Tammy Faye Starlite: Standing By This is a truly groundbreaking performance that you simply can’t afford to miss.

Tammy Lang as Tammy Faye Starlite in Lang’s new show “Standing By,” which is available to stream until Nov. 23.Credit…Albie MitchellWe’ve been telling you about Tammy Faye Starlite: Standing By, her livestream show from Pangea/New York.  It’s running now through November 22 and there’s a link for tickets in the New York Times piece that’s below.  This is a truly groundbreaking performance that you simply can’t afford to miss.

Tammy Faye Starlite: Standing By

by .Albie Mitchel


HOLLYWOOD(Perfect Music Today) 11/5/20/–“What if I told you there was a reason for it all?” declares the alt-right country singer Tammy Faye Starlite at the top of her new show “Standing By.” Claiming to know the causes behind the disease, geopolitical displacement and chaos that have plagued us this year, she dissects modern America through classic rock and country songs, in preparation for the “great awakening,” a rapture-like event she mentions in the show.

Starlite is the persona created by the left-wing artist Tammy Lang, as an exercise in empathy toward the  positions of those on the other side of the political spectrum. But Lang knows there is no place for contempt when you’re trying to see the world through the eyes of others.

And so when Starlite unironically turns to the Rolling Stones’ “Sympathy for the Devil” or the Who’s “Won’t Get Fooled Again” to prove her points, she reveals a literalist — someone whose fear is real, albeit misguided.

“Standing By” is the first show in the Ghost Light Series of livestreams from Pangea. Starting at $20 for individual viewers, you can stream a 48-hour rental through showtix4u.com until Nov. 23. If you’ve seen Starlite perform live, you know her rawness and magnetism are breathtaking. But in the intimacy of this filmed version, we have an opportunity to listen without distractions. May it grant us some sympathy as well. JOSE SOLÍS

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