Sunday, February 27, 2011

Shaken and Stirred, last week and a sneak peak at this week featuring THE LADY AYE

Join us this week when one of the world's only female swordswallowers gets sticky sweet in the Sugar shack! This week at Shaken and Stirred we are super excited to be featuring the one and only LADY AYE with special guest, the intoxicating DAME CUCHIFRITA. Debuting in the Sugar Shack is none other than IRIS EXPLOSION and gogo dancing for your perverted pleasure is FOXY VERMOUTH! GoGo starts at 930, Burlesque sets at 10 and 11. Free shots provided by 44 Degrees North after each set with DJ JESS, RUNAROUND SUE AND SCOOTER PIE revving your engines all night long at the Delancey Lounge.

Last week was absolutely magical and brimming with stellar performances and love, love love. Ekaterina broke every heart in the room as our featured performer and Minnie Tonka sure did create a lust for life as our guest performer. Ruby Hips shook her hips on the gogo box and the fabulous performers from the Dangerous Curves on the Go-Go Burlesque tour stopped by at 1am to spice up the secret track. We missed Scooter Pie who was off in Ireland and we were bummed to not send out the Cyber Love as www.nycliverock. was on hiatus. But, never fear this week - Everything is back in order. Take a sneak peak at this week's featured dancer THE LADY AYE.

  1. What does Burlesque mean to you?

My favorite thing about burlesque is that it allows women to be funny and sexy and smart all AT THE SAME TIME, which is something you unfortunately don't see in popular culture any more.

  1. How did you choose your name?

It came together from several places. I actually had the nickname prior to performing, it was then just "Lady I", "I", which is my first initial and no one ever pronounces it in my real name, plus the rockabilly tendency to call everyone Miss Ilise, Miss Sue, Miss Whatever, which I wasn't crazy about, so I gave myself an upgrade based on one of my favorite movies, The Lady Eve. When I started my first act, it was pirate-themed, so I switched the spelled to the nautical "Aye".

My alternative was "Kid Twist" based on a famous Jewish gangster, Abe "Kid Twist" Reles, who was killed on Coney Island, but that never stuck.

  1. Who was your first celebrity crush?

Han Solo -- he made the Kessel Run in 12 parseps!

*le sigh*

  1. What are you reading these days and why?

I'm reading a lot of odd autobiography, e.g., Lydia Lunch and John Waters, because I'm writing my own "Pain-Proof: Becoming The Lady Aye"

  1. What is your favorite performance antecdote?

After a particularly triumphant night, I woke happy and with a sequin on my butt. It wasn't mine. That is burlesque in a nutshell.

  1. Please distill your life philosophy into either a couplet or haiku:
If it is to be, it's up to me.

7. How can the people find out more about you?

Check out my website

So, how can you resist a dame like that? See you this wednesday at the Delancey!

**Photo by Rose Callahan

Friday, February 18, 2011

Shaken and Stirred, last week and a sneak peek at featured performer EKATERINA

We are super excited to be featuring one of our all time favorite performers: EKATERINA! With special guest - none other than the stellar MINNIE TONKA! Gogoing her heart out and right into yours is RUBY HIPS. Hosted by RUNAROUND SUE and SCOOTER PIE with resident heart throb DJ JESS. The Delancey - 930, no cover Burlesque sets at 10 and 11 - this week a super special secret track at 1am featuring the ladies from the DANGEROUS CURVES AHEAD tour. Out of town? Watching it all live as it happens at

Last week's Recap by SCOOTER PIE:

We had one heckuva good-looking audience at Shaken & Stirred last night, if I do say so myself- and the action onstage was stunning. That gal who puts the "gore" in "goregous", Creamy Stevens, was our featured performer, and she wowed. Paloma Negra, who had served as S&S's gogo gal in its first year (2006!) graced us with a lovely act, we welcomed Voodoo Onyx, who did a little voodoo for us, to our stage for the first time, and the beautiful Hazel Honeysuckle acted as gogo/kitten extraordinaire! We celebrated a new beer game winner, and had some real tough competition for the dance contest- there sure were some mighty fancy dancers in the crowd. Thanks to everyone who made the night such a blast- see you next Wednesday!

