Venus Demars, 10 Bones and Independent Music Labels

Posted By Brie Austin In Category: Interviews , Music

She has been an indie artist running her own independent music label since the 1980s. I first saw her on stage at Don Hill’s. My friend Dahlia insisted we go see her and her band All The Pretty Horses: “You’ll really dig’ em.”  I did. And her stage show blew me a way. No wonder Siren Magazine called them “the most visually arresting band you’ll ever see.”  The sound, then, was part The Cars, with a dash of Bowie, spiced up with punk and all mixed into a concoction of dark […]

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Lisa Jackson

Posted By Brie Austin In Category: Music , Reviews

The newest six-song, self-titled EP from Lisa Jackson & girl friday is stark, powerful and provocative. It lacks studio glitz and a perfect vocal performance, yet that may just be what gives it such personality and edge. Lisa Jackson, a Fayetteville Georgia native who has been tearing up the New York City underground, was referred to as a “true rock n roll star” by actress Rosie Perez in Page Six (New York Post) in recent months. With songs like “Night Lite of Jesus,” “Mess,” and “Don’t Get Bitter,” the group […]

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Venus Demars

Posted By Brie Austin In Category: Interviews , Music

Living Art Venus Demars and I sat for an interview. It was all so surreal. I was sitting on a bed at the Charlton Arms Hotel, speaking to Venus, lead singer of the Minneapolis-based dark glam band All The Pretty Horses, and wife Lynette. It felt as though I was in someone’s dream, and in a way, I was. “This is my installation,” Venus explained, referring to the artwork that covered every square inch of the hotel room: walls and ceiling.  Dominated by background hues of blues, the focal point of […]

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Mimi Marks

Posted By Brie Austin In Category: Interviews

In her teens Mimi Marks left her hometown of Waterloo, Iowa and moved to Milwaukee, Wisconsin. There she began to work in “drag,” but quickly came to realize that being a woman was something she was, not just something to impersonate. Born to be a star, the youngest of four as a kid was involved in cheer-leading, dancing, and acting. She never missed the opportunity to play in her sister’s clothes and make-up and perform on her improvised stage in the garage. If destiny is a road, then the fork […]

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Kevin Aviance

Posted By Brie Austin In Category: Interviews , Music

Kevin Aviance is a club kid, party promoter, #1 Billboard dance recording artist! Being fabulous is about mind, body and shoes!  BORN: MALE OCCUPATION: DIVA, SINGER ACCOMPLISHMENTS: 5 BILLBOARD NUMBER 1 RECORDS Regardless of what people say about Kevin Aviance, the name provokes a reaction. My dear friend Jeanette exclaimed, “I love Kevin, she is so fierce!” I assumed she was referring to the look, and the power Kevin brings to the stage. I was to learn in time that Kevin’s strength is so much more than the image you […]

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