Saturday, 15 June 2013

Next Lobotomy Room ... Saturday 13 July at Paper Dress Vintage

Make new friends ... at Lobotomy Room!

Out of the gutter and into your arms – LOBOTOMY ROOM returns to Paper Dress Vintage!
It's the fourth ever Lobotomy Room: a Mondo Trasho evening of Beat, Beat Beatsville Beatnik Rock’n’Roll! Rockabilly Psychosis! Wailing Rhythm and Blues! Twisted Tittyshakers! Punk Cretin Hops! Kitsch! Exotica! Curiosities and other Weird Shit! Think John Waters soundtracks, or Songs The Cramps Taught Us, hosted by Graham Russell (Dr Sketchy London’s resident DJ). Expect desperate stabs from the jukebox jungle! Savage rhythms to make you writhe and rock!

And featuring a rare London appearance by special musical guests... the vicious EMPRESS OF FUR! Led by the Bettie Page-tastic Venus Raygun (a one-woman Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!), Empress of Fur answers the musical question “Why do the sweetest kittens have the sharpest claws?” – and rasp your freakin’ face off in the process with their raunchy Cramps-y punkabilly assault! Imagine the musical equivalent of a 1960s Russ Meyer film about go-go dancers on a homicidal rampage, and you’re on the right track. 
Admission is FREE!! If you're working that night -- call in sick. If you're in prison -- BREAK OUT!

To paraphrase Little Richard: She's got it. Ooh, baby she's got it. Venus Raygun of Empress of Fur (below) shakin' it at London's now-defunct rock'n'roll night Virginia Creepers in 2007. (Photo by me, from my "nightclub photographer" days. I was the Nan Goldin / Diane Arbus of the rockabilly scene for a while!)

Empress of Fur, the early years: the original line-up as featured in their 1994 EP How Does That Mad Bad Hawaiian Voodoo Grab You? "Johnny Voodoo" is a punkabilly classick!

Below: Venus cavorting at the Dirty Water Club in 2009 (see more from this set on flickr)

Empress of Fur's Golden Jubilee gig at the 12 Bar Club in June 2012. See the rest of this set on flickr 

Read about previous Lobotomy Rooms here, here and here.

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