Saturday, June 2

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3rd Annual Carnival Ball

Doors open at 7. Show starts promptly at 8 p.m.
Tickets: $12 advance, $15 day of show, available at door
An all ages show.

It’s the 3rd annual Carnival Ball Charity Show! Join The GasLight Circus on this special night, as we work to give back to those in need by donating all circus funds to local charity Arizona Veterans Helping Veterans! Expect to see all of your Favorite GasLight Circus performers, as they put on a show that you have to see to believe! The evening’s festivities will include the return of GLC’s Carnival Games, a fully loaded merchandise table, a special raffle, and more! It’s a one of a kind evening, for a one of a kind cause!

Saturday, May 12


Cabaret Noir

Tickets: $20 advance $25 available at door
Doors Open at 7:30, show starts promptly at 8:30pm to 10:30pm
Sidney2Join us here in downtown Phoenix’ Alwun House on Saturday, March 21st for an all new production of “TEASE”, a sexy circus cabaret! This night features a dark cabaret experience! Let us entertain you with an evening of sultry entertainment at this adult-themed cabaret variety show celebrating the unconventional side of sensuality with beautiful dancers, adult comedy, and sexy acrobatic acts!
Our performers are some of the most mesmerizing, highly trained, and incredibly talented ladies you can find! Best cabaret in the valley!
FE6ED130-D433-4B72-8A79-323533721304Featured performers are:
-Cleodora (contortionist, dancer, aerialist)
-Scarlett Xander (sideshow, fire)
-Clair De Lune (professional dancer)
-Giselle la Belle (professional dancer)
-Cylise (aerial pole, duo with Marcel St-Onge)
-Sydney (aerialist)
-Kelly With A Big Ol K (host, comedian, singer)

Friday, April 27

PR-Pic22Medicine Arrow in Concert
Tickets: $10 advance, $15 available at door
Doors open 7pm, performance at 8pm

Medicine Arrow in Concert – A transformational evening of global native fusion music, inter-tribal song and neo-traditional dance with the multicultural, multidisciplinary performance ensemble.

Medicine Arrow is a multicultural and multidisciplinary performance ensemble based in Arizona whose stage is the world. With a sound grounded in the deep traditions of Native America, yet reaching beyond all boundaries and borders to embrace the pulse of the planet and the song of the universe, Medicine Arrow seeks to deliver a message of harmony, balance, equality and integrity through its adventurous blend of music, dance, storytelling, poetry, and mask art.

InConcert3brightThe core Medicine Arrow trio is comprised of singer, dancer and actor Roman Orona; flutist and storyteller Jonah Littlesunday; and percussionist, poet and maskmaker Will Clipman. In the spirit of creative inclusiveness, these three artists welcome collaboration with an eclectic cast of very special guests, enhancing and embellishing the conversation among voice, flute and drum with elements of theater, choreography, videography and multi-instrumental music.

The unifying metaphor of Medicine Arrow is that which flies straight and true from one heart to another, piercing the illusion of separateness and bringing all together as one. Audiences of all ages will thrill to the exhilarating rhythms, soaring melodies, rich harmonies, lush language and vivacious visual imagery of this joyous celebration, imbued with both ancient resonance and futuristic vision, in which everyone is invited to participate, and from which no one is excluded.

Saturday, April 21st

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A Steampunk Affair

The GasLight Circus
Doors open at 8. Show starts promptly at 9 p.m.
Tickets: $15 day of show, available at door
An all ages show.
It’s Full-Steam Ahead for The GasLight Circus! Join some of your favorite GLC stars as they go on a steam-powered adventure like never before! Lead by the mysterious Proprietor, join The Clown Prince of Arizona Jero the Jester, The Gentlemen Illusionist Gabriel Lim, Lyra the Mermaid, Alfie the Mime, Ruslana, Nicolasa, and more on a journey through a world powered by steam, gears, cogs, and strange machinations that you have to see to believe!

April 20 – May 4

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A solo exhibition by Christina Martin.
Opening: 7pm Show starts at 8pm
A series of colorful expressive abstract paintings ready to brighten anyone’s day.
Exhibit runs through Frist Friday May 4.

Opening features singer/songwriter April Anne
Dynamic vocals layered upon melodic piano lines driven by heartfelt lyrics.

