Show vs. Show

In this installment of Show vs. Show, we take a look at two bands both welcome at any party. It’s the battle of young and not-so-young as The B-52s bring out their campy tunes and CSS turn on their Brazilian beats for Dallas audiences.

Despite a healthy discography, we might always know The B-52s for “Love Shack,” but there are worse tunes on which to hang a legacy. Now a classic party anthem, the song has held up for more than 20 years.

The band’s talent shouldn’t be overlooked for its camp factor. When the late Ricky Wilson threw down that riff for “Rock Lobster,” he made music history with a strong sound. It’s easy to blow off, but over the years, has proven unforgettable. Guitarist Keith Strickland stepped in and filled those shoes with the perfect blend of musicality and whimsy.

Cindy Wilson and Kate Pierson always keep our attention with their mod outfits and high-to-heaven ’dos, but Fred Schneider symbolizes the band most with his outrageous flair.

But don’t count out CSS for party ’peal. The Brazilian popsters may be the heirs apparent to The B-52s (if not LMFAO), infusing a comic touch on their songs. They don’t offer as much of a punchline as The Bs do, but with tunes like “Let’s Reggae All Night” and “City Grrrl,” they add their own panache. Another point in their corner is opening dance band and performance artists MEN, led by lesbian JD Samson.
This should be more like Party vs. Party. All that’s missing are the party favors, confetti and punch bowl.

— Rich Lopez

Artist: The B-52s

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The B52's

 

Known mostly for… being the premiere party rock band veterans, churning out hits “Rock Lobster,” “Love Shack” and “Roam.”

Good for the gays? As gay as it can get. Their camp factor is off the charts.  And of course, there’s queer singer Fred Schneider.

What to wear? Anything but beige or gray. And lots of hairspray.

Relevance: The B-52s haven’t delivered big since 1989’s Cosmic Thing, but their songs are timeless fun.

Reason to be there: This is one resilient band that wholeheartedly still delivers. And how awesome is “Love Shack” going to sound live?

Reason to not: It’s in Frisco.

Deets: Dr. Pepper Arena, 2601 Avenue of the Stars, Frisco. Nov. 3
at 7:30 p.m. $27–$77. Ticketmaster.com.

Artist: CSS

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CSS


Known mostly for… their Brazilian dance pop. Hipsters party out to this band
that wants nothing more than to have a good time.

Good for the gays? With openers MEN, both are queer-centric with refreshing
but catchy tunes.

What to wear? Ironic T-shirts and colorful Converse Chuck Taylors.

Relevance: Their latest album, La Liberacion, strikes an unusual dance chord that’s also infectious and irreverent.

Reason to be there: While CSS has a strong fan base, they are still off the gaydar. You can be the one to tell all your friends about them.

Reason to not: With this one-two punch of catchy alterna-pop, there really isn’t a reason not to be there.

Deets: With MEN. House of Blues, 2200 N. Lamar St. Oct. 28
at 8 p.m. $18–$20. HouseOfBlues.com.

This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition October 28, 2011.

—  Kevin Thomas

What Happens When Trans Model Lea. T Kisses Lady Model Kate Moss: True Love

THE SHOT — Givenchy trans model and Oprah object of intrigue Lea. T smooches Kate Model on the cover of Love's Androgyny Issue. First Lurve, now Love, huh Lea? (Another cover of this issue, featuring Justin Beiber, is forthcoming. No, really.)


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Lea T’s Liplock with Kate Moss

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Photo: Transgender Model Lea T. Kisses Kate Moss on ‘Love’ Mag

Lovemag

For LOVE magazine's 'androgyny issue' they paired Kate Moss with transgender model Lea T. Apparently Justin Bieber is involved a second cover but it's unclear whether this pair will join him on it.

You may recall that Lea T. graced the cover of Lurve back in November.

(via modelinia)


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Audio: And next they’ll accuse us of plying Kate Gosselin with fertility drugs

Oh hell no, Focus on the Family! You are not going to pin TLC’s new heterosexual polygamy show on us:

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*AUDIO SOURCE: TLC Reality Show Highlights Polygamy [FOTF]

Wait, is the show making these connections or is Jeff Johnston (an “ex-gay” whose FOTF beat is most always LGBT issues)? Because in reality: Polygamy exists because human potential exists! Polygamous unions have a recorded history because recorded history exists! The possibility of polygamous marriage exist because a custom known as marriage exists — not because same-sex marriage in particular has proven itself to be a worthy civil reality! There is absolutely no need to invoke the fight for two-person marriage equality when talking about this complete other kind of relational setup.

In terms of legality: Any change to the way this or any other nation recognizes civil marriage is to be decided ON. THE. MERITS. OF. THE. INDIVIDUAL. CASE! Pro-polygamy activists have every right to contend in court, with their representative, and with the public at large. But their burden will be to present legally sound arguments that hold muster under constitutional law. Their basis will come from a “slippery slope” dating back to the discovery of sex and the creation of a civil marriage system, not back to 2003′s Goodridge v. Dept. of Public Health!

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Oh, and considering TLC is the network of Sarah Palin and the Duggars, perhaps these social conservatives want to rethink their claims about TLC’s strategy of “pushing the envelope.”

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*EARLIER: We predicted they’d try to pin it on us: TLC’s slippery slope: Duggars lead to polygamy [G-A-Y]




Good As You

—  John Wright

Kate Clinton has some ideas for the anti-NOM rally

GetEQUAL sent this out:

Info. on the Big Commit {A Community Response to Anti-Gay NOM} is here. It’s this Sunday, August 15th at 2 PM at Freedom Plaza in DC.




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—  John Wright

Stick it to NOM: Vote for Pam & Kate in Raleigh N&O’s ‘Couple’s Best … story of how you met’

As The Advocate’s Kerry Eleveld pointed out in this week’s opinion piece, the end of the National Organization for Marriage’s “Summer of Marriage” 23-stop tour is two weeks away from its conclusion, and the media stunt is making its way toward North Carolina.

See the Courage Campaign’s NOM Tour Tracker Map – the bigots will descend on my state on August 10, 2010 in Raleigh from 12:00pm – 1:00pm at the State Capitol, South Side Raleigh, NC 27601.

See this Facebook page for the counter rally.

What would really stick it to Maggie and Co would be to have a same-sex married couple leading in a contest called “Couple’s Best … story of how you met,” sponsored by the Raleigh News & Observer’s Triangle.com and Crabtree Valley Mall. Clearly the N&O will be covering NOM’s rally; this will provide a great counter-story to the tens of NOMers planning to beat the bible and mantra of “what about the children?”

Kate and I entered the contest, and in what has to be fabulous timing to rub into the nose of NOM, the voting period is now open. We’re not close to being in the lead yet (we have about 40 votes compared to the leading couple that is near 200 as I write this), but I’m hopeful that PHB has enough readers willing to click over to support us.

Click here to vote!

There is also one other same-sex couple in the running out of 40 (Rodney Murphy and Paul Gilbert), so I’m glad we’re not the only ones representing — and they deserve votes as well.
Pam’s House Blend – Front Page

—  John Wright