Ssion Offer New Album “Bent” For Free

Posted by The G on June 27, 2011 under GNN | Read the First Comment

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Cody Critcheloe of Ssion

Cody Critcheloe of Ssion

Ssion had me at “we have a new album called ‘Bent’ coming out on June 28, 2011.”  The album is being released for free download on Ssion’s official website on Bent’s release day.  Ssion is part dance/punk band and part visual art.  Combining both mediums, a Ssion concert is a ridiculously good time.  Fun people in attendance, amazing visuals and dance music that reminds you how wonderful it is to be alive.  Lead singer Cody Critcheloe is a great performer and you’ll have a sweatty great time when you see him do his thing on stage.  You can hear their new single “Psy-chic” right now on Ssion.com.  Make sure you get your speakers ready, get the strobe lights out and prepare to party!  If you like what you hear, and I think you will, spread the word.

Ssion live at MOMA PS1 (First Night)

Posted by The G on May 14, 2011 under Encounters with G, G Reviews | Be the First to Comment

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Ssion

Cody Critcheloe of Ssion

Ssion!  If you don’t know this dance/punk performance art collective and band from Kansas City, you’d better put them on your radar immediately…  but only if you enjoy seeing a band that will keep you dancing all night while you watch extremely trippy visuals on the screens behind them as they perform tracks that are both funky and rockin’.  Lead by Cody Critcheloe, Ssion (pronounced “shun”) played the first of 3 nights at the Museum of Modern Art PS1 in Queens.  Ssion is previewing new tracks from their upcoming album “Bent,” which will be released in July, 2011.  Cody Critcheloe is a little bit Freddie Mercury, a little bit Jake Shears and a whole lot of entertaining!  He danced all night long, and had drag queens and cross dressers dancing on stage with him to make the evening more wild.  Perhaps best of all, Casey Spooner of Fisherspooner was a special guest and he welcomed the Spring to New York by wearing slightly more than a smile (see a picture after the jump).

Sscion

Sscion

The crowd was dressed to the nines and the museum was packed.  One thing was clear – everyone was there for one reason only: to have a great time.  This show is definitely a contender for one of the best shows I’ve seen in 2011.  It combined art and music perfectly and was fun from start to finish.  If you missed this show, it is a pity, but you have two more chances to catch Ssion at PS1.  They’ll be performing on May 14 and 15, 2011 and you can get tickets in the link above.  The show begins around 9 pm and I highly recommend you see it. 

See more pictures after the jump including Casey Spooner wearing very little and the gratuitous armpit hair shot  of Cody(for my gays), the set list and a photo from my backstage encounter with Cody Critcheloe.

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