Adira Amram

Fun Fun Fun Shots
Photo by Sandy Carson

Adira Amram

Auditorium Shores, Nov. 4

Forget daylight saving time: Set your clocks to boom-jazzle time, a glittery epoch populated by misguided American Idol contestants, a drunken electro-pop wedding DJ, and crazed disco nerd Adira Amram. A swirl of neon spandex and ruffles, Amram maniacally stared into the audience under eye shadow that would make the Human League weep. "We're going to be a romantic family," she purred. " Check it out. It's gross." Whipping out her bacon-cheeseburger kazoo for a blast of "Gonna Make You Sweat," she broke Friday's early laugh drought in the comedy tent by reviving it as a kindergarten Studio 54. Taking a trip through Olivia Newton-John's disco phase, the thrift store Peaches "FingerBlast"ed the receptive crowd as her backing writhers the Experience threw sultry poses. It wasn't all just bad-touch time, as the call-and-response ode to lost innocence "Tiny Vagina" tearfully showed, but Amram's deranged and hilarious obsession stayed with the overwrought world of bad dance music. In a last punk swing, she crowd-surfed, joyously shrieking "Don't drop me!" with the mad energy of a 5-year-old on Yo Gabba Gabba!

A note to readers: Bold and uncensored, The Austin Chronicle has been Austin’s independent news source for almost 40 years, expressing the community’s political and environmental concerns and supporting its active cultural scene. Now more than ever, we need your support to continue supplying Austin with independent, free press. If real news is important to you, please consider making a donation of $5, $10 or whatever you can afford, to help keep our journalism on stands.

Support the Chronicle  

More Music Reviews
Texas Platters
... And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead
X: The Godless Void and Other Stories (Record Review)

Alejandra Ramirez, Feb. 21, 2020

Texas Platters
Daniel Johnston
Chicago 2017 (Record Review)

Raoul Hernandez, Feb. 21, 2020

More by Richard Whittaker
Buttigieg Back for SXSW, Plus Kenan Thompson and More
Buttigieg Back for SXSW, Plus Kenan Thompson and More
New speaker list adds keynotes and notables to virtual conference

Feb. 24, 2021

Unmasking the Dread Pirate Roberts in <i>Silk Road</i>
Unmasking the Dread Pirate Roberts in Silk Road
Filmmaker Tiller Russell looks at the man behind the internet’s black market

Feb. 19, 2021


Adira Amram

One click gets you all the newsletters listed below

Breaking news, arts coverage, and daily events

Can't keep up with happenings around town? We can help.

Austin's queerest news and events

New recipes and food news delivered Mondays

All questions answered (satisfaction not guaranteed)

Information is power. Support the free press, so we can support Austin.   Support the Chronicle