MAUSOLEUM DANCE PARTY ft. LAURICE

Friday, April 28, 2017, 8:00 PM
MAUSOLEUM DANCE PARTY
ft. LAURICE
, FABERGEGE, THE PINK ANGELS
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Wales-born garage/disco icon Laurice has a long history in the music industry, his most notable success being the 1973 pre-punk hits “When Christine Comes Around” and “I’m Gonna Smash Your Face In” recorded under the band name Grudge.  Influenced by the work of Lou Reed, Laurice relocated to North America in the 1970s where he pioneered the genre of gay-centric macho rock, showcasing unashamedly sexualized lyrics for the enjoyment of the leather subculture and beyond.  Singles like “Rock Hard”, “He’s My Guy”, and “Born to Serve” remain catchy and near unparalleled staples of gay-oriented rock (his 1976 single “We Will Make Love” was actually deemed “too gay” for American radio station though it did end up topping the import and global charts).  And his reverb-heavy disco odyssey “The Disco Spaceship” continues to influence new generations of DJs to this day.  Laurice has never taken a break from recording and continues to release new singles and music videos to this very day.  Now, at the age of 73, we are proud to present Laurice’s first-ever live performance in Philadelphia.

Laurice will be performing a “best of” set of singles from throughout his career including his classic Grudge songs with live backing from Philly’s The Pink Angels!  Opening the show will be a full hour of obscure dance videos curated by the PhilaMOCA crew followed by a live set from keyboard-friendly local popsters Fabergege!  And the whole thing will be filmed for an upcoming episode of PhilaMOCA’s ongoing public access show Mausoleum Party.  It will be a night to remember…

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