1712 posts categorized "MUSIC"

Sep 19 2014
If Lypsinka Calls...I'm Here! Comments (0)

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If you don't know who John Epperson is, I'm not mad at you—I pity you. A drag artist extraordinaire, he is the mistressmind behind Lypsinka, a hysterical blend of Ann Miller, Maureen O'Hara and a gay Joan Crawford robot. In her shows, Lypsinka mouths along to a crazed soundtrack of classic and obscure lines from movies and other sources, representing a nightmarishly hilarious laundry list of most of the important things ever uttered.

Lypsinka-pressCalls girl

After too long an absence, Lypsinka is back, performing three separate shows from Wednesday, November 5, to Saturday, January 3, at the Connelly Theater (220 East Fourth St., NYC). Look for her in:

Lypsinka! The Boxed Set

The Passion of the Crawford

John Epperson: Show Trash

Check them out here!

Lypsinka-closeupThis is the face Margaret Thatcher dreamed of having.

I already know all three will be amazing. I saw Lypsinka at The Vortex in Chicago around 1990 and waited in a long line to get her autograph on a dollar bill. Her performance was mind-blowing back then—how did Epperson ever gather all those soundbytes and edit them so seamlessly???

Lypsinka-autographLypsinka graciously signed this card for me.

But I also had a little sneak preview at a press meet-and-greet last night, at which Lypsinka was in top form. She tore through an exhausting sequence of her signature phony phone-answering in spite of some injuries; we never would've known if she hadn't told us.

Lypsinka-liveRead her lips.

See you at all three shows!

Need To Know: 'Tight Brother + Sequel Opportunity + Dropping The MIKE + Still-Great Scots + Joe Buddy + Fandemonium + Free, Clay & Happy + MORE! Comments (0)

Bb4Hate to be a buttinsky...

*widget boy cultureABOVE: Meet an exceptionally tight, tight end.

*widget boy cultureMatthew McConaughey will not be in Magic Mike 2.

*widget boy cultureIf this doesn't make you want to kill that t.A.T.u. bitch, nothing will.

*widget boy cultureScots voting NO on independence.

*widget boy cultureJoe Manganiello had sympathy for his LGBTI friends' suffering.

*widget boy cultureLast day to own a piece of Madonna history.

*widget boy cultureThis ex-gay couple has HOT chemistry...and matching plaids!

*widget boy culturePlease check out my Kickstarter...I'm getting closer and closer!

*widget boy cultureJessie J and Ariana G ditch Nicki M.

*widget boy cultureAriana Grande does not ditch her fans.

*widget boy cultureBrian Sims on the Philly gay-bashing.

*widget boy cultureCheck out the bulge on this one:


*widget boy cultureJimmy Somerville's orgiastic “Travesty”.

*widget boy cultureSan Francisco politician is a Truvada...user.

*widget boy cultureJared Leto's huge one.

*widget boy cultureAnother insane mass shooting, this time a grandfather wipes out his family.

*widget boy cultureMiley Cyrus gets spanked for Mexican-flag spanking. (Herstory repeats!)

*widget boy cultureTRAILER: Is Big Eyes Tim Burton's comeback?

*widget boy cultureJennifer Lopez is now a money-eating ass.

*widget boy cultureClay Aiken's NYC fundraiser was in snark-infested waters, thanks to Vocativ.

*widget boy cultureBen Affleck, like a dog returning to its own shit, returns to Details.

Details1Cleft chin & out

Sep 18 2014
Washed Up...On Top Comments (0)


The pathetic, politically-charged (Teabaggers, cough) comments on the Billboard piece about Barbra Streisand's about-to-be historic, about-to-be-#1 album debut are either entertaining or depressing, depending on how likely you are to care about trolls.

Sep 17 2014
Material Witness Comments (0)


Boy George comments on some of the hottest hits of 1984. Surprisingly, he seems most taken with Bruce Springsteen. But unsurprisingly, they make him talk about Madonna, too, which comes up when he's asked to comment on “Borderline” (released February 15, 1984):

“I went to one of those really early tours, where she was dressed in all Stephen Sprouse [sic]...Who knew what she was gonna become? Do you know what I mean? I mean, I don't think you could have ever imagined—do you know what I mean?—how formidable she was gonna be. It was just, 'Oh, she won't last.' You know? You just didn't get it. It was just phenomenal.”

He also says records now are not allowed to linger; everything is an instant hit or is gone.

More here.

Lip Service Comments (0)


Every pop singer lip-synchs—every single one of them. It really doesn't have anything to do with if they can or can't sing; it's not a Milli Vanilli thing. One can not perform a physically active two-hour set without some vocal sweetening, at least not in this genre (rock is different, its fans don't mind scratchy, effed-up vocals...sometimes, they're a plus).

