Posted in comedy | music | tour dates on August 21, 2012

by Bill Pearis

Borts Minorts

San Francisco's musical performance art oddball Borts Minorts has apparently been living in NYC for a while now, having formed a new sonic venture, Enjoyment. (Who knew? Not me.) Alas, it was not to last and Borts is leaving the Big Apple but not before one last body-suited blowout at goodbye party of epic proportions happening on the main floor at The Delancey on Monday, August 27.

Many are probably unfamiliar with what Borts does. Many who have seen him do not know what to say... even though you will never forget it. But it involves unitards, a stringed instrument made out of a ski, effected vocals, choreography, and general weirdness. The Residents as aerobics instructors? Maybe. There is video at the bottom of this post but the best way to experience Borts Minorts is to go in not knowing a thing.

In addition to Borts, there is a big line-up of performers for this fare-thee-well party, including Yva Las Vegass, Cellular Chaos, Cary Burtt, Rachel Mason, The Panoply Performance Laboratory, Matthew Silver, Valerie Kuehne, Paul Pinto, and Anya Liftig. Do stop by and say goodbye, even if you never said hello.


Borts Minorts at The Bottom of the Hill, 2008



Comments (11)

Wacky? check
Mustache? check
Childish? check

The earth just moved in North Breukelin as one of their own announced that he is leaving the nest. They will need to get a new source for organic rooftop grown garlic as well as a new right center fielder for the adult kickball league.

Sad times.

Posted by Anonymous | August 21, 2012 4:45 PM

i have seen this guy's act, and it is one-of-a-kind. support!

Posted by Anonymous | August 21, 2012 4:53 PM


Posted by Anonymous | August 21, 2012 5:01 PM

this dude is still at it? my band played with hime like six years ago or something! i forgot he even existed! crazy..... and yes, WORTH CHECKING OUT!!!

Posted by Anonymous | August 21, 2012 5:10 PM

Thanks Brooklyn Vegan!!

Posted by Borts Minorts | August 21, 2012 5:47 PM

Chris Carlone is a musical genius. Anyone who survived San Francisco in the 1990s knows this. Oats, DJ Superstar Lover, Witch Mountain, etc., etc. The fact that he is not incredibly famous eludes me as he might possibly be one of the most creative people ever. Borts is just one of hundreds of his creations.

Rock on Chris, we'll miss you.

Posted by Dean Martin | August 21, 2012 5:49 PM

Borts Minorts is amazing! I'm bummed I can't make this show :-(

Posted by James | August 21, 2012 6:35 PM

Anyone who acts like the guy in this picture, ever, needs to be punched.

Posted by Anonymous | August 23, 2012 2:22 PM

And after they've been punched, hard, they need to be forced into boring desk jobs for the next 40 years.

Posted by Anonymous | August 23, 2012 2:23 PM

and anyone who makes comments like I need to be punched because I don't act like they think I should act and says it anonymously is obviously a very tough guy. I'm trembling!

Posted by Borts Minorts | August 24, 2012 2:12 PM

"Anonymous" obviously has an incredibly boring desk job- I'd love to see him try to punch Borts and not get trampled by a mob of enthusiastic Borts lovers.

Posted by Rachel Mason | August 26, 2012 5:43 PM

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