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Sorry folks, I just found this out today. Due to a number of circumstances, including a death in the SWYD extended family, SWYD has announced there will be no show until after New Years.

Venus & Bacchus Productions ....SWYD in cancelled until the new year....we'll be back in January.
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Sleep When You're Dead has consistently had some of the hottest acts. The last show featured "Pyro Salto" with their amazing performances with comedy and fire.



You know you want to come down for more.

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Remember, this Saturday is All Hallows Eve and time for the next Sleep When You're Dead at Matthews Bar and Grill in Birmingham.

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At the last Sleep When You're Dead, Jezabelle von Jane put on a rousing "solo" burlesque performance. She brought up two volunteers from the audience to assist her with a classic fan dance. At the end, she allowed one lucky young lady to do her own performance as well. I can only image what mayhem the rest of the Magic City Sirens have planned for this edition.

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After a scheduling glitch cancelled the September edition of Sleep When You're Dead, I'm so seriously looking forward to this show.

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Poster features model "Victorian Mourning" who I will be featuring in a set of photos next week.

Aren't sure you'll like the show? Check out the crowds from the last one! )
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Seasons change, as do all of us passing through them. Fall is definitely in the air here in north Alabama though given all the rain, it may be hard to tell. We’re now in our 19th day with some appreciable rainfall in the Huntsville/Madison area. We’ve had some heavy rains, but nothing the local streams and rivers haven’t been able to handle. Oddly, the weather has reminded me increasingly of the Pacific Northwest. In fact, instead of the leaves changing colors early, the mild temperatures and rains have contributed to the area looking even greener. I know it won’t last, but the foliage does start to change, the colors ought t be spectacular.

Soccer, Photos, Shows and Such )
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For those of us suffering from withdrawls since SWYD isn't happening tomorrow, perhaps this will appease the hunger pains.

NSFW slideshow )
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Per Jezabelle von Jane - SWYD is CANCELLED for 19 Sept. Seems that there was a scheduling conflict!


In nearly a year of shooting Siren's and SWYD shows, I'm only seen Ruby perform solo once. This was fun to watch. Ladies and Gents, Ms. Ruby Loo!

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The Magic City Sirens are the resident burlesque troupe at SWYD. The only problem is getting them all together for a group photo except on stage. When given the opportunity to herd the cats together, I jumped at it. In fact, I climbed on top of a bar stool to get this group shot. The rest are curtain calls and candids from the June show.

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“Spyder” of Pyro Salto is only half of the performance team, but this particular evening, she was solo. Spyder is also heavily part of the Steampunk community of Alabama. She performed an interpretive dance set at ImagiCon. Oh yes, those photos are also coming very, very soon.

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Pyro Salto is a graceful, energetic and certainly hot fire act from the Birmingham area. In this case, only half the duet was performing. Ladies and Gents, presenting “Spyder”

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Ladies and Gentlemen! Boils and Ghouls! Freaky Children of all ages. Come down and join us for Cirque Noir at Matthews Grill in Birmingham, AL Saturday 22 Aug 09 9p-2am. This is the best Goth/Industrial, Burlesque, Dance night in the region.

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Don't believe me? Here's samples of revelers from the June show!
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This Saturday come out to the circus! The dark circus!

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Previous Burlesque [6 NSFW behind the cut] )
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This Saturday, at Matthews Bar and Grill in downtown Birmingham, will be this month’s version of the south’s hottest Goth/industrial/steam party. “Sleep When You’re Dead’s” theme for this Saturday night is “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” so come in your finest fairy wings, cloven hooves or with your faun’s tail in hand and enjoy the mayhem and fun. Festivities start at 9p & the shows usually get underway at 10p.

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This is a treat to finally be able to offer some of the many burlesque shots that I've been shooting since last December. These are the ladies of the Magic City Sirens who perform at Sleep When You're Dead - the south's premiere Goth/Industrial/Steam dance party.

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Miss Heathra and Jezabelle von Jane

Let loose! [16 images behind the cut] )
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Last month was an absolutely kick ass edition of Sleep When You're Dead. The next edition is this Saturday!

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Let loose! [12 images behind the cut] )
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Here’s some further shots of the The Posey Peep Show from January 2009. The Posey’s version of burlesque is a mix of story, cabaret and traditional striptease with a twist of the absurd. The troupe will be traveling to New York City in a few weeks (late June) to stage a series of performances in the Big Apple. Dates are listed on their MySpace page.



Showtime! [30 images behind the cut] )
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I'm bad..

Back in January, I had the pleasure of attending Huntsville's self described "Absurdist Burlesque" troupe. Due to a backlog of photos and personal mayhem, I set aside the photos I took till April. That was when I finally got my other computer set up to write files to CD (again). I was going to give "Clementine" (the head of the troupe) a set of the unedited photos and be done with it. Then I forgot to take the CD-r with me to Lowe Mill for another month or so. Given this, I decided to do a complete, professional edit to the set and offer the troupe a set of high quality pics to make up for the delay. Since they do a themed show, here's the results for the old west based show "Wanted."



Showtime! [22 images behind the cut] )
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If you’re tired of the rains and don’t mind heading down to Birmingham, come to the hottest gothic, steam and electronic dance nights in the southeast. Did I also mention burlesque performances by the Magic City Sirens? All photos below were taken at ImagiCon 2009 where SWYD went on the road.

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Showtime! [19 images behind the cut] )
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Just when you might have thought burlesque had disappeared from my photo journal, I 've finally gotten the time to post these shots. This is a local troupe here in Huntsville. They're creative and energetic. Permit me to introduce you to the Betty Roulette Burlesque Company!

NSFW Slide show )

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