Another year, another Flame Con! In this years Flame Con Special, Matt talks a little bit about this years con, the vendors (Like Michelle Peluso, Fyodor Pavlov and Feature Feature), walking the floor, seeing panels and playing D&D! Then, for the main event, Matt had the pleasure of recording a D&D live play panel featuring DM Lewd Alfred Douglas and players Johnny Panic, Hazel Tart, Anna Bosnick and special guest Anja Keister along with rules consultant Professor Cadbury, PhD. Please enjoy this deep dive into adventure featuring “The Hedge.”
This week Matt is joined by drag artist, burlesque performer, actor, and nightlife phenom Theydy Bedbug. They chat with Matt about how they got their start, as well as what attracted them to nightlife. They discuss crafting their acts and where they draw inspiration from. The two also speak about the competitive drag scene, winning awards and growing as a performer.
On this episode of Autographs, Matt chats with the incomparable drag and burlesque badass, Hazel Tart. Hazel talks with Matt about how she got her start in the drag scene, her discovery of burlesque, her love of a variety of nerdy pursuits, as well as what goes into building a performance. They also discuss the great lengths to which Hazel goes in order to craft unique narratives in those performances. Finally, Matt and Hazel dive into Hazel’s hiatus from performing — and why she felt she need to take a step back.
In this episode, Matt chats with singer, performer, burlesquer and kick ass drag queen, Petra Fried. The two chat about how Petra got started in the drag scene and how she came up with her performer name. They talk about her show at Rockbar NYC and how she broke into hosting and performing burlesque. Matt and Petra also discuss their love of WE Burlesque, Viktor Devonne, and the kind and caring spaces he’s created in the scene. The two also gush about the creative process and their mutual love of pop culture, as well as how it fuels the art they make.
It’s recommendation time again! This week’s song is thanks to my recent guest on Autographs, Mr. Lee VaLone! This week’s song is Soap by Badflower. Ever since I interviewed him and we talked about his Soap act I’ve been listening to this song on repeat. It’s got everything I love about alt-rock/indie rock. With creeping guitar, emphatic singing and lyrics, back and forth energy shifts, and high emotion it hits all the right buttons for those who want to rage a little. This is one that I’ll be spinning for a while. If you like your rock heavy and a little erratic then this is definitely for you.