Have you ever had unclean thoughts about a tree? Yes you have. Yes you have. Yes you HAVE. Anyway, youre in good company: The tree-mendous ent-ertainer Justin Vivian Bond is in town to celebrate a new record called Dendrophile, which, if we can be permitted to exaggerate, means tree-fucker. I love to hear the thunder of your world crashing down, Bond sings on a song from another record, but still, one thats easy to imagine your tree whispering to you. Trees whisper, a lot; its important. Speaking of a lot, thats what goes on with the performer in question last seen in San Francisco for a Valentines Day Karen Carpenter-off, Bond is announcing that gender binaries are annoying, everyone must drop he/she and replace it with V, and that Mx. is the new Ms. So theres that, as well as the nearly incomprehensible level of Rufus/Bowie-style diva-level raw vocal talent onstage thinking about sexy trees.
Sat., April 9, 8 p.m., 2011