I hope you get to go somewhere or do something you love this weekend! Otto’s is one of my all time favorite NYC spots, and the location of the best vintage photo booth in this city. We took an uber to Otto’s right after Rob proposed. He asked where I wanted to go next and I didn’t even have to take a single second to think. Their tiki drinks are also 🤤, right down to the silly mugs and being surrounded by the BEST kitschy vintage decor. It’s heavenly! #happyplace#timewarp 🐡🐡🐡 @ottosnyc
Last night I stepped out of my comfort zone and played a secret solo set at Otto’s. I’ve always had this mental block about performing on my own and believed that I couldn’t play guitar & sing well on stage. When I got the chance to perform in Otto’s intimate little music room tucked away at the back of the bar, I took it as an opportunity to challenge myself and play a solo set. I rehearsed daily for weeks, invited a few people who I knew would still love me even if I sucked, and took the leap. And it was so. much. fun. Turns out good things happen when you believe in yourself. 😃 Thank you to those who came out and thank you so much to @ottosnyc! 🎸
Check out video from last nights show on my YouTube channel (link in bio).
Power posing with new friend Chris who had never done improv in his life...but jumped into “Bird and Friends - Cosmic Unity” last night and completely killed it the whole time...playing my disciplinarian mom, who wanted me to find a good girl, just like mom. I love you mom! ❤️ @tonishifu
Somehow both times I’ve done this number previously, audience members have recorded clips of pretty much every other part of the act except this one- glad to finally have gotten the chance to document it last night at the #queerasinfuckyou 1 year anniversary show! Thank you @lowray45 for the video and @therealwillwood for the brilliant words and music! Costumes designed and made by me. Full performance video link in my bio 💗🌈💙
🥶 This photo was taking last night during our Buzzcocks Tribute Show. Thank you all for coming out and braving the cold. Thank you to all the bands for putting on great shows! And big thanks to our very own Steve Pang for putting it all together. ❤️ It was a fun night! Come in tonight for a Hot Toddy or two! 🔥🥃 Stay warm out there!
ITS BEEN A WHOLE YEAR. @vylette_tendencynyc’s Queer as in Fuck You has been fucking with your sense of propriety in drag for a whole ass 365 days and we’re here to CELEBRATE. Catch me and the whole band of misfits this THURSDAY, Jan 31st for a romp, rumble, and a scuffle at Otto’s! 📸 @matnik97
[[full video link in bio]] This isn’t a number I do often- it’s a lot for a typical bar audience, and it’s a lot for me...emotionally, mentally, logistically, even physically (I woke up the next morning with bruised knuckles from being bound and a bruised ribcage from being cinched down to 23”) But it’s also one of my favorites, and I’m thankful I had an opportunity to bring it back at a very appropriate time.
This number was originally born during a period in my life where I was in such bad shape mentally and emotionally that shortly after debuting it I ended up bedridden with pneumonia for almost two months (and nearly ended up in the hospital) because of my persistence to run myself into the ground bending over backwards for other people rather than taking a moment to stop and care for myself.
Myself and pretty much every working artist I know struggle with what could easily be considered self harm in the form of overworking, overexerting, and giving too much of yourself away to the people around you while neglecting your own needs, until you collapse. It’s very easy to get completely consumed by that, or by the guilt of feeling like a failure for perceiving what you’ve accomplished to be not enough. I’ve spent a lot of time these past few months feeling like I’m struggling to keep my head above water...I still feel that way now. But in two days I’ll be taking my first real break in almost a year so hopefully that helps. If you’re reading this, please take care of yourself. ❤️ Thank you @elaphaia for performing the role of my counterpart beautifully, thank you @risk_thebiscuit for filming and thank you @vylette_tendencynyc for giving me the stage to share this!
Headpiece and hooded gown designed and made by me, waist cincher by @orchardcorset
Music: The Strange Ones by @bellasbartok and Tourniquet by @rasputina_official
It was a blast, a volcano blast🔥 🗿
Have to celebrate Tiki Tuesday the right way with a Volcano Blast. Only few survive what I think is one of the hottest drinks I’ve ever had! Looks cool, taste just as fire.
