Bob & Barbara's - The Absinthe Drinkers Early late-Nitey Talky Show Presents:
3-D in 3-D!

Tuesday, March 3
1509 South St., Philadelphia

  • Featuring: The multi-dimensional lit pop of The Absinthe Drinkers!
  • The screen shattering burlesque of Tesla Tease!
  • The panoramic music of The Means!
  • The technicolor comedy of Vickie Fernandez!
  • The spectacular burlesque of Gemini Rose
  • A heart- stopping interview with Ron Bauman!
  • The popcorn burning visuals of Huge Hefner!
  • Cheap drinks from Robert Dicks & the staff at Bob & Barbara's!
  • Yes, for the low price of $0 you can enjoy 3D in 3D!

See what it's about at 9pm.

talky showPrevious Shows (not a complete list, but you get the idea...)

Bob & Barbara's - The Absinthe Drinkers Early late-Nitey Talky Show Presents: MY SASQUATCH VALENTINE!! (1509 South St., Philadelphia)


Hebe Music Lounge at Big Shots Bar and Grill (835 Route 130, Burlington, New Jersey 08015)
The Absinthe Drinkers join the Steve Oakley Band.

Bob & Barbara's - The Absinthe Drinkers Early late-Nitey Talky Show Presents: SUPERHERO LOUNGE!! (1509 South St., Philadelphia)

Candy Heart Cabaret at Bob and Barbaras (1509 South St., Philadelphia)
The Drinkers open for another sexy night by Candy Heart Cabaret featuring comedy, sideshow, and the sexiest burlesquery to be had on a Tuesday night! Plus: dance party goodness!

XFS Philly Song Shuffle at World Cafe Live (3025 Walnut Street, Philadelphia)
Three plus hours of fast, dirty fun involving four minute sets, four second set changes, fifty artists on one stage, and a Philly-sized dose of complete mayhem. City Paper described its 2003 debut as "an excellent idea that should become a regular event."; The first and only live song shuffle anywhere! Featuring: The Absinthe Drinkers Arron Nathans Abraham Dubb Andrea Nardello Angella Irwin.... 

Mythos Mayhem at Connie’s Ric Rac (1132 S. 9th St. Philadelphia)
Connie's RicRac is going to shake to its foundations with the power of the elder gods! Featuring Cthulhu Martini, The Absinthe Drinkers, Candy Heart Cabaret, Cut Throat Freakshow, and more-more-more!. 9pm. $12

Philadelphia Italian Market Festival 2014 (Philadelphia)
Festival along 9th Street between Fitzwater and Wharton
Yes indeed! The Drinkers took the South stage at 9th and Federal.

Bob and Barbara's Early Late-Nitey Talky Show Presents: A Mardi Gras Kid's Show!(1509 South St. Philadelphia)
The Early Late-Nitey Talky Show: A Mardi Gras Kid's Show! With The Absinthe Drinkers!
Burlesque beauties Tesla Tease, Esther Ver Millions, Gemini Rose, Emily Claire and Scarlett Storm!
To take all this home we invited New Pony, the best NOLA funk band in Philadelphia.

Bob and Barbara's Early Late-Nitey Talky Show Presents: HUG AND DRUGS! (15th & South St. Philadelphia)
Along with the Drinkers, The Cabaret Administration was on hand to perform a preview of their upcoming extravaganza: Fin d'Amour. Asha Lo, the burlesque artist and flow mistress, enchants with the grace of her moves. Rick Robotin, the ace stand up comedian, telling jokes that make you laugh while simultaneously exposing the hollow lie that is your life. Tesla Tease, Philadelphia's Own Vintage Vixen!
To round out the evening we had The Red Hot Ramblers, the hot jazz trio led by trombonist extraordinaire Larry Toft. Showing the videos you never knew you needed to see until he shows them was our own Huge Hefner.

3rd & Girard (Third Street and Girard Avenue, Philadelphia)
A night of music, weirdness, burlesque and more music! The Steve Oakley Band, Jersey's best kept secret, arrives in Philadelphia to show you just how hard & wild they roll in the Garden State. Burlesque sensation Scarlett Storm is on hand to dance her way into your hearts. Candy Heart Cabaret's own Talia Zatanna also brought the burlesque groove you know and love.


