Entries tagged with: Sissy Bounce
Nicky Da B at Brooklyn Bowl in January (more by Erik Erikson)
New Orleans bounce artist Nicky Da B released his debut album, Please Don't Forget Da B last year. The album is driven by similar rapid fire vocal repetition to other artists in the genre like Big Freedia, who he opened for at Brooklyn Bowl in January. You can stream the entire album at the bottom of this post.
Unlike Freedia, Nicky Da B & DJ Rusy Lazer were down in Austin last month for SXSW, and they have a BUNCH OF NYC shows this week. They'll play Work In Progress tonight (4/2), Beauty Bar in Manhattan on Thursday (4/5) followed by a show at the Morgan on Thursday, after which they'll hit Santos Party House on Friday (4/6) with Kayla Guthrie, and Brooklyn Bowl on Saturday (4/7) with SSION, LE1F and Hair Jail. After Brooklyn Bowl it's an afterparty at Public Assembly (with just Rusty and friends), and finally there's an Easter day party at the Morgan too. All dates are listed with more details below.
Nicky Da B is also one of the guests on Diplo's upcoming Express Yourself EP, which drops in May via Mad Decent. Check out the video for the EP's title track which Nicky Da B appears on below.
Big Freedia has upcoming shows, Santos Party House included, too.
All Nicky Da B/Rusy Lazer dates, album stream, and video below...
DOWNLOAD: YACHT - "Utopia" (Miracles Club Remix) (MP3)
The Miracles Club will play a few NYC shows this month including their previously mentioned PS1 show this Saturday (7/23) with Gang Gang Dance (DJ), Syd tha Kyd (OFWGKTA), Laurel Halo, and others. The next day (7/24), they'll play a Jelly RockBeach show with Death Grips, Bass Drum of Death,
MNDR, and Night Manager. Check out a video from the first RockBeach show below.
The following week, Miracles Club will play two more NYC shows: July 28 at Glasslands with Vockah Redu and a FIXED party on July 29 at Public Assembly with Midnight Magic and Trap.Avoid. The Glasslands show is presented by MyOpenBar and tickets are on sale. You can also get advanced tickets for the Public Assembly show.
The Miracles Club also played with Midnight Magic during Northside at the DFA Showcase. YACHT, who headlined that show, was recently remixed by The Miracles Club. They put their twist on the title track of YACHT's recently released apocalyptic concept album Utopia. Grab that above.
Sissy Bounce artist Vockah Redu (pictured), who is on the Glasslands bill with The Miracles Club, also play PS1 one week later (7/30) with XXXY and Holy Other. Vanity Fair says, "Vockah's shows are elaborately choreographed and costumed, like how Ziggy Stardust would've ended up if he'd been raised in the Magnolia Houses."
All tour dates and video below...
Big Freedia @ BV-CMJ 2010 (more by Chris La Putt)
Big Freedia, who is currently on tour, recently appeared on HBO's Treme with fellow New Orleans bouncers Katey Red and Sissy Nobby. Treme takes place in New Orleans where the bounce music Big Freedia has become recognized for originated. She appeared on the Tim Robbin-directed episode two of the second season, "Everything I Do Gonh Be Funky," named after the Allen Toussaint composition of the same name. In the episode, Treme characters Davis and Aunt Mimi watch Big Freedia perform "Gin in My System" at the West Bank Club. Mimi then meets Katey Red in the club during the performance and walks off with her. Watch a clip below. And if you need a refresher on Bounce, read what Treme music consultant Alison Fensterstock has to say about it.
As previously mentioned, Big Freedia is stopping by NYC this week to shake some ass on Thursday (5/26) at Mercury Lounge with her tour-mate Javelin who is not playing the show Saturday (5/28) at Brooklyn Bowl where the billing is "BIG FREEDIA AND THE DIVAS with DJ RUSTY LAZER." Tickets for Mercury Lounge and Brooklyn Bowl are still on sale.