April creates music from the soul that everyone can relate to. Originally from MA, she has called Arizona home since 1990. She is currently working on her next album, ‘All I Have Left’. For more about her music or to hear songs off her latest album, ‘Unbroken‘ please go to:

Friday the Thirteenth, April


…Wish us Luck

The Corkscrew Cabaret
Tickets: $15 available at door
Doors open at 8pm Show at 9pm

It’s finally happening! The Corkscrew Cabaret, Arizona’s newest burlesque spectacle, is finally ready to take our first glitter and rhinestone covered steps into the light, and we couldn’t have picked a luckier day… we hope.

Join us as we takeover the visually striking Alwun House for a night of sensually scintillating burlesque, and sultry vaudevillian showmanship!

April 6-13, 2018

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Phoenix Elementary School District’s Juried Youth Art Show & Sale
There will be approximately 300 juried pieces made by students in the 5th through 8th grades, representing 16 Schools, and 18 teachers. Art is displayed Salon-style, and sold right off the wall; including sculpture, ceramics, painting and photography. All art sold for $20 right off the wall, on a first come basis.

First Friday April 6 Opening
Art Opening with School Band, Dance, and Musical Performances
Friday, April 7, 3:30 – 5:30pm. Cookies and punch provided. Free

Saturday, March 31, 2018


WTQ – Heavy Petting

7pm Doors open, 8pm show
Tickets $15 available at door.

WHAT THE QUEER?! IS A CELEBRATION of the weirder side of QUEER ART, MUSIC, FASHION, and PERFORMANCE!! This is not your mother’s drag show… Get ready to let your freak flag fly HIGH!

Its a farm animal themed Queer Burlesque show! Dress up as your favorite furry friend and turn the party with your QUEEREST ANIMAL LOOQS… And don’t forget to capture the moment in our Photobooth by Micah James Artistry.
Hosted by your favorite bearded bitch…Vera Saucy!!

With our special Guest….Los Angeles’s most Beautiful Bear Queen….PINCHE QUEEN!!!
….But you can just call her DAD.

horseHead2With some special droppings from out resident livestock:
Rubye Moore
Astrud Aurelia
Utada Nova
Rosetta Stoned
Fondra Farce

Plus look out for some pop-up performances from a few furry lil groundhogs…
Lexi Couture
Revel Lucian

and a mukbang performance by CHINA DELUXXX
plus many more TBA

Including performances from the winner of January’s open stage contest!!
An extra bloody surprise!
Look out for a live fetish/play piercing demonstration by Mummy Cat!!

An Open Stage contest starring YOU!!! Calling all Drag Queens and Kings, Strippers, Break-dancing Midgets, out-of-work Comedians, Motivational Twerkers, Bearded Ladies, Competitive Eaters, Straight men in their Girlfriend’s Clothes, Dick Jugglers, Contortionists, Catholic Priests, and Lesbian Lumberjacks….Do you have a moderately entertaining talent?? We wanna see what you’ve got! Make us GAG, make us Scream, make us PUKE! Show us something we’ve never seen before! but Don’t bring none of that top 40 bullshit… THE WEIRDER THE BETTER. Come with your music ready! Winner gets a tip spot in next month’s show and some other cool accoutrements from!

Also: a SALACIOUS Barnyard ShAfter party immediately following… (secret location TBA)
& you know there’s gonna be a lot of HEAVY PETTING….
See you horny goats thereeee

****This show contains sexually explicit and potentially offensive material. Please be advised.*****
The show must go on…..rain or shine the animals will still perform for you.

March 23-30, 2018

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Currently on exhibit.
A juried exhibit, with art department teachers select their best student works to showcase in this first ever exhibition of their High School Art Students.