3rd & Girard (Third Street and Girard Avenue, Philadelphia)
The Absinthe Drinkers, Candy Hearts Cabaret & Emily Mineo!

Bob and Barbara's Early Late-Nitey Talky Show! (15th & South St. Philadelphia) Nov.

3rd & Girard (Third Street and Girard Avenue, Philadelphia)
We bring the madness to 3rd & Girard with techno-pop artists Spectral Lines and Kelvin Cochrane! 9pm

Bob and Barbara's Early Late-Nitey Talky Show! (15th & South St. Philadelphia) Oct.
Featured: Musical guests: The Travelers!
Burlesque Goddess: Margot Go!!

Bob and Barbara's Early Late-Nitey Talky Show! (15th & South St. Philadelphia) Sept.

  • Your hosts, steamfunkers, The Absinthe Drinkers with all new material!
  • Burlesquery/Sideshow shenanigans with Dead Flowers of Smoking Gun Revue!
  • Musical guests: Every Heard and Ed Russakoff!
  • Video mayhem from Touch Me Philly!
  • Walking Fish Theater's "The Safe Word Is Begonia"!
  • Eye pokes: Huge Hefner's Weirdo Video!

With guest interviews at the Talky-Drinky Desk!

The World Cafe Live for The XFS Philly Song Shuffle! (3025 Walnut St. Philadelphia)
The Drinkers brought the house down last year at The World Cafe Live for The XFS Philly Song Shuffle!

Bob and Barbara's Early Late-Nitey Talky Show! (15th & South St. Philadelphia) Aug.
The Absinthe Drinkers hosting. With Sideshow lovely Reggie Bugmuncher! Musical guest Jason Jefferies! Burlesquery delights and visual nonsense! 

Xtreme Folk Scene’s XFest 2013 (133 Cressman Rd., Telford, Pa.)
The Xfest 2013 held at The Country Creek Winery!

The Twisted World: Divine Decadence(Doubletree Hotel in Somerset, NJ)
The Absinthe Drinkers smoothed into a multi-cultural, multi-genre event where this year celebrates the Decadence of decades and world visions. Many bands, performers, writers, artists and vendors were there.

M Room
(15 W. Girard Avenue, Philadelphia, Pa.)
The Drinkers headed out of the studio again, exhibiting their new material while bouncing out some old favorites.
The night's line-up included Vice Royal, The Absinthe Drinkers, For The Love of Pineapple, and Andrew Davis.


The Way Station (683 Washington Ave. Prospect Heights, Brooklyn, N.Y.)
The Absinthe Drinkers return to Brooklyn, NYC.

Connie's Ric-Rac (1132 S. 9th St.  Philadelphia, Pa.)
The Absinthe Drinker's pre-'Ween Party @ Connie's Ric-Rac! Halloween festivities early with Booze, Acts and.... Karaoke?! Drinkers joined by accordion/Gameboy (that's right! Gameboy!) entertainer Andrew Davis! This is the way to start your 2012 H'ween!

The Fire (412 W. Girard Ave. Philadelphia, Pa.)
The Drinkers appearing with our good friends This Way To The Egress, Hellblinki (NC) and Frenchy and the Punk (NYC)! Steam-punkery, lit-pop, gypsy cabaret greatness!

Fringe Festival's 2012 Late Night Cabaret! (The Underground Arts @ The Wolf Building • 12th & Callowhill Sts., Philadelphia, Pa.)
The Drinkers will be the house band for a potpourri of wonderful acts hosted by Sci-fi Devil Girls!!

The World Cafe Live for The XFS Philly Song Shuffle!
(3025 Walnut St. Philadelphia, Pa.)
The Drinkers brought the house down at The World Cafe Live for The XFS Philly Song Shuffle!

Rock and/or Roll Against Cancer @ Connie's Ric-Rac (1132 S. 9th St.  Philadelphia, Pa.)
The Drinkers will join The Poet Lariats, Thunderlips and the Ultimate Males along psychobilly band Cthulhu Martini. All of Retrograde proceeds will go towards the fight against breast cancer.  

