May 23rd, 2012
In another edition of Stash vs. Qream, the free Tuesday night alt-queer weekly party joined forces with the monthly drag family that is Qream. There are always a handful of usual suspects in the Qream lineup: hosted by Oscar Wildchilde and supported by Tammy Faymous, Ginger Alley, Chaz Casz and, last night, with a new girl, Sooshi Harajuku. But last night they threw in an extra-special guest, the sassy spitting duo of davO and Krylon Superstar. They were nasty (good nasty) and it was a refreshing taste of queer hip-hop.
And you should hear this EP called Hey Girl. Prior to last night, we’d been exposed to “bang my coochie,” a sickening hybrid between Big Freedia’s brand of sissybounce and our own Sgt. Sass’ outright queer sensibility. It’s real high-energy. There’s a little Spank Rockness in there, too, especially in those Baltimore-flavored club-banger beats. The energy is pretty infectious and they were feeling Philly last night in their first visit to the Gayborhood. The music itself was significantly awesome and fun, but that wasn’t even the half. You should’ve seen how they looked.
They both wore a black lace booty short unitard kind of number. Krylon had her braids up in some kind of Star Wars prom up do and davO’s big plastic glasses complemented his tattoos. They wore makeup and jewelery – Krylon had a big ole’ gold coin necklace but mid-performance she lost the jewels and the buns. That would get in the way of dropping to the floor like you’re dead. That’s how they do in Paris Is Burning, most certainly an influence on these queens. There was much vogueing and “WORK!”s. The main upstairs dancefloor room has these crazy neon lights along the wall and a little stage – it looks like a bootleg Hype Williams video. The stage is a workable stage and these two ran it like Naomi Campbell wannabes with struts and poses.