Where the queers at on Saturday? SXSW!
By Ash Bell and Kate X Messer, Fri., March 20, 2009
BRINGING UP WHAT REAR? Welcome to our li'l gay ghetto, waaay in the back of the SXSW specials. One way to look at it: We are the last word in the Chronicle dailies, how 'bout dat? Thank you for flying with Gay Place. Here are some resources for your sweet queerface:
For the Gay Place Blog, see austinchronicle.com/gayplaceblog.
For additional events listings, see austinchronicle.com/gayplace.
For our gAyTX Fun Guide, see austinchronicle.com/gaytx.
And e-mail us at email@example.com.
All events listed below are for tonight, Saturday, March 21, unless otherwise noted.
SAY IT LOUD Sometimes it takes a teeny cutie-pie to stand tall for what's right. That's what cyber-sister and official ally of the people Janelle Monáe did when she supported Atlanta's Black Gay Pride (see the Gay Place Blog for more info). We are now her biggest fans. And not just because of that. Go see her to see what we mean: Knuckle Rumbler Party with Lady Sovereign, 3:30pm, Peckerheads on Sixth. Chop Shop Party with Little Boots, 4pm-8pm, Brush Square Park, Fourth and Neches; official SXSW showcase, 12mid, Vice, 302 E. Sixth. www.jmonae.com.
SIGN IT, PEREZ Buy a copy of Red Carpet Suicide, and the Queen of all Bleedia just might sign it for you. 2pm. BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar, 472-5050. www.perezhilton.com.
YOUR SATURDAY CHO MO Come party with Margaret Cho and Perez and pals for One Night in Austin at the old Austin Obama campaign HQ on the I-35 access road. The latest lineup update from his blog is: "Kraak & Smaak are part of our hand-picked, super-amazing lineup, which also includes a Special Surprise Act [which GP is almost sure is the Indigo Girls], Yelle, Solange, Lady Sovereign, Margaret Cho, Ladyhawke, Little Boots, Ida Maria, Thunderheist, Rye Rye, and Natalie Portman's Shaved Head." ¿Donde esta Tori? 8pm. 11th & I-35, next to the CVS. www.perezhilton.com.
MOOD INDIGO It's coming: Lezzie nirvana. The 'Girls are readying to release Poseidon and the Bitter Bug. So here they are. Is it us, or is this one of the strangest lineups since Bing & Bowie? P.J. Harvey & John Parish, then the Indigo Girls followed by ... Third Eye Blind. We have been afraid to close our eyes for the visions of frat boys and middle-aged lesbians dancing in our heads. God bless South by Southwest. 11:15pm, Stubb's.
GADJO DISKO Special SX installment with the Guise, Minor Mishap Marching Band, NYC's Golem, and New Orleans' sissy bouncin' Big Freedia. DJ Rusty Lazer and DJ Chicken Kiev sit and spin. 10pm. The Cockpit, 113 San Jacinto, 457-8010. www.myspace.com/gadjodisko.
GAYBIGAYGAY You think South by is o-vah by Sunday? Well you would be more wrong than those pigs eating ham on TV. If you are gay, bi, queer, or, hell, just interesting, the place to be Sunday is GayBiGayGay. Here's the latest lineup we have for your faggy pleasure: Btox, Dangerous Ponies, Polka Dot Dot Dot, Lillie Ruth Bussey (maybe), Gretchen Phillips, Christeene, Butch County, the Queertastiks, Dave End, Storm Shelter, Purple Rhinestone Eagle, Shunda K, Excuses for Skipping, Romanteek, Sissy Bounce (Big Freedia and Sissy Nobby), and DJ Fucci. Sunday, March 22, 10am, 4604 Kitty (backyard), on the Eastside. www.myspace.com/gaybigaygay.
WEEKEND ROUNDUP The homestretch is on the horizon, li'l peepses.
Rachael Ray and New York Dolls, B Side party, Saturday, noon, Maggie Mae's. www.rachaelray.com.
Venison Whirled, SXSW International Noise Conference, Saturday, 8pm, the Hideout, 617 Congress Ave. www.myspace.com/venisonwhirled.
Awthumfetht 2009, Sunday, noon, Co-Lab, 613 Allen. www.awthum.com.