Check out Duncan Armstrong’s impressions of Sunday night’s January edition Lizzie Violet’s Cabaret Noir (LVCN). Next LVCN will be a hot, pseudo-anti-Valentine’s affair, on Sun, Feb 9 – 7 p.m. at The Central.
Cabaret Noir started the new year off in fine style with dynamic sets from Brock Hessel, David Bateman & music by Cap & Kev. Kevin, at the Central, with zydeco then French Pop 60’s playlists created a great mood for the show.
I’d seen Brock perform recently and was eager to hear what new material he had. His first piece about a bathhouse Betty introduced us to his relentlessly pointed observations of gay and pop culture, politics and the mental health system. ‘Someone called me an asshole – how can a part of me represent the whole?’ He closed with Joanne’s Hands or is Johanda’s Hands – a no-holds-bars milking of Canadian cultural icons from Layton to Lightfoot. http://brawk-ward.tumblr.com
Next up was David Bateman. I’ve heard David several times and each time he’s had strong new pieces, so I was looking forward to his latest observations, stories and maybe a…
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