Two darlings of the New York/Bohemian performing artist’s scene, Joey Arias and Kristian Hoffman are descending upon Seattle’s own little beloved Boho performing arts space, Re-bar, for two big shows this Friday and Saturday night, March 1st and 2nd for their new show, “Lightning Strikes”. Joey Arias has performed many times at Re-bar and in Seattle, but it’s been a couple years since the chanteuse last visited the city at The Triple Door and fans are delighted that Joey is back in the Emerald City.
Both Arias and Hoffman are closely associated with the late, great performance artist Klaus Nomi:
Two veterans of the fertile East Village Art Scene of the 1980’s, Joey Arias and Kristian Hoffman, share the stage for the first time since they both appeared at seminal New York venues like Club 57, Mudd Club and CBGBs. Borrowed from the title of a Klaus Nomi song, “Lightning Strikes” marks the first collaboration between Arias and Hoffman – both of whom were close friends and collaborators of the late German counter-tenor. Nomi and Arias famously backed up David Bowie on Saturday Night Live in 1979 and the two were close friends up until the time of Nomi’s death. Hoffman wrote some of Nomi’s signature songs (“Nomi Song,” “Total Eclipse, “Simple Man”) and did the arrangements for others.
Tickets for the two shows, (Doors at 7pm; Show at 8pm; 21+; Cash Only at the bar) are available at BrownPaper Tickets, or at the door (again, cash only at door).