December 12, 2021


Tragically, due to the punk rock/amateur nature of the setup and Candystore’s extremely scintillating/distracting pre-show banter somebody (Nate) did not record this show. An encouragement to listen to the live show! If we are lucky, Candystore will grace us again in 2022. 

Complete playlist below

  1. The Moon Is Blue, Colorbox, 1985
  2. Computer Blue, Prince, 1984
  3. Union City Blue, Blondie, 1979
  4. Wild in Blue, Suicide, 1988
  5. Blue Bannisters, Lana Del Rey, 2021
  6. Turquoise Days, Echo & the Bunnymen, 1981
  7. Topax, The B-52s, 1989
  8. Red Right Hand, Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds, 1994
  9. Red Light, Siouxsie and the Banshees
  10. Violet, Hole, 1994
  11. Pynk, Janelle Monáe feat. Grimes, 2018
  12. Pink Houses, John Cougar Mellancamp, 1983
  13. Pretty in Pink, The Psychedelic Furs, 1981
  14. Pink + White, Frank Ocean, 2016
  15. Orange, Big Thief, 2019
  16. Black Eyes, Blue Tears; Shania Twain, 1997
  17. A Whiter Shade of Pale, Annie Lennox with Heff Moraes, 1995
  18. I’m Going in a Field, The Ivo Cutler Trio, 1967
  19. Oh, to Be a Rainbow! Soko, 2020
  20. Color Is a Beautiful Thing, Nina Simone, 1982
  21. Shades, Poly Styrene, 1980

Candystore was a 2018-2019 artist-in-residence with Shandaken: Governor’s Island and a 2018-2019 fellow in the Queer | Art | Mentorship program. In 2019, she-he was one of four recipients of the Shannon Michael Cane Award from Printed Matter, which allowed shimher the opportunity to produce and self publish her debut, *SOLD OUT* book of poetry, Hi Angels: Poems by Candystore, which then begat the 2020 extended version, Hi Angels: DELUXE—also sold out, sorry.

Candystore’s writing and art have been published in PAPER Magazine, Phile Magazine, Riot of Perfume, Precog Mag, RFD, and others. She-he has performed around New York City, most notably at MoMA PS1 (though it was only in the book store) and Dixon Place (but in that weird area between the bar and the bathroom). Candystore also performs every time she-he uses a public, "binary-themed" restroom. In shimher spare time, Candystore hosts a sexy, community-focused TV show called Pubic Access. She-he loves dick and lives in Brooklyn, NY with a snake named Mascara.