I don't know about all of you, but it's been a long week and I'm ready to let loose a little! I mean, REALLY! It's kind of perfect that tomorrow night is Lezbro, the night I've been doing with Tony Burns for, well, a while now. Over a year! One of the things I most look forward to at Lezbro nowadays is what get-up ArtStar will grace us with. It's a sight to behold. Last month, he took the 80's theme quite literally. Walker and all!
Tomorrow night is especially exciting because we have Mr. Hunk Du Jour, Giulio Rocco, AKA Vintage Youth! Since 2006 Vintage Youth has been creating live shows and performances that combine stunning visuals, 80s pop-cabaret aesthetics and a strong musical bent toward UK Hi-NRG dance, French House and forward-thinking Electropop.
Technology is integral to GIULIO’s live performances and DJ sets which combine sound and beat manipulation with produced and effected live vocals creating a highly interactive and entertaining experience. As a producer and vocalist, Vintage Youth re-interprets classic dance tracks, bringing them stomping into the future, covering like likes of Robyn, Pet Shop Boys, David Bowie, and Shannon.
In 2011 Vintage Youth played the Main Stage and DJ stages at Seattle PrideFest to enormous crowds and shared the stage with DJ LA Kendall opening Pride Weekend in Palm Springs at the Ace Hotel.
GIULIO was recently interviewed for the Hunk Du Jour online magazine:
“I think of us as an electronic dance-pop cabaret. We take songs we love, usually having a queer aesthetic, and create all-new electro dance jams and perform them live with costumes and visuals. I'm crazy about synthesizers and a bit of a gear junkie, so I'm always trying out new musical toys in my studio and interesting ways of performing live. We look backwards for material and forward for sound, production, performance, and concepts. You could say we go back to the future. There is darkness to the material we choose and a decidedly sexual undertow.”
Yep, that's what Lezbro has in store for you. Because we love you. Because we care.
It's also your last chance to wish my partner in crime farewell for a minute as he heads back down to Palm Springs to shake things up like only his queer ass can. Yep, Seattle's losing David D$ Richey for a minute. But don't fret, he'll be back for Pride and other special occasions. But tomorrow, you should come and help me get him drunk!
That's the skinny on kicking off the weekend! Join me, won't you?
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