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Best known for being one-third of
the electronic feminist punk band,
Le Tigre, JD Samson has made a
name for herself in her own right, argu-
ably one of the most recognisable, gender-
bending qu eers in music worldwide. Openly
gay, she's even dating one of our own music
darlings, Sia. Is that a hot couple or what?
Asides from Le Tigre, JD has collaborated
on a whole host of projects in both art and
music, including MEN, a DJ / Remix pro -
ject which began with her band mate from
Le Tigre, Johanna Fateman and evolved into
a live band focusing on the energ y of live per-
formance and the radical potential of dance
music, with lyrics speaking to issues such as
wartime economies, sexual compromise and
In recent years, as well as touring interna-
tionally in Peaches live backing band for
the 'Impeach my Bush' tour, JD released
a calendar entitled JD's Lesbian Utopia
which featured photos from a 2005 US
road trip she embarked on with friends,
and which celebrated the landscapes of
lesbianism they found along the way.
What brings JD to Australia this holi-
day season? Well we can only speculate
on an obvious romantic in uence, how-
ever she's joining comrade Peaches on
her Australian DJ tour which hits the Falls Festival (Vic), Field Day (Syd), South-
bound Festival (WA) and Sunset Sounds (QLD). On the side, JD is playing some
of her own solo DJ gigs, including a very special set at Grouse Party's 3rd Birthday.
Melbourne queer event, Grouse Party has come a long way since December
2007, when a modest 80-strong crowd witnessed the opening DJ set by Adalita
(Magic Dirt) at e Tote's beloved Cobra Bar. Since then it has traversed some
amazing terrain, becoming one of Melbourne's most popular monthly events, up-
grading venues with every summer season, from e Cobra Bar to Neverwhere
Bar, to their latest home, e Bendigo Hotel. eir upcoming " ird Birthday
Extravagaynza" sees the party venturing north to the queer-art heartlands of Brun-
swick, e Cornish Arms Hotel.
"Going by our estimations, there've been 28 Grouse Parties, 46 di erent DJs,
7000-odd queers through the doors (obviously some repeat o enders!), 252 dance
oor pashes, 85 illegitimate sick days, too many hangovers, very few regrets, and in
all these years, zero major incidents (except when the
bar ran out of vodka at the last party!)," recalls party organiser, Lia Tilson.
e brainchild of friends, singer/rapper Romy Ho man (Macromantics) and
band manager/badge-maker Lia Tilson, the pair have brought a music industry
ethos to their queer party, inviting local and international bands and artists to
guest DJ as o en as possible. Grouse has boasted such guests as Cansei De Ser Sexy
(CSS) from Brazil, Jens Lekman (Sweden), Partyline (USA), Origami (USA),
Beaches, and oh yeah, that hilarious drop-in from Katy Perry! Really it's about
time JD Samson got in on the Grouseness!
If JD Samson headlining wasn't enough to rope you in, they've assembled a cast
of Grouse Party faves including Danceteria DJs, Oprah & Gayle, Dodkins Sisters
and Ann Ominous.
Grouse Party's 3rd Birthday with JD Samson is on Saturday December 18 at
e Cornish Arms. Tickets are strictly limited and on sale now through moshtix.
com.au, 1300 438 849 and all moshtix outlets including Polyester.
grouseparty.tumblr.com and myspace.com/djjdsamson
Get set to rock it when Le Tigre's JD Samson lands for Grouse Party
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