Time Out Cabaret editor Adam Feldman looks back on the top ten shows of 2013
It was a year of change in the cabaret world. Two of New York's most prestigious venues, the Oak Room and Feinstein's, closed for good in 2012, leaving other nightclubs to fill the vacuum. The offerings were, as always, highly varied: from old-school Great American Songbook collections to bawdy rock & roll comedy, from octogenarian masters to whippersnappers with attitude. As the dust settles, two venues have emerged as the pounding hearts of the cabaret scene: midtown's 54 Below, which leans toward high-grade theater talent, and Joe's Pub at the Public Theater, which emphasizes downtown invention. Here are my choices for the top ten cabaret shows of 2013. View the article.
3. Dee Snider (54 Below) - The Twisted Sister rocker covered Christmas chestnuts and show tunes in a roof-blasting set that was thrillingly ridiculous and sublime.
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Dee is not only the lead singer of Twisted Sister and host of the long running “House of Hair” radio show, he is also a movie maker (‘Strangeland’), has written two books and has appeared before the U.S. Senate, staring down Tipper Gore over the now well known “Parental Advisory” sticker that appears on many CDs.
Listen to the interview HERE.
Dee has a new project we talked about, too. He’s composed a Christmas Musical! Hear us talk all about it in the interview below. He’s also done a rockin’ version of ‘Silent Night’ along with TV personality Giuliana Rancic to help raise money for her ‘Fab-U-Wish‘ initiative, which gives women undergoing treatment for breast and ovarian cancer a chance to live out their dreams. We talk about that in the interview, as well.
I’ve also posted the song, which is available at iTunes. By the way, the version of my interview with Dee that you can hear this weekend on ‘Loudwire Reloaded’ is edited due to time constraints. What you hear below is the full, unedited version!
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Alice Cooper, Dee Snider (TWISTED SISTER), Vince Neil (MÖTLEY CRÜE), Rob Zombie and all four members of KISS are among the musicians who performed on December 5 at a concert and live auction to raise money for the Brennan Rock & Roll Academy at The Orleans Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. They played with '80s and '90s cover band HAIRBALL to help the future of rock 'n' roll; the children.
A backstage interview with Snider conducted by Sally Steele, publisher of Vegas Rocks! Magazine, can be seen HERE.