This Friday, September 19th, San Francisco's biggest and most fabulous drag performance night club, Trannyshack, celebrates Folsom Street Fair weekend with a tribute to Kylie Minogue and Katy Perry at DNA Lounge. Special guest star Pandora Boxx (RuPaul's Drag Race) joins the party. Come out and start Folsom weekend early!
Kylie Minogue's brand new video for "Sexercise" has gone viral, having racked up over half a million views since the video was published to YouTube earlier today. The Will Davidson directed music video above is presented as "the sexiest workout ever" (note, with parental warning) and features Minogue getting her sexercise on in stilettos and leotard.
The song is culled from the Australian pop sensation's brand new 11 song album Kiss Me Once that arrived in Amoeba yesterday and features such other tracks as "Sexy Love," "Million Miles," "I Was Gonna Cancel," and "Into The Blue." The Into The Blue Remix EP featuring four different non-album versions of the song preceded this release by a few weeks. Meanwhile Kiss Me Once is Minogue's first official new studio album since 2010's Aphrodite but her first full length release since 2012's The Abbey Road Sessions.
Amoeba music is proud to be a sponsor of the Trannyshack salute to the Aussie pop queen Kylie Minogue! Trannyshack, San Francisco's biggest drag club night, incorporates everything from low brow trash to high brow performance art and has become famous (or infamous) worldwide as the quintessential San Francisco experience.
Join Heklina, DJ MC2, and a host of amazing drag performers on Friday, September 21st at the DNA Lounge for this Minogue fest! Get your tickets HERE!
Kylie fans in Guadalara, Mexico earlier this week before the Aphrodite tour crossed back to US
As part of her current successful Aphrodite world tour last night Kylie Minogue played the Hollywood Bowl to wild applause and tonight (May 21st) the Australian born global pop star will perform to a packed house at San Francisco's Bill Graham Civic Center. In all the stops on the tour to promote her new Aphrodite album on Astralwerks, which is being documented in YouTube clips by her website (see the clip from Guadalajara, Mexico earlier this week), the audience will include a large gay ratio. Long a gay icon, Kylie has enjoyed an increased gay fan base since, ten years ago on British TV, she and singer Geri Halliwell, another gay icon, kissed as a public statement, they said, "to end prejudice." Additionally, Minogue is widely admired by fans for her victory in beating cancer. In 2005 she was diagnosed with breast cancer which lead to the much publicized sudden cancellation of of her Showgirl – The Greatest Hits Tour, and soonafter she underwent chemotherapy treatment, something she later described as like "experiencing a nuclear bomb."
Most notable is that Minogue was widely praised for the influence she had by openly addressing her cancer diagnosis and treatment. In fact, France's Cultural Minister was quoted as saying, "Doctors now even go as far as saying there is a 'Kylie effect' that encourages young women to have regular [cancer] checks." While Minogue is a major star here in the US, in her native Australia and also in Britain (in the UK she is considered an "adopted Brit") she is an even bigger star. And last year a British marketing research study dubbed her the "most powerful celebrity in Britain."