WATCH: Foo Fighters perform on late night TV with LGBT music faves Joan Jett, Bob Mould

The Foo Fighters continue to make the late night TV scene with some big time queer music faves. They appeared on The Late Show with David Letterman Tuesday night rocking the hell out of Joan Jett‘s “Bad Reputation.” This was a sort of encore performance from the band’s sold out show at Madison Square Garden Sunday where Jett joined in on the Foo action.

In September, the band appeared on Conan show, performing with former Husker Du and Sugar frontman Bob Mould.Where Jett stands on her own in the first, Mould blends in quite comfortably with the Foos. And with good reason. The band has given big time props during their career and he partook in the recording of the Foo Fighters’ latest album Wasting Light.

Videos after the jump.

—  Rich Lopez

Local briefs • 09.03.10

Artists Against AIDS auction set for October at Community Arts Center

AIDS Outreach Center of Tarrant County’s annual Artists Against AIDS Silent Art Auction is set for Oct. 23, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Fort Worth Community Arts Center.
Artwork will be on display from Oct. 1 to Oct. 23.

The event will feature food, entertainment, an open bar with wine and beer and a silent auction including a selection of high-quality fine art from local and regional artists. Tickets for the auction and party are $75.

This year’s honorary co-chairs are state Sen. Wendy Davis, and Fort Worth City Councilman Joel Burns. Event co-chairs are Cynthia Hodgkins and Sarah Garrett. Featured artists for the evening are Henrietta Milan and Eric Stevens.

ACLU executive director to speak at Oak Cliff Unitarian

Terri Burke, executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Texas, will will speak Sept. 15 on recent decisions by the Texas State Board of Education that some people believe were an abuse of authority by board members who forced their own personal ideologies into Texas public schools’ curricula.

The meeting will be held from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Oak Cliff, 3839 W. Kiest Blvd. in Dallas. The event is co-sponsored by the ACLU of Texas and the Unitarian Church of Oak Cliff. Admission is free and open to the public.

Black Tie offers Joan Jett VIP  Weekend for Four, more in auction

Black Tie Dinner announced that bidding has opened for a Sept. 18 Joan Jett weekend VIP package for four courtesy of DiamondJack’s Casino and Resort. Bidding will close on Wednesday, Sept. 8 at 9 p.m.

The package features two nights’ accommodations for four people (two rooms) at the Casino Resort in Shreveport/Bossier City, four VIP tickets to the  Joan Jett and the Blackheart performance on Saturday, Sept. 18 and a meet-and-greet with Jett. Dinner for four at DJ’s Steakhouse (up to $400), Saturday buffet lunch and two breakfast buffets for four and $500 in cash are also included.

Go to the BlackTie.org to bid.

The Friday B4Black Luxury Auction will move from a live auctioneer to a real-time ‘Big Board.’ Bidding on interactive touch screen displays will be available on the entire Big Board Luxury Line-up from 8 p.m. until 10 p.m. at the event.

This new auction technology will continually display the Friday Luxury Line-up on prominent screens.

This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition September 3, 2010.

—  Michael Stephens

Joan Jett at QueFest July 3 in Rowlett




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Good Records screens ‘The Runaways’ tonight

If you’re one for rock ‘n’ roll films and free Lone Star Beer (yes, please), Monday night is your night. Good Records on Lower Greenville has been hosting Good Films: Music Movie Mondays throughout July and tonight, they screen a double feature of The Mayor of Sunset Strip and The Runaways. The latter, of course, features Twilight‘s Kristen Stewart as our favorite butch rocker Joan Jett in “the world’s first all-girl teenage rock band.”

Jett’s never discussed her orientation, but did comment to NY Daily News on the film’s depiction of the lesbian love scene between her and bandmate Cherie Currie, played by Dakota Fanning. Really, we’re just stunned that Dakota Fanning is old enough to be playing such scenes. Nonetheless, Jett has been good to the community, whether she’s singing about woman-to-woman love on “A.C.D.C.” or playing the Northalsted Market Days in Chicago this August. We get it.

The Runaways screens first at 8 p.m. Good Records will also be giving away movie merch. If you snag an extra poster, I’d totally take it off your hands. Just sayin’.

—  Rich Lopez

Joan Jett and Black Tie Dynasty at Que Fest Saturday night

After a dismal drive in the rain to Rowlett, the storm somehow paused for the evening’s show at Que Fest. The night was at times both cool and sticky at Robertson Park. Attendance didn’t look too high when local band Black Tie Dynasty took the stage, but increased as darkness came and Joan Jett would soon appear. More pics and notes from the show after the jump.

Black Tie Dynasty

—  Rich Lopez

When you’re a Jett

Queer rocker Joan and radio gadfly Jack weren’t separated at birth, but they still have a lot in common

We thought it weirdly coincidental that local radio guy Jack E. Jett and rocker Joan Jett had so much in common: Just look at the spelling of their odd, shared last name. They don’t look like twins, but might they have been siblings?

No, don’t be dumb. But we did come up with a few striking comparisons.

This has been a big year for Joan. She was back in the spotlight after the indie film The Runaways depicted the history of her first band (and hinted at lesbian overtones). Timed with its release in spring, she dropped an impressive greatest hits album including Runaways material, solo work and of course, with the Blackhearts.

Joan may always be known best for “I Love Rock ‘n’ Roll” from 1982. That’s OK, because we can still jam to that song as well as “Bad Reputation,” “Do You Wanna Touch Me” and “A.C.D.C”

Jack Jett never fails to rock us in his own way. He’s made a comeback as well with two radio shows … not bad for someone who got jacked (no pun intended) around earlier this year by Clear Channel: Just when he was set to start his CNN radio show, the plug was pulled.

Resilient as ever, Jack has come back pulling double duty on Internet radio. He hosts ilume-A-Nation on Tuesdays with what he calls “campy music for boomers and hipsters.” And he’s brought back The Jack E. Jett Show Thursdays, co-hosting with Sly’s mom, Jackie Stallone.

With such shared longevity, we knew there was something to these two. So we delved.

This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition July 02, 2010.

—  Kevin Thomas

You too can look like Joan Jett before Friday's opening of 'The Runaways'

Although it’s basically an ad for Make Up For Ever, this blog post at Talking Makeup was gaga about James Vincent’s work on Joan Jett’s look at the premiere of The Runaways. Better yet, they added the makeup chart for you to help achieve Jett’s look. What better way to head to the movie than in total rocker drag?

The movie details the all-girl rock band’s road to fame which lesbian rocker Joan Jett was a member of. She’s portrayed by Kristen Stewart of Twilight fame. The film opens in Dallas this Friday at the Angelika.

—  Rich Lopez