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Named after the brazen, ill-fated debutante who hung out with Andy Warhol and Bob Dylan, Edie Sedgwick is the high-concept electro-pop project of local musician (and regular City Paper contributor) Justin Moyer. As the self-proclaimed “transgendered reincarnation” of Sedgwick, Moyer delivers sexually charged, whimsical dance songs that reveal his penchant for satirizing vapid pop-culture figures on songs like “Mary-Kate Olsen,” “Angelina Jolie,” and “Bambi/G.W. Bush.” You can hear those tracks on his third album, Things Are Getting Sinister and Sinisterer, produced by Ian MacKaye, but Edie Sedgwick is best experienced in the flesh: Moyer’s live performance unfolds like a trashy, flamboyant fashion show led by a cross-dressing prankster desperately seeking catharsis through bass and drum pulsations.
EDIE SEDGWICK PERFORMS WITH GESTURES AND BIG GOLD BELT AT 9 P.M. AT THE BLACK CAT BACKSTAGE, 1811 14TH ST. NW, $8. (202) 667-4490.