokyo; awarded by Billboard, BMI, and Arion Foundation; and published by Swirl Records, MIT Press, and the Journal of Popular Noise. Upcoming plans include custom instrument design and performance with LEMUR; recording and remix projects with DJ Spooky, Meredith Monk, and early music group New York Polyphony; and a wax cylinder record for UK phonograph artist Aleks Kolkowski’s museum collection— while ( (( PHONATION )) ) continues to resonate and rarefact in concert. www.borayoon.com
( (( PHONATION )) ) is a multimedia solo performance by Bora Yoon with live video manipulations by Luke DuBois (BitForms Gallery) — exploring where sound connects to the subliminal using found sounds, new and antiquated instruments, electronic devices, and voice. Using a sound designer’s approach to performance composition that is steered by a penchant for a song, ( (( PHONATION )) ) engages with music as music, and not as part of a genre, taking the means to one end, and using it for another to form new utterances of sound and the beginnings of a new sonic language, within its spatial and architectural context. In every case, a particular sonic geography is evoked that might be inspired by a simple, found-sound in the world, or an expression of a sonic paradox bouncing around only in the mind.
Dynasty Handbag Performs as part of American PUSSY FAGGOT! Realness on Saturday, January 7, 2012 at Public Assembly in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
“DYNASTY HANDBAG is a surge of feminist fury, an energy that is at once liberating and frightening, delivering performances that go beyond what on the surface appear to be childish acts of defiance. Cameron fuses mismatching post-punk 80s apparel, camp, high drama, and brutal honesty to create friction, an irrepressible tension that arises when music rubs up against performance art to create Dynasty Handbag. Monologues break down into schizophrenic dialogues, only to turn back into equally disturbing monologues—one personality defeating the other. Voiceovers and disheveled dance moves fall out of sync with her laptop beats, leaving the audience laughing to cover up the unease, the feeling that perhaps this painful honesty has hit too close to home.”
- Christine Hou, NY Arts Magazine
JIBZ CAMERON is a performance artist living in NYC. Her performance work as her alter-ego Dynasty Handbag has been internationally at venues big and important and small and also important. She is the recipient of the 2009 Dance Theater Workshop Fresh Tracks Artist in Residence, the 2009 Franklin Fund Foundation for the Performing Arts grant, the 2010 Dixon Place Mondo Cane! Commison and the Kindle Grant 2011 Artist Cycle. She is an adjunct professor of theater studies at TISCH NYU. She is currently an associate performer with the Wooster Group.
Tomashi Jackson appears at PUSSY FAGGOT! on Thursday, October 27 at The Delancey.
TOMASHI JACKSON is a visual artist exploring multiple disciplines in the pursuit of her own language. Her current work explores specific issues of labor, intimacy, and public space. She has a tendency to burst into song and seeks to resolve such compulsions with her interest in issues of public concern. She holds a BFA from the Cooper Union and is currently a 2012 graduate candidate at the MIT Program in Art Culture and Technology. At PussyFaggot she intends to sing filthy songs about common experience along with very special guests and you. These songs have arisen from vivid dreams and acts of living.