ROCK N’ SOUL POWER!

Event info: October 9, 2014 &ndash 9:00 pm to 11:59 pm.

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annie*rock proudly presents:
ROCK N’ SOUL POWER!

featuring original soul-tinged pop, rock and R&B from:
Miss Fairchild
Johnny Blazes and The Pretty Boys
The Lover’s Key
Aloud

Hosted by Jade Sylvan


Thursday, October 9, 2014 @ 9:00pm
TT the Bear’s Place
10 Brookline Ave., Cambridge, MA 02139
T: Red Line to Central Square

$10 cover, 18+

Advanced tickets HERE!

JOHNNY BLAZES AND THE PRETTY BOYS RECORDING DEBUT ALBUM, NEED YOUR HELP!

Johnny Blazes and The Pretty Boys are recording our very first ever brand spanking new amazing sparkly debut album! And to do so, we need YOUR help!

We calculate that recording costs will run us about $12,000 - 15,000, and we are asking you, our communities, to help us raise a portion of those funds. We have been humbled and thrilled by your support over the past three years of our existence — especially this past year as we’ve made the leap to writing and performing original tunes — and we want you to be able to take our glittery love and joy with you wherever you bring your portable music playing device!

Please visit our Kickstarter page here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/657303675/johnny-blazes-and-the-pretty-boys-debut-album

and please share far and wide!

We love you!


all photos (c) 2014 Eowyn W. Evans

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JOHNNY BLAZES TURNS DIRTY 30

Event info: February 7, 2014 &ndash 8:30 pm to 11:59 pm.

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That’s right… 30.  To celebrate, The Pretty Boys are throwing a party — and since we do everything THE MOST, we figured, why not add in not one, but two more milestones to the cause for celebration!  Johnny Blazes and The Pretty Boys are releasing our first ever CD Single: Blue Skies, AND we are playing a full set in which we will premiere SEVEN brand new songs.  We are making the quantum leap from sexy drag-cover band to originals, all flavored with our signature horn-heavy, Golden Era of soul, funktastic sound.  We’ve got songs about dapper bois, one-night-stands, clearin’ out, and of course, shoes.

Please join us for this fabulous celebration of new eras:

Friday February 7, 2014
doors 8:30 pm
show starts at 9 pm with George Woods Band
followed by Johnny Blazes and The Pretty Boys at 10 pm
closing the night out will be What Time Is It, Mr. Fox? at 11 pm

Dilboy VFW
371 Summer Street, Davis Square, Somerville, MA

$5-10 sliding scale at the door — everyone who comes gets a copy of our single!
Cash bar, real cheap booze, served up by VFW bartenders

Facebook event

It’s that time of year again…

Event info: December 18, 2013 &ndash 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm.

That’s right folks, it’s BUTTCRACKER season!

Madge of Honor and I are rolling out our 4th Annual Anal Asstravaganza, Boston’s holiday clASSic, THE BUTTCRACKER, on December 18, 2013.  With all the anal hijinks you’ve come to expect, plus a few surprises.  We promise a show that is bigger and bootier than any you’ve seen before!
Wednesday December 18, 2013
Oberon
Doors at 7:30pm
Show at 8:00pm
Tickets here!
Facebook event here!

FEATURING…
Legendary Queens Miss Nicholle Pride + Katya Zamolodchikova
Your bent over boyfriends Sirlesque
The bootyful Amy Danse Macabre
Face down, ass up aerials by Landis Darling
Reading from their annals of anal Rachel Kahn and Idalia Poetry
Gender-shredding ass shaker Allix Mortis
and the ASSTASTIC Essence Revealed and Sweet Lorraine all the way from NYC!

Hosted by your favorite assholes Johnny Blazes and Madge of Honor

PLUS GAMES*CAROLING*GO-GO DANCERS*BUTTLOADS MORE!!!

Heartbeat: A Modern Dance Rock Concert

Event info: November 8, 2013 &ndash 7:00 pm to 11:00 pm.

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Johnny Blazes and The Pretty Boys have the distinct honor of opening for George Woods‘ amazing project Heartbeat!

Now preparing for its second run, “Heartbeat: A Modern Dance Rock Concert” weaves together music, dance, and visual arts to immerse the audience in a life story full of gossip-worthy drama and soulful love affairs. Part live rock concert, part contemporary dance, Heartbeat follows the protagonist through teenage twitterpation, affairs, temptations, weddings, and funerals as dancers bring to life thirteen interwoven songs through Jennifer Kuhnberg’s intricate yet relatable choreography. Performed in the round using the Oberon Theatre’s full 360 degrees of theatre space, the audience becomes active participants in an extravagant party that celebrates love, throughout life.

The new run of Heartbeat will feature new cast members, choreography, and 3 new songs that will be given out for free to every attendee. Special guest artists Erica Leigh, Johnny Blazes & the Pretty Boys, and Amy Kucharik & Friends (with Benefits) will be opening the show on each respective night, with many other special guests to be announced.

Come see us at the Friday night showing!

Friday, November 8, 2013
7 pm
OBERON
2 Arrow St, Harvard Sq, Cambridge, MA
Tickets here
Facebook event here

BIG QUEER SHOW!

Event info: November 9, 2013 &ndash 6:30 pm to 11:59 pm.

Unstraight and MadFemmePride wanted to put together a queer show, so of course they called us…

Saturday November 9, 2013
6:30 pm - 1 am
Radio
379 Somerville Ave
Somerville, MA
Facebook event here


The lineup:
What Time Is It, Mr. Fox?

Johnny Blazes and the Pretty Boys
unstraight
Kristen Ford

with DJ Supersquirrel
and emcee Jade Sylvan

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Bring Us Your Women

Event info: November 14, 2013 &ndash 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm.

