Studio 24, Edinburgh
In the three months since we last visited Sleazy Cheezy it has moved from small-scale alternative boutique to floor-filling performance art with bantering comperes and a live gig. What a difference a small price hike makes! The intergalactic themed soiree ensured a wealth of tinfoil and titillating futuristic burlesque displays (read nekkid robot housewife), during which everyone wonders how and why the sequinned nipple covers remain firmly in place. The entertainment begun with low-key electro-pop from Dateless: two singers, including Alice of Alleschwindel, who go through more costume changes than Mr Benn, and supported by a masked guitarist and keyboardist. The tone was perhaps not as high-spirited as the rest of the evening, but it was definitely ‘out there’. The crowd, a mish-mash of punters from all of Studio 24’s nights, jigged away to the DJ sets which were heavy on the 80s, making it easy to imagine that tonight was about all the outsiders at high school coming together to dance at their very own alternative x-rated disco several years later. Compelling stuff. The next night is on April 21, and the theme is Bareback Mountainin' - a kitsch cowboy theme night. Expect celeb appearances from Jake Gyllenhaal and Heath Ledger (in your masturbatory fantasies).
Written by Alex Burden
...I love the bit about Sleazy Cheezy being an alternative X-rated disco for outsiders.