The Saturday night show at Brooklyn Bowl is a late one. The Deli's NYC B.E.A.F. show with Delicate Steve, Headless Horseman and Arpline happens earlier in the evening. The Saturday show is also one night before Freedia appears at B.O.M.B. Fest.
Big Freedia, in one of the rare pics where azz ISN'T everywhere (more)
"And then something remarkable happened. The crowd -- just about evenly divided between men and women -- instantly segregated itself: the men were propelled as if by a centrifuge toward the room's perimeters, and the dance floor, a platform raised just a step off the ground, was taken over entirely by women surrounding Freedia. The women did not dance with, or for, one another -- they danced for Freedia, and they did so in the most sexualized way imaginable, usually with their backs to her, bent over sharply at the waist, and bouncing their hips up and down as fast as humanly possible, if not slightly faster. Others assumed more of a push-up position, with their hands on the floor, in a signature dance whose name is sometimes helpfully shortened to "p-popping." " [NY Times Magazine]Lower Queens and upper Brooklyn will BOTH feel the thunder on August 28th as Big Freedia will unleash a double shot of booty-clappin'. We already knew that PS1 would get a dose during the afternoon, but now Big Freedia and DJ Rusty Lazer have added a second show later that night at Coco66 with House of Ladosha, w/ Ghe20 Gothik DJ's Venus X & Brenmar.
Big Freedia is currently streaming a bunch of tracks at myspace and her website, a good portion which are also streaming below. Those tracks, the show flyer, full Big Freedia tour dates, and some (NSFW?) video is below...
words by Andrew Frisicano
Big Freedia & friends @ Wrongbar in Toronto for NXNE - June 18, 2010
"So what the hell is Sissy Bounce? Sort of depends who you ask. Katey Red, arguably the creator of the genre, suggests it doesn't even exist and instead insists it's just sissies producing Bounce. Other artists such as Big Freedia fully embrace the term. Take some of the most hypersexual, bump and grind you can imagine, remove everything but the sexed up chorus, speed it up, and then remove the sexual identity of the artist performing it. What, what? That's right. Sissy Bounce artists are purposely androgynous, sometimes referred to as queer, sometimes transgendered, a very direct intent is to fuck with people's heads about sexuality. It's easy to relate, or be offended when you see one sex singing about the other. But with Sissy Bounce you have no idea. This makes the performances just as important as the music itself, which is perhaps why it's stayed locked down for so long." [Sean Bonner]From the pictures above and below, maybe you can tell that Big Freedia's Friday night set at Toronto's Wrongbar (as part of NXNE) was a crowd pleaser. Big Freedia, DJ Rusty Lazer and a pair of dancers held a master class on ass-shaking dance moves and a good portion of the crowd was happy to oblige, especially for the infectious bounce of songs like "Azz Everywhere" and "Rock Around the Clock." Freedia went from a tender acapella verse about settling down to a song with the hook "I got that gin in my system, somebody's gonna be my victim." The spectacle was one thing, but it was ultimately the songs, rumbling party mantras, that made it a great set.
The next night Big Freedia brought her act to the city's Yonge-Dundas Square (a free, very public stage surrounded by stores and restaurants )- it looks like they played there with considerably more clothes on. Still, Damian Abraham tweeted: "Big Freedia's performance in Dundas Square today made the Stooges show (which was amazing) look like a Peter, Paul and Mary Concert." (btw, our pics from the Stooges show he's referring to are coming soon).
Big Freedia and crew (that includes Freedia's DJ Rusty Lazer) will be back in Brooklyn for a Thursday night set at CrushFest at Public Assembly. The lineup for the June 24th show, which is part of Northside, also includes Yes Giantess, Fang Island, Iran, MillionYoung, Dinosaur Feathers, Anton Glamb, LE1F, Jason Pants & Chaz Requina (Palms Out Sounds), Denny Le Nimh and No Surrender. Tickets are only $5.00 until 3pm today (6/22) - then the price goes back up to $15. You can also try to get in with your Northside Badge.
More pictures from Toronto, a flyer for the Public Assembly show and a video from a Big Freedia show at Glasslands are all below...