Over the past 13 years the Atlanta-based cable access American Music Show–best known, if at all, as the show that spawned RuPaul and Wigstock impresario Lady Bunny–has mixed the trash sensibilities of disco with a surreal, subversive wit and biting social satires of southern culture. The result is a show that transcends camp, in which drag performers, like the outrageously over-the-top DeAundra Peek (on the far left in the above picture), are more than guys who get laughs by wearing dresses. Everyone–celebrities, Christian fundamentalists, the performers themselves–is considered fair game, and everything is done in the spirit of the show’s freewheeling motto: “If it ain’t fun, don’t do it.” This live cabaret marks the show’s first visit to Chicago, and it’ll be taped for broadcast in Atlanta. It features many of the show’s regulars–including Peek, whose tone-deaf take on R.E.M.’s “Losing My Religion” could make an atheist out of Pat Robertson–plus performances by such local gender benders as London Broil, Andy Soma, and Lawrence Steger. Foxy’s, 800 W. Belmont, 327-1222. Thursday, November 11, 11 PM (doors open at 9 PM). $3.

Art accompanying story in printed newspaper (not available in this archive): photo/Paula Gately Tillman.