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MUSIC of the WEEK (HRO)
Troye Sivan’s Pop Heartache Trilogy
Twenty-year-old Troye Sivan is a rising star whose music reflects scenes and emotions that feel far beyond his years. His debut album, Blue Neighborhood, hosts songs that embody intense passion, emotional longing, and bold dreams. The openly gay singer started his career as a YouTuber in Australia and is now a fully-fledged presence on Top 40 radio. But don’t let his crossover success deter you. His music video trilogy is a cinematic journey staggering into the complexities of youthful innocence and lost love. Troye’s show tonight at Variety Playhouse sold out almost instantly, which is a hopeful sign that his songs of boyhood romance will continue to inspire an ever-awakening mainstream. See PART 2 and PART 3.
ARTIST of the WEEK (Sunni)
Prince Rama’s return: Electrobabes at the Earl
Prince Rama’s interest in Bollywood-esque electro experimentation might spawn from their upbringing: these two blonde sisters grew up with Hare Krishna parents in the modern wilderness of post-1960s New Age California. Their installations, art exhibits, and rock operetta films embody an 80s retro-futuristic aesthetic and Top Ten Hits of the End of the World is a hypnotic adventure thru apocalyptic concepts of the Now Age. And according to an interview with Bullet, Prince Rama has bigger philosophical fish to fry: “Pop music to me is the ultimate wormhole bridging the two extremes because it is all about the destruction of place and the destruction of the human in order to create a universal portal into the utopian void. In its obsession with hi-fi, it strives to eradicate all traces of place, and creates an alternative reality where all sounds are polished and isolated in an echoless paradise. In its obsession with image, it strives to eradicate all traces of aging and mortal imperfection and strives to create an iconic ideal; replicable, untouchable, immortal. This is the Kingdom of Heaven on Earth.” See them this Saturday, March 12th, at The Earl.
REALITY TV of the WEEK (Jon)
RuPaul's Drag Race
Our favorite reality show competition is back for another season, featuring a brand new set of glamour girls and comedy queens. RuPaul’s Drag Race seems to have reclaimed some of the energy it lost in previous seasons, and WUSSY has our eyes set on Kim Chi (Chicago), Bob the Drag Queen (NYC), and Savannah’s own Dax Exclamation Point. It might be too early to say, but we have high hopes for the episodes to come after a lukewarm seventh season. The best part of the premiere was seeing all of the previous winners come together for the opening photo shoot challenge. Here’s hoping the queens of season eight will live up to the legacy set by queens like Sharon Needles and Bianca Del Rio. But fans of drag reality programming really have nowhere else to go, right?
TRANSCENDENT EVENT of the WEEK (Ify)
Warm Women is a text, movement, and vocalization-based performance about female sexuality. This piece was created and directed by Susannah Simpson, and she is currently on tour with Helen Gutowski, Laura Ornella, Rebekah Nagy, and Madeline Sachs from Brooklyn. This Friday at Murmur Media (100 Broad Street) there will be a performance at 7:00 pm. Following the performance there will be an interactive audience meditation and they will do the exercises that were used to generate the text. While the performance itself is from the white, cisnormative perspective, I’m always down for a positive look at feminine sexuality.
FASHIONABLE TEARS of the WEEK (Juliet Awry)
I have this masochistic habit of seeking out designers whose work I cannot afford and spending hours crooning over pieces in their collections. Oh, darlings, I would be so well dressed if I were rich. This week I have been smitten with the work that Massimo Giorgetti does for the label Emilio Pucci. The pieces are unmistakably queer and breathtakingly gorgeous. Just don’t get too attached; Emilio Pucci pieces are in the €1500+ bracket. Anyway, if you’re rich and have nothing to spend your money on, feel free to buy me the piece pictured above. It’s only €1900. I’ll kiss you on the lips, bb*~ I am a dazzling kisser*~,’.`;<3
Feel free to browse their website here and cry with me. Trust me, babes—we’ll make it one day.
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