Oh, the Juggalo. That much-maligned grease-painted kid. The self-identified scrub who testifies to a familial connection with evil-harlequin rappers Insane Clown Posse and their homespun underground label, Psychopathic Records. The perpetually misunderstood outcast who’s been the subject of endless Internet jokes, a CSI episode, and even a Village Voice cover story. Brooklyn photographer Jason Shaltz considers himself a kindred spirit and, earlier this year, escaped New York for three weeks to follow ICP protégés Twiztid across 10 cities. On his self-propelled project, the Michigan native documented fellow Juggalos gathered outside the tour venues, before and after shows, and returned home with gorgeously empathetic portraits of the “most hated people in the world.” They’re on display at the Mishka store as The Juggalo, and for tonight’s show opening, there will be horrorcore DJ mixes, wicked-clown tributes, and Faygo mixed drinks.
Fri., Nov. 5, 7 p.m., 2010
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on October 27, 2010