Points of Interest

 

If you look to your left you will see a house that contains a bathroom in which some half famous person once used the commode and did not wash their hands. Oh, my bad, I thought I was supposed to point out random points of interest!  Moving on……

IT’S FRIDAY!!!!!!

If you are a regular at After Dark Lounge, chances are that you know what many a Friday night in SL means. Guerilla Burlesque at the Acuo Theater on Idle Rogue!! Tonight the amazing talent of the troupe will be giving you two shows! One at 7pm and the other at midnight. The shows are not the same, I repeat, NOT THE SAME.

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Eye candy for the ladies….

If you have never been to a Guerilla Burlesque performance, you need to reevalute your priorities. Also, you should probably try and make it tonight. Every show at GB (inside lingo, all the cool kids are using it) is remarkable. Each act is built by the dancers. From the concept, to the costuming to the choreography, to the set. It is a labor of love and it is nothing short of breathtaking. This week they will be welcoming Oodlemi Noodle (the hot piece of eye candy featured above) back to the stage at the 7pm show. After Dark Lounge’s very own Dark Phaeton will also be performing in the 7pm show, so there will be loads of eye candy for the ladies!

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…and the gentleman!

At the midnight show they will be debuting a new dancer who will be performing to a song by one of the After Dark Lounge’s regular musicians! You might know her. She writes a blog, has a foul mouth, is crazy adorable…….but I am not going to tell you who it is! Meegan will also be performing in an act at the midnight show! Long story short, you kind of need to just come to both. Oh! And get there early! The theater can fill up pretty early!

One last thing before I leave you to your weekend. Please do not forget that After Dark Lounge will be having their monthly theme night this upcoming Thrusday, starting at 6pm! The theme is Saturday Night Live and we want to see you dressed as your favorite character from the show! Prizes will be given out each hour for the best dressed in the theme!

Christmas in July!

 

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Christmas came early to After Dark Lounge in the first of what will be a silly, awesome, all around good time series of theme nights! Sassy Nitely kicked off the night and not only brought the Christmas spirit but also a set of sexy backup dancers.

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Frets Nirvana continued the night starting his set with a stunningly gorgeous version of Carol of the Bells that kept the festive mood going.

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Rapsbury Rearwin brought the scrooge to the party, but also brought some sweet tunes so we forgive him for his lack of Christmas spirit. xmasinjuly_012

Ren and Quai forgot about the theme night, but we got lucky and Ren wore green and has red hair! I kind of think that she pretended to forget!

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The music was rounded out by Grif Bamaisin and his Santa thong, That’s right, I said Santa thong! Back up dancing was provided by none other than Meegan and Tyche! xmasjuly_017

Not only was there great music, but there were prizes given away each hour for the best Christmas get up! For your viewing pleasure….more of the awesome that happened that night! xmasinjuly_001 xmasinjuly_002 xmasinjuly_003 xmasinjuly_007 xmasinjuly_008 xmasinjuly_010 xmasjuly_024 xmasjuly_022 xmasjuly_013 xmasjuly_012 xmasjuly_010 xmasjuly_005

Our next theme night will be August 27th and we want you all there dressed as your favorite character from Saturday Night Live! We want Pat, Stuart Smiley, Cone Heads, Landshark! Pick your favorite character, put together a get up and come enjoy the good tunes with us! A prize of 1000L is given out each hour for the best dressed in the theme!

 

FREDSTOCK: A RETROSPECTIVE IN BLACK AND WHITE

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Artist’s rendering of The Barn. Please note: After Dark Lounge does    not have a large budget for such things!

I have received a number of requests for a blog post on Fredstock, or to those who follow me on facebook, Feedstock. (Thank you autocorrect!) I am more than happy to tell everyone all about everything that went on that awesome weekend…but….

            WHAT HAPPENS AT FREDSTOCK STAYS AT FREDSTOCK!

I will share one thing with you and that is my favorite moment from the weekend, I have to tell you all that there is nothing more amazing than sitting by a fire, having a beer and listening to Fred, Voo and Max talk shop. It was the singles coolest moment of the weekend for me!

While I cannot share the details of Fredstock with you, I do want to share some great photos that I snapped at the Black and White Ball that was hosted at Idle Rogue by Lingual Markus, Chryblnd Scribe and Meegan Danitz! I would like to apologize in advance to Ren and Quai for not getting a picture of them, I thought that I had, and Ren looked completely stunning that night so I was terribly disappointed to find that I did not have one of them! EDIT! Meegan had a picture of Ren and part of Quai!

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                                                                            Meegan Danitz

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                             Ren and the back of  Quai’s head!   Photo by Meegan Danitz

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A sea of black and white!

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Me!

Sorry to those who were really thinking that they were going to hear all about the barn, but rules are rules!

~Ty

Tell Ty Volume 7!

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You know the drill! I make the three requests and the artists give me their replies. Sometimes they are deep thoughts, sometimes they are silly and sometimes they just leave you scratching your head and saying “Where the heck did they come up with that?!?”. If you do not know the drill or would just like to take a trip down memory lane you can check out the previous volumes of Tell Ty here:
Volume1
Volume 2
Volume 3
Volume 4
Volume 5
Volume 6

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                                                               The Vinnie Show

First up we have Vinnie of The Vinnie Show. He is one of the newest additions to the regular lineup at After Dark Lounge. Vinnie brings good time and both originals and covers to his sets. We are thrilled to have him joining us at After Dark!

1. Tell me something random.
Dom was walking to the bakery and suddenly a truck came out of nowhere and RANDOM off the street.

2. Tell me something you think I should know about you.
I stopped maturing emotionally and mentally at approx. age 14.

3. Tell me something that not everyone knows about you.
I don’t have a belly button.

I can only assume based on the reply to number 3 that Vinnie was hatched from an egg. Seems logical enough to me!

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                           Phemie Alcott

Up next we have the lovely and talented Phemie Alcott! Phemie is far from new to the After Dark Lounge lineup, she has been a regular with us for quite a long while! She tickles the ivories with a combination of covers and originals from her EP Raising the Black.

1. Tell me something random.     i really love strawberry shortcake
2. Tell me something you think I should know about you.  that i’m working on another EP i’d like to release next year in 2016!
3. Tell me something that not everyone know about you.   I am a cancer survivor! 🙂

I am positive that I am not the only one excited to hear that Phemie is working on another EP!!!!!

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Rounding out this installment of Tell Ty is Mr. Lyndon Heart. Lyndon has been a staple on the SL music scene for more than a bit, and he has always been willing to stand in at After Dark Lounge no matter how last minute we approached him! Lyndon recently joined out regular schedule and we are loving it!

1. Tell me something random. I love kumquats
2. Tell me something you think I should know about you. I’m afraid of crows
3. Tell me something that not everyone know about you. I have a hit 45 on the interwebs from the 60’s

C’mon, I know you giggled when you read kumquats. Ok, maybe it was just me, but like Vinnie I seemed to have stopped maturing at age 14!

Until next time!

~Tyche

Trying to remain humble……

……but it is so hard when you see the venue you work for in a clip on Dr. Phil!

You heard me right, After Dark Lounge got some face time on the Dr. Phil Show! While speaking to Ebbe Altberg (