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misskiernews: REVIEWS: Deee-Lite’s Lady Kier Outs Charlie Crist By Liz Tracy               AUG 27 ,2012     Better than:    Most everything Matty’s on the Drive, celebrated its 4th anniversary with chatter about acceptance, drag queens , gays in baseball caps, and genuinely excited Lady Miss Kier superfans. The former Deee-Lite frontwoman brought a butt-ton of attitude, following her Saturday DJ set with a LIVE band performance of Deee-Lite favorites……………………………………………………….. The show was moved inside thanks to hurricane Isaac which blew away the huge stage. The room was crowded, with her band in the corner of the bar. Halfway through her set, it became completely clear that the 90’s were about a million more times fun than the aughts. Much of that obnoxious nostalgia bred on the web is actually warranted…………………………….. A group of heavy duty Kier admirers arrived at 3:30 in the afternoon. Matty stood before us and told us of the songstress’ upcoming world tour, kicking off in Vegas and new album . It took her a while to make her way to the stage through the packed room and  fans’ pawing. ………………………………………………………  She jumped onto the stage, to screams of, “De gorgeous!” Kier has, as my friend said, “boobs and a a butt” highlighted by a magenta sequined bandeau under a silver body suit dripping with beads. Her crown resembled that of the Statue of Liberty. It was all you could hope Lady Kier would be wearing and more. She was even barefoot. Incredibly fab. Then she got funky…………………………………………………………… She brought up twice, that we were going back 22 years with World Clique.  Kier was backed by a bassist, a sax and keys man who performs with the P-Funk, a DJ, and two beautiful singers who came in with giant Afro wigs and church choir attire. Once their robes came off, it was like two glowing Dr. Seuss characters were jiving in our presence…………………………………………………….  They kicked off with “ESP” and no one needed time to warm up. Deee-lites 3 albums have some of the best dance songs ever, ever, ever , and this is one of them. Then, things got political. Kier pretended to receive a phone call from former Governor Charlie Crist. She acted like she was talking to the former Republican about his ex-wife, inquiring then about his ex-boyfriend. That’s right. Outing Charlie Crist . Shit got real. Then she asked “Charlie Crist” on the “phone” for some gay rights. The room cheered, and somewhere in the universe, Charlie Crist blushed…………………………………………………   The diva started having trouble hearing the track during “Good Beat” and sang, “I just wanna hear my good track”………………………. Two boas got passed around the front of the room. Lady Kier related a story to the crowd about moving to New York City at 17, looking for family, and finding it in clubs with, “misfits, outcasts, faggots, dykes, whores,” adding, “and I fit right in.” Crazed cheers. She said, “Love is thicker than water.” ………………………… Closing out, Kier said unselfconsciously, “You’ve heard this song before, especially if you’ve been to a wedding .” The band kicked off with a reggae style “Groove Is in the Heart.” But eventually, the funky crew brought it back to the version we we’re all used to. The crowd swarmed around her for photos, taking pictures even when she was putting on her sneakers. Not a demure group, but fun, definitely all fun. …………………… Personal Bias: World Clique is one of my top favorite albums of all time…………………………  Set List “ESP” "deee-lite theme" “Call Me” “Runaway” “Try Me on… I’m Very You” “Good Beat” “I Won’t Give Up” “Power of Love” "World Clique" “Bittersweet Lovin’” “Deep-Ending” “What Is Love?” "vote baby vote" "applejuice Kissin’ “Hurry to Go Easy” "groove is in the Jah" “Groove Is in the Heart” for more current reviews and news:  http://misskiernews.tumblr.com

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REVIEWS:

Deee-Lite’s Lady Kier Outs Charlie Crist

By Liz Tracy               AUG 27 ,2012     Better than:    Most everything

Matty’s on the Drive, celebrated its 4th anniversary with chatter about acceptance, drag queens , gays in baseball caps, and genuinely excited Lady Miss Kier superfans. The former Deee-Lite frontwoman brought a butt-ton of attitude, following her Saturday DJ set with a LIVE band performance of Deee-Lite favorites………………………………………………………..
The show was moved inside thanks to hurricane Isaac which blew away the huge stage. The room was crowded, with her band in the corner of the bar. Halfway through her set, it became completely clear that the 90’s were about a million more times fun than the aughts. Much of that obnoxious nostalgia bred on the web is actually warranted……………………………..
A group of heavy duty Kier admirers arrived at 3:30 in the afternoon. Matty stood before us and told us of the songstress’ upcoming world tour, kicking off in Vegas and new album . It took her a while to make her way to the stage through the packed room and  fans’ pawing. ……………………………………………………… 

She jumped onto the stage, to screams of, “De gorgeous!” Kier has, as my friend said, “boobs and a a butt” highlighted by a magenta sequined bandeau under a silver body suit dripping with beads. Her crown resembled that of the Statue of Liberty. It was all you could hope Lady Kier would be wearing and more. She was even barefoot. Incredibly fab. Then she got funky……………………………………………………………
She brought up twice, that we were going back 22 years with World Clique.  Kier was backed by a bassist, a sax and keys man who performs with the P-Funk, a DJ, and two beautiful singers who came in with giant Afro wigs and church choir attire. Once their robes came off, it was like two glowing Dr. Seuss characters were jiving in our presence……………………………………………………. 
They kicked off with “ESP” and no one needed time to warm up. Deee-lites 3 albums have some of the best dance songs ever, ever, ever , and this is one of them. Then, things got political. Kier pretended to receive a phone call from former Governor Charlie Crist. She acted like she was talking to the former Republican about his ex-wife, inquiring then about his ex-boyfriend. That’s right. Outing Charlie Crist . Shit got real. Then she asked “Charlie Crist” on the “phone” for some gay rights. The room cheered, and somewhere in the universe, Charlie Crist blushed…………………………………………………  
The diva started having trouble hearing the track during “Good Beat” and sang, “I just wanna hear my good track”……………………….
Two boas got passed around the front of the room. Lady Kier related a story to the crowd about moving to New York City at 17, looking for family, and finding it in clubs with, “misfits, outcasts, faggots, dykes, whores,” adding, “and I fit right in.” Crazed cheers. She said, “Love is thicker than water.” …………………………
Closing out, Kier said unselfconsciously, “You’ve heard this song before, especially if you’ve been to a wedding .” The band kicked off with a reggae style “Groove Is in the Heart.” But eventually, the funky crew brought it back to the version we we’re all used to. The crowd swarmed around her for photos, taking pictures even when she was putting on her sneakers. Not a demure group, but fun, definitely all fun. ……………………
Personal Bias: World Clique is one of my top favorite albums of all time………………………… 
Set List
“ESP”
"deee-lite theme"
“Call Me”
“Runaway”
“Try Me on… I’m Very You”
“Good Beat”
“I Won’t Give Up”
“Power of Love”
"World Clique"
“Bittersweet Lovin’”
“Deep-Ending”
“What Is Love?”
"vote baby vote"
"applejuice Kissin’
“Hurry to Go Easy”
"groove is in the Jah"
“Groove Is in the Heart”
for more current reviews and news:
 http://misskiernews.tumblr.com