Out and About
Christeene at Toronto’s Black Eagle – Saturday January 14, 2017
Christeene is a human pissoir of raw unabashed sexuality; a gender-blending, booty-pounding, perversion of punk fully equipped with an arsenal of ferocious music intertwined with raw moments of strained intimacy and fiery stank. Reports from live shows describe Christeene appearing alongside two sexually distinct ‘Backup Boyz’, macabre scenes involving butt plugs tied to bouquets of balloons being released from the singer’s arse, intimate and bizarre confessionals, wardrobes styled from the forgotten scraps of society, and heated communication on the state of the world as we know it. Christeene has toured extensively both nationally and internationally for the past several years as well as supporting Faith No More and Peaches on both their world tours in 2015.
Christeene is also accompanied by a highly stylized collection of music videos released through the performer’s longtime collaborative efforts with award winning filmmaker and cinematographer, PJ Raval. The duo’s music videos have been showcased in the film festivals: South by Southwest, NYC Rooftop Films, Paris Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, CFMDC’s Queer City Cinema’s Tour “Wide Open Wide”, Homo-a-go-go, Prince George Lesbian and Gay Film Festival, Regina Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, the International Short Film Festival/ Detmold, and the Denver Film Festival…to name a few.
It should be noted that Christeene’s music, media and live shows have cast an unprecedented net over a demographic including married men, dykes, queers, single women, bears, faeries, academics, motor hogs, pastors, and people of the medical profession; clearly signifying a rapidly growing pandemic on popular culture as we know it.
theBUZZ connected with Christeene to find out what makes this chick tick.
1. What can fans of Christeene expect to witness at the Black Eagle?
DA SAME SHIT DEY GIVIN. UH HUNGRY MOUTH AN UH HOT HOLE WIT SUM POLE.
2. What’s the grossest thing you’ve ever experienced?
3. What’s your favorite punk band, and favorite song to perform on stage to?
I LIKE DA MISFITS RIGHT NOW AN MY FAV SONG TOO PERFORM RIGHT NOW IZ ONE CALLED BUTT MUSCLE
4. When was Christeene Vale born, and where did her name come from?
5. Who is Christeene’s fashion inspiration, and does she have her own designer?
I JUST FIND SHIT AN WEAR IT. LIKE PILLOWCASES AN MAYONNAISE LIDS. SHIT YA’LL LEAVE BEHIND LIKE FOOLS. I GOT UH FRIEND WHO MAKES CLOTHES NAME RICK OWENS. HE GOT LONG HAIR AN HES QUIET AN MAKES FINE ASS SHIT.
6. What inspires Christeene to write songs?
DA BIRD IN MY THROAT
7. What would be your favorite date night?
ONE WIT FOOD
8. As a southern belle, what’s the one thing your momma taught you that still reigns true to your heart?
I ATE MY MOTHER
9. Who would you like to collaborate with, musically or performance wise, that you haven’t already?
10. What’s the best way to get into Christeene’s pants?
I DONT WEAR PANTS
Catch Christeene at The Black Eagle (457 Church Street), as part of the recurring Trade party, on Saturday January 14th 10pm, along with DJ’s Phillippe and Scooter McCreight
$5 before midnight, $10 after
Get ur ass up and purchase the debut album from CHRISTEENE : WASTE UP, KNEEZ DOWN
“The first full album from drag terrorist CHRISTEENE—WASTE UP, KNEEZ DOWN—is a stomach-turning, butt-thumping dance manifesto. This self-produced, 13-track chronicle of a vile and shameless life includes new and previously released singles that delve deep into the back rooms, busted dreams, and burnt offerings of this talented and visionary nightmare.”
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About the Author
Bryen Dunn is a freelance journalist with a focus on travel, lifestyle, entertainment and hospitality. He has an extensive portfolio of celebrity interviews with musicians, actors and other public personalities. He enjoys discovering delicious eats, tasting spirited treats, and being mesmerized by musical beats.