My old friend, the brilliant musician, Kristian Hoffman, has known the Louds, of An American Family fame, since childhood. His best buddy and former bandmate, the late Lance Loud, was without question THE first reality TV star. Kristian has organized a musical tribute in honor of the publication of Mom Pat Loud’s recent big coffee table book, Lance Out Loud. This Sunday, June 30, the Trepany House at Steve Allen Theater in Los Angeles will be the scene of a wild, LOUD celebration, including music from his CBGB-era band, the Mumps. Way too many to mention them all, but there is a STELLAR lineup and THIS JUST IN: Cherry Vanilla and my pal Ann Magnuson were just added to the bill. If you’re in LA and miss this one, you just might regret it. Pat Loud will be on hand to sign books after the show. Tickets are still available here. (Clockwise from top left: The new book from Glitterati; Krtistian Hoffman, Paul Zone, and Lance Loud, three of The Mumps; Loud with Warhol; Lance’s mother and author, Pat Loud today)
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httpvh://youtu.be/lP8G2BLgIIk James had a wonderful night at Ann Magnuson‘s performance of The Jobriath Medley at the Redcat as part of Outfest. James chatted with Ann about Jobriath, the ’70s openly gay glam rock singer whose career is being celebrated in Ann’s show. James also interviewed Prince Poppycock and Timur Bekbosunov, Jobriath’s platonic girlfriend Miss Mercy of the GTO’s, The Jobriath Medley album cover artist Austin Young, publicist Mickey Cottrell (representing the feature doc Jobriath A.D.), and more. Visit Ann’s website for info on her album The Jobriath Medley. Performance footage shot by The Ebersole Hughes Company.
The Jobriath Medley is performance artist Ann Magnuson’s lushly orchestrated musical and spoken word tribute to the spectacularly talented glam rocker Jobriath, “an artist who was too far out – and OUT – for his time.” This Friday at the Redcat Theater in Los Angeles, Ann will perform her Bowie cabaret and the Jobriath Medley as part of the Outfest 2012 lineup. Tickets here. Also check out her Kickstarter to help fund the epic 30-minute EP that combines spoken-word storytelling with the extraordinary songs from Jobriath’s phantasmagoric catalogue here.
James St. James and Thairin Smothers went to the “East Village West” opening party at Royal/T Gallery, and it was as if they had stepped into NYC’s East Village in 1986, with plenty of LA’s new rising stars in the room as well. James chatted with the legendary Ann Magnuson and Kenny Scharf (who both curated the show), as well as Prince Poppycock, Maripol, Constance, George Kotsiopoulos from E!’s Fashion Police, Bryan Rabin, Jared Gold, Austin Young, The Lady Tigra, Squeaky Blonde, Larva, Ernie Omega, Paul Monroe, Cin Ishii, Annie Flanders, Fade-Dra Phey, Mo Fischer (appearing as John Sex), Daniel Franzese, Sean DeLear, Kessari, Adam Eliot, Plasticgod, Charles Rosenberg, T.C. Conroy and her handsome tennis coach, Nathan Meier, Joseph Brooks, and many more.