Dalet Art Gallery — LiQin Tan Reception (141 N 2nd St. Philadelphia, Pa.)
The Absinthe Drinkers were a perfect fit with LiQin Tan’s solo exhibition, "Primitive-Level Signals," featuring his fantastical and surreal animation installations, projections, and digital print series.

Grape Room (105 Grape St. Philadelphia, Pa.)
N'Orlean's funkified filth meets libation-inspired avant garde!
The Drinkers knock out a set at the Grape Room in Manayunk


The Way Station (683 Washington Ave. Prospect Heights, Brooklyn, N.Y.)
Opening act, The James Rocket.

John & Peter’s (96 S. Main Street, New Hope, Pa.)
The Drinkers are back wtih the "Traveling Curiosities of Music and Burlesque" at John & Peter’s in New Hope! Accompanied by The National Bird and an incredible ensemble of lovely ladies.

AxD Gallery (265 S. 10th St., Philadelphia, Pa.)
The Drinker's will entertain the after party at AxD Gallery for Rm.6 Theatre's Philly Fringe show "This Is How It Goes" written by Neil LaBute. The Drinker's semi-acoustic for the evening.

Webster Hall NYC (125 E. 11th St. New York, N.Y.)
The Absinthe Drinkers joined Psyche Corp, Platform One and Ten along with a steampunk potpourri of fashion, acts and exhibits!
The Drinkers featured their new single featured on G.D. Falksen's compilation CD to coincide with his newest release The Hellfire Chronicles: Blood In The Skies!

Roxy and Duke's Roadhouse Lounge (745 Bound Brook Rd. Dunellen, NJ 08812)
The Absinthe Drinkers and This Way to the Egress appeared for a night of Steam-Pop and Gypsy Punk.

Parkside Lounge (317 E. Houston St. New York, N.Y.)
The Absinthe Drinkers and friends This Way to the Egress hit the stage at the Parkside Lounge in the Lower East Side, NYC!

Between Books (2703 Philadelphia Pike, Claymont, De.)
The Absinthe Drinkers appeared at Between Books in Del. to coincide with the S.J.Chambers book signing for "The Steampunk Bible"! Also on the panel was Ekaterina Sedia, Ed Pettit, and illustrator Aleks Sennwald. The band prepared a semi-acoustic show to stimulate the most literary senses!

The Way Station (683 Washington Ave. Prospect Heights, Brooklyn, N.Y.)
The Absinthe Drinkers join Psyche Corporation in Brooklyn, NYC for a semi-acoustic night of steampunk dreams.

Plazapalooza: A Celebration of Spring (23rd and South Sts., Philadelphia, Pa.)
The Absinthe Drinkers appeared at the triangle in front of Grace Tavern for a free outdoor event! Youngsters abounded! Lots of deals and specials from area vendors and retailers were awarded to lucky winners. Mmmmmm, smell the lilac! Gorgeous!

Kimberlee Traub artworkThe Peanut Gallery Tavern (1832 Markley St. (rte. 202 near Johnson Hwy.) Norristown, Pa.)
The Drinkers appeared at St. Patty's night of shenanigans and were taped for broadcast on Comcast's WMCN TV! That's right! Stay tuned to the moving picture box! Also on the schedule... The Skeleton Equation!

MOJO 13 (1706 Philadelphia Pk. Wilmington, De.)
The Absinthe Drinkers and This Way to the Egress brought their variety of Rock and Gypsy Punk Cabaret to Delaware!

The Fire (412 W. Girard Ave. Philadelphia)
The Drinkers joined This Way to the Egress, Joe Black, and Dream of Fire for a night of Rock and Gypsy Punk Cabaret at The Fire!

Carnival of Broken Hearts/Anti Valentine Bash (Lancaster, Pa.)
The Absinthe Drinkers appeared at the invite-only Carnival of Broken Hearts/Anti Valentine Bash.

Digital Ferret (732 S. 4th St., Philadelphia)
Digital Ferret 4th Friday Event Series
The Absinthe Drinkers appeared with This Way to the Egress! Also, art by Stacy Lynn and a DJ.


