Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Blue Moon in June, 6/25

Julian of Nowherr presents
Blue Moon in June

Thursday, June 25th 8-10 pm
thru the swingin doors at Freddy’s Bar & Backroom
485 Dean St., Brooklyn NY

Hosted by postpunk pop diva Jasper James

and featuring

Queer diva provocateur JZ Bich; escape artist, sideshow performer and contortionist Jared the Conjuror; country music outfit The Low and the Lonesome; magician Gary the Great (Gary Ferrar); R & B sensation Colin Steele; electro-drag cabaret singer / shamanist Yozmit; Pete Tino, the Human Floor; performance artist Nicole Peyrafitte, pop-rap phenom Badboss and more!

$6 suggested donation

JZ Bich

is a multifaceted international artist provocateur. She was born and raised in the Balkans but hails NYC her home. JZ is one of the producers of HyperGender Burlesque. She has produced several festivals, plays and burlesque series at WOW Cafe Theatre and elsewhere. Village Voice commented her work with the Barbarians Burlesque Company as something that "might just help us save our sanity." Known for her unique blend of queer activism, academia and art, JZ Bich has been performing all over New York City since 2003. She is known on two continents and in four countries. In the summer of 2007 she MC'd the Pride Fest in Zagreb, Croatia. In NYC, she performed at the closing of the Meow Mix, Rififi's, Joe's Pub, Slipper Room, HERE, Kittynights, Delancy Lounge, Cattyshack, Snapshot, Bowery Poetry Club, the Zipper Factory and more. As a one half of HyperGender Burlesque duo JZ Bich has performed at the New York Burlesque Festival and Boston Burlesque Expo. In Boston HyperGender won the most comedic for its act inspired by the lesbian pulp novels of the 50s. JZ Bich has just finished a run of her play Love in the Time of Terror and is currently working on her living art project "Taking over America" - a multimedia story of becoming a citizen.

R & B sensation Colin Steele

Colin Steele began singing on the Venice Beach boardwalk with his brother, Theon, at age 10. At age 12, while living with his father and brother in Chicago, Colin began recording for house music record label DJ International. He played Jermaine Jackson in the ABC miniseries The Jacksons: An American Dream, and sang lead on a remake of “In the Still of the Night” in Sister Act 2 with Whoopi Goldberg. He has recorded and performed in Los Angeles, New York and Paris. In the summer of 2004 Colin joined the cast of the off-Broadway smash hit musical Naked Boys Singing. He lives in New York City.

Back for his second performance in Mongrel Vaudeville, Jared the Conjuror

is an escape artist, sideshow performer and contortionist. With an arsenal of restraints, pointy things, and lollypops he will make you want to close your eyes, yet entice you to watch closer all at the same time!


is a singer/ interdisciplinary performance artist/ costume designer incorporating sound/movement/visual element of human body to research and express the unknown mysteries of her universe. He started his professional career as a fashion designer but rediscovered himself as a performing artist through the practice of traditional Korean music(Pansori, Gayageum Byungchang), Corporeal Mime and modern dance. She studied and performed with Thomas Leabhart's Corporeal mime group 'MICE', Rachel Rosenthal Company, Laurie Cameron Company, Seo Hoonjung Pansori group, Takuya Muramatsu from Dairakudakan, Hou Ying from Shen Wei Dance Arts. He is also a scholarship recipient of American Dance Festival(ADF).Currently, She is based in Brooklyn, NY, working on her solo album and Abstract Cabaret Perfomance Series(performance art meets electro drag cabaret with shamanism). His work is shown at The Box and other venues in NYC. In addition to her work as an artist, she is also involved with HIV/AIDS prevention work, transgender civil rights work and NYC composting project as part of her 'awareness project'.

El Juglar Kyle Petersen (aka the Brooklyn Juggler)

is a professional juggler and variety performer based in Brooklyn, NY. Kyle has over 12 years of unicycle experience, and 10 years of juggling experience and specializes in ball juggling, club juggling, cigar box manipulation and unicycle. Auxiliary skills include spinning plate, shaker cups, devil sticks and stilt walking.

Country music outfit the Low and the Lonesome

is Jason Bertone (bass), Julian of Nowherr (guitar, vox), Lana Carroll (pedal steel, guitar, vox), Naomi Clark (drums, washboard) and Donna Lichaw (guitar, melodica, accordian, vox). The Low and the Lonesome play country & western music and wail their hearts out down by the Gowanus canal.


wasn't born overnight! It took trial and error. Sam Massey, also known as Badboss, has self-taught himself how to produce pop, techno, rap, hip hop and rock music by vigorously studying pop and rap cultures. His old songs sounded like they needed a huge amount of fine tuning. A little less than a year later Badboss is signing deals with music licensing companies to get his music in film/tv. Talk about self-motivation. Badboss recieved songwriting education from Ty Cohen and other established songwriters in the music industry. They told him he had huge potential and they looked forward to seeing him succeed in the music industry. Badboss kept building up his fan-base and getting his name out through local performances. Currently Badboss has about 1000+ fans worldwide, and that’s expanding everyday. He's been in press releases on the Urban Music News Network and Mi2n news network. Badboss says "no matter how big I get I will continue to work my butt off to achieve my goals". Now that's not something you'd expect to hear from a 17 yr. old kid, huh?

Magician Gary the Great

Gary has been performing magic since kindergarten show-and-tell (and he still uses that trick!). His magic has been featured on Nickelodeon's "Naked Brother's Band" and he is the official magician for several N.Y. pediatric units. He has trained with Jef Johnson (of Slava's Snow Show) and has a B.A. in theater arts from Hofstra University. Gary teaches magic to underprivledged children through the Family and Children's Association. He has also been the magic advisor for TADA! Youth Theater and The Looking Glass Theater.

Pyrenean-born Nicole Peyrafitte

is a performance artist who sings, paints, films, writes & cooks. She draws on her eclectic heritage to perform songs ranging from French cabaret to jazz standards and contemporary poetry. Her voice work is often integrated into multimedia stagings based on her visuals (paintings and/or videos) and writings, & involves the onstage preparation and cooking of a dish, to be shared with the audience. Her work addresses the experiences of negotiating her identity across two continents and four languages. She performs domestically and internationally. Nicole has two CDs out: “The Bi-Continental Chowder /La Garbure Transcontinentale” released in 2006 and "Whisk!Don't Churn!" (both released with Ta’wil productions).