Stream ThotLight Ep. 2!

Episode Two of “ThotLight,” the new weekly nightlife podcast hosted by Thotyssey creator Jim Silvestri and “Redefine Radio’s” Freddie Cosmo is up! We discuss a few nightlife news items and take deep sips of Tea, while having a really fun interview with rising drag star and recent dating show contestant Lexington Banks! For those who’veContinue reading “Stream ThotLight Ep. 2!”

The tHOTlist 2021 # 50-1

previous 50. The Rosemont Not all venues jumped back into full capacity business post-lockdown like Covid never happened; bars in the outer boroughs especially struggled with trying to draw back their clientele, staff and programming. The Rosemont was Brooklyn’s favorite hotspot pre-Covid, housing many of the neighborhood’s top parties and drag shows — but itContinue reading “The tHOTlist 2021 # 50-1”

The tHOTlist 2021 # 100-51

previous 100. Castrata  Lagoona Bloo’s live singing daughter and GLAM Breakthrough Artist nominee is probably the only girl in the biz who can realistically come close to hitting those insane Mariah notes. She’s also just so vivacious and joyful that it’s literally impossible to not, at the very least, smile your way through her performances.Continue reading “The tHOTlist 2021 # 100-51”

The tHOTlist 2021 # 150-101

previous 150. Miz Jade The dance teacher and Drag Queen Story Hour activist doesn’t always have the time to be one of Brooklyn’s legendary dancing drag divas, but you can bet that when she does it’s always appointment viewing for the children. These days she’s part of Phoenix Bar’s weekly cast of “She Wrecked” SaturdayContinue reading “The tHOTlist 2021 # 150-101”

The tHOTlist 2021 # 250-201

previous 250. Klondyke Winner of The Cake Boys’ massive “Takes the Cake” king and thing drag competition, the compelling Klondyke’s drag repertoire often involves untraditional song choices, burlesque elements and detail-obsessed cosplay costuming. This year they performed quite frequently in Brooklyn, Queens and the East Village, and even turned a number at Bushwig. 249. GigiContinue reading “The tHOTlist 2021 # 250-201”

The tHOTtlist 2021 # 300-251

previous 300. Amanda Pörq Cheers to this tasty local comedy queen, who was crowned the new Miss’d America in Atlantic City back in October. Throughout the year Amanda also hosted shows in venues like The Chelsea Bell and Katch Astoria. 299. Privilege Also known as GLAM-nominated photographer Bryan Clavel, newer queen on the scene PrivilegeContinue reading “The tHOTtlist 2021 # 300-251”

The tHOTlist 2021 # 350-301

previous 350. Sitanya Face Actor and writer Alex Scelso brings the body hair along with intensely personal poetry slam performances onstage as Sitanya, paying homage to the creative Golden Age of bohemian drag and reminding the younger generations that splits, dips and stoned tights aren’t the only way to gag the gig. Right now youContinue reading “The tHOTlist 2021 # 350-301”

The tHOTlist 2020 #250-201

previous | beginning 250. Lacy Stoner New York body painting extraordinaire Ish Peralta got into his ganja queen gear several times during lockdown, gracing us with funny / weird stoner-approved shows in revues that often included his girls Erika Klash and Crimson Kitty. 249. Unkle Spooky Queer NYC’s premiere horror host is responsible for oneContinue reading “The tHOTlist 2020 #250-201”

The tHOTlist 2020 #200-151

previous | beginning 200. Aria Derci Astoria’s lady of smart surrealism and goofy glam, Aria’s shows at Icon and Rockbar were paused during quarantine; she’s made a few live and pre-recorded digital appearances since. Aria’s been a largely off-screen presence during partner Pussy Willow’s digital shows as well. 199. DD Fuego The Mexican-born beauty whoContinue reading “The tHOTlist 2020 #200-151”

The tHOTlist 2020 #100-51

previous | beginning 100. Florence D’Lee  Likely NYC’s most high profile and in-demand drag designer (and a pretty damn funny queen in her own right, when she has time to be one), Florence had an epic year of well-deserved highs and tragic lows. Someone who really should just be getting their paychecks directly from WorldContinue reading “The tHOTlist 2020 #100-51”

The tHOTlist 2020 #305-251

previous 305. Miss Simone Although she’s not on social media and is rarely seen performing onstage these past several years, Miss Simone is a New York icon and legend (mostly a West Village regular, Simone sightings are nonetheless city-wide). When Covid closed all the bars, the palm reader took up show hosting and lip syncingContinue reading “The tHOTlist 2020 #305-251”

The tHOTlist 2020 #50-1

previous | beginning 50. Chauncey Dandridge Stonewall’s house DJ kept himself busier than most this year. Between The Sodomighty Show he’s been running from BBOX Radio pre-Covid, his weekly livestream parties on Insta, the digital editions of his variety show “Freak Out” and his occasional guest spots on other shows, Chauncey’s persistence keeps Stonewall’s musicalContinue reading “The tHOTlist 2020 #50-1”

The tHOTlist 2020 #150-101

previous | beginning 150. Amanda Pörq Here’s a funny and innovative queen who emerged early in 2020 as a force to be reckoned with… then really took the reins with some great virtual programming (including her own weekly IG show) during lockdown. To taste the salty best of Pörq, check out her virtual Halloween show,Continue reading “The tHOTlist 2020 #150-101”

tHOTlist 2019: #100-51

Previous:  #150-101 100. Gloria Swansong For her Miss Hell’s Kitchen talent number, New York’s favorite throwback queen reached for a perfect reinterpretation of a pop culture moment that happened later chronologically then her usual 40s-era repertoire, but was itself a throwback: Madonna’s 1990 VMA performance of “Vogue” with it’s 18th century stylings. Gloria’s take wasContinue reading “tHOTlist 2019: #100-51”

tHOTlist 2019: 150-101

previous: 200-151 150. Senerio Queer Brooklyn’s prolific, swift, and intensely avant garde rapper has emerged as an important force in the Nightosphere. Besides co-producing the massive GiantFest queer music festival with Will Sheridan and a similar improv-centric music showcase called Bonafide Cypher at Eris Evolution with Jen Urban, Senerio DJ’ed Jayse Vegas and Robert Garcia’sContinue reading “tHOTlist 2019: 150-101”

tHOTlist 2019: #200-151

previous: #250-201 200. Shanita Bump So there’s “Boo, I’m a spooky queen” and then there’s “I am the living nightmare you will never unsee.” Shanita definitely embodies the latter… when she chooses. There are actually very few limits to what this Gothic Renaissance-based artist can do with paint and fabric, and that makes her theContinue reading “tHOTlist 2019: #200-151”