Photos from the Alibi’s steampunk ball (NSFW if your work sucks)
Scores of enthusiasts attended Captain Lionel Gearpunk’s Steam-Powered Ball, as evidenced by the folks who crowded the stage for our costume contest. The cosmetic interpretations of steampunk were superlative, as were the entertainers.
First up, Small Game fronted by Emma Crane. Then, the Ladies’ Society of Grenadiers, a band formed especially for this show. Film Editor Devin D. O’Leary took over hosting duties and introduced burlesque from aerialist September Smith and Godiva Bleu. Bianca Lily and Strong Man Sam treated the gallery to a steampunk-inspired dance. Squash Blossom Boys, not pictured here, polished off the night.
Sheley brought her steampunk-themed wares, and the Alibi gifted admirers with free passes to see a sneak preview of Hugo, a film for your young ones by Martin Scorsese.
We’ve got 100 passes to a preview of Hugo
We’re throwing a steampunk party tonight!
And the first people at the party can get passes to see Martin Scorsese’s Hugo the night before it hits theaters. The preview screening is Tuesday, Nov. 22 at 7 p.m. We’ve also got Hugo bookmarks, playing cards, journals and posters to give away. We’ll have a table set up inside the Launchpad with all the goods.
Doors open at 8 p.m. for Captain Lionel Gearpunk’s Steam-Powered Ball tonight at Launchpad (618 Central SW). The event is 21+, and the cover is $5. There will be steampunk-inspired music, burlesque and dance.
But back to Hugo, a film fans of steampunk eagerly await. From the Alibi’s film editor, Devin D. O’Leary in this week’s Holiday Film Guide:
Martin Scorsese directing a kids’ film? Why not? Based on the award-winning book The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick, the film spins the steampunk-inspired tale of an orphan who lives in a Parisian train station in 1930. He uncovers a mystery involving his late father, filmmaker Georges Méliès and a humanoid automaton.
Hugo will be shown in 3D, though Century Rio 24 was unable to say how many dimensions the preview screening would have. Scorsese came out full force in favor of 3D movies last week and said holograms are next.
“As I sit here now, I see you in 3-D. So why belittle that part of our existence? Why not use it?"
Free tickets to Scorsese's "Hugo" at 11.11.11 party
We'll be giving away 50+ pairs of tickets to Scorsese's latest, Hugo, at our steampunk party tomorrow at Launchpad!
First come, first served.
Bianca Lily and Strong Man Sam
Squash Blossom Boys
The Ladies' Society of Grenadiers
And a costume contest with prizes from Free Radicals!
The Alibi’s throwing a steampunk ball on 11.11.11
A spectacle spectacular at Launchpad on Friday! Doors at 8 p.m. $5
Circus burlesque act September Smith will rise above the audience.
Godiva Bleu will also perform a steampunk-themed tease.
Bianca Lily and Strong Man Sam will dance for you.
Plus, the Ladies’ Society of Grenadiers formed especially for this event (featuring members of The Gracchi and Ya Ya Boom).
Small Game, too!
DJ Caterwaul will spin all night.
And shore up some cash for steampunk jewelry and crafts by Sheley.
In 15 minutes, everybody will be famous
We tinfoiled up the Launchpad at the end of August and asked this town’s randiest bands to take the stage. Basement Films projected weirdo footage onto several ethereal screens, and 111 Media Collective screen-printed limited-edition Alibi shirts live.
Autumn Chacon shot and edited this video for us. First up, The Scrams, an impressively raw and sweaty mess. Then Manby’s Head, whose performance was so good, our music editor was seized by it. Next in the vid is Low on High, my new favorite band. And last, Chacon gave us a full song from The Dirty Novels during one of the group’s very last shows ever.
Andy Warhol once said he’d be happy to watch every party he’s invited to from a monitor in his bedroom. Little did he know, with the advent of everyman cheap tech and cell phone cams, he could be doing that—just about—these days.
If you didn’t make it to the show, pull up a pillow.
Forget fireworks. Rockabilly Blowout tomorrow at Launchpad!
The Alibi’s got you covered this Fourth of July season. Head on down to the Launchpad at 8 p.m. for (in order, first to last):
Jakob Insane (ex-12 Step Rebels)
The Hi-Lo Tones (ex-Long Gone Trio)
Cowboys and Indian (ex-Swingin’ Meat)
Plus, peruse the wares of:
Nob Hill Music (records)
The Duke City Darlins (merch)
Free Radicals (clothes and gear)
Snacks Viva (vintage hairstylist)
DarkFlash Photography (pinup photos)
66 Pin-Ups (clothes)
Babes and Bullies (merch and calendars)
RSVP on Facebook!
The show is in conjunction with the Hot Rod Hop, held all afternoon tomorrow along Central. Plus Burque Burlesque performs at KiMo in the evening, and the mother of all carsploitation movies, Thunder Road on the Mother Road will hit the KiMo’s big screen.
More Sassy Photos from the Alibi Pride Party
Are you featured in this slideshow?
These are the rest of the shots I took last Wednesday, posted due to popular demand. And look, I learned to make a slideshow in a blog! Lookout world, lots of slideshows coming your way.
This party was extra fun, thanks in part to all the fabulous outfits.
Free snaps at Pride tomorrow!
Come on up to the photobooth at the Fairgrounds tomorrow and get yer picture taken for FREE, courtesy of the Alibi and our good friends, Photo Booth Rentals of New Mexico.
Party Shots: La Jaula!
Here's what you missed if you missed it
The Alibi's Group Hug Glam Pride Party was a smashing success and dazzlingly fun. Casa Esencia started off really swank and we filled it with beautiful people.
Kicking-off the night was La Jaula, and not only are they terrific musicians, they're also all really good looking.
Hear my dulcet voice describing tonight’s Alibi Glam Dance Party
In preparation for tonight’s big-ass gay pride glam dance party at Casa Esencia, Mike Mackenzie had me on his morning radio show to talk a little bit about it. (Kudos to Mike and co. for supporting Pride Week and Albuquerque’s gay community on-air at KKOB 93.3). I’ve been on the radio a handful of times, and this was by far the most fun I’ve had doing it. Take a listen.