Monday, July 27, 2009

The Seven Deadly Sins, August 27th @ 9 pm

Julian of Nowherr presents

The Seven Deadly Sins!

Thursday, August 27th, 9-11 pm
thru the swingin doors at Freddy’s Bar & Backroom
485 Dean St. @ 6th Ave.
Prospect Heights, Brooklyn
2, 3 to Bergen, 4, 5, B, Q, D, M, N, R to Atlantic / Pacific

$6 suggested

Lust, Gluttony, Greed, Sloth, Wrath, Envy, and Pride--done up by Brooklyn's hottest vaudevillians. Hosted by queer diva provacateur JZ Bich and featuring conjurer, comedian and nonsense poet Vanishing Vinny, butoh dancer Azumi Oe, Hans, CAConrad as American Gluttony, rap duo The Competition feat. Mistalow and CEO, dance/theatre troupe Desert Sin performing Onania, puppetteer Candy Sue Ellison, Busty Kitten, Jasper James, country music outfit The Low & the Lonesome, and more!

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.

Vanishing Vinny:

Part conjuror, part mentalist and all devious showman. This award-winning whimsical neo-vaudevillian has astonished audiences all over the world. His unique brand of sleight of hand and poetic nonsense will redefine the way you know the word "magic". Contemporary conjuring at it's finest. But catch him quick before he vanishes...

Azumi Oe

was born and raised in Kyoto, Japan. Since arriving in New York, she received Butoh training from Vangeline, Katsura Kan and Ko Muroboshi. Recently she performed as a principal dancer of the Vangeline Theatre at Abrons Arts Center, The Kitchen, Theatre for New City, Judson Memorial Church, Governors Island. She also regularly explores solo work at the New York Dance Qube. Azumi is excited to collaborate with other dancers, musicians, and any kind of artist, with the hope of growing as a creator.

(photo by Nathaniel Siegel)

is Philadelphia's ONLY Vegetarian Sin Eater:, and he is the recipient of THE GIL OTT BOOK AWARD for The Book of Frank (Chax Press, 2009). He is also the author of Advanced Elvis Course (Soft Skull Press, 2009), (Soma)tic Midge (Faux Press, 2008), Deviant Propulsion (Soft Skull Press, 2006), and a forthcoming collaboration with poet Frank Sherlock titled THE CITY REAL & IMAGINED: Philadelphia Poems (Factory School Books, 2010). CAConrad is the son of white trash asphyxiation whose childhood included selling cut flowers along the highway for his mother and helping her shoplift. He invites you to visit him online at and also with his friends at

Rap duo the Competition feat. Mistalow and CEO.

Mistalow has an affinity for fast cars, strong liquor, and world change. Low is a former lyricist who has turned to production in order to chase his life long dream of educating people through sound manipulation. He is a proud member of the Destrux (pronounced DEE –Strucks) Clique, a believer that God raised Jesus from the dead, and a lover of both films by Wes Anderson and Nike SBs. He also enjoys long walks in the park, musical rarities, and heavy legged women.

". . . If you're askin' for real talk, well this as real as it gets/ I'm the shit, you can tell from the smell when I spit." A line that resonates long after you stop listening to '100 Bars and Walkin'. If there is one thing Little Dude is not lacking it is confidence. Little Dude (real name Jacob Quimby) is the breath of fresh air the hip-hop game is looking for. In an era diluted with dance crazes, and simple lyrics, Little Dude is not ashamed to brandish his lyrical prowess and bravado. Born and raised in a Laconia, NH (a small city in the center of the state) Little Dude wasn't a rapper right away. Always excelling in English and writing, he knew he was destine to express himself, but initially, hip-hop was more of an escape than a tool. Once arriving at college, it was a chance battle at a party that exposed his skills. Upon winning that battle, it was clear what he was born to do. Quickly he grew a name for himself, freestylin' at parties, and on campus radio shows. Shortly there after he formed a group, BNB. BNB is a group consisting of himself, Big Cal (aka Big Ron, aka Ronald Harvey), GBZ (aka Johnny Cash, aka Gil Burnett) and Poppa Silk (aka Dslik, aka Douane Anderson.) After several outside influences all but disbanded the group, it was Little Dude who was left to go forward alone. Never intending on being a solo artist, Little Dude reluctantly began recording the tracks that are now floating around the internet. With a new found passion, and a new direction, Little Dude is all but ready to make a full push a stardom. Keep your eyes on this page, as there are only bigger and better things expected from Little Dude, and his BNB camp.

Desert Sin's objective is to weave narratives through movement while embracing the beautiful & the grotesque within.

Founded in 1999 by Djahari Clark, Desert Sin continues to use experimentation, artist collaboration, impassioned creativity and a general joy of living to maintain itself as an inspirational and ground-breaking dance/theater company. Fusing the intricacies of Middle Eastern dance origins with a wide array of other art forms, drama, and effects, a style emerges like no other creating a superior theatrical experience. As a theatrical dance company, we develop characters and stories with innovative interpretations that reflect the world in which we live. Djahari has produced two full-length productions through Desert Sin: “Musée des Femmes” and “Sita’s Fire”. “Musée” ran two years in Hollywood, CA and Off-Broadway for 2008 here in New York. Desert Sin is currently in collaboration for their new production, “Twitchers”, opening this October at The House of Yes in Brooklyn. Visit

Candy Sue Ellison

started exploring puppetmaking as a founding member of the Theater of a Two-Headed Calf, where she made puppets of all sizes for the company's production of Albert Jarry's Ubu Roi and the first English production of Stanislaw Witkiewicz's play Tumor Brainiowicz. Since then, her interest has shifted to American folklore, balladry and traditional tales--particularly murder ballads. The wrathful story of the downfall of Western Swing icon Spade Cooley is a true one that has all the makings of folklore in the oral tradition and continues to fascinate Candy each time she tells it.

Busty Kitten

was born of a fiery headed siren and a 6′ 4″ woodpecker, landing smack on her tush with her mouth full and her eyes hungry. She crossed the country in a covered wagon and won accolades for wiggling, jiggling, and bouncing skills. Her favorite places are air planes, subway trains and platforms, bicycles (especially tandem!), and the shower. She loves waving hello, eating carrots, things that go vroom, shiny lights, giant coffee cups, red everythings, and tiny spoons. When she grows up, she wants to be a deep sea diver, a ballerina, a tarantula, a motorcycle mama, and your favorite cafe owner.

Jasper James

Brooklyn's hawtest glam diva, nuff said.

Tanya Solomon

is a clown and variety performer, recently returned to NYC after several years in New Orleans, where she produced and hosted the Wonder Farm Cabaret. She has worked with the Bindlestiff Family Cirkus, Coney Island Sideshows by the Seashore, and Whirlybones Variety Arts Collective, among others, and performed at festivals in the US and Europe. Tanya is currently attending a master class in physical comedy taught by her dog Iggy.

The Low & the Lonesome

Jason Bertone (bass), Juan dos Pistoles (acoustic guitar, vox), Lana Carroll (pedal steel, guitar, vox), Naomi Clark (drums) and Donna Lichaw (electric guitar, melodica, accordian, vox) play country & western music and wail their heart out down by the Gowanus canal. Sounds like dark country comin out a fuzzy radio…on a boat. On a train. If you can imagine what that feels like.