Logo TV & SiriusXM’s Out Q present monthly gay music concert series with Needles, Lepore & more.
Thursday, April 4 at The Cutting Room
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Logo TV & SiriusXM’s Out Q will present DEVIL-MAY-CARE, a monthly concert series devoted to gay music acts, at The Cutting Room, Chris Noth’s newly opened Park Avenue hotspot that has already played host to the likes of Billy Joel, Emmylou Harris, Judy Collins, Tommy Ramone and Glen Matlock. (And the original Chelsea location holds the distinction of being the venue where Lady Gaga was first signed.) This monthly Thursday music showcase, named after an antiquated euphemism for “gay,” will feature a variety of music acts from around the globe.
The April edition of DEVIL-MAY-CARE will be presented Thursday, April 4 at 10pm. The evening will feature performances by RuPaul’s Drag Race winner Sharon Needles, discoliscious band Liquid Diet, and transsexual icon Amanda LePore. The evening will also be recorded live and and will air as a special concert presentation on SiriusXM’s OutQ channel.
Sharon Needles debut album, PG-13, rocketed to #4 on the iTunes pop CD chart immediately upon its release. Needles, the winner of Season Four of RuPaul’s Drag Race, is an accomplished musical performer blending her unique sense of music and fashion into an unforgettable stage show. Needles appeared last year as Frank N. Furter in a stage production of The Rocky Horror Show. A vegetarian, she is the face of an advertising campaign for PETA.
Often compared to such established acts as The Scissor Sisters, Animotion and The Human League, Liquid Diet is a scrumptious musical cocktail fronted by Aussie bombshell Georgia Haege and Californian charmer Billy Hanson. Music master Electronathan tops off the elixir. The music of Liquid Diet has been described as “equal parts disco and electro, with a healthy dose of over-the-top lyrics.” Released by NinthWave Records, the band’s debut EP features the title track Hand Dance (an ode to self-pleasure), the disco-licious jam Nude, and a dreamy electro cover of George Michael’s Father Figure. They have been seen at venues including Griffin, Le Poisson Rouge and Webster Hall.
The world’s most famous transsexual and an effervescent fixture on the New York scene, Amanda Lepore has been at the cutting edge of culture since the club kid era, breaking and re-making the rules for music, marketing, and gender. Her album, I…Amanda Lepore, is the culmination of her long reign as the queen of Gotham’s button pushing (and button popping) carnival, cementing her status as the most prevalent risk taking creative artist and good-time gal after dark. A sort of woozy inflatable doll, Amanda comes off like a Jeff Koons statue of Marilyn Monroe, a walking work in progress whose nonstop array of surgeries have made her a unique comment on womanhood, and every inch a dame.
DEVIL-MAY-CARE: APRIL takes place Thursday, April 4 at 10pm at The Cutting Room (44 East 32 Street, between Park and Madison — accessible from the #6 train at 33rd Street). Tickets are $18 at 212-352-3101 or www.SpinCycleNYC.com.