March 30, 2018

DW Bird WebBird City Comedy Presents:

Dave Waite

Friday, March 30 – Doors open at 7pm; Show starts at 7:30pm
Tickets: $15 or $75 for a three-day festival pass
For tickets and more information, go to

Bird City Comedy Festival is proud to present the very funny DAVE WAITE. Los Angeles-based comedian Dave Waite is a charismatic oddball whose shows are non-stop fun. Thanks in part to stellar performances on “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon,” Comedy Central’s “Not Safe with Nikki Glaser” and “Last Comic Standing,” comedy fans everywhere are enthralled by the Kentucky native’s offbeat outlook on life. Dave is a beloved guest on several top-rated podcasts and radio shows, including Doug Loves Movies and the nationally syndicated Bob & Tom Show. His highly anticipated album “Dead Waite” by On Tour Records is available now on Amazon & iTunes, and his previous albums can be heard frequently on SiriusXM and Pandora. In addition to maintaining a healthy tour schedule, Dave also co-produces The Secret Show, a popular comedy night at The Blind Barber in Culver City, CA.


Bird City Comedy Festival is a three-day celebration of comedy that takes place every spring in downtown Phoenix. Since our first fest in 2016, we’ve featured hundreds of the hottest stand ups, storytellers, improv groups, sketch groups and more across various central Phoenix stages. For our third annual festival, we hope to grow bigger and better as we present an electric roster of talented comedians from Arizona and beyond. For more information, go to

Saturday, March 17

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Tall Tales

Tickets: $12 advance $15 at door
A House of Cirque production showcasing their newest Stilt extravaganza!
A magical evening of acrobatic storytelling from the land of giants.
Enchanting performances, circus, comedy, dance, aerial, music making, fire, and all on Stilts!
Gain a higher perspective.
Learn the secrets of Fee Fi Fo Fum.
Closing event for 2018 Exotic Art Show.

Saturday, March 10


Tease, a burlesque variety show

Tickets: $20 available at door
Doors Open at 7:30, show starts promptly at 8:30pm.

ScarlettSidney2Join us here in downtown Phoenix’ Alwun House on Saturday, March 10th for an all new production of “TEASE”, a sexy circus cabaret! It will be an evening of sultry entertainment at this classic burlesque style variety show shimmying with glamorous dancers, adult comedy, and sexy acrobatic acts! Performers and acts change with every show, so it’s never the same as the last!

Friday, February 16, 2018

Erotic Poetry & Music Festivus

Tickets: $10 advance, $15 at door

We are proud to present, once again, the broadest range of eclectic off-the-wall, scintillating performances of romantic/tragic/comic lust-filled poetry, song, vaudeville variety acts, spoken word, improv, performance art and music, in two stages, simultaneously, featuring local favorites and very special visitors! Kahula coffee specials. Cash bar. 21+ Advance tickets to be claimed at Will Call.


Co-hosted by local comedian and creator of Comedy on Fire, Matt Micheletti; and imported artist-of-all-trades Ernesto Moncada.
Performers: Russ Kazmierczak (poetry), Tom Tuerff (music),Amy Blackwell (comedy), Heather Edgar (voice), Crystal GKill (poetry), The Nogoodnicks (music), Femina Flower (poetry), Robot Destroyers From Planet Earth (improv), Mo Urban (comedy), Crimson Phoenix (dance), Mrs Sexy (poetry), Of The Earth Trio (music), Meghan Jones (poetry), Ronnie D (comedy), Ashley Naftule (performance art), Rosemarie Jeana Dombrowski (poetry), E Alo (music)


Host and curator of the West Garden: Phoenix Poet Laureate and editor of Four Chambers Press, Rosemarie Jeana Dombrowski!
Performers: Megan Atencia (poetry), Danae Barnes (poetry), Nadine Lockhart (poetry), Dani Garrity (poetry), Jaime Faulkner (poetry), Franny Havok Darko (poetry), Heather Lynn Atwood (prose), Trejon Dunkley (poetry), Amy Ouzoonian (poetry), Nick Pesch (poetry), Kennedy Orell (poetry), Ros & Eric VanAmburg, Kat Hofland, Jimmie Ware, Anna Flores

Feb 9, 2018 – Exotic


February 9 – March 17, 2018

Viewing: Tue-Fri, 12-6pm. $4 (members free)
Gutierrez3Phoenix Arizona is the last place most folks would think to find the nation’s longest running “Exotic Art Show.” Expanding for past 34 years, this ground breaking art show continues to evolve and thrive in this desert oasis, bringing together two months of exotic arts and performances. Exhibit 0pens with its signature Exotic Art Phantasmagorical Spectacular to packed audiences. The following week wax poetic with the: Erotic Poetry & Music Festivus, and we close the exhibit with House of Cirque! Ending this year with a site-specific stilt-walking spectacle weaving throughout Alwun House’s exotic stages and gardens, provocative performances.

