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Leslie Hall, gem sweater queen, brings her spandex-infused satire rap to Artifice

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Bring it in for the “Power Cuddle” with Leslie and the LY’s.

Satirical rapper Leslie Hall unleashed what might be the most peculiar (or should we say awesome?) video of a troll boy and his elfin posse dancing along with the spandex-covered songstress on a forest backdrop. Set to the song “Tight Pants/Body Rolls,” it’s second to none … except maybe for all the other videos presented by the Iowa-based Hall, responsible for such musical gems as “Blame the Booty” and “Power Cuddle.”

Rocking blue eye shadow, giant eyeglasses, a forced double chin and thick, over-applied lipstick, she’s the gem sweater personified, a fitting title for the woman who owns more than 400 bedazzled sweaters. And just when it seemed like it couldn’t get better, along comes the Titus Jones “No Pants Policy” remix, part of a collection of remixed works by Hall and her band, Leslie and the LY’s.

On Sunday, they’ll all be in town, along with the denim-clad Dean and the Delilahs and the Boone County Comedy Troupe for a theatrical, potentially mind-blowing show underwritten by Las Vegas art collector Todd VonBastiaans, who’s long hoped to bring Hall to town.

VonBastiaans owns several paintings by Hall, who creates and sells her own shiny spandex pants designed “to hug your legs and hold your proud lady stuff.” This weekend’s concert gives locals the chance to scream, “Watch out for my body rolls!”

Leslie and the Ly'sMarch 2, 6:30 p.m., $10, Artifice, 489-6339

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