Is there anything lamer than bands playing DJ sets?
The line-up to HighDaisyYeahChellaInABottleDance finally comes out and your favorite band is at the top of the poster in big, bold letters.
You rush to buy tickets for a zillion dollars and just when you’re about to pull out of the driveway with a trunk full of beer and tutus, your friend in the passenger seat scans the fine print and says, “Dude, what do you mean Bloc Party is playing a DJ set?”
DJ sets are about as exciting as listening to a stranger absentmindedly flipping through the CD changer on their car stereo.
Then there’s Peaches — the raunchy, gender-bending Berlin-via-Canada electroclash queen who turned heads in 2000 with her gritty breakthrough album The Teaches of Peaches.
Like the tranny lovechild of John Waters and Alice Cooper, Peaches is now taking the DJ set platform to her own over-sexed extreme with the Peaches DJ Extravaganza — a flamboyant performance-art piece incorporating music, bizarre costuming, pyrotechnics, burlesque, and lots of fake boobs.
Dive into the Freudian nightmare on Saturday, September 29, at Black Box on Sixth and Revolución in Tijuana, a $5 cab ride from the border.
Party till 5 a.m. with TJ DJs Chica Cometa, Tiger Lily, and Miss Lady D of SD/TJ roving dance party Club Purple.
Accommodations are available a block away from the venue at Hotel Caesar’s and two blocks away at Hotel Ticuan.
Tickets are $25 at the door and $15 presale online (peachesrockstj.com) or at M-Theory Music (915 West Washington Street), Nest Vintage Home (830 25th Street, suite 101), and Hunt & Gather (2871 University Avenue).
No passport? Peaches DJ Extravaganza will be at the Belly Up Tavern in Solana Beach on October 23.