Have Fun Tonight: Casey Spooner Returns to the Stage

START body

On the Saturday before the Saturday before Halloween, Casey Spooner is stressed out. It’s early in the morning and yet the musician is already moving at full speed. There are errands to run and people to see. In ten hours or so his new Williamsburg, Brooklyn apartment would be crammed ass-to-ass with fabulous friends, creative degenerates, and the like for a devilish bonanza that would live into the night. Of course, this would be no mere Halloween rager. For Spooner—whose artistic work is so entwined with his personal life that he curated an exhibition at Vienna’s contemporary art museum Mumok this past summer about collaborating through the gay sex app Grinder—it was a rehearsal of sorts.

This Friday, October 27, 2017, Spooner will take the stage of New York’s Brooklyn Steel with his 20-year-long collaborator Warren Fischer for their first live performance in nearly a decade. It’s a momentous occasion for the electroclash duo, who perform under the portmanteau Fischerspooner, that will combine retrospective hits from the past, such as “Sweetness” (2001) and “Just Let Go” (2005), as well as teases from their long-awaited fourth studio album Sir, produced by R.E.M.’s Michael Stipe.

“Every time we go into a release cycle we build a new creative family,” explains Spooner. “This particular time is exciting, because it’s not only new people—it’s also a reunion of classic collaborators. It feels like a new chapter but also a homecoming.”

“People used to do so much work at Studio 54, exchanging ideas, meeting people, making art. It’s a capitalist illusion that you can’t do the same thing today.”

Unsurprisingly, Spooner, who despite defusing gendernorms looks like a ’70s porn star nearly year round, does not work in an office. Sir, which promises dance-y queer pop in a time of power revolution, was written between drag show battles on Fire Island and Stipe’s own home in Athens, Georgia, while the conceptualization of Friday’s concert as a whole came to him on the beach. “I’d much more rather do work in a hot tub or at a night club than on a computer,” says the artist. “People used to do so much work at Studio 54, exchanging ideas, meeting people, making art. It’s a capitalist illusion that you can’t do the same thing today.”

In that same vein, his Halloween party was to be a run-through for the big event. “Tonight will be the last time that I get to talk to everybody before we go into production,” he says. “It’s not just my party—it’s all of ours.” This included Angela Di Carlo Fischerspooner’s longtime make up artist, Jarrett McGill’s Spooner’s former lover who moved to New York to become his roommate, artist Ryan McNamara, Will Automagic and Nita Aviance, the duo known as Carry Nation, who will also be DJing the Brooklyn Steel show, and the like.

“I’m excited,” says Spooner. “I mean, I’m nervous. Today’s the last day I can breathe. But that’s amazing. I’m going to have a giant house party and come together with all my friends. I’m just going to go up to each and everyone of them and tell them, ‘Okay, bitches, let’s turn New York out.’”


prev link: https://www.crfashionbook.com/mens/a13091007/have-fun-tonight-casey-spooner-returns-to-the-stage/
createdAt:Wed, 25 Oct 2017 15:59:03 +0000
displayType:Standard Article
section:CR MEN





This site is registered on wpml.org as a development site.