Athens Boys Choir 4/15 show
Join us Tues April 15 when we hear from Athens Boys Choir talking about life, youth, performing, medical care and his new video!
From his website: So, the name Athens Boys Choir can be a bit deceiving but you can't blame a Transsexual man living in the Deep South for having a sense of humor about the whole ordeal. So Katz, the Choir's now solo member, travels the country speaking "the good word" throwing down hard hitting spoken-word that deals with issues of Gender, Politics, Love, Sex, and everything in-between.
Katz's spoken-word is raw, unapologetic, witty, and soulful. He has had the honor of sharing the stage with such artists as Ani Difranco, Indigo Girls, Bitch, The Butchies, Danielle Howle, and Michelle Malone. He has also opened for poets of HBO's Def Poetry Jam on more than one occasion.
Being a out Transsexual, Katz's spoken-word often becomes a platform for education and activism, but all work and no play makes for one intense performance so he lets loose with sarcasm, pop culture references, and video's featuring Barbara Streisand as Yentl and sassy footwork by the stars of the 1979 hit "Roller Boogie."
Katz/The Athens Boys Choir has established himself as a force in the spoken-word/queer/pop culture/homo-hop movement; you choose how it moves you.
Upcoming Portland shows:
Friday 04.18.2008 08:00 pm at SMYRC This is the All-Ages video release for the new video. It is also a benefit for SMYRC and a drug/alcohol/and weapons free event. SMYRC youth performances are opening the show.
Sunday 04.20.2008 09:00 pm at Holocene - 1001 SE morrison St. This is the release party for the new bada$$ music video. Imagine a kicka$$ show and dancing to follow.