RuPaul’s Drag Race Judge Michelle Visage Heads To South Beach, Jr’s Bar & Grill To Co-Host Halloween’s Biggest Block Party In Houston And Judge Costume Contest In South Beach
(Houston) — How could Houston’s LGBTQ+ annual Halloween block party get better? By adding a big-bosomed personality known as Michelle Visage is how! South Beach and Jr’s Bar & Grill in Montrose will welcome Michelle to co-host the annual Halloween shindig on Saturday, October 28. (Prior to Halloween.)Starting at 9:00 PM inside South Beach.
South Beach, an LGBTQ+ nightclub in Montrose has become notorious for booking the ‘best of the best’ from RuPaul’s Drag Race. The club welcomes at least one RuPaul contestant a week.
You probably know Michelle Visage best as the beautiful, big-bosomed sidekick to Ru Paul on RuPaul’s Drag Race. Her personality fills the screen more than the competing queens and her cascading breasts combined. Her sense of humor is bone dry and a little bit filthy, all things required in the Houston scene.
South Beach the nightclub, along with Jr’s Bar & Grill join the City of Houston, with a street closure in Montrose in the 800Pacific Street occurring promptly at 9 PM. Drag Superstar Kofi will host the popular outdoor events that will include a Halloween costume contest.
Michelle joined RuPaul’s Drag Race for the third season and has won the hearts of the viewers and queens with her straight to the point critiques, her passion and her love for the LGBTQ+ community.
The move, only temporary, will surely put the smooth voice of Farb into millions of new ears. Rowdy Yates will continue to host the show but is taking time off to visit other stations across the country.
“This is truly a once in a lifetime experience, being handed the mic from a true radio legend is a dream come true!” – Al Farb
Al Farb will be ‘on-loan’ to TOGC from the show’s flagship affiliate in Houston, Texas, KTHT-FM/ Country Legends 97.1 which airs the show Saturday nights from 7p- Midnight Central, weekly.
“This is truly a once in a lifetime experience, being handed the mic from a true radio legend is a dream come true!” Said, Al Farb.
“Being on the National stage is a daunting task, and I couldn’t be more honored to fill in for not only someone I look up to in this industry, but also a friend in Rowdy Yates.”
“I could not be happier to give this up and coming broadcaster an opportunity to fill in on the nations’ number one country request show. I hope that the industry joins me as we celebrate this milestone in Al’s career.” Said Rowdy Yates, host of The Original Country Gold.
You can hear Al Farb host The Original Country Gold on its affiliate stations across the country this weekend. A live stream of the show is available this Saturday, September 16th from 7p-Midnight Central Time at: (Click Here).
Original Country Gold is a weekend institution in over 75 markets and is the #1 country request show. Rowdy Yates is a 2013 ACM Award Winner and member of the Texas Radio Hall of Fame.
Queer Artist ‘The Hound’ Releases New Video Starring Adult Film Star Adam Ramzi
(HOUSTON) – Queer Artist ‘The Hound‘ has released a new single, “Can’t Let You Go,” and stars adult film-fox Adam Ramzi as the no-good ex The Hound can’t break free from.
The Hound tells About Magazine he drew inspiration from Alanis Morissette’s “Your House”.
“I wanted the viewer to think that they were watching me moving around my apartment, burdened by memories. Suddenly, they realize that it’s not my place, that I’ve broken into the home of my ex who is now with someone else.”
Co-directed by The Hound and Adrian Anchondo, the music video features choreography by Andrew Pearson and some incredible dance moves by Ramzi. It also has the distinction of being banned from Instagram for being “too sexually explicit”.
“Adam brings the relationship to life in the video,” continues The Hound. “There were a few scenes that we kept doing over and over again and it got so very real. I could tell we were both channeling some true life experiences.”
