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Genesis Breyer P-Orridge of Psychic TV
Genesis Breyer P-Orridge of Psychic TV (Photo by John Leach)

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All events listed take place tonight, Thursday, March 17, unless otherwise noted.

THE LADY GENESIS We won't lie: The Ballad of Genesis and Lady Jaye knocked us for a loop. It's a tender journey up through the entrails of an underground love – a big three-way affair between Throbbing Gristle/Psychic TV icon Genesis Breyer P-Orridge; her wife, the Lady Jaye Breyer P-Orridge; and the camera. Seeing the legendary Psychic TV live at Elysium Tuesday night just put it all into a cozy (no, not a Chris & Cozey) frame. We've got a dithering blog post up about it in all its rock fury. Seriously, this new version of the band seems so happy just to be playing together onstage and so happy to be honoring the memory of Lady Jaye. Oh, we're giving away waaaaay too much. Tomorrow you have one last chance to see the film: Friday, March 18, 9pm, Alamo Ritz 1.

SPRINGTIME IN PEREZ It's on. The grand put-up-your-dukes of online gossip himself, Perez Hilton, will host Perez Hilton's One Night in Austin. We'll begin populating this li'l blurb over the next few dailies with the news we learn of the lineup. Right now, we are stoked for Denmark's Oh Land, slated to be on the bill. It's invite only, and you must RSVP. Check his site. Dang. Saturday, March 19, 6pm. ACL Live at Moody Theater, 310 W. Second. sxsw2011.

VEGANS, BOOTAYS, GOTHS, JEWS, AND A SLUT Today and tonight's sched is all over the marginal population map. We're only gonna go over this once, so listen up:

• Moby's Vegan BBQ spreads some cruelty-free secret sauce on your fake meat sandwich with a big ol' heapin' helpin' of electronica. Thursday, March 17, noon-7pm. Cheer Up Charlie's, 1104 E. Sixth.

• The Hook Up! New Orleans bounce god DJ Rusty Lazer and local tart-boy Stanley "Fantasy" Roy double-team your ass for an event that promises to be exactly what it sounds like: A big make-out party. No shit. Disco Tits, Mos Jeff, Traffique, and more play. If you miss today's (or simply don't score), there's another one on Saturday. Thursday, March 17, noon-7pm. Loft 718, 718 Congress. 478-8899. Free.

• The Shondes play the day party. Thursday, March 17, 3pm. The Billboard Bungalow @ Buffalo Billiards, 201 E. Sixth. 479-7665 Free.

• Bauhaus frontman Peter Murphy plays Thursday, March 17, 7pm, the Marchesa Hall & Theatre. 6406 N. I-35 #3100, 454-2000. $28 ($23, advance).

• Christeene tears up le Shannn Dreeeev – that's what we call the Chain Drive. It's French for "leather bar." The closest queer bar to the convention center features Austin's global slut-trotter Christeene (whose "Bustin' Brown" video premiered this week and will show again on Saturday with Midnight Shorts), Carletta Sue Kay, Gay for Johnny Depp, and more. Thursday, March 17, 4:30pm. Chain Drive, 504 Willow, 480-9017.

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