Defibrillator is proud to present
CHAMPAGNE JERRY in the CHAMPAGNE ROOM featuring NEAL MEDLYN
with special guest
JTRON from Fuzzbox Chicago DJs
MON 07 MAR | 7PM
Migrate across the street to Beauty Bar after the performance for a special guest appearance by Champagne Jerry at Salonathon!
The CHAMPAGNE ROOM is a magical room that has been secretly hidden for years. Inside it, CHAMPAGNE JERRY and his onstage entourage of characters known as the Champagne Club exist in a world of cheap gold, dance, memories to last a lifetime, and effervescence. Opening for all of this is the semi-retired performance artist NEAL MEDLYN who returns with songs and actions from his notorious career in anticipation of the main event: a live performance by CHAMPAGNE JERRY. A performance, a concert, a brand new album, a suite of videos and an event that will change everyone’s life, this is “Champagne Jerry in the Champagne Room featuring Neal Medlyn.”
Neal Medlyn is a performance artist and musician living in New York whose most well-known work is his seven show Pop Star Series and Champagne Jerry, the subsequent iteration of his work with popular music. He was named one of the top ten performers in New York by Time Out New York. His work as Champagne Jerry has appeared at Joe’s Pub, BAM and on tour in various music venues, art galleries and Walmart parking lots as well as online. His album “For Real, You Guys” debuted in 2014. The Pop Star Series works have been presented at venues such as Dance Theater Workshop, The Kitchen, PS122, the Chocolate Factory and others as well as in various festivals and theaters around the U.S. and abroad such as American Realness, the TBA Festival, the Live Art Festival at Kampnagel in Hamburg, Germany and others. The Pop Star Series is currently being made into a book which will be published by 53rd State Press in 2015. Other work of his has been presented by the New Museum for Contemporary Art, the Andy Warhol Museum and he has received support from Creative Capital, NYFA and others. He appeared in Bridget Everett: Gynecological Wonder on Comedy Central and co-stars in a web series called People Are Detectives with Carmine Covelli.
The Fuzzbox Chicago DJs are Michael Flavor, Emily, and Jtron. They rock Crown Liquors in Logan Square/Avondale the first Friday of every month. Dance music for punk rockers > Noise music for club kids > World music for space freaks > FUZZBOXCHICAGO.