Erasure rocks the House of Blues

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Erasure at House of Blues in Dallas

Dallas Voice’s associate advertising director, Chad Mantooth, was at the Erasure concert Tuesday night, Oct. 14, at House of Blues in Dallas, and he got these amazing photos to share.

Check out the schedule of upcoming concerts at House of Blues so that you won’t miss events like The Nick & Knight Tour on Nov. 5, featuring former boy band stars Nick Carter and Jordan Knight, or Neon Hitch’s Yard Sale Tour on Nov. 7.

—  Tammye Nash

Logo announces winners of NewNowNext Awards

The live broadcast of Logo’s NewNowNext Awards won’t be until Monday, but we already know the winners. Despite Logo deciding it’s no longer a “gay” network, some of the winners are on the gay side. Here’s the list in the really odd categories they’ve come up with:

Next Mega Star: Josh Hutcherson, The Hunger Games.

Most Addictive Reality Star: Nadia G, Bitchin’ Kitchen (The Cooking Channel) (defeating Drag Racer Willam).

Cause Your Hot: Naya Rivera, Glee (Fox) (pictured). She defeated Channing Tatum and Henry Cavill.

TV You Betta Watch: Dallas-set GCB (ABC).

Best New Indulgence: Revenge (ABC).

Next Must-See Movie: The Avengers.

Beyond Style Award (tie): Andrej Pejic and Kelly Osbourne (Kelly will be hosting the awards).

Brink of Fame Music Artist: Neon Hitch.

Superfan Site: Vampire-Diaries.net.

Hmmm… Looking at the list, maybe it’s good they aren’t gay anymore.

 

—  Arnold Wayne Jones

Shabby Shriek of the Week: Neon Hitch

This week we take a look at singer Neon Hitch. We’ve received remixed singles for “Bad Dog” and “Get Over U” both from her upcoming album Beg, Borrow and Steal.

WTF IS Neon Hitch?

According to her info sheet for “Get Over U,” Hitch was born in London in 1986. Apparently her family’s house burned down the day she was born. Her lighting technician dad named her Neon. She and her mother traveled in a caravan as gypsies. By age 10, she started writing poetry and lyrics. At 16, she followed a boy to India. She met Neneh Cherry, opened for 50 Cent and was friends with Amy Winehouse.

In 2008, she headed to New York, co-wrote Ke$ha’s “Blah Blah Blah” and former American Idol judge Kara DioGuardi signed her to Warner Brothers Records. From her press sheet.

“I want people to know that, yeah, time are tough, but you know what? There’s a light at the end of the tunnel. I’m living proof.”

More after the jump.

—  Rich Lopez