| May 23, 2011
Big Freedia – Rock Around the Clock

It was only a matter of time before my true southern roots surfaced.  With the anticipation of Big Freedia’s show at DC9 Tuesday night, I knew I had to give D.C. a taste of Sissy Bounce. For those uneducated in its ways, Bounce is fast, highly-interactive party music originating out of the depths of New Orleans’ West Bank and Ninth Ward. Sissy Bounce is its gender-bending sister. Big Freedia, an interior designer by day and rapper by night, stands a bit over six feet tall and promises to put on an unforgettable show.

Not to disrespect the music, but Bounce is all about the dancing. On Tuesday night, you can expect to see The Divas, Big Freedia’s hyper-sexualized entourage, surrounding Freedia, bouncing hard and popping their hips as quickly as possible. Because of its intensity, a bounce set typically only lasts about 30 minutes, but it’s also the most energized half-hour you could ever wish for. So D.C., all I’m saying is: this is not one to miss.

For more information on Sissy Bounce, see a semi-instructional video from Big Freedia’s counterpart, Katy Red, and the pilot of Diplo’s mini-documentary on Bounce after the jump.

MP3:  Big Freedia – “Rock Around the Clock”