Friday, September 6, 2013

Celebrate gay unicorns at Snug Saturday

Have you ever seen those bumper stickers that say "Keep Austin Weird?" Charlotte has its share of strange and unusual entertainers and artists as well. Certainly nowhere near as many per capita as Austin, but thank goodness for those oddballs that keep the local arts and music scene rich and interesting. 

One such artist is Your Fuzzy Friends - the new wave-schooled, stuffed animal synth project from Lee Grutman who performs surrounded by and even through stuffed animals and puppets. Hence the name. 

Saturday Your Fuzzy Friends celebrates the release of a new four track EP that is available for free on Bandcamp, NoiseTrade, and Soundcloud

As you might expect from someone that performs with plush toys, "Some of My Best Friends are Gay Unicorns" (which includes songs like "Banana Hammock" and "Don't Touch My Mustache") is silly, funny, and potentially offensive. It also has a good beat and you can dance to it. But seriously, if you're easily offended or homophobic, you might not want to click. Your Fuzzy Friends follows that comedic, sexually aware dance music subset that includes folks like Peaches, Leslie and the Lys, and some of the avant garde artists that Shiprocked has hosted over the years. 

A Soundcloud listener whose comment was included in the email alert advertising the show summed it up best as "What did I just listen to?" Ha!

The EP release party takes place at Snug Harbor and includes performances from Girls Dressed as Girls, Secret Hospital, and Dave and the Strange. Admission is $5.