I am thrilled and honored to be part of Catherine Capozzi’s project “Bring Us Your Women”, an homage to women, divinity, and the pursuit of freedom.  It is part of a really cool night of art and music called Triptych.  See more below!

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TRIPTYCH
Thursday November 14, 2013
doors 7:30pm
Tickets available here: http://triptychshow.com/
$10 standing, $15 seating, and $20 reserved
OBERON
2 Arrow St, Harvard Sq, Cambridge, MA
Facebook event here

Triptych presents three performances that uniquely integrate theater, video, dance, art, and rock!

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WAKE NO MORE:
Wake No More tells the story of characters in a dream trying to take control of the dreamer’s waking consciousness. It features the band Porcelain playing three songs to projected video, separated by two short theater pieces.

Musicians include:
John T. Langton
Jeff Posner
Mark Adamoyurka
Tony Savarino
Tim Washburn
Chuck Pukmel

Actors in video and theater include but are not limited to
Anthony Ants Conley
Tad Mckitterick
Sophia Cacciola
Catherine Capozzi

Videos were directed and produced by Michael J. Epstein and Sophia Cacciola. Concept, writing, and general lunacy by John T. Langton.
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ADVENTURES IN POST-IRONY:
Garvy J. and the Secret Pockets of Hope and Resistance will perform Adventures in Post-irony. It is a meta-narrative on the degree of irony necessary to become sincere. Rather than pursuing the first or second derivative of superficial contrarianism, it explores the limit of all ironic meta levels as expression approaches the singularity of meaning.

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BRING US YOUR WOMEN: An homage to women, divinity, and the pursuit of freedom will be performed by Catherine Capozzi with Axemunkestra. Multiple songs will be performed accompanied by dance, visual art, and spoken word. This performance explores issues related to women, religion, sex, and politics. The focus is on tolerance and inclusiveness, strengths and commonalities - themes that are bigger than individual beliefs and are shared by the most prevalent religions on our planet including various versions of Christianity, Judaism, Islam, and Paganism. Performers include the following.

AXEMUNKEE:
Catherine Capozzi- guitar
Chuck Pukmel -bass
Yuri Zbitnoff- acoustic drums
Tamora Gooding - electronic drums
Susannah Plaster -viola
Rachel Barringer -cello

Guest vocals:
Sophia Cacciola
Johnny Blazes
Christine Zufferey
Michael J. Epstein

Narrator:
Jade Sylvan

Dancers:
Leah Principe
Karin Webb
Chienhwe Hong
Porcelain Dalya
Penny Candy
Jane Doe Cabarat
Maggie Maraschino

Artists/Performers:
Meghan Chiampa
Eowyn Evans
Kelly Davidson Photography
Jane Allard
Nina Alberg
Norah Solorzano
Kristen Schaer
Kristilyn Meow
Ishita Sharma

and MORE TBA!!!

Cirque of the Dead!

Event info: October 31, 2013 &ndash 7:30 pm to 11:30 pm.

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A macabre and tasteless night of circus, live music, and gore!

Come see BCG as you’ve never seen us before for two horrific nights where the undead feast on human flesh, vicious creatures lurk in every shadow, and sadistic sociopaths search for new victims to torture. We will shock and amaze you, and occasionally tickle your funny bone… before ripping it out of its socket!

Hosted by Mistress of the Dark, Mama Bang Bang, this gruesome journey will feature live music, burlesque, aerials, acrobatics, contortion and more! With never-before seen acts, new performers, and two bands, Cirque of the Dead has it all. Johnny Blazes and the Pretty Boys will put a funktastic twist on some spooky standards on Halloween night while the ever-raucous Emperor Norton’s Stationary Marching Band will rock out on Friday, November 1st.

This show is not for the faint of heart! You never know what kind of mess will end up in your lap…because you’ll never see the killer coming. Creative attire strongly encouraged, and if you look like a zombie the rest of the horde is less likely to eat you. Cirque of the Dead is coming for you, and no one will escape us!

HALLOWEEN: Thursday October 31, 2013
Doors open at 7:30, Show starts at 8:00
OBERON
2 Arrow St, Harvard Sq, Cambridge, MA
Facebook event here


Table Seats: $30 advance / $35 door
Stools: $25 advance / $30 door
Standing Room: $20 advance / $25 door

This event is 18+

More info and online ticketing available at OBERON’s website: http://americanrepertorytheater.org/events/show/cirque-dead

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Johnny Blazes and The Pretty Boys at Alternatease!

Event info: August 15, 2013 &ndash 8:00 pm to 11:59 pm.

Johnny Blazes and The Pretty Boys have the distinct honor of being the dance band at the kickoff event for the first ever Alternatease: The New England Neo-Burlesque Festival!

Thursday August 15: THE NEW ENGLAND CLAMBAKE

A showcase of New England weirdos, taking it all off for you and making you laugh, cry, think, and puzzle.  MCed by the lovely Nikki Luparelli, show followed by dancing to the like of us: Johnny Blazes and The Pretty Boys!

Oberon
2 Arrow St, Cambridge
8 pm
18+
Tickets here

And there’s more to the festival!  Check out all the details here on Facebook.  We’re only involved on Thursday, but there’s so much good stuff happening this weekend, please come out and support!

Friday August 16: THE TA-TAs: The Alternatease Awards Spectacular
Davis Square Theater, Somerville

Saturday August 17: A CELEBRATION OF BEAUTIFUL WEIRDOS: THE PARTY!
Dilboy VFW, Somerville

(PS… Did I mention that I won the mascot-naming competition?  That’s Amelia Peelya up there!)