Joey Arias and Kristian Hoffman @ Urban Lounge 02.28 with the Bad Kids

Joey Arias and Kristian Hoffman @ Urban Lounge 02.28 with...
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Called the “demigod of the demimonde” by Time Out New York, Joey Arias has made a career out of following the twists and turns of drag and performance culture since 1976, when he drove from L.A. to New York with dreams of performing. … read more

Creature Feature: Cartel Chameleon Fenice, Public Trans

Creature Feature: Cartel Chameleon Fenice, Public Trans
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Within younger generations, drag culture is at a crossroads; our age is a chameleonic one, and post-Internet, we’re in a remarkable moment of subcultural revival. Cartel and the Bad Kids are bringing their mutant message to Salt Lake’s divided communities, straight and queer. … read more

BAD KIDS Present: Gods, Goddesses & Monsters Pageant @ Metro Bar 05.23

BAD KIDS Present: Gods, Goddesses & Monsters Pageant @ Metro...
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Pre-Pride weekend 2013 kicked off deliciously under last Thursday’s gorgeous sunset at Salt Lake’s Metro Bar as four founding members of Salt Lake’s alternative drag scene, the Bad Kids, hosted a pageant for its expanding fanbase.  … read more

Creature Feature: Femmale Fatale, An Interview with Sophia Scott

Creature Feature: Femmale Fatale, An Interview with Sophia Scott
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Amid a group of performers whose goal is stylized femininity, Sophia Scott took to the stage in a suit, which he took off during the performance to reveal a gorgeous black dress, all while singing, rather than syncing. SLUG sat down with Scotty to talk about embracing his “femme-male” identity and about living and performing in Salt Lake City.  … read more

Utah Pride Recap

Utah Pride Recap
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Utah Pride is the weekend genderqueer people of the Western states wait all year to come out for. Because of the massive turnout and absolute madness, it is a weekend where the planets of the LGBTQQ community collide and become one constellation of beautiful people. … read more

Creature Feature: A Conversation with Willard Cron

Creature Feature: A Conversation with Willard Cron
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Willard Cron came into Salt Lake City to fill the dark corners of its alt. nightlife with everlasting light and kitschy attitude. Willard helped initiate the Bad Kids performance group and became an insta-celebrity, towering over crowds at his height of 6’4” (7’ in homemade creepers). Who is Willard? Who are the Bad Kids? Willard answers these and other pressing questions.  … read more

Halloween is Ruined: Performance Life with Klaus von Austerlitz

Halloween is Ruined: Performance Life with Klaus von Austerlitz
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Halloween is ruined. Its most treasured sensibilities are under attack. Goths have turned the occult into ridiculous camp and queers have turned ridiculous camp into a cult. So, if Oct. 31 is the only day of the 365 that you’d think of dressing yourself up outrageously, you might be a lamebrain. For local performance artist Klaus von Austerlitz, every costume is a performance, and every performance a carefully constructed vessel of artistry and social critique.  … read more

Creature Feature: Mae Daye and Bad Kid Maenia

Creature Feature: Mae Daye and Bad Kid Maenia
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For its fifth Creatire Feature installment, SLUG spoke with camp queen Mae Daye about her humble descent into drag, her friends and supporters and why the Bad Kids’ brand of performance is a breath of fresh air for Salt Lake’s queer nightlife.  … read more

BADKIDS @ the UMFA

BADKIDS @ the UMFA
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Look who is at the museum—The Bad Kids! As multi-media selfie-installations and gender integrated performance art, I think they’ll feel at home here. … read more

Creature Feature: Jezebel Jet’s Bad Kid Origins

Creature Feature: Jezebel Jet’s Bad Kid Origins
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SLUG’s bi-monthly online column, Creature Feature, has followed the Bad Kids from their raw, youthful days to the brilliant, thriving queer constellation it continues to be. They are a vital force for queer voices in the face of today’s hesitancy toward all things goofy and sexy and weird and fun. For its sixth installment, SLUG spoke with Jezebel Jet about becoming her comic book alter ego and being the Bad Kids’ first female performer. … read more