WATCH: Cazwell with Peaches in ‘Unzip Me’

I had  high hopes for this tune, but both the song and video just don’t work. The pairing of these two sounded like a fantastic idea. The alt-queer-club stuff should only be through the roof with this collab, but “Unzip Me” ends up a dud. Cazwell usually can come up with a catchy hook but not here. Peaches tends to be better at shock ‘n’ roll but she just seems to be a high-priced accessory to the track — like 24-karat gold rims on a 2001 Ford Escape.

What the heck happened?

Anyway, the video is officially out. Amanda Lepore and Caz continue their codependent relationship as she needlessly poses throughout the video. You can watch it after the jump, but with Peaches and Caz involved, you know for dang sure it’s NSFW.

—  Rich Lopez

Concert Notice: MEN at The Loft in April

Back in 2007 when their band Le Tigre was on hiatus, members JD Samson and Johanna Fatemen created the side project MEN. The magazine Sentimentalist describes them best: “Anthemic, synth-heavy dance beats team up with fiery topics from sexual freedom to wartime economies to both queer lifestyle and pleasure politics in MEN’s cathartic songs like ‘Who Am I to Feel So Free?,’ making them the perfect band to open tours for The Gossip and Peaches in America, in addition to doing their own headlining stints in the U.S. and overseas.”

And headlining they will be come April 1 touring in support of their upcoming February release Talk About Body. Fatemen is less a member and more a contributing writer to the band, but the out Samson, center, holds down the fort and brings her activist gay party perspective to the alt-dance pop side project. I mean, just check out this video for the single “Off Our Backs.” Pretty gay … and hot.

Tickets are $10 now and $12 at the door.

—  Rich Lopez

Peaches, Buttholes and Halloween

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It’s not as racy as it sounds — OK, maybe it is. This weekend at the Granada, you can see a double-bill (Friday) featuring the bawdy, gender-bending electronic-hip-hop artist Peaches, pictured, whom were wrote about during her last appearance in town. She’ll be there with San Antonio-based Butthole Surfers, who have their own self-control issues.

Then on Saturday, the Granada holds its annual Halloween concert and party — and it’s free. White Denim and Neon Indian perform at the 21-and-up event. Costumes are encouraged but not required. Both shows start at 8 p.m.

—  Arnold Wayne Jones