And here is a sneak peak at this week's featured performer: EKATERINA! Find out more about the party here:

What does Burlesque mean to you?
glitzy adventures and morning headaches

  1. How did you choose your name?
I didn't. My mom and dad did.

3. Who was your first celebrity crush?

does cartoon characters count?

  1. What are you reading these days and why?
besides my daily horoscope and fashion week reviews? just finished kurt vonnegut's 'timequake' and started 'living loaded' by dan dunn. as for 'why?' - to know what to do (horoscope), what to wear (fashion week reviews) and hopefully get laid (everything else)
  1. What is your favorite performance antecdote?
...showing up a bit late and going straight into performing at the wedding party. wrong wedding party.

  1. Please distill your life philosophy into either a couplet or haiku:

I sold my soul and it feels great!

7. How can the people find out more about you?

Stay tuned....

Friday, February 11, 2011

Shaken and Stirred! Last week's (2/9) recap and a sneak peak at this week's featured perfomer: CREAMY STEVENS

Shaken and Stirred will be featuring CREAMY STEVENS this week with special guest PALOMA NEGRA, a debut by VOODOO ONYX and gorgeous gogo by HAZEL HONEYSUCKLE. Each week RUNAROUND SUE, DJ JESS AND SCOOTER PIE heat things up at the Delancey for your perverted pleasure. No Cover! Good Times! Free Shots! Doors at 9:30

2/9/11 RECAP

Last night's show was sweet, sweet sweet- and what a cast! We were lucky enough to have featured performer The Maine Attraction (this lady has the most talented rear end I think I've ever seen..), guest Go-Go Harder (offering some eye candy of the male variety), lovely newbie Divina Duval and gogo action by Iris Explosion. "The Champion" got his 4th beer-contest victory, and the darling Antonio (aka Twig the Wonderkid) filled in for DJ Jess, who was off being a movie star. Big thanks to Mike for our Valentine's Day gifts! My favorite part of the night was dueting with Runaround Sue on "Ring of Fire", with Sue on guitar, for our Secret Track. (When you stay late, yes, you sometimes get serenaded by your hosts!). Much love and see ya next week- XXX


  1. What does Burlesque mean to you?

Burlesque means never having to say you're sorry.

  1. How did you choose your name?

It was given to me in a dream by a depressed city council member.

  1. Who was your first celebrity crush?

Dean Martin

  1. What are you reading these days and why?

I get all my messages from a 1974 Sears Catalog.

  1. What is your favorite performance antecdote?

When the lights went out at Starshine! We lost power and did the entire show

with a battery -operated boombox and candles.

  1. Please distill your life philosophy into either a couplet or haiku:

My I am hungry
How much would scare you bad
Get out of my way

7. How can the people find out more about you?

I offer my show schedule and selected teachings on Facebook (under Creamee Stevens since FB apparently
objects to the correct spelling).

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Shaken and Stirred! Last weeks recap and a sneak peak at this week's featured dancer: THE MAINE ATTRACTION


Join in on the debauchery this week when we present: Shaken and Stirred featuring THE MAINE ATTRACTION with special guest performer GOGO HARDER, the debut of DIVINA DUVUAL and the gogo stylings of IRIS EXPLOSION. Every wednesday at The Delaney (168 Delancey St between Clinton and Attorny) with DJ JESS, RUNAROUND SUE and SCOOTER PIE! 930. No cover! Free shots provided after each burlesque set by 44 Degrees North Vodka. Your mamma never told you life could be this good.

