In honor of BUST Magazine's 15-Years of independent publishing in celebrating grrrl culture on the cutting edge, on Tuesday, August 12th, we will be mixing the best in female nouveau cirque variety acts with a stellar concert performed by some of the best female artists around! Dr. Martens is a proud sponsor of BUST Magazine's 15-Year Anniversary Celebration Concert at the Salon Perdu at Spiegleworld in New York.
BUST's Master of Ceremonies is one of our all time favorite cover girls, the forever enchanting, funny, and crafty Amy Sedaris! Live musical performances will be provided by Morningwood, Free Blood, and Leslie Hall. JD Samson (Le Tigre, Men) will be rockin' the decks to get all our booties shaking. And Mr. Murray Hill will kill us with laughter from his hilarious antics, while the sultry World Famous *BOB*, NYC’s bravest and bawdiest burlesque performer and The Pontani Sisters, will dazzle us with their best birthday burlesque act. Also, NYC's Lady Circus will be on hand to amaze the audience with aerial acrobatics, stilt walking, and fire-breathing! Every ticket holder will not only have the most memorable evening ever, but all ticket holders to BUST's 15-Year Celebration Concert will have a special invite to BUST's exclusive pre-party area from 8pm-9:45pm to be hosted in the DJ Tent, East Wing of the Garden and surrounding booth areas, directly opposite of the NY Waterfalls, and will receive a free subscription to BUST Magazine and free birthday cupcake courtesy of BabyCakes Bakery. Plus, the first 500 guests to arrive will score a BUST goodie bag packed with goodies and treats to take home. Remember, we can not spell BUST without U, so this is our way to THANK YOU!!!
Date: Tuesday August 12th, 2008
Time: 8pm - 1am (5 hours)
NEW YORK LOCATION
Pier 17, South Street Seaport (South Street & Beekman Street)
Exclusive pre-party area from 8pm - 9:45pm to be hosted in the DJ Tent, East Wing of the Garden and surrounding booth areas. (NY Waterfalls directly opposite!!) The Salon Perdu, is the facility/spiegeltent where the main performance will take place from 10pm-1am.
Amy Sedaris started her comedic career as a member of Chicago-based troupe Second City, further endearing herself to audiences as quirky-lady Jerri Blank in the television series Strangers with Candy. She has made appearances in the films Elf, The School of Rock, and the remake of Bewitched, as well as on television shows including Sex and the City, Just Shoot Me!, and The Colbert Report. In addition to her numerous acting gigs, Sedaris runs a cupcake and cheeseball business out of her NYC apartment called Dusty Food Cupcakes. Her dislikes include bamboo, Mylar balloons, polyester dinner napkins, hot sauce, homemade soaps, high-fiving, gourds, futons, and constipation.
Morningwood frontwoman Chantal Claret—a native New Yorker—knows how to blow a crowd away with her pipes. When the band formed in 2001, Claret, guitarist Richard Steel, drummer Japa Keenon, and bassist Pedro Yanowitz were almost immediately thrust into the spotlight due to their hedonistic, hook-infused, super-fun brand of pop rock. The band is rumored to currently be putting the finishing touches on a new album.
Free Blood started with a simple mission: create the perfect soundtrack for rockin’ parties. The instrumentation is kept intentionally sparse (two mics, bass guitar, and a drum machine) for easy maneuverability in minimal performance space. While they became popular strictly as a live-show group, the duo has released three albums, most recently May 2008’s EP entitled Never Hear Surf Music Again.
Leslie Hall is notorious not only for the hip-hop electro sound of Leslie and the LY’s, but her ultra-glamorous collection of gem sweaters and gold lamé. Her Web site, gemsweater.com, features Leslie modeling her impressive collection of sweaters and has become a bona fide Internet sensation. She has over 45,000 MySpace friends. Born and raised in Ames, Iowa, Hall eventually migrated to The School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, Massachusetts, where she graduated in 2006. Currently, Leslie and the LY’s are touring to promote their new album, Cewebrity.
JD Samson formerly of Le Tigre
JD Samson grew to fame as one-third of the hugely popular electro femme band Le Tigre. Now embarking as a solo artist and DJ, Samson has collaborated with Junior Senior, and is a member of both The New England Roses and Peaches' live band, The Herms. Along with her deliberately androgynous sex appeal, Samson has an expressed interest in queer studies. As co-founder of the group “Dykes Can Dance” in New York City, Samson hopes to combat the “lesbian as bad dancer” stereotype.
Mr. Murray Hill
As the “hardest working middle-aged man in show business,” Mr. Murray Hill has written, produced, and starred in several theatrical performances, including A Murray Little Christmas, The Murray Hill Show, and Murray Hill’s Oscar Party. He’s a renowned host, in-demand emcee, and dazzling all-around showman. Currently, Mr. Murray Hill—sometimes called “Mr. Showbiz,”—is starring in the Off-Broadway show This is Burlesque, which he produced and wrote with Angie Pontani.
The World Famous *BOB*
A sultry blond bombshell, *BOB* has graced the pages of New York Magazine, BUST, Interview, and Esquire, as well as books such as Hotel LaChapelle and New Burlesque. In addition to her Burlesque performances, *BOB* is known for charming audiences with her enthralling emcee skills. For the past four years, *BOB* has produced a monthly show in New York City entitled “The World Famous *BOB* Presents!” She’s the recipient of four New York Burlesque Festival Golden Pastie Awards, including Most Influential/Inspiring Performer, Performer with the Best Boobs, and Most Likely to Still be Doing Burlesque at Age 60.
The Pontani Sisters
The world famous Pontani Sisters—named the number one burlesque attraction in the country by AOL—are known for the sheer variety and charisma of their acts. With over 40 routines, the Sisters dance and shimmy seamlessly whether decked out as cowgirls, princesses, or vixens.
With several appearances on Late Night with Conan O’brien under their belts and features in BUST, The Washington Post, Newsweek, and dozens of other publications, The Pontani Sisters have proven themselves the glamorous poster-women for New Burlesque.
Lady Circus is a troupe of eight women that “specialize in a concoction of riot and glamour.” The Lady Circus make a show that is fun and wild, all full of women performers. Stilts, fire eating, acrobatics, and flying, this show has it all.
In a city dominated by cupcakes overflowing with sugar, flour and butter cream, it’s easy for those with delicate tummies to feel left out. BabyCakes offers all natural, organic and delicious alternatives free from the common allergens: wheat, gluten, dairy, casein and eggs. Every guest at BUST's 15-Year Anniversary Party will enjoy a complimentary birthday cupcake during the pre-party in the DJ Tent.
*** Talent is subject to change without further notice. Tickets are $25 and include a FREE 1-year subscription to BUST!
How to get to SPIEGELWORLD:
By Subway: 2,3,4,5,J,Z or M to Fulton Street; A and C to Broadway-Nassau. Walk east on Fulton Street to East River.
By Bus: M15 (South Ferry Bound) down 2nd Avenue to Fulton Street. Walk east on Fulton Street to East River.