The “Exotic Art” show was conceived as a fundraiser in 1984 by the late revered arts provocateur, Rudy Turk (Founding ASU Herberger Fine Arts Museum curator). With a twinkle he said, “call it ‘exotic’ and everyone will read ‘erotic’ – how true. Exotic has grown to benefit artists in the thousands, including many of today’s respected established artists, gallery owner or two, and noted performers.

To use a ballet metaphor, Exotic has become Alwun’s “Nutcracker” of a fundraiser, with proceeds benefitting Alwun House Foundation’s community Green Art Park project.

Phantasmagorical Spectacular Opening

Perry3Friday February 9, 7pm doors open.
Tickets: available at door $25 day of show .

The most talked about outrageous arts event of the year, and spectacular fundraiser for downtown phoenix’s original Alwun House nonprofit arts organization. One night of uninhibited immersive multi-sensory Valentine experience: eye-poppin’, heart-thumpin’ performances on two stages, two floors of erotic-exotic art, exquisite body painting, bondage, fire, burlesque, tribal dance, jazz, roving performers. Fetish and cosplay attire welcome. Dress for success. Complimentary decadent delectable edibles, Champagne, “Nipple Licker” specials, Cash Bar.

Special Event Parking:
Ranch Market (NEC Roosevelt/16 St.), East to Water Mill, Security provided. Continuous Chauffeured Mercedes Sprinter from 6pm to 1:15am.

Advance Tickets and Reserved Tables already selling fast to opening night; besides a discount, guest’s gain admission into VIP Lounge Tent area from 6-7pm, with cash bar; and coveted FIRST entry at 7pm door opening. Advance tickets to be claimed at Will Call.


Exhibiting Artists

Joseph Abbruscato, Jenny Borst, James Bottorff, Gwyneth Broadrick, Leanne Brodie, Anthony Carrasco, Randal Cox, Danny De La Cruz, Miachelle DePiano, Chance Edmonds, Gabriel Garcia, Hannes Garrett, Dain Q. Gore, Brandon J. Green, Joe Gutierrez, MB Hanrahan, Henry Hermetet, Shawn Hosking, Kathy Hosking, Valerie Hunt, Erin Kruczek, Erin Kruczek, Mal Martel, Christy A. Moeller, Medicine Man, Kip Mussatt, Jesse Paulk, Robert A. Price, Spring Reinhardt, Rus Rose, Christer Roswell, Ted Scanon, Carol Shaw, Holly Shoemaker, Yakov Sierov, Katharine Leigh Simpson, Betsy Spetrino, Marilyn Szabo, Laura Thurbon, J.P. Thorson, Lucretia Torva, Nadia Vanilla, Kris Waid-Jones, David Whipple, Kristin Wesley, Yucel Yalim, Hunter Zelner
Landy Headley, Maggie Keane, Kyllan Maney

Friday, January 19th, 2018


Carnal Confessions

Tickets: $12 advance
$15 day of show, available at door only.

Doors open 8pm show at 9pm – Raffles and Prizes!

Carnal Confessions

Come enjoy a vaudevillian communion.

OldStyleImageCome Ye, saints and sinners, witness tawdry tales of transgression!

It’s Saturday Night Mass meets Variety Cabaret in our third installment of sideshow storytelling where event the clergy shares all their dirty deeds.

Feeling tempted?

Buy now!

Sat, January 13, 2018

The Gaslight Circus

Tickets: $10 advance
$15 day of show, available at door only.

Door opens at 8. Show starts promptly at 9 p.m.
An all ages show.

An original Rock ‘N Roll Circus show like never before! The GasLight Circus presents “Afterglow!” A sequel to GLC’s 2016 “Noir” performance, Afterglow’s story surrounds a mysterious afterlife-like circus realm that two star-crossed partners must navigate with a little help from the likes of Jero the Jester, Puddles, Connor the Clown, Luna Luminescent, Blacke Belle, and many MANY more in order to be reunited before it’s too late! Special-guest performances by Mourning Fyre Entertainment and The Spider Hole!

