Southern Decadence Festival CAKE 2017
JD Samson and Christeene
600 Carondelet St.
New Orleans, LA, 70130
Doors 9:00 PM / Show 10:00 PM (event ends at 2:00 AM)
This event is 21 and over
JD Samson was born in Cleveland, Ohio, on August 4 1978, and in 2000, graduated from Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville, New York, with a degree in film. She acted as the projectionist for Le Tigre before joining the band properly in 2000 as a replacement for Sadie Benning. Samson also performs in The New England Roses, and with Radio Sloan and Samantha Maloney is a member of The Herms (the live band of electro punk artist Peaches). In addition to her musical ventures, Samson is a co-founder of the conceptual dance group Dykes Can Dance, who perform unannounced, choreographed dance routines around New York to combat the stereotype of lesbians as bad dancers. In 2003, she released JD's Lesbian Calendar in collaboration with photographer Cass Bird, which was followed by 2006's JD's Lesbian Utopia, a calendar documenting Samson's travels around the USA in an RV.
CHRISTEENE is a human pissoir of raw unabashed sexuality; a gender-blending, booty-pounding, perversion of punk fully equipped with an arsenal of ferocious music intertwined with raw moments of strained intimacy and fiery stank.
Reports from live shows describe CHRISTEENE appearing alongside two sexually distinct ‘Backup Boyz’ (T Gravel and C Baby), macabre scenes involving butt plugs tied to bouquets of balloons being released from CHRISTEENE’s arse, intimate and bizarre confessionals, wardrobes styled from the forgotten scraps of society, and heated communication on the state of the world as we know it.
CHRISTEENE is also accompanied by a highly stylized collection of music videos released through the performer’s longtime collaborative efforts with award winning filmmaker and cinematographer, PJ Raval.
The duo’s music videos have been showcased in the film festivals: South by Southwest, NYC Rooftop Films, Paris Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, CFMDC’s Queer City Cinema’s Tour “Wide Open Wide”, Homo-a-go-go, Prince George Lesbian and Gay Film Festival, Regina Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, the International Short Film Festival/ Detmold, and the Denver Film Festival…to name a few.
It should be noted that CHRISTEENE’s music, media and live shows have cast an unprecedented net over a demographic including married men, dykes, queers, single women, bears, faeries, academics, motor hogs, pastors, and people of the medical profession; clearly signifying a rapidly growing pandemic on popular culture as we know it.