DD Dagger CD Release Show Thursday at the 29th Street Ballroom
There’s an entire colorful, fluttering, expanding and intriguing universe going on within the mind of Allyson Lipkin.
She’s both creator and muse, inspired by her surroundings and energized by her ability to inspire others. So naturally, when the time came to organize a show for the release of her second full-length, Radixxx, Lipkin knew she had to make it a magical occasion. Extraordinary. At the very least, something to catch you off guard or make you smile in spite of yourself. Ladies and gentlemen, this is not your ordinary CD release show.
Lipkin goes by the moniker DD Dagger, and with it comes a sophisticated, inventive persona. A DD Dagger production isn’t simply the gig at the bar down the street. You walk into an atmosphere that’s artfully lo-fi, very distinguishable; a mix of theater, dance, sound and spectacle. She’s not classified by one musical genre because she finds inspiration in so many, whether it’s punk, pop, rock, electronica or ambient, among others. It’s sexy, dangerous, and strange, with a beguiling charm. If you blink, you might miss something. And if you’re the guy sitting around trying to figure out the whole thing, you’re missing the point. Simply enjoy.
In honor of Radixxx, she’s assembled a show with, in her words, “a killer band,” choreographed dance pieces with the electrifying La Pistolle Dancers, and a host of delightful duets. See it all come together at the DD Dagger CD release show Thursday night at the 29th Street Ballroom, 2906 Fruth at Spider House. Doors open at 9 p.m. Hot funk performances by the one and only Roxy Roca. And special shout-outs to the duet performers: Johnny Walker & Sabrina, Kana Harris & Mark Tonucci, Mike Vasquez & Mark Tonucci, Jamie Panzer & Mistress Stephanie, Nic Armstrong performing with DD Dagger, Temple of Ape (featuring Aileen Adler & Aaryn Russell), Melissa Bryan & John Wesley Coleman, and Dirty Davey & Marisa Pool. Recommended.