Ring In 2017 With Autre At The Ace Hotel And Swim Club In Palm Springs For A Two Day Multidimensional Desert Ceremony

New Years Eve – presented in association with Spaceland, Mel Shimkovitz and Autre Magazine, Pie Town's Supertemporal Southwestern Sock Hop is a two-day, multidimensional desert ceremony — a catharsis of time and space and sound guided by some of our favorite modern gnostics (Devendra Banhart, YACHT, Owen Pallett, etc). Potential plot points: poodle skirts giving way to poodles wearing skirts, greasers-cum-cult leaders, doo-wop becomes electro-pop. What does any of this mean? Join us and you'll see. Welcome to the future/past/forever. A portion of the proceeds from the party will help put the finishing touches on ProjectQ's HAIRSTREAM trailer-- a mobile salon dedicated to helping LA's homeless queer youth combat bullying, develop self-esteem and find an identity for themselves. Friday December 30 and Saturday December 31 at the Ace Hotel and Swim Club in Palm Springs. Click here to purchase tickets. 

Macho Mel: Read Our Convo With the Endlessly Fascinating Mel Shimkovitz On Trans Vampires, Meeting William Burroughs, and Making It In Hollywood

In the following interview, we have a long chat with Mel Shimkovitz about Trans vampires, her Zelig-like position in the music, art and Hollywood worlds, and the media’s sudden shift in focus toward the lives and rights of the LGBTQ community. Click here to read the full convo. 

How Many Virgins? Summer Sacrifice @ The Ace Hotel In Los Angeles

How Many Virgins? presented their Second Summer sacrifice, an intimate evening of visual, aural, and sensual stimulation, at the Ace Hotel in Los Angeles. Featuring A Post-Mentalpausal Mid-Career Survey by Amy Von Harrington & Mel Shimkovitz: short films spanning ten years of new age-old epiphanies and co-defendant disfunction. photographs by Oliver Maxwell Kupper