On Thursday November 3rd, Clams Casino presents LAKE CLOTHES-BE-GONE! A Burlesque Celebration of the Midwest at Littlefield: 622 DeGraw Street, Brooklyn, New York.
Doors at 9pm, Burlesque Show at 10pm; Tickets $10 in advance, $12 at the door
Lake Clothes-Be-Gone! is a heart-warming bump ‘n’ grind tribute to flyover country from a cast of transplanted Midwesterners. “A place where all the women are strong, all the men are good looking and all the clothing is on the floor!”
Hosted by Iowa native and superstar nerdcore rapper, SCHAFFER THE DARKLORD, the show will feature performances by “cornfed stars of the burlesque stage who can never forget their roots in America’s Heartland”. Including Ohio Buckeye CLAMS CASINO, sexy South Dakotan GO-GO HARDER, Iowa’s own JEZEBEL EXPRESS, straight from Missouri LADY SCOUTINGTON, Minnesota hot dish MINNIE TONKA, Indianan stage kitten DOTTIE DYNAMO, midwestern tunes all night from DJ FRESH PRINCE OF DARKNESS and all the way from Cleveland accordian/ukelele/comedy superstar team PINCH & SQUEAL. Lake Clothes-Be-Gone “will be a trip throughout Middle America for a night that’s hotter than fried cheese curds, sparklier than Lake Superior on a sunny day and more delicious than a Powdermilk Biscuit”.
The innovative and hilarious, Clams Casino was called “a burlesque queen” by the New York Times, “spectacular” on the New York Post’s Page Six and an “NYC Culturemaker” by Time Out New York. Clams was the winner of two coveted trophies, for “Most Innovative” and “Most Comedic” at the Miss Exotic World Pageant, sponsored by the Burlesque Hall of Fame. She is also a Golden Pastie Award winner at the New York Burlesque Festival and has been named one of the top 50 Burlesque Entertainers in the World according to 21st Century Burlesque, for two years running.
SCHAFFER THE DARKLORD: is a New York City-based rapper and comedian with material “best-suited for brainy and/or drug-addled audiences”. With “manic energy, verbose vocabulary and cartoonishly commanding stage presence, STD skewers such topics as religious zombies, sci-fi sex fantasies, grammar snobbery and obsessive cat-enthusiasts. Imagine a Frankenstein-esque monster assembled from equal parts Bill Hicks, Eminem, Prince, Ozzy Osbourne and Darth Vader, stitched together inside the shell of a maniacal heavy metal ex-patriot”. STD has released three full-length albums and toured the country with MC Chris, MC Frontalot and MC Lars. He also co-produces and co-hosts his own nerdy, themed production, EPIC WIN Burlesque. His releases (2004’s “Meet My Maker,” 2007’s “Mark of the Beast” and 2009’s “Manslaughterer”) have been treated to steady sales and second pressings, and the music video for his single “The Rappist” has garnered a half million views on YouTube.
“Steeped in Moustache Wax and Lapsang Souchong”, Pinch and Squeal are an eclectic vaudeville collection of “awesomeness and hilarity. They play a trunk full of instruments. They sing wacky songs that suggest on the filthy. They tell extraordinary bad jokes that you hate to laugh at. They perform bad magic, they juggle and bring forth insanity from from our suitcase”. They are at the forefront of the Ohio variety scene, producing and hosting shows with some of the nation’s top burlesque acts and playing venues from Beachland Ballroom to House of Blues, Chicago.
Go-Go Harder is a lover of all things glittery and naked. Called “the hardest working go-go boy” by Next Magazine and “a camp circus ringmaster meets glittery-eyed Lady Gaga” by the 405 review in London.
Jezebel Express is a burlesque artist, teacher and pinup. Miss Jezebel holds a BA in Dance Choreography from the University of Iowa, and has been awarded State of Iowa, University of Iowa, and Department of Dance grants for her artistic work. She served as artistic director of Iowa City’s Amalgam Dance Company from 2001-2003, creating works of dance theatre, performance cabaret, and modern dance.
Lady Scoutington is an “international woman of whimsy” who has toured throughout Europe and the United States. Her work has been featured on Howard Stern, CBS Radio and The Miss America Pageant.
Minnie Tonka, the One Woman Riot, hails from Minnesota but is currently based in New York City. A solo performer who can be seen every night on stages across NYC, Minnie Tonka also performs and produces as one half of The Schlep Sisters.