The Court of Lazarus, Madame X (94 W. Houston St., New York)
A Metropolitan Vampire Society - New York’s Original Salon Noir! Come for an evening of decadent delights as we celebrate at the beautiful new space, Madame X! Respectful members of all Vampiric Courts and the Gothic Community are welcome! As always, gothic formal dress is expected.

Mojo 13 (1706 Philadelphia Pike, Wilmington, DE)
The Absinthe Drinkers shoot down to Mojo 13 with Viva Le Vox!

Webster Hall New York City (125 East 11th Street, New York)
The Absinthe Drinkers appeared at "The Anachronism: Oz meets Wonderland" at Webster Hall! Featuring Psyche Corp, This Way to the Egress, Jordana’s Steampunk Circus and more! Also, a Steampunk Fashion show!

The Raven Lounge (1718 Sansom St., Philadelphia)
Opening: The Skeleton Equation. 7 to 10 pm. No cover.

Dorian's ParlorDorian's Parlor (Doubletree of Center City, 237 S. Broad St, Philadelphia)
With the Gypsy Nomads! DJ Dave Ghoul spinning! Your MC for the night G.D. Falksen! Attendees dressed to the nines in Dandy, Steampunk, Neo-Victorian, Neo-vintage, Black Tie!

The Fire (412 W. Girard Ave., Philadelphia)
With such acts as Bitter Ruin (on tour with Amanda Palmer of the Dresden Dolls), Jason Webley, and This Way to the Egress!

AxD Gallery (265 S. 10th St. Philadelphia)
The Drinkers made a rare appearance at AxD Gallery in conjunction with DesignPhiladelphia 2010 AxD Gallery show "Passing Evidence"! The opening reception for Passing Evidence was part of the city-wide celebration DesignPhiladelphia 2010.

National Mechanics (22 S. 3rd St. Philadelphia)
The Absinthe Drinkers join the Monday Night Club's Live Arts pre-Fringe Fest 2010 bash.

World Cafe Live (3025 Walnut St. Philadelphia)
Just when we thought we'd take a sabbatical for August, we were invited to take part in the Beta Hi-Fi Emerging Music Festival held at World Cafe Live! Sabbatical schlamatical!
Photo (left) by Kyle Cassidy.

Raven Lounge (1718 Sansom St. Philadelphia)
The previous semi-acoustic show at the Raven Lounge was so much fun they invited us back! That's right — acoustic and free! Saturday night shenanigans with the Drinkers at the Raven Lounge.

John & Peter’s (96 S. Main Street, New Hope, Pa.)
The Drinkers and their "Traveling Curiosities" show of Music and Burlesque back to New Hope! Beach party madness! With an appearance by This Way to the Egress! Burlesque beauties DD Ramona, Kitten Kaboodle, and Deana Colada. Also the finger-picking comedic stylings of Banjo Gremlin.

Time (1315 Sansom Street, Philadelphia)
The Absinthe Drinkers back at Time with Kiss Kiss Kill and late night DJ Dave Ghoul!

Raven Lounge (1718 Sansom St. Philadelphia)
On the first floor the Drinkers appeared for free!

ThujoneThe Steampunk World’s Fair (21 Kingsbridge Road, Piscataway, N.J.)
This event was held at the Radisson Hotel Piscataway! The Drinkers appeared at the Miracle Ballroom and hosted the Gaslamp Cabaret!

Public Assembly (70 North 6th Street, Brooklyn, N.Y.)
The Drinkers cruised into the Big Apple to join the Rockabilly/Steampunk Burlesque Show w/ AM Preacher & more @ Public Assembly!

M Room (the manhattan room)  (15 W. Girard Ave., Philadelphia)
The Drinkers join Brother Dege and Skeleton Breath.

Tritone (1508 South Street, Philadelphia, Pa.)
The Drinkers with This Way to the Egress and Baffle the Cat!

L’etage (6th & Bainbridge Sts. Philadelphia, Pa.)
The Absinthe Drinkers presented the "Cabinet of Curiosities" with The Clockwork Dolls from Baltimore!
Also, burlesque beauties Randi Warhol, Kitten Kaboodle, Dee Dee Ramona, and more more more!

Liberties (705 N. 2nd St. [2nd & Fairmount] Philadelphia, Pa.)
The Drinkers appeared with Baffle the Cat and The Rattlers!

