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Hercules & Love Affair @ Studio B, NYC (pics) & Tour Dates

photos by Ryan Muir

Kim (and Nomi)
Hercules & love Affair @ Studio B

Their record company describes them as “a pan-sexual mix for our troubled times”. That is one way of saying that Hercules and Love Affair are the kind of band in which guest vocalist Antony Hegarty – the Mercury prize-winning torch singer and radical gay performance artist, with a strong interest in gender reassignment – is the Charlie Watts figure: integral, but a bit stolid and suburban by contrast with his flamboyant bandmates. These include transsexual vocalist Nomi; dancer Shayne, a gay B-boy and mainstay of New York’s voguing scene; and Kim Ann Foxman, a Hawaiian lesbian jewellery designer famed for running a notorious club (club?) called Mad Clams, where one could apparently “get away with anything – smoking, sex, drugs, peeing in the corner, dancing naked”…. [Guardian]

Nomi (she wore 2 outfits)
Hercules & love Affair @ Studio B

Hercules & Love Affair played their first official show at Studio B in Brooklyn on Saturday night (May 17, 2008). As advertised, Antony (who sings some songs on the album) was NOT there, but Nomi (who is awesome and will be touring Europe with them) was there to sing with Kim. More about the show later. More pictures and tour dates below….

MC Linda Simpson
Hercules & love Affair @ Studio B

Hercules & love Affair @ Studio B

Hercules & love Affair @ Studio B

Hercules & love Affair @ Studio B

Hercules & love Affair @ Studio B

Hercules & love Affair @ Studio B

Hercules & love Affair @ Studio B

Hercules & love Affair @ Studio B

Hercules & love Affair @ Studio B

Hercules & love Affair @ Studio B

Hercules & love Affair @ Studio B

Hercules & love Affair @ Studio B

Hercules & love Affair @ Studio B

Hercules & love Affair @ Studio B

Hercules & love Affair @ Studio B

Hercules & love Affair @ Studio B

Hercules & love Affair @ Studio B

Hercules & love Affair @ Studio B

Hercules & love Affair @ Studio B

Hercules & love Affair @ Studio B

Hercules & love Affair @ Studio B

“Believe it or not, before I got involved with Hercules and Love Affair I was really street, really rough, really hood.” As it happens, it is quite hard to believe, for Nomi, the 24-year-old transsexual singer fronting the New York hipster disco revivalists’ upcoming UK tour, is about as glamorous as they come. [The Independent]

Hercules & Love Affair – 2008 Tour Dates
May 23 – The Parlure Spiegeltent Brighton, South
May 24 – Warehouse Manchester, Northwest
May 25 – Thekla (part of Dot to Dot Festival) Bristol, Southwest
May 26 – Evolution-Baltic Stage Newcastle, Northeast
May 28 – Rescue Rooms Nottingham, Midlands
May 29 – Sound City @Barfly Liverpool, Northwest
May 30 – Classic Grand Glasgow, Scotland
May 31 – Wax On, Lotherton Hall Leeds, Northeast
Jun 1 – Academy Dublin, Dublin
Jun 3 – Soho Revue Theatre-SOLD OUT London, London and South East
Jun 4 – Soho Revue Theatre-SOLD OUT London, London and South East
Jun 5 – Heaven London, London and South East
Jun 7 – Rockness Inverness, Scotland
Jun 8 – La Cigalle Paris, Ile-de-France
Jun 20 – Sonar Festival Barcelona, Barcelona
Jun 21 – Open Air Faro, Aveiro
Jun 24 – Hove Festival Arendal, Aust-Agder
Jun 25 – Accelerator Stockholm, Södermanlands län
Jun 26 – Vega Copenhagen, Sjælland
Jun 27 – Glastonbury Fesitval Pilton, Southwest
Jun 28 – Olympic Fencing Arena Athens
Jul 2 – 5 Days Off @ Paradise Amsterdam, Noord-Holland
Jul 5 – Knebworth Park Knebworth, East
Jul 6 – Werchter Festival Werchter
Jul 10 – Alive Festival Lisbon, Lisboa
Jul 11 – Mattatoio Light Rome, Roma
Jul 12 – Notte Verde Turin
Jul 13 – Ferrara Sotto Le Stelle @ Piazza Castello Ferrara, Reggio Emilia
Jul 18 – Melt Festival Near Berlin, Berlin
Jul 19 – Camp Bestival Dorset
Aug 15 – Ola Festival El Ejido, Almería
Sep 6 – Bestival Isle Of Wight, Channel Islands

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