Thursday, 31 March 2011

Jiz! is on Twitter!

Follow her bitchez - then you'll get goodies like:

"Jiz recession tip. Sue an old priest for rape from a "recovered" memory."

"Asha kept saying she wanted to go for an asymmetrical look. So I gave her a right mastectomy."

"FML. My labia majora looks like a cluster of Ghandi foreheads. I guess it's Valtrex time."

Monday, 28 March 2011

Menergy Anthems: Scissor Sisters / Loleatta Holloway

Cheers to everyone who came down to the Vic on Saturday, that was one of the best Menergies yet! Here's a couple of anthems form the night, tried and tested on the Menergy dancefloor. We've posted these before in different contexts, but here they are as official anthems:

It took the crowd a few bars to recognise this, but when they did... Also the huge breakdown after Ian McKellan's bit - dancefloor dynamite!

Well, the lights went up, security started shouting, but the corwd just wanted to keep dancing to this:

Loleatta Holloway "Love Sensation"

Friday, 25 March 2011

Interview with ZsaZsa Noir

ZSA ZSA NOIR is our live musical guest at tomorrow night's MENERGY. She also happens to be one of the hottest gender benders from the San Francisco of the south, Manchester. We sent her a few questions to get her lips around:

Who is Zsa Zsa Noir?

Zsa Zsa Noir is the seven foot tall, sorded incarnation of all my subversive kinks in musical, gender queer form.

When did you start performing? And why did you start?

I started performing when I realised I wanted to be a mermaid at the age of six. I've never looked back except now I can hold the attention of a whole crowd of freaks and scream obscene lyrics over polished electronic disco filth. I'm compelled.

You produce all your own tracks, so who/what are your main musical influences?

I loved Uffie and double rate Peaches. My voice was created from a love vibration emitted by David Bowie, Tina Turner and Marilyn Monroe. I have tonnes of influences but Miss Noir is an original.

And you style yourself too, talented girl, who are your fashion/design icons?

Shit loads.

What is the gay scene like in Manchester? How does it compare to other cities?

People sometimes see me as a 'gay' act. 'Queer' is correct and 'Queer Happenings' by and large exist outside of Manchester's gay scene for me. I'm part of the Queer Scene. Sorry that didn't answer your question.. You should ask someone who shops on the high street.

Bonus question! Asked by Midnight Growler: What does an octopus' arse taste like?

Octopus arse.. It fucking stinks beyond the capabilities of my vocabulary but tastes a delicate balance of salt and fish. Rather nice even when raw.

Here's a taste of what will be on offer tomorrow night - ZsaZsa's current single "Hey Lean Diggy Doggy" (available to buy from iTunes)

Thursday, 24 March 2011

Die Antwoord - Rich Bitch

We love Yo-Landi Vi$$er of Die Antwoord's totally zef style!

Lady Munter's Fierce Focus - March

In this new segment, I'll be reflecting on the my current makeup, glamour, high-fashion and general all-round fierceness swoons for that month. This month, I'm in love with my perpetual favourite makeup brand for your alter-ego, ILLAMASQUA and their new S/S Toxic Nature collection.
Here's what they say about the collection:

"In retaliation against the genetically modified society that plunders it, the landscape has issued forth a torrent of hybrid shades. Corrupted hues glister amongst muted tones - extreme, intoxicating versions of their original selves.

This is an atomic-botanical environment where survival is key and camoflague by colour is the path to existence.

We scoured the abandoned toxic wastelands of the world to create an eclectic selection of corrupted hues for the eyes, lips, nails, face and body. Flitting effortlessly from poisonous pastel to hazardous neon, this cataclysmic mix of brave new tones take your look to the outer limits of nature's palette.

Become a herald of the new age of Toxic Nature with uncharted night-time make-up."

As you can see from the imagery, they've went all-out with this campaign, with very manga-inspired imagery like nothing the market has seen before. This wild collection, just like all previous ones of theirs, is causing a storm in the blogosphere and rabid fandom for this cult beauty brand doesn't look like it'll run out of steam any time soon. And neither should it. :-)

In other news, I'm absolutely loving Gaga's Plato's Atlantis-inspired prosthetic makeup in the 'Born This Way' video, promo material and the new i-D cover shoot. Check this muthafuckaaa!

Crazy cheekbones and forehead horns a-go-go! Don't be surprised if my look at Saturday's MENERGY draws inspiration from this! ;-)

Wednesday, 23 March 2011

Snuff Trax For Japan benefit compilation

Crosspost from everywhere.

