glam rock


V.21 No.25 | 6/21/2012

Group Hug

Dance in Bowie’s Pants TONIGHT

“In the ’70s, rock and roll flew an intergalactic cruise ship to the planet Glitter and mined its three moons—Pleasure, Androgyny and Polyester. Its captains were the likes of Ziggy Stardust, The Sweet, Slade, Queen, Elton John, the New York Dolls, T. Rex and the cast of The Rocky Horror Picture Show.”

—Jessica Cassyle Carr, music editor

This very eve, we seek to glam rock with you at our annual pre-Pride dance party. The New Mexico titleholders will perform, and DJs Cassyle, Tahnee and Nicolatron will spin you to the moon. Plus, there will be sparkly cupcakes from Rebel Donut, and free snaps from Photobooth Rentals of New Mexico. Silver unitards encouraged.

Aural Fixation

Glamorous

You’re invited to the Alibi’s Pre-Pride Glam Dance Party

In the ’70s, rock and roll flew an intergalactic cruise ship to the planet Glitter and mined its three moons—Pleasure, Androgyny and Polyester. Its captains were the likes of Ziggy Stardust, The Sweet, Slade, Queen, Elton John, the New York Dolls, T. Rex and the cast of The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Incorporating outrageous costumes and highly conceptual theatricality, this jubilant yet heavy sound that we know as glam was not just about amazing guitar parts (though there were plenty of them).

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V.20 No.23 | 6/9/2011

Group Hug

Hear my dulcet voice describing tonight’s Alibi Glam Dance Party

In preparation for tonight’s big-ass gay pride glam dance party at Casa Esencia, Mike Mackenzie had me on his morning radio show to talk a little bit about it. (Kudos to Mike and co. for supporting Pride Week and Albuquerque’s gay community on-air at KKOB 93.3). I’ve been on the radio a handful of times, and this was by far the most fun I’ve had doing it. Take a listen.

Music

Party Preview

Musical selections from tonight’s Pre-Pride Glam Dance Party

Tonight the Alibi’s Group Hug and Albuquerque Pride are hosting the Pre-Pride Glam Dance Party at the beautiful Casa Esencia (800 Rio Grande NW) in Old Town. This will be an evening filled with tiny bubbles, delicious canapés, shiny tunage and general fabulousness.

The entertainment is as follows: La Juala, fronted by sultry international torch singer Georgina, will perform live at the beginning of the evening, and will be followed by DJs Cassyle (c’est moi), Mello, Tahnee and Nicolatron. Naturally, there will be a drag show as well. To get a feel for the general aesthetic, below are some classic glam rock track that we’re likely to play. For good measure, we’ll be spinning disco and electro tracks, too.) You can also click here for a playlist full of early glam. Enjoy!

P.S. You can RSVP to he party here.

V.19 No.33 | 8/19/2010
Xoë Fitzgerald
Anne Staveley

Spotlight

Time-Traveling Transvestite

Joe West is Xoë Fitzgerald in a New Mexican sci-fi rock opera

This is a story about love, so we know from the outset to expect tragedy. But, as the cross-dressing, folk-singing antihero of Xoë Fitzgerald: Time-Traveling Transvestite teaches us, that’s no reason to give up on a good cause.

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