The start of the holiday season brought a wealth of queer music and celebration to close out 2018 with a bang.
First, The Burlington hosted a night of queer flavored electronic trance music Nov. 13. Queer composer/fashion designer/vocalist Jake Vogds presented a solo set featuring music from his just released EP Pocket Monster ( available via his website ) and from his musical collaboration with the New Birth Collective. Out model/video artist/vocalist Edwin Days closed the show with a selection of music from his recently released full-length album, Vaporise ( available on bandcamp ).
Five days later, at Reunion Chicago, queer/punk photo-entity Glitter Guts threw itself 10th-anniversary party with performances from popular burlesque artists Sally Marvel and Josephine Shaker, DJ All the Way Kay, out comedienne Tribble Tribble, rapper Show You Suck and pop singer Alex Grelle. On top of all this, there was an ongoing slide show from 2008 of Glitter Guts portraits, an elaborate birthday cake and a buffet with Ruffles and Flamin' Hot Cheetos. Among the partiers on hand to help founders Eric Strom and Sarah Joyce celebrate were the Chicago Reader's Gossip Wolf and Slo Mo Productions' Kristen Kaza.