Loud 'n' Queer TV

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Artist Lavrence performs in all black leather holding a microphone, their cropped hair is bright yellow and they wear blue eyeshadow.
Photograph: Supplied/Heaps Gay Lavrence

Time Out says

Sydney’s queer nightlife is livestreaming to you in isolation

While the iso life has given us plenty to miss as we do our best protect the health of ourselves and others, for many of us a special iso tear is reserved for the beauty and interconnection of queer nightlife. Nothing beats getting down with your bad self for a boogie in a safe space, and bearing witness to performing artists with bold statements and fabulous looks. 

Well some local party starters and creative powerhouses aren’t gonna let Aunty Rona keep us down. Loud 'n' Queer TV is a livestreamed party coming at you every Friday night from 8pm while we’re all home. Catch all the live music, performance art, “weird stuff” and random chats you’ve been missing. 

The next “episode”, which comes at you on Friday, April 17, stars Sydney’s preeminent glamour bug/drag queen Etcetera Etcetera, edgy pop musician Theia (NZ), Andy Dexterity with his unique brand of performance art that fuses sign language with dance, DJ Charlie Villas, and many more. 

Episode one brought out names like comedy star Jordan Raskopolous, fearless First Nations queen Felicia Foxx, singer-songwriter wrapper-poet Imbi the Girl, and Lavrence, an enigmatic singer-songwriter who emerged from the fringes of Sydney’s queer scene. 

This weekly gig is a collaboration between queer party platform Heaps Gay, arts organisation Create or Die, mental health and music organisation Listen Up, and the proactive sonic future-punk star and music publicist Rackett.

Each show is a mix of raw footage from artists performing and shooting “infomercials” from their bedrooms, with hosts crossing live from Create or Die’s Marrickville warehouse studio, where some acts will also be performing live (strict physical distancing and WH&S methods are practiced to keep everyone safe as they put on a show). 

Queer 'n' Loud TV is a quick changing, makeshift format connecting artists with community. Expect chaotic energy and far flung performances. We’re getting very underground Feral TV vibes, if that irreverent ’90s Australian kids show starred drag queens, DJs and musos. 

Join the Facebook event for updates and watch live on Heaps Gay’s Facebook page and Instagram.

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