December 9, 2017


Casual Alien in concert

Saturday, Dec 9
Doors open 7pm, Concert starts 8pm
Tickets $10, available at door

Atmospheric re-entry with Phoenix’ live techno rave group Casual Alien.

An full evening of electronic music and synced video art with cosplay.

Inviting psychonauts to inter-dimensional clubbing at its best.
You won’t want to miss the fun of an abduction while being
probed with all original ambient, psy-trance,
EDM , glitch, IDM, Goa, psychedelic and chill electronica


“Reminds me of Shpongle, Ott or Juno Reactor!” -DJ Aphex
“Find the others” -Terence McKenna


December 8, 2017


Firestage Presents: Ladies on Fire Nine

Doors open at 7pm. Show starts at 8pm.
Tickets: $10 advance $15 door.

For the 9th year, Firestage presents “Ladies on Fire” a variety show extravaganza celebrating the inspiring talent, indisputable relevance and social might of female artists!

Enjoy a beautiful evening of eclectic performances by local and visiting ladies, featuring live music, poetry, stand-up comedy, burlesque, fire dance, performance art and experimental theater, among other surprises!
The gorgeous and epic lineup of “Ladies on Fire Nine” includes:
· Music by Sarah Chapman, Tatiana Crespo, Elena Vega and E Alo.
· Performance art by Crystal Cruz and Hanna Walsh.
· Burlesque by Morgan Moondust.
· Poetry by Rosemarie Dombrowski, Lauren Perry, Anna Flores, Leah Marche, Suzanne Steinberg and Nadine Sabulsky.
· Stand-up comedy by Dana Whissen, Mo Urban and April Walterscheid.
· Fire dance by Crimson Phoenix and Sherri Amour.

(see below for more details about these wonderful performers)

You are bound to be mesmerized by the unmistakable power of female artists, join us at the gorgeous Alwun House, in the heart of the Historic Garfield District!

Produced by Ernesto Moncada & Alwun House

Hosted by “Ernastina” and special surprise co-host!

Rosemarie Dombrowski is the founder of Rinky Dink Press, a poetry editor at Four Chambers Press, and the co-founder and host of the Phoenix Poetry Series, which is about to enter its tenth year. She has been nominated for several poetry-related awards and her work has appeared in numerous publications. Her collections include The Book of Emergencies, a lyrical exploration of the culture of autism, and The Philosophy of Unclean Things, a celebration of phobias, superstitions, and decay.

April Walterscheid is a vegan who baton twirled in parades in 3rd then gave it all up to pursue comedy. She wrote for Vegan News until a sheep got her fired. She’s performed at The Comedy Store, Flappers, Tempe Improv, and House of Comedy. And if that information doesn’t get your butts in these seats you are probably dying in a hospital somewhere and she is very sorry to hear that.

Tatiana Crespo, also known as Tchachi Punqueen, is a songwritter, singer, guitar, and accordion player from Costa Rica. Her songs are bilingual, and talk about issues of mass consumption and immigration. Her songs vary from Cumbias to French Waltzes, but one thing is consistent: Her Passion. You can see her playing all over Phoenix with her band Las Chollas Peligrosas (don’t miss her upcoming solo show at the Crescent Lounge on December 26th).

Some fun facts about Dana Whissen:
• Michael Bolton, Kenny G, and Jordan Knight from NKOTB were her first loves .
• She opened for Iliza Shlesinger a few months ago. That was super neat.
• Gets her strength and power from rain and thunderstorms.
• Studied musical theater in college for a little while.
• Studied longform improv at the Torch Theatre in Phoenix for five years
• Saw the movie Speed 2 in the theater FOUR TIMES when she was twelve years old
•Watches Roseanne EVERY DAY. It’s her medication.
•Audiences seem to really enjoy her. Thank god for that!

Nadine Sabulsky is the Prima Imagina of SatoriaNation and originator/developer of “Naked Life Coaching™ Transformational speaker, author, mom, movie star, super-heroine, synergist, karaoke singer, dancer, serial entrepreneur, adventuress, inventor, designer, goddess & more!