But even so, because most artists deny it (it's like dying your hair was in the '60s), any time it becomes obvious, it's juicy, as in this runaway-popular Beyoncé snippet...

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Girl Trouble Comments (0)


Isabel Rose's video for her material-girl-friendly “Trouble in Paradise” is anything but a drag...

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Need To Know: Stade Muffins + Iggy Popped + To Your Health + Noun, Verb, Benghazi + MORE! Comments (0)

StadeIt's Dieux, duh.

*widget boy cultureDieux du Stade is still three years away from being legal!

*widget boy culturePhilly gay-bashing solved by Twitter?

*widget boy cultureCould that Iggy Azalea sex tape see the light of day after all?

*widget boy cultureMadonnaTribe does Encyclopedia Madonnica!

*widget boy cultureFor all you vodka Queens.

*widget boy cultureThanks to Obamacare, uninsured rate plummets.

*widget boy cultureAdvocate names 50 most influential LGBT mediaites.

*widget boy cultureDownton Abbey ventures into ex-gay territory.

*widget boy cultureRaymond & Lane's delusions of grandeur.

*widget boy cultureElisabeth Hasselbeck connects Ray Rice to Benghazi.

*widget boy cultureFind out how pic-with king Geoffrey Dicker totally won the Internet, and met Oprah.

I won the internet

Sep 16 2014
WIN IT: Erasure's 2CD THE VIOLET FLAME! Comments (0)


Enter to win a Deluxe 2CD edition of The Violet Flame from Erasure!

To enter, comment this post with a famous song you'd love to hear Erasure cover. I'll pick 3 of you at random to win a 2CD set of The Violet Flame 1 week from tonight at 5PM ET. (U.S. residents only) Good luck!


the brand new album from the iconic


Produced by Richard X and featuring the new single "Elevation." 

Available September 23.

In addition to the standard CD, The Violet Flame will be available on Deluxe 2CD edition, with a bonus disc featuring Erasure’s legendary live performance at Mute’s Short Circuit festival in 2011. Deluxe 3CD Box sets, VIP Ticket Bundles and more also available at pledgemusic.com/erasure!

Standard - Amazon: http://smarturl.it/TVFCD / iTunes: http://smarturl.it/TVFDigital
2CD set - Amazon: http://smarturl.it/TVFCDdlx  / iTunes: http://smarturl.it/TVFCDdlx 

See Erasure on tour in North America this Fall!
Sep 17 - Atlanta, GA - Symphony Hall, USA
Sep 19 - Washington, DC - 9:30 Club, USA
Sep 21 - Reading, PA - Santander Performing Arts Center, USA
Sep 26 - Atlantic City, NJ - Borgata - The Music Box, USA
Sep 27 - Boston, MA - House of Blues, USA
Sep 28 - Homestead, PA (Pittsburgh) - Carnegie Music Hall of Homestead, USA
Sep 30 - Toronto, ON - Danforth Music Hall, CANADA
Oct 1 - Royal Oak, MI (Detroit) - Royal Oak Music Theatre, USA
Oct 3 - Chicago, IL - Chicago Theatre, USA
Oct 4 - Chicago, IL - Chicago Theatre, USA
Oct 5 - Milwaukee, WI - Pabst Theatre, USA
Oct 8 - Nashville, TN - War Memorial Auditorium, USA
Oct 10 - Houston, TX - Bayou Music Center, USA
Oct 11 - Houston, TX - Bayou Music Center, USA
Oct 12 - San Antonio, TX - Tobin Center for the Perf. Arts, USA
Oct 14 - Dallas, TX - House of Blues, USA
Oct 15 - Dallas, TX - House of Blues, USA
Oct 17 - New Orleans, LA - House of Blues, USA
Oct 18 - Austin, TX - ACL Live, USA
Oct 19 - Austin, TX - ACL Live, USA
Oct 21 - Phoenix, AZ - Comerica Theatre, USA
Oct 22 - San Diego, CA - Humphrey's, USA
Oct 24 - Los Angeles, CA - Hollywood Palladium, USA
Oct 25 - Los Angeles, CA - Hollywood Palladium, USA
Oct 26 - Ventura, CA - Ventura Theatre, USA
Oct 28 - Denver, CO - Ogden Theatre, USA
Oct 29 - Salt Lake City - UT Capitol Theatre, USA
Oct 31 - Las Vegas, NV - Palms Casino Resort, USA
Nov 1 - Oakland, CA - The Fox, USA

Visit www.erasureinfo.com for additional details.