North Star Bar (2639 Poplar St., Philadelphia, Pa.)
The Drinkers hit the stage at the North Star Bar for "North Star Steampunk Sunday" with This Way to the Egress!

Photo by F SicilianoTime (1315 Sansom Street, Philadelphia, Pa.)
The Absinthe Drinkers brought their show to Time. Special guests: The Oubliette Ensemble.

John & Peter’s (96 S. Main Street, New Hope, Pa.)
The Drinkers presented the "Traveling Curiosities of Music and Burlesque" at John & Peter’s in New Hope! Featuring "The Bad Girls of Mythology" (Burlesquery for the ages!) and Keyboard Cathy (Splendiferous!)!!


Beefeater 24Time The Drinkers entertained for an invite only, Pernod Absinthe and Beefeater 24 launch event at Time! (Private event)

L’etage (6th & Bainbridge Sts. Philadelphia)
"Cabinet of Curiosities," Nuevo Steampunk Burlesque Extravaganza! A night featuring: The sexy lounge magic of Mr. Unloved! Hot new dancing girls La La Loopy and Tawdry Hepburn enticed and amazed with their here-to-fore unseen charms! New bewilderifying visuals from the mind of Kevin! And of course, excessive soungifying by the Absinthe Drinkers!

Shampoo Night Club (650 Willow St., Philadelphia)
The Absinthe Drinkers at the Diabolique Ball 2009 — Steampunk Fetish Engine!

Sailor danceCabinet of Curiosities (L'etage, 6th & Bainbridge Streets, Philadelphia)
We re-opened the cabinet after summering abroad. Hosted by Bag Lady Theater's Kimberlie Cruse! Featuring guests "Super Heroes Who Are Super" (from the 2009 Philadelphia Fringe Festival), Allen Merry, and the sultry Satangela!

Patou (312 Market St., Philadelphia)
The Absinthe Drinkers hit Patou for a First Friday event! Also filling out the night... the Technophobes, The Circadian Rhythms, Tongue Sculptors, Damian Quinones, DJ Congo, Art Works by Juan Damida (Skinny Johnny from Technophobes) And... John Cecil Price and his Rhythm Section do jazz/blues out front.

John and Peter's flierJohn & Peter's (96 S. Main St., New Hope, Pa.)
With musical guests, This Way to the Egress. Dr. Thujone's Traveling CarnEvil! Featuring the burlesque ex-tra-va-gan-za, "Widow Svedka's Black Hearts Memorial." Featuring Burlesque darlings Deena Colada, Randi Warhol, Anastacia with the chanteuse Svedka von Shotz and belly dancing by Rag Tag Tribal

RUBA Club (418 Green St. Philadelphia)
"Tomorrow is Yesterday" — a BURLESk-N-BEYOND 2009 EVENT. Burlesque Mixer with a special performance by Vaudevillians, Burleskers and all points between... not for the squeamish! Also: "The Open Stage."

Tritone Buddhafest (1508 South Street, Philadelphia)
More infernal musical acts than you can shake a stick at. If you are prone to shaking sticks, stay home! We don't need that type of behavior at our presentations!

National Mechanics (22 S. 3rd St., Philadelphia)
The Absinthe Drinkers lent their expertise to The Monday Night Club! A weekly clusterf*ck of local bands, solo musicians, comedians, thespians, photographers, painters, monologists, linguists, performance artists, authors, DJs, jammers, scammers, filmmakers, and films experimenting in different-than-usual norms on an in-the-biz night with you as judge, jury, victim, viewer, but not executioner. Sorry, we reserve that right.

Cabinet of Curiosities (L'etage, 6th & Bainbridge Streets, Philadelphia)
Extravaganza featured R&B artist Damon Hamilton! Hosted by none other than Svedka Von Schotz, with VJ Gina Izzo and dancers Deana Colada and Randi Warhol!

M Room (15 W. Girard Ave., Philadelphia)
The Absinthe Drinkers invaded the M Room (Philly’s newest live music venue) with Black Fortress of Opium and Cabaret Red Light

The Second Annual Historic Portico Row Spring Fair (10th Street between Locust and Spruce, Philadelphia). The Absinthe Drinkers shared the stage with a combination of local bands and dancers. Jammin!