Wow, that was fast! in just over a week Snuff Crew from Germany have put out a 45 track compilation of house and techno in aid of the Japanese earthquake relief and Red Cross. This is some serious shizzle homepeeps. I am on there as House Machine, but check out the tracklist:

01 Laurent Garnier - Cancel The Apocalypse
02 Joe Drive - The Delivery
03 Humandrone - Sun Pillar On the Debris
04 Zwei Of Snuff Crew - Fukushima
05 Billie Ray Martin and Hard Ton - Sold Life (Luke Solomon Remix)
06 Quinto - We Don`t Sleep At Night Part 1
07 KiNK - Memories From The Future
08 Neville Watson - Keep On
09 Patrick Pulsinger - 12a (Dub Version)
10 Dance Disorder - Future Retro
11 Legowelt - I Want Your Love
12 The Saint Petersburg Disco Spin Club - Birds Of Japan
13 DJ Gio MC-505 - My Face On Rushmore Mount
14 Marcello Napoletano - Acid Sunday
15 Morning Factory - Deepest Thoughts
16 Detachments - Holiday Romance (Andy Blake`s Mix For A World Unknown)
17 Photonz - Carnival Of Light
18 The Model - Bump And Jack
19 Hard Ton - Marilyn (Zoe Xenia Dub`n Pop Mix)
20 Elec Pt.1 - It´s House
21 Hieroglyphic Being - Siddharta (Part1)
22 DJ M-Traxxx - House Thunda (Unreleased Mix)
23 Roberto Rodriguez - The Girl Who Silenced The World
24 Discodromo - Bunraku
25 Romina Cohn - Follow Me
26 Meschi - Stay And Play
27 House Machine - Relief (Mix for Japan)
28 Demetrio Giannice - Untidled (One for larry) (Strictly For Japan Mix)
29 Moralez aka Telecommander1 - Life Time Groove
30 Simoncino - Japanese Heart
31 Pathetik - Accroupi
32 Roland Bassline - Ode To Mick
33 Ascii.Disko - Blues For The Red Sun
34 Joel Alter - Roll With Me
35 Andreas Henneberg, Marquez Ill, Leigh Myles - Thousand Paper Cranes
36 Eins of Snuff Crew - Kana Power
37 Remute - Worldfingers
38 Oliver Dodd - Tokyo Lovers
39 Lukatron (aka Luke Solomon) - Tommy´s Cream Soda
40 Renato Cohen - Silly Walk
41 Featherweight - Featherweight (Expanded Mix)
42 Kool & Duvall - U Lift Me Up (Craig Stewart Remix)
43 Fran Mela aka I.F.M. - Not A Game
44 Phil Moon aka Valyom - Einstein Romance
45 Mark Boombastik & Eduardo Delgado Lopez - Anders

You can buy Snuff Trax For Japan here.
More info on the Snuff Crew's website.

Gender Bender Bingo TONIGHT!

Get your asses down to this, bitchez, for it shall be fierce:

AND it's all in aid of a good cause, and in memory of the legendary Tranny Paul. More info on the Facebook Event Page.

Niallist Top Ten March 2011

1. DEN HAAN Gods From Outer Space LP (Courier of Death)
2. SAM SPARRO You's A Nasty
3. GOLDFRAPP I Wanna Life - Niallist MNRG Edit (unreleased)
4. CASCO Cybernetic Love (Radius)
5. HARD TON Food Of Love (unreleased)
6. SKATEBARD Donko Donko (Dent)
7. SKATEBARD The Party Trap - Sferro Mix (Dent)
8. CESTRIAN Clouds Of Hell (unreleased)
9. MEN Credit Card Babies (Iamsound)
10. HERCULES & LOVE AFFAIR Visitor (Moshi Moshi)

Tuesday, 22 March 2011

Kid Zipper Top 10 March

Here's what I'm feeling in March:

1. Larabel – I Can’t Stop The Beat
2. The Splash Band – Das Philadelphia Experiment
3. The Revenge – Beyond The Dance – The Revenge Mix
4. Elitechnique – Minirimini
5. Patrick Cowley – I Got a Line On You
6. Scissor Sisters – Invisible Light- Boys Noize Remix
7. Lone – Once in a While
8. Matzo and Pauli – G.D.C.
9. Luca Belloni presents Cellophane – Music Colours Part 3
10. Soundstream – Tease Me

Catch yeez down the arty!