The Hound knows about the dangers of a toxic love. He admits to being in a low place in life when writing, “Can’t Let You Go.” “I didn’t know what I wanted anymore. I was very depressed and found myself in an incredibly toxic relationship with someone who suffered extreme highs and lows, and I was coming to terms with the fact that just because it’s love, doesn’t make it right. People also love heroin and meth, and he was definitely like a drug to me. It took everything falling apart for me to finally walk away.”
One of the lyrics that resonates with him most is:
I could see the end,
but it was easier to pretend,
that we’d make it out alive and I wouldn’t lose a friend.
“There’s this awareness that the relationship would eventually fall apart, but until it did, things could be swept under the rug,” he explains.
The Hound grew up in Santa Clarita, a suburb outside of Los Angeles. Music was an escape from his parent’s divorce and his dad’s alcoholism.
He came out 14, when, as a freshman at Los Angeles County High School of the Arts, he caught the eye of a popular senior. “It was the second week of school and I heard this very cute and talented guy liked me,” he remembers. “I wasn’t out, but that changed very quickly.”
He’d go on to date other boys in high school, including Lawrence Alarcon, his eventual bandmate. After graduation, they formed Orchid and Hound in San Francisco and began performing and releasing records. When they broke up, The Hound kept his name.
“My songs are about my life and the lessons I’ve learned,” he explains. “Being human means making mistakes; hearing that voice of reason and consciously choosing to ignore it.
“One thing I have learned is that relationships define us and we struggle with who we are without them. The worst ones can be impossible to let go of.”
The Hounds’ “Can’t Let You Go” is available on iTunes, Spotify and all digital platforms. The music video is available on Youtube.
Interview: Ricky Rebel Releases New Music Video For Upcoming Album
(Los Angeles) – In “If You Were My Baby,” the first single from the upcoming album by Ricky Rebel, the glam rocker sings about how one should never be afraid to ask for what he or she wants from life. The super fun video is out today, as well ten slick remixes of “If You Were My Baby” by some of the biggest DJ/producers on the planet.
“I’m sprinkling confidence into every club in the world,” proclaims Ricky Rebel from his Los Angeles home to About Magazine. “Confidence is an asset. It shows leadership and draws people in. I truly believe it is the most attractive quality a person can possess and to all my Rebel Mafia out there, I say: if you like someone, tell them and make a case as to why you are the best. You might be surprised with the results.”
“I had something to prove on “If You Were My Baby,” continues Rebel, who noticeably sings a lot more on the record than he has previously. “Sam Harmonix, the producer on this single, works alongside Grammy award-winners and I wanted to impress him with my harmonies. You know, prove there’s real talent behind the fierceness.”
The “If You Were My Baby” remixes offer a wide array of different sounds. “Godfather of EDM” Tommie Sunshine gives the track a fun, modern twist that crosses between EDM and club in his mix, while Zambianco presents a cool tribal beat that fitness buffs will enjoy working out to. Hector Fonseca’s version is straight up club with a Brazilian vibe that sounds tailor-made for the world’s biggest Pride festivals. The Dirty Werk mix is a pop dance hybrid best suited for straight dance floors, while the SaberZ mix is hard core EDM, perfect for large stadiums. DJ Hayworth’s track, with its lovely tropical deep house vibe, is the most unique of the remixes while KOIL and Vito Fun’s mix has an urban club vibe that fans of Beyonce will enjoy. Mr. Mig’s pop remix is probably the closest to Rebel’s original track.
Ricky Rebel burst on the music scene in 1997 as the lead vocalist of the boy-band No Authority. Signed by Michael Jackson to Michael’s MJJ Music label at Sony, he toured with 98 Degrees, Destiny’s Child, Aaron Carter, and Ashlee and Jessica Simpson. In 2000, the band moved to Madonna’s Maverick label where they toured with Britney Spears and released their Billboard Top 40 chart hit, “Can I Get Your Number.”
Ricky went solo as Ricky Rebel in 2012. Since then, he has released two albums, Manipulator featuring hit singles “Geisha Dance,” “Get It On” and “You Need a Woman” and The Blue Album featuring “Star” and “Boys and Sometimes Girls”.