Monday, May 23, 2011

Neon Hitch At Splash Bar NYC (5/20)

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I was able to catch electro-pop vixen Neon Hitch perform at the fabulous Splash Bar in NYC this past Friday after winning a spot on the guest-list during her Twitter contest. After a few hours of drinking and dancing until the end of the world - literally, as the clock struck midnight while I was on the dance-floor and judgment day was suddenly upon us club-goers - the only rapture I experienced was when Neon hit the stage at around 1 am.

Clad in a sexy black leotard, tattered white fishnets, a handmade white one-shoulder feathered epaulette, and glittering platform heeled booties, the flame-haired pop gypsy wobbled onstage as her new jungle-electro record “Silly Girl” exploded from the speakers, her sexy band of gypsies accompanying her with their tribal drums.

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After tossing off her feathered headdress (also handmade, as she explained to me later in the evening) and treating the crowd to glow-sticks - I immediately fastened mine into a chic headband - Neon began to seduce the eager, bobbing crowd with her sultry gyrations, booty-shaking, and acrobatic dance moves, all the while singing along fervently to her new track “Silly Girl” as it blasted from the venue’s speakers.

When the song ended, the fierce songstress greeted the crowd with a cheerful and excitedly received, “What’s up, Splash?” Grabbing a chain leash, Neon then called up on stage her “bad dog” of the evening, one of the hot, scantily-clad male entertainers that had been dancing on the bar-top earlier, who promptly assumed the position on all fours as the pop-star fastened the collar around his neck.

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The bass thumping, Neon blasted into her upcoming single “Bad Dog,” a crowd-pleaser that quickly had the whole venue thumping along as she sang lines like, “I’m ‘a put you down / Bang, bang, like a bad dog.” Soon enough, the baddest bitch around mounted her “bad dog” on stage and, much to the thrill of the audience, began to ride him, all before popping back up to dance, her lucky victim trailing behind her like a lovesick puppy throughout the performance.

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After the track ended Neon playfully told the crowd, “So, apparently the world is gonna end tomorrow, and if that’s true, we’ve got a lot of fucking to do tonight!” The audience cheered, and as the music roared up again, she launched into my absolute favorite track, the explosive “Fuck You Better.” Taking command of the tiny stage, the sexy pop-warbler strutted and perched at the railing, belting out her catchy, bratty hook, “She can fuck you good / But I can fuck you better!”

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Pausing only to toss out some colorful glowing beach balls into the crowd in the middle of the song, Neon immediately sprung back into the infectious track as the strobe lights began flashing, dancers flooded the stage, and the songstress fell into an impressive split, bobbing to the bass and posing sensuously as “Fuck You Better” came to an end. Her band of gypsies still drumming away, the singer thanked the crowd and exited the stage.

After her performance, the Silly Girl had custom-made “Neon Hitch” silly-bandz in glittery pink and purple hues dispersed to the crowd as a treat. Though a short set at only three songs, Neon Hitch completely bewitched the crowd at Splash Bar and killed it with her fierce command of the stage, her erotic dance moves, and her contagious brand of hyper electro gypsy-pop. She electrified fans old and new alike, and left me totally wanting more. If you have a chance to catch this chanteuse live sometime soon, do so! You will absolutely not regret it.

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