is sweeping into PDX for a surprise cabaret show
Wednesday, Sept 12 (9 pm onward) at 23Hoyt
. Will Northwest 23rd Ave. will ever be the same?
Mellman's the kind of pianist you'd find tinkling away at any Greenwich Village corner cabaret, except for one critical element: he bangs the shit out of the keyboard and wails pop songs with wild abandon.
As one-half of the Tony-nominated, love 'em
or hate 'em
downtown drag duo Kiki and Herb
—Mellman's drag is that of a gin-soaked septuagenarian—Mellman's no stranger to Portland audiences: his appearances in TBA 05 and 06 were unabashed hits. He has an apparent affection for TBA and PDX, and after popping off an hour-plus show at 23Hoyt, will jet off to TBA's late-night "The Works"
to catch his buddy Brendan Fowler's band, BARR.
Dinner reservations are strongly encouraged, as Mellman fanatics are sure to pack the place: Call 445-7400 to snag a seat.
(photo above: Mellman as Herb)