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Penguin Prison :: Will make you think... while shaking your ass

by BeBe Sweetbriar
Tuesday Feb 28, 2012

Chris Glover, better known as the new sound that is Penguin Prison, doesn't mince words when it comes to the lyrics of his band's music. On the self-titled debut album, Penguin Prison revisits a feel good sound that is reminiscent to what as been associated with the music of the 80s, and in addition, covers some pretty hefty topics like sexual liberation, corporate greed, and the 99% movement that has become known as the Occupy Movement.

But Glover is definitely no 80s-wannabe copycat. With a musical background that includes attending the same Performing Arts school as the likes of Alicia Keys, Penguin Prison has developed a sound that intends to make you think while you shake your ass on the dance floor. Currently on tour opening for the Swedish Indie band Miike Snow, I caught up with Penguin Prison's Glover in New York and discussed his influences, the intent in developing a mega-hit album, the desire to have his music take him around the globe, and that name.

Based out of San Francisco, BEBE SWEETBRIAR is the Omni Present Drag Chanteuse. As an entertainer and hostess, BeBe can be scene every week hosting and performing at countless events and parties in the San Francisco. One of the few drag personalities to sing live while performing, BeBe has literally graced every notable stage in San Francisco, bridging many gay sub-community gaps. She has also been the opening act for Destiny’s Child Kelly Rowland, "Ugly Betty’s" Alec Mapa and Dance Diva Kristine W. Adding recording artist to her list of performance accomplishments in 2008 with the release of her first single "Save Me", Ms. Sweetbriar will soon release her fifth dance single in 2012 called "Show It Off"..
As an actress, BeBe was introduced to film with a lead role in the independent film "Under One Sun" with her character dealing with religious, racial and gender issues. Additionally, she appeared in the campy musical "Devious, Inc" (Australian Film Festival, San Francisco Short Film Fest) also adding additional vocals to the musical soundtrack. Both of these performances led to her selection for a lead role in Aisha Media’s next short film series, "Con-tin.u.um" to be released in 2012.


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