Gregarious Expressions

by Alicia Grega



reading: An Awful Lot Of Vaudeville | Beat Magazine


An Awful lot of Vaudeville is not a tacky reproduction of a bygone era. Instead, it is a contemporary tribute to what was – and in many ways remains – an avant-garde period of pushing boundaries and crossing lines. Mojo Jujus romantic attachment to the dark, underground world of sleazy jazz clubs and flapper girls enables her to capture the essence of the 1920s while evolving the art form to fit the 21st century.

via An Awful Lot Of Vaudeville | Beat Magazine.

Edith Piaf in Drag in GPhilly


There is something about a tall man with hairy legs, in a black dress, and singing French love songs that captures the beautiful contradiction of Edith Piaf’s life and music.

via Edith Piaf in Drag | Best of the Gayborhood | GPhilly.

Major Music Find: 2L8




In a search for music to listen to while writing Avenging Arachne I went from an inquiry into contemporary experimental Greek composers to the discovery of a fascinating electronic artist named Etten to her band Film, its record label Inner Ear, and another artist on that label, 2L8.

2L8 a project of K the Clown and a team of mucisians and partners based in Thessaloniki.

Astonishingly, they share the same “neovaudeville” aesthetic I outlined in my project in 2009. From the cabaret makeup, to the black and white stripes in their costumes, to the theatricality to their politics.

Under “Media” at the band’s official website you can download their Music for free. The text reads:

“Music is and must be Free! Enough with the tyranny of the industry already that made us hollow and sad!”

 You can download all 2L8 releases for free!

Then why bother having an e-shop, you may wonder? Some people, like ourselves, still love packages and booklets.

Also you might as well consider that when you actually buy something you support our next project… “

Go check it out:


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