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- Posted on Jun 18th 2011 11:01AM by Jesse Ship
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Standing skinny and proud, the skyrocketing electro-pop multi-instrumentalist star sang his heart out for a crowd of devoted fans, casual onlookers and newfound revelers who had come out for the free NXNE performance.
At times, O'Regan burst into impromptu raps, such as on his track 'Show Me Your Stuff.' Other times, he'd vogue with arms flailing above his head, as if at an '80s gay disco, with drum loops rolling. His set was sure to impress -- and also confuse -- new audiences, as he was clad in his gender bending, gold and green-banded eye shadow, Nike high-tops and an Air Jordan jersey that hung off his lanky frame.
O'Regan played his most popular, ambiguous love ballads, including 'All Yr Songs,' where he confesses truisms in sing-a-long choruses and refrains like, "And if you ever wonder how we keep from going under/It's because we find another reason not to give in."
But when it comes to O'Regan's act, it must be remembered that, as he has stated in countless interviews, including one with Spinner, prior to NXNE, his interest is "not in identifying with any one gender in particular," rather, "exploring the spaces in-between." Mission accomplished.