Recap: 2/2 Shaken and Stirred featuring HARVEST MOON:

True to our name, the show last night (2/2) really shook and stirred up one hell of a good time last night. Despite the wet yuck outside, we had a lovely & lively crowd that was wowed (that rhymed!) by the dancing ability of our special guest (all the way from Portland, OR) Angelique DeVil, the sexy grace & hula-hoop antics of our featured performer Harvest Moon, and were warmed up and kept REAL hot by the go-go goodness of Nasty Canasta. RunAround Sue delighted us all with her signature fan dance to "I Just Wanna Make Love to You", and I (Scooter Pie) had a blast singing for everyone. It was a night of variety, y'all! We also gave a big warm welcome-back to DJ Jess, just back from a jaunt to Berlin, and he sure had some amazing tunes spinning all night long. Upon realizing the winner of our weekly beer-drinking contest had picked up his second (or third?) victory with S&S, he was awarded with a new nickname: "The Champion" (become a show regular, and YOU, too, could get yourself nicknamed!). Fellow local performers Hard Corey, Narcisisster, DeeDee Luxe, Nicki Miller & Airin Syren of the Skies were in attendance and helped us keep dancing til 1, when we busted out the Shaken and Stirred Secret Track!

And now for a sneak peak at this weeks featured performer: THE MAINE ATTRACTION

  1. What does Burlesque mean to you
Burlesque means the WORLD to me!

  1. How did you choose your name?

My name is Maine so I decided to play on that. An event is something you go to or attend. An attraction is something you're drawn to...I am The MAINE Attraction...

  1. Who was your first celebrity crush?

Prince, DUH!

  1. What are you reading these days and why?
Woodpecker In Still Life by Tom Robbins. I read Jitterbug Perfume and fell in love with his stories. And Celestine Prophecy because it was a gift from my sister.

  1. What is your favorite performance anecdote?
Audience participation within my acts:)

  1. Please distill your life philosophy into either a couplet or haiku:
Impossible, I'm a Southern and long winded, lol

7. How can the people find out more about you? and on Facebook: Maine Anders


International entertainer "The Maine Attraction" grew up in a small town in Georgia and moved to New York City after she discovered performing was all she wanted to do. She landed her first professional dance job when she auditioned for MTV's Fight For Your Rights Campaign. From then on she started working the dance circuit performing in private supper clubs and popular NYC underground clubs.

Her tenacious spirit helped her to persevere and become one of New York's most celebrated Burlesque Performers. Given the opportunity to express her creativity as a dancer, actress and singer, she has performed in MGM Grand's "Studio 54", Buddha Bar in Beirut, Lebanon and The Latin Grammys. Her ability to transform herself into a myriad of characters gives her the opportunity to play roles that are off the beaten path. She has starred in Miente, My Normal, I Was A Tranny Werewolf and Pariah. Her role in Million In The Mirror, a PSA for breast cancer research, recently won the viewers choice award on the Lifetime channel.

Captivating audiences every time she hits the stage through her spectacular performances has become her reputation. From her humble beginnings of working the dance circuit, she attracted the attention of talent agents who soon had her performing alongside an entourage of greats including: legends James Brown and Lionel Richie, pop sensations Jessica Simpson and Pharrell Williams of the Neptunes, and burlesque divas like Dita Von Tease and Gentry de Paris. A muse for numerous visual artists, she has collaborated with conceptual photographer LaToya Ruby Frazier and multimedia extraordinaire, Matthew Barney. She has been requested for exclusive fashion events hosted by fashion icons like Patricia Field and Marc Jacobs and has toured with Grammy nominee DJ Tiesto. Go Magazine honored Maine as one of the women in their annual issue "100 Women Women We Love." She was chosen to be one of the creme de la creme, in OUT Magazine's spread on New York City Nightlife Performers.

Her uninhibited rhythmic style and sense of humor blend an ensemble of samba, belly dance, African, improvisation and contortion, into a movement she has coined, "Burlesque Fusion". Maine is energetic, sensual, and wildly charismatic. She evokes an old kind of glamour that is naughty but cheeky in her burlesque performances many times being compared to the extraordinary Josephine Baker and Lucille Ball. Her tour with Murray Hill and Hendricks Gin garnered the attention of Parisian talent agent who booked her for 9 appearances in Paris. She travels extensively nationally and internationally performing, acting and has begun a recording project that is sure to enhance her stage shows. The Maine Attraction will continue to grace any stage where she can let her creativity ride.