Suzanne Steinberg is a poet, painter, writer and film-maker. She enjoys writing and drawing flowers. She has written three fictional biographies about Nietzsche, Freud and Carl Jung and is currently writing about Sylvia Plath. She has made two feature films and two shorts, and created countless amount of paintings hanging in rehab mental facilities. She runs the OCD film festival and Arizona Writes.

Mo Urban is a Tucson comedian who runs a weekly open mic comedy show at Café Passe every Wednesday. She also cohosts and co-produces The Dating Game at The Flycatcher with Bethany Evans and the comedy variety show “What Now” with Amber Frame at Tucson Improv Movement. Mo also hosted and organized the all-female portion of Tucson Improv Movements first Women’s Comedy Festival in February of 2017. She was also the feature act on their Best Show, Ever showcase for The Tucson Women’s Comedy Festival.

Leah Marche, an alumna of ASU’s School of Journalism, is a Phoenix native and longtime advocate and participant within the arts and culture landscape of the Valley. Listed among Phoenix New Times’ 100 Creatives, creative ventures Leah has co-founded or founded include: BlackPoet Ventures; L!VE POET!C; WE JAZZ JUNE; Storyscope; Arizona Music Video Awards; and Black Horizons Festival. She curates an ongoing JAZZmeetsPOETRY series at The Nash and the monthly entrepreneur storytelling event FuckUp Nights Phoenix.

Crimson Phoenix an international award winning painter/illustrator began spinning fire in 2010 while working as an underground set designer in downtown Phoenix. Her “arsenal” houses nearly a dozen different fire tools, as well as some delightful led props, used to mesmerize her audience. With performances ranging from soft and sensual to hot and heavy, Crimson Phoenix will capture your imagination and set your soul on fire.

Elena Vega is a poet and singer-songwriter from Nogales, Sonora, Mexico. She is the editor of Lata Oscura Publishing and a freelance photographer. She also has an on-line radio show “La Rolera”. She is currently presenting her “Choro-Beat”, a fusion of loop music, poetry and performance art, which resulted from her most recent collection of poems, “Sirena Maldita”.

December 1 – January 5



Viewing Tue-Fri, 12-6pm
nebula-thumbPlay in the glow. With gallery lights off, art emitting light installed throughout gallery and into the gardens. Infused interactive light installations creating a transcendent aesthetic experience. Curator Landy Headley selected artists displaying imaginative integration of mediums, from functional to conceptual; light-boxes, lamps, art shrines, video, interactive light installation, neon, LED, fire, mixed media. If it glows, flickers, flashes, video, neon, shines in a darkened room.

First Friday December 1

JerusafunkThumbOpening Concert First Friday Dec. 1
Tickets $15 available at door – 7pm door

Undoubtfully the funkiest klezmer band in the world, blending traditional klezmer with the foot stomping feel of R&B rhythms, tossing in a jazzy in between. This unique 9 piece ensemble of whacky musicians using southeastern European roots with sarcastic hip-gyrating Afrobeat rhythms will blow your mind and send you bopping in high gear! Just as the art is self illuminated Jerusafunk will emit light into your soul. Lighted costume contest. No host Bar. 21+

November 3, 2017

Diversly Dixon Art Exhbit Opening
Tickets $9 advance, $14 door
Featuring solo exhibition by Baron Dixon. Enjoy the many media, and many modes of expression. Delve into the wide, wild world whirling inside the mind of artist Baron Dixon, which puts him all over the creative map!
Opening Acts:
Complementing the wacky world of Baron Dixon is the equally wonky Obscure Entertainment- Phoenix’s own avant garde sideshow burlesque duo. Closing the evening is LoveBomb Go-Go, sensual purveyors of Intergalactic glam performance-art, indie-Balkan-funk-punk music by way of Portland, Oregon.

LoveBomb Go-Go are intergalactic freaks on a mission to mend, with music, the divisions of civilization; seeking universal equality and striving, even, to re-establish purposefulness for each and every life.

LoveBomb Go-Go differs from the average band not just because they come from outer space (via Portland, Oregon), but they play all original music drawing from many influences, including New Orleans and Balkan brass bands, contemporary rock music, and the Sun Ra Arkestra. The outlandish performance will be a full instrumental & visual onslaught featuring vocals, electric bass, and an invasion-sized force of horns and with a hard driving percussive force, and least we forget the spaced out hyper-kinetic Go-Go dancers.