If you’ve had anything like it, POINT ME in that direction!
📍Ottos Shrunken Head - 538 East 14th
Disembowel yourself on stage, but make it fashion? ❣️click the link in my bio for full video of my latest performance from #queerasinfuckyou NYC's only all-punk monthly drag revue, featuring music by @tapewormsmusic (if you're not listening to them you should be!) and me doing what @vylette_tendencynyc referred to as "the matryoshka doll of drag"! Costumes designed and made by me, video courtesy of @lindseykaynyc
My performance of Papercut Skin by @thematches at last week's Queer as in Fuck You! Click the link in my bio to see the full act, and catch us back at @ottosnyc on April 23rd for a special Monday edition of NYC's only all-punk monthly drag revue! Thank you @vylette_tendencynyc for hosting this amazing show, and to @mr.leevalone for the video (and commentary) ❤️
📩 If a man's hands show his trade does it suit me then? This papercut skin that makes me wince with each hand I'm required to shake 📎✂️📌photo by @doll_body of last night's @thematches Papercut Skin act, video coming soon!
Hey Peeps! 😉 Try Nell's cocktail of the month! The Spring Fling! This floral and citrus mix of mojito rum vodka and elderflower will drag you out of winter hibernation! Tonight is also Copycat at 9PM! With The Hydes & Birthday Girl.
A week from today is my birthday! I'll be performing Nirvana's Unplugged, in its entirety, with friends. Come hang! And if it's always been a dream of yours to sing one of these songs with a live band - lemme know!
Thanks to all who came out last night to @ottosnyc to celebrate and pay tribute to Dead Moon! Was a blast. Thanks @djxeroxnyc for having us, and thank you @sachalecca for these amazing photos ! Love you all.
Thanks to all who came out last night to @ottosnyc to celebrate and pay tribute to Dead Moon! Was a blast. Thanks @djxeroxnyc for having us, and thank you @sachalecca for this amazing photo ! Love you all.
WEDNESDAY NIGHT ! @djxeroxnyc claims that’s an actual cat skull model in the dead moon haha... nice one Xerox.. DON’T MISS THIS ONE ! Set list below so you can prepare to scream out these beautiful gems with us:
•GRAVEYARD (Dead Moon)
•WALKIN ON MY GRAVE (Dead Moon)
•DEAD IN THE SADDLE (Dead Moon)
•JOHNNY'S GOT A GUN (Dead Moon)
•CLOUDS OF DAWN (Dead Moon)
•RANGE RATS THEME (Range Rats)
•I HATE THE BLUES (Dead Moon)
•PARCHMENT FARM (Dead Moon)
•LOOKING BACK AT ME (Western Front)
•54/40 OR FIGHT (Dead Moon)
•DEAD MOON NIGHT (Dead Moon)
Our holiday tree is up and ready for our holiday party! Tonite at 8PM! Come earlier to say hi to our special guest bartender... Our one and only @pourlola! She'll be slinging the drinks from 7pm-9pm with @jukeboxjodi!
Last night was a hoot! Thanks to everyone that came out to gimme a kiss before I shimmy out to the North Pole! I am beyond blessed and thankful for the friends and family I've made in this Earth 🐯🌃🌹
📷 By starlet sofia
Can you tell I love being onstage? Tried some new edgier material today and @jimmypeoples called me a mean girl after! I beg to differ but it was 7 minutes of jokes I've never said to an audience! Pushing myself to always try fresh jokes at mics and not rely on material that is tried and true and sure to get laughs. Getting comfortable in the discomfort. The only way to learn and grow! #comedy#standupcomedy#funnywomen#igotjokes#thepeoplesmic
@cryssals finally came back to visit us last night from Austin so I hugged her a bunch a took some pictures in the dark. Hold on to your fake sisters, folks. Turns out they sometimes move to Texas. (By fake I mean we aren't related, not that she is a fake person. That would make this an insane Instagram post)