Shalom Motha Fucka’s!! The Holiday’s are upon us! I’ve been eating latkes and dropping off little gifts to loved ones as I await to celebrate Christmas… Secretly, I love the holidays and wish mistletoe was a year round hobby we all engaged in (after we found a cure for herpes, of course). So in the name of the Holiday Spirit I thought I’d point your attention to three people that I am proud to call friends (Ariana Reines, M. Lamar, and Our Lady J) so you may see the inspirational work they are making + a festival of lights to you…
Ariana Reines is reading on December 7th, she has a show on december 9, and her first-ever audiobook, SAVE THE WORLD starring lili taylor, is coming out this winter 2011, in anticipation of MERCURY, which too will come.
READING with DAWN LUNDY-MARTIN
497 6th Avenue, between 11th and 12th St.
OPENING FOR GENESIS BREYER P-ORRIDGE’s PSYCHIC TV
98 Meserole Ave
$23 advance / $25 doors
Last week at Home Sweet Home M. Lamar played a show celebrating the release of Negro Gothic which for M. Lamar is not just a recording but a manifesto. M. Lamar has joined forces with Whip Records to manifest his latest sonic musings. Negro Gothic finds Lamar’s songwriting and operatic voice at their most potent and poignant! The tape’s first song “unloved and unwanted” reaches deep into an ancestral legacy of psychological and emotional abandonment against the back drop of Jim Crow America. “Swinging Low” reflects on what has become of all the black penises violently removed during lynching. And “Badass Nigga” finds Lamar at his most defiant wailing “I’m a free black man.” The low fi five song ep recorded live in Toronto, San Francisco and New York proves that the negro experience in America is indeed a gothic one.
OUR LADY J
Our Lady J presents the 4th Annual “Gospel of Dolly,” an evening of Dolly Parton’s most beloved gospel music.
Celebrated by Ms. Parton herself and accompanied by The Train-To-Kill Gospel Choir, Our Lady J and special guests shed new meaning and light on Dolly’s greatest hits, as well as her lesser known spiritual songs in this annual celebration of the Queen of Country.
New York City
“I just LOVE listening to Our Lady J sing!”
“Seeing New York icon Our Lady J is like being wrapped in an electric blanket, providing warmth and security, but with the danger of becoming too hot to touch.”
“Our Lady J is a monster musician and a great soul. A great huge heart with a great talent. I must confess: she knocked me out. I adore her.”