Union Transfer

1026 SPRING GARDEN STREET, PHILADELPHIA, PA 19123 Ι 215-232-2100

The Martha Graham Cracker Cabaret

The Martha Graham Cracker Cabaret

Johnny Showcase, Red 40 & The Last Groovement

Sat, August 22, 2015

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 8:30 pm

Union Transfer

Philadelphia, PA

$10.00 - $15.00

This event is all ages

The Martha Graham Cracker Cabaret
The Martha Graham Cracker Cabaret
Forget everything you know about drag. If your idea of a drag show involves lip-synching, this is not that. This is a rollicking, sometimes careening out-of-control, balls-to-the-wall gender warrior cabaret led by Dito van Reigersberg, co-founder and co-artist director of Philadelphia's venerable Pig Iron Theatre Company.

Martha Graham Cracker is, arguably, the world's tallest and hairiest drag queen and was deemed the "Drag Queen King of Philadelphia" by the Philadelphia Inquirer and has received the Best of Philly award from Philadelphia magazine. The band was formed in Philadelphia in August 2005. Martha is accompanied by a four-piece band.
Johnny Showcase
Johnny Showcase
Johnny Showcase is an electrifying experience. An 8-piece absurdist soul outfit based in Philadelphia, it is an innovative, joyful tour-de-force that blissfully toes the line between performance art and a psychedelic soul revival. Carrying the torch of our funk-rock pioneers, they have gained a massive following and propelled Johnny to something that of a funky Philly folk hero legend.

Frontman Johnny Showcase is a sweaty, charismatic showman from Rhode Island who is equal parts Andy Kaufman and Prince. Surrounding him is a rag tag group of performers, including spiritual adviser Rumi Kitchen, two vacuous vocalists collectively named The Truth, and knife sharp backing band the Mystic Ticket.

Listed in 2015 by Philadelphia Magazine as one of "The 8 Philly Bands You Should Be Listening to Right Now", Johnny will release his highly-anticipated second full length album "The Octopus!" this fall.
Red 40 & The Last Groovement
Hawaiian Punch has nothing on the juices that these tangy Philly-based funk clowns have dripping down their legs. Red 40 & The Last Groovement is a little naughty, a little trashy, and a lot of sexy.

They are theater makers who play music and musicians who make theater, always mining material from the friction that arises at the intersection of music, theater, comedy and dance.
Venue Information:
Union Transfer
1026 Spring Garden St.
Philadelphia, PA, 19123