Moonstone Art Center (110-A S.13th St., Philadelphia)
Rustic Music Presents: The Absinthe Drinkers with guest Five & Dime and the visual stylings of Gina Izzo!

Cabinet of Curiosities (L'etage, 6th & Bainbridge Streets, Philadelphia)
With special guest Nicki Jaine! Also, the ever enticing Annie A-Bomb!

Cabinet of Curiosities (L'etage, 6th & Bainbridge Streets, Philadelphia)
With special musical guests The Lemon Treasures! And saucy dancers Dee Dee Ramona and Chloe Valentine displaying burlesque artistry.


The Monday Night Club Special Unauthorized Unofficial Late Night Cabaret Alt-Fringe Edition
(The Balcony, 1003 Arch Street, Philadelphia)

Cabinet 2007Cabinet of Curiosities (L'etage, 6th & Bainbridge Streets, Philadelphia)
A delightfully strange cabaret with Bag Lady Theatre, metal from Jamalogy, avant-garde burlesque cutie Randi Warhol, DJ Lexx and his magical double-deck victrola funk and VJ Gina Izzo with her ocular dazzlements!

VictorianaVictoriana (Walking Fish Theatre, 2509 Frankford Ave., Philadelphia)
A musical-burlesque celebration of gilded-age decadence. Advances techno-logical and philo-sophical explored through music, burlesque, lecture, and visuals for the edification and betterment of those attending.

Cabinet of Curiosities (L'etage, 6th & Bainbridge Streets, Philadelphia)
The Drinkers quasi-montly oddity showcase has featured the music of The Blazing Cherries, Stephen Bluhm, Damon Hamilton, saucy burlesque from Annie A-Bomb, Heather Henderson, and Randi Warhol, eye-pokes from the always lovely VJ Gina Izzo, dance music from DJ Lexx and DJ Dave Ghoul.


Art@Sophi (Factory 1241, 1241 Carpenter Street, Philadelphia)
Alien Thujone returned to his birthplace, at the opening of the Philly Open Studio Tours South Philly Group Show. Rockin' out with Miss Monika Turtle, oh yeah!

Ossuary 07The Ossuary (L'etage, 6th & Bainbridge Streets, Philadelphia)
Day of the Dead extravaganza costume party! Oubliette got all medieval! AnnAtomic shook those burlesque bones! DJ Dave Ghoul of Zombie Monkey Projects rocked out the rest of the night. All the mod-goddess VJ Gina Izzo stimulated everyone's occipital lobes!

The Rotunda 4014 Walnut Street
With gorgeous saw-playing chanteuse Nicki Jaine, and the 18 piece rock symphony This Ambitious Orchestra. The lovely Philomena Bindlestiff of the Bindlestiff Circus walked on glass and cracked the whip. Heavenly....

The Tiberino Museum 3819 Hamilton St. West Philly
Dr. Ketchup poured out his smooth funk sauce and Todd Young's Rock Band... rocked!

songs from under the bed

Songs from Under the Bed - 2007 Philly Fringe Festival - AxD Gallery, 265 S. 10th St.
Our fringe show featuring songs about monsters, glowing brains, babies in jars, and sexy monster dancers!
The Absinthe Drinkers do horror core right. -- A.D. Amorosi, City Paper

Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts Wilmington, DE
The Absinthe Drinkers rocked out the DCCA at artist Carrie Ann Baade's solo show opening.

Monsieur Thujone's Cabinet of Curiosities (L'etage 6th & Bainbridge Streets, Philadelphia)
A quasi-monthly cabaret featuring unusual music/performance/video acts, hosted by The Absinthe Drinkers.
Featured performers have included Ann Atomic, Heather Boa, Sisters 3, Nicki Jaine, Hannah "Medusa" Tsapatoris, Skeletor, Death Tarte, and Mr. Dead Guy to name but a few!

The Fire, 412 West Girard Street, Philadelphia.
Just a night of good-time drinkin' music.


