All the horrible tragic news of the past few days might make some of us want to hole up at home and binge on bacon ice cream and RuPaul’s Drag Race episodes. But never fear, otherwise the whackjob terrorists will win! Celebrate life! Go out dancing!
Glam-drogynous Jeffree Star lives up to the title of his
sophomore release Beauty Killer (Popsicle) right from the start with the wham-bam slam of “Get Away with Murder.”
More Kylie than Ke$ha, Little Boots (a.k.a. Victoria Hesketh) joins the dance-dance revolution led by Lady Gaga with her album Hands. Beginning with the funky strut of “New in Town,” Little Boots promises to take us out tonight and show us “a real good time,” and she delivers.
After a decade of performing and songwriting, saxophonist Mindi Abair has stepped back into the so-called golden age of R&B, soul, and funk. The music, universally upbeat and screaming “shake your boogie til you drop,” is simple of purpose and even simpler of harmony, but it’s so much fun that it’s hard to resist getting up off the couch and dancing up a storm.