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V.20 No.24 | 6/16/2011
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Group Hug

More Sassy Photos from the Alibi Pride Party

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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.

V.20 No.23 | 6/9/2011

Group Hug

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.

Music

Party Preview

Musical selections from tonight’s Pre-Pride Glam Dance Party

Tonight the Alibi’s Group Hug and Albuquerque Pride are hosting the Pre-Pride Glam Dance Party at the beautiful Casa Esencia (800 Rio Grande NW) in Old Town. This will be an evening filled with tiny bubbles, delicious canapés, shiny tunage and general fabulousness.

The entertainment is as follows: La Juala, fronted by sultry international torch singer Georgina, will perform live at the beginning of the evening, and will be followed by DJs Cassyle (c’est moi), Mello, Tahnee and Nicolatron. Naturally, there will be a drag show as well. To get a feel for the general aesthetic, below are some classic glam rock track that we’re likely to play. For good measure, we’ll be spinning disco and electro tracks, too.) You can also click here for a playlist full of early glam. Enjoy!

P.S. You can RSVP to he party here.

V.20 No.22 |

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Pride and La Jaula

Check this band out!

The Alibi is throwing a totally amazing Pride party at Casa Esencia, and some of my mysterious friends are playing. Three of the best (and most fun, and good looking) musicians around have formed the band La Jaula, and they're going to sex it up on Wednesday, June 8. The group is hard to catch, often playing underground cabarets or house parties, but the members have agreed to appear at the Alibi Pride event in all their full glory.

They perform Cuban boleros, Argentinian tangos, Mexican ballads and more, while playing characters that are sultry and funny.

La Jaula goes on pretty early—around 7:30 p.m. or 8—and you want to eat the delicious food from Standard Diner and Rodeo Grill before it's gone anyway, so come at the beginning of the party.

Wednesday, June 8 at 7:00pm - June 9 at 12:00am

Also featured:
DJ Nicolatron, DJ Tahnee, DJ Mello and the Alibi's own music editor, DJ Cassyle, all spinning glam rock, disco and electro. Sweet!