The Curiosity Shoppe, 549 South 4th Street, Philadelphia. Dec. 1st, 9 pm.
The Absinthe Drinkers got artsy-smartsy at art opening featuring art, clothing, jewelry, etc.

215 Festival (L'etage 6th & Bainbridge Streets, Philadelphia)
It was Theater Geeks vs. the Book Nerds at the Martha Graham Cracker Cabaret. The Drinkers wowed them both!

SavagesThe Sexual Life of Savages (Factory 1241, 1241 Carpenter Street, Philadelphia)
Our hit 2006 Fringe Festival Symposium featuring noted humanologist Thujone and abductees The Absinthe Drinkers featuring love and sex poetry from Sappho, Baudelaire, Hank Williams (yes that Hank Williams) and others.
Philadelphia CityPaper said: "Don't be suprised if you leave thinking, "What the fuck was that?"

Sonic Salon at Fergies Pub, 12th and Sansom St., Philadelphia.
Monthly cabaret featuring performance, dance, music, film. BuddhaFest 14 (Tritone, 15th & South Streets, Philadelphia)The BuddhaFests keep getting better and better: Wayne Tsu, New Pony, The Tangents, and The Absolute Zeros were AWESOME! Check out the BuddhaFest website for MP3 downloads!


BuddhaFest 13 (Tritone, 15th & South Streets, Philadelphia)A day of music hosted by Jason Jeffries of South Street Sounds Studio. Lots of fun!

215 Festival (Kelly Writers House, UofP Campus)
Two fun shows to kick off the 215Fest, Philly's homegrown "literature as performance" festival featuring local and national writers performing their works. Show broadcast on WXPN 98.5 FM Phila.

OmphalosOmphalos: A Sonic and Visual Landscape of Madness, Murder, Myth. (The Book Trader, 2nd & Market, Philadelphia)
Six Philly Fringe Festival shows. The Philly Inquirer called it "A quirky, nicely performed little show..."

The Hunter S. Thompson Gonzo Wake (Tritone 15th & South Streets, Philadelphia)
This was a FUN night. We organized a night honoring the great man, HST, and did a complete set based on his ESPN columns. Fun stuff, we'll definitely do this again, if only for the shots of Wild Turkey...

The Sideshow Cabaret (The Khyber 2nd & Chestnut St., Philadelphia)
Awesome cabaret fun featuring music, comedy, and (sometimes) fire-eaters hosted by Julian O'Reilly and Kendall Roark. Last Mondays of every month. You should GO!

The Man In Black Show (Fergies Pub 1214 Sansom St., Philadelphia)
Monthly show hosted by David Stone, Johnny Cash doppleganger. This is another monthly show you should check out-- in addition to David Stone's AWESOME Johnny Cash set, there's always other entertaining musical/comedy/spoken word acts that perform. Plus the best Guiness pour in the city!

Rev. T-Bag's Pup Tent Revivals (Tritone, 15th & South Streets, Philadelphia)
Crazy variety show w/ comedy music etc. etc. etc. I can't remember the date because the Pup Tent Revival always ends in a drunken debauch.

In 2004 and prior...

October Phillysmooth Arts Party (Lucy's Hat Shop, 247 Market Street, Philadelphia)
The Drinkers rocked the intermission. Max even let me do a Devo cover to go with my Booji Boy costume! Cool!

Red Handed MuseThe Red Handed Muse at the Philly Fringe Festival. Six shows based on war poetry throughout the ages. Pretty elaborate show with movement and visuals and a full stage set. We had a cast of thousands for this. (Well, ok, it was really a cast of 7, but it felt like 7000 sometimes...)

Hard Liquor Theater at Tritone. Now defunct, but those were the days! We played several of this strange cabaret variety show hosted by Philly's infamous Needles Jones. The Seven Deadly Sins show was AWESOME: we got to do lust!

The Sonic Salon at Fergies Pub, 12th and Sansom St., Philadelphia.
The Absinthe Drinkers hosted these nights, performing two sets and providing backing music for readings by local poets. We may start doing these again one of these days, if we get the energy to do poet-wranglin!

The Poettes Farewell Tour at the 2003 Philly Fringe Festival. Our first live show, we got to open for one of our favorite bands. Sad that it was the farewell show though...