Above: Furcast, headlining Supergloom Festival.
It became a moment of empowerment that even surpassed Mitt Romney’s wince-inducing “binders of women” comment in the 2012 Presidential Election: then-candidate Donald Trump, during his final debate with his opponent, Hillary Clinton, interrupted her to call her a “nasty woman.”
That moment galvanized a plethora of feminist men and women—and in the case of Long Beach, inspired Susan McKenna to create the Nasty Woman Concert Series (NWCS), taking over diPiazza’s Lounge (5205 E. Pacific Coast Hwy.) on July 8.
“If the 1997 Lilith Fair and the 2017 Women’s March were to get married, their first-born chidl would be NWCS,” said McKenna. “We anticipate the series expanding across the country to New York City and Washington, D.C., to name a few.”
Per the release, all of the performers for this inaugural show are female-fronted, with a dash of drag queen and a gender fluid singer. The lineup includes No Small Children [pictured right], whose work can be heard on the theme song for Ghostbusters (2016) and on the soundtrack of Netflix’s Santa Clarita Diet. Also headlining will be Kelly Mantle of RuPaul’s Drag Race.
Hosting the event? None other than Wendy Ho, the comedienne that is a favorite for Long Beach drag queen and Brunchette’s host Jewels, who performs her “Fuck Me” song—a parody of Oleta Adams’ soul classic “Get Here”—every Sunday at Hamburger Mary’s.
Meanwhile, in DTLB’s newest venue At The Top, Long Beach fave and the band that magically blends everything from hip hop to psychedelic grooves, Furcast, will be headlining the inaugural Supergloom Festival, on July 1.
“It is an honor to be working right beside New American as they pick their favorite bands to play with,” said organizer West Fuller. “This is the first ever Supergloom Festival and it won’t be the last one. Long Beach will see much more in the future.”
At The Top is located on the top floor of the Rowan Bradley Building located at the northwest corner of Broadway and Pine.