Downtown divas

With two of the ladies heading uptown this week, we revisit our list of ten local women every gay man should be obsessed with.

Lady Rizo, neoretro chanteuse
Why you should be obsessed: In her regular late-night Unescorted series, the "caburlesque" singer Lady Rizo—alter ego of Amelia Zirin-Brown—specializes in retrocabaret versions of modern material, blending sass and class with a broad wink of her long lashes. Fans of vintage vocals head to Joe's Pub regularly to catch a view to the trill; Rizo has loaned her distinctively crackly retro voice—she sounds like an old blues record, scratches and all—to recordings by Moby and Yo-Yo Ma.—AF