RIP Loleatta Holloway QUEEN OF DISCO

THE QUEEN of disco music died last night in Chicago, aged 64, after battling a short illness. You may not know the name but you will DEFINITELY know the voice. This Diva RULED disco music in the late 70s and early 80s, and got sampled to smithereens on Black Box's "Ride On Time". She made some of the most diva-tastic records EVER and IMO the only people who could touch her were Donna Summer and Sylvester. RIP Lolo you will be missed!! xxx

EPIC diva action from 3:10 on this one:

And SERIOUSLY if I don't see drag queen tributes pouring in today for this Goddess I will be VERY PISSED OFF >:-(

Monday, 21 March 2011

Tranny Nite Pics by Michael James

Pics are in! That took a while but it was worth the wait - yeah this year's TN was AMAZING! Good to see so many folk making an effort with their drag :-) Remember, drag queens get in free to this Sat's Menergy @ The Vic Bar...

Sunday, 20 March 2011

Dirty Minds - A Tribute To Prince (Manchester)

Growler & Niallist are doing their own special tribute night in Manchester at the end of this week - not to Bowie but to PRINCE, the only other performer who could match Bowie step by step for classic tunes, outrageous performance and androgenous sexuality! There's a stellar line up of Manc queens involved, including Kurt Dirt as "MINCE"! Growler as "SHEENA BEASTON"! The Niallist as "MORRIS GAY"! Sheela Blige as "SHEELA E BLIGE"! And presenting the live debut of all star drag queen girl group "TRANITY 6"! Myte Bubbles will supply a non stop 5 hour Prince (and Prince related) soundtrack. This is gonna be a blast, so if you are in Manchester on Friday do drop by the Purple Pussycat. To get you in the mood, here's Apollonia 6 with "Sex Shooter":

Apollonia 6 - Sex shooter BO Purple Rain1984... by ZapMan69

Saturday, 19 March 2011

Trannyshack David Bowie Tribute Night

This looks TOTES AMAZE! My fave is the Legend routine:

Trannyshack are pure LEGENDS of modern drag performance, with a monthly night in San Francisco hosted by the legendary queen Heklina. For more info go to the Trannyshack website.

Thursday, 17 March 2011

Trannynite ROCKED

Trannynite - the annual printing course's fundraiser at the GSA - was a huge success and a muthafuckin fierce night! We were really impressed by the turnout of talent, and don't forget that if you come in drag to MENERGY on the 26th then you'll get in free! :-)

We're now on Twitter!

If you're an avid tweeter then go follow us on Twitter @ClubMenergy! Also, you can follow haus mother Lady Munter too, @ladymunter.

Tuesday, 15 March 2011


That's right it's TRANNY NITE! Tonight at the Art School, in the Vic Bar, as a fundraiser for the GSA's printing department. Get tranned up! With DJ sets from The Niallist and Lock Up Your Daughters, and performance from Lady Munter and Vanity Von Glow! This is going to be ace :-)

And in the spirit of things, here's a clip sent to me by Steven from Arthur's Landing. This is by one of the biggest pop stars in Thailand (who is straight) and the chorus is "I'm A Lady Boy". Apparently they've got very progressive attitudes to gender roles in Thailand:

Saturday, 12 March 2011

New Mix from Kid Zipper

Menergy's bastardisation of Madonna continues...

MNRG # 1 by Kid Zipper


Madonna – Into The Groove-a-lude
Oneohtrix Point Never- Wayland Lincoln Border
Radio People – Designer
Subway – Persuasion
Amplified Orchestra – Cosmic Slope
Sorcerer – Surfing At Midnight – Prins Thomas Remix
Cottam – Cottam 4
Sankt Goran – My Friend Played The Guitar – Beat Pharmacy Dub
Linkwood – Falling
Bohannon – Lets Start The Dance
Richard T. Bear – Sunshine Hotel
Richard Sen and Cazbee – Playback
Mystery Meat – Handle This
Surround Sounds – Beyond The Dance – The Revenge Mix
Deetron feat Justin Chapman – Let’s Get Over
Lone – Cloud 909
Anthony “Shake” Shakir – Happy to Be Here
Ralph Rosario feat Xavier Gold – You Used To Hold Me – House Mix

Wednesday, 9 March 2011

Back On Track mix by Pumping Iron's Andy

MAJE! Here's what to expect from Pumping Iron at the next Menergy bash:

Back On Track by Andy Bailey

Fax Yourself / Sunshine
Karen Pollack / You Can't Touch Me (Murk Dub)
House 2 House / I Need Your Love (Love Mix)
Frankie Knuckles / Your Love
Azari & III / Indigo
Dione / Come Get My Lovin (Remix)
Bardeux / When We Kiss

Monday, 7 March 2011

Friday, 4 March 2011