– “By My Side” Video Premieres Today –
West Hollywood, CA – Electro-pop musician Devin Tait today released his second full-length solo album “Art Damage“ and premiered the video for the single “By My Side“. The album seamlessly covers the spectrum from Tait’s 80s electropop influences (Human League, Howard Jones) to his dreamsynth/chillwave inspirations (Chrvches, Neon Indian) and features a bevy of his favorite talents including: LGBT icon Wendy Ho; Rayssa (Demi Lovato, The Voice); Chris Freeman (Pansy Division); Jordan von Haslow; Kraig Hill (Seamonster Sounds); Scott Anderson (Solar City Music); and his longtime collaborator Bradley Jacobson as co-producer. Get it now via all major distributors including iTunes, Spotify, Soundcloud, and Bandcamp.
While the song “By My Side” is a direct dedication from Tait to his husband Dylan, the lush music video eloquently expounds the sweet sentiment by flashing back to the era and film stock of a late 80s Halloween night to tell the story of two young men within their group of friends discovering that there may be more joy to be found in removing your mask than in hiding who you are. The video is the latest directorial effort from Danial J. Smith and production house Ravensview Films.
“I loved the concept so much – the 80s were so formative for me and the video treatment was just so sweet,” said Tait. “We felt no need to insert strife for its own sake or to exploit the darkness that’s in the world today, but rather to wax nostalgic on the exhilaration of finding love, and the safety and security that comes with it. I tried to write the song as a pure expression of love, and I feel Danial did a an amazing job translating that in the video.”
– Devin Tait’s Full LP “Art Damage” Now Streaming –
West Hollywood, CA – Electro-pop musician Devin Tait today drops his debut video single for “Anyone Can Break Somebody’s Heart” featuring the incomparable Wendy Ho whose sultry diva vocals in this performance are no joke! The song and video celebrate taking chances on love and turning your broken heart into art. It’s the perfect Valentine’s Day offering to lovers, the lovelorn and most of all – those who love to dance!
Directed by ubiquitous “Boy’s Town” visuals master Jasten King (visuals for Revolver, Fubar, etc. and producer/editor of trans doc “Finding Kim”) this video has something for everyone – bears, drag queens, little people, CAKE MOSS – OMFG.
GAYC/DC, CHERIE CURRIE & THE STREETWALKIN’ CHEETAHS BENEFIT ORLANDO WITH “HIGHWAY TO HELP” AT THE VIPER ROOM 6/23/16
GAYC/DC, CHERIE CURRIE & THE STREETWALKIN’ CHEETAHS HOST “HIGHWAY TO HELP – A BENEFIT FOR ORLANDO” AT THE VIPER ROOM THURSDAY JUNE 23, 2016
WHAT: All-Gay AC/DC tribute band GayC/DC and their friends Cherie Currie, The Streetwalkin’ Cheetahs and the Sunset Strip’s iconic Viper Room have teamed up to host “Highway to Help” on Thursday, June 23rd, 2016 benefitting Equality Florida’s GoFundMe campaign to support victims of the horrific shooting at Orlando’s Pulse Nightclub.
WHO: Line up as follows:
- Cherie Currie – Lead singer of LA’s teen rock queens The Runaways.
- The Streetwalkin’ Cheetahs – Rolling Stone four-star punk champs.
- GayC/DC – LA’s All-Gay tribute to AC/DC (feat. Chris Freeman of Pansy Division)
- Lina Lecaro – LA Weekly Nightlife Diva as your DJ for the evening.
More acts to be announced!
WHAT: Los Angeles’s premiere Leather & Fetish bar The Eagle will host the inaugural Off Sunset Festival which spans over half a mile and is expected to bring over 5,000 East Side residents and visitors together for a day of merchandise, art and novelty vendors, gourmet food trucks, beer and liquor trailers and live bands and DJs at an outdoor street festival in the center of Silverlake. www.offsunsetfestival.com/
WHO: Line up as follows:
- Imperial Teen (SF/LA ) – Indie pop ft. Roddy Bottum (Faith No More). (Merge Records)
- Pansy Division (SF/LA ) –Legendary godfathers of Queercore punk rock. (Alternative Tentacles)
- Hunx and His Punx (SF/LA ) –Bratty bubblegum punk pop ft. Seth Bogart (Gravy Train!!!!) & Shannon Shaw (Shannon & The Clams).
- Frightwig (SF) –All-Female punk rock from the 80s.
- Local Channel (LA) – Silverlake indie/electronic shoegaze.
- BC (LA)– Silverlake stoner sludge metal.
- Black Sabbitch (LA) – The All-Female Black Sabbath Tribute.
- Victor Rodriguez & Chris Bowen (LA) – Cub Scout & Bears in Space.
- Steve Cunningham (LA) – Eagle & Akbar.
- Leonardo GloVibes (London) – MEGAWOOF.
- John LePage (SF) – Lookout, Bearracuda, Groove Records.
WHEN: Sunday July 7, 2013 11AM – 9PM – Tickets $15 adv / $20 at the gate. Free drink ticket with advance purchase. Tickets available at http://www.showclix.com/event/3769430/tag/search, 21and over.
SINGER-SONGWRITER’S EP SERVES AS THE “MUSICAL VOICE” OF
CHRIS COLFER’S DEBUT FEATURE FILM
On January 18, 2013, Michael Van London will release his new solo EP “American Blood & Guts” – produced by Brad Cook (Foo Fighters, Ben Harper) – featuring songs from the hotly anticipated film “Struck By Lightning” – to coincide with the film’s theatrical release.
Director Brian Dannelly’s (Saved!, Weeds, The United States of Tara, Pushing Daisies) personally selected Van London’s music for the film, which was written by and stars Chris Colfer of Glee alongside Allison Janney, Christina Hendricks (Mad Men), Sara Hyland (Modern Family), Rebel Wilson (Bridesmaids) and Dermot Mulroney.
“The songs from ‘American Blood & Guts’ were integral to the overall tone of ‘Struck By Lightning’ and worked so beautifully with the film that Michael was the only artist we ever seriously considered.” says Dannelly. “I love directors who have collaborated with a single artist to create the musical ‘voice’ of the film – Paul Thomas Anderson did amazing work with Aimee Mann, Sean Penn did the same thing with Eddie Vedder and of course, Hal Ashby’s work with Cat Stevens. It was a great thrill for me to have that same experience with Michael. ”