You know when people ask, “Know of any good parties happening tonight?” This time, you can reply with confidence and say, “Um, hell yeah!” Tonight, Oh! You Pretty Things hosts the New Romantic Ball II, its second all-night rager devoted to “the children of glam,” the Blitz Kids, who launched the New Romantic movement in London, which had clubgoers in the early ’80s wearing bizarre homemade costumes and clothing and excessive amounts of makeup. (Boy George and Isabella Blow were associated with the Blitz Kids). Tonight’s re-creation of high-glam debauchery includes performances by Michael T (who does a stellar David Bowie) & the Vanities, the 22-piece chamber rock group This Ambitious Orchestra, Starbolt 9, and Hussle Club, along with the burlesque group the Flying Fox and DJs spinning rock-glam, goth, and new wave. Can you keep up with the ’80s?
Sun., May 27, 9 p.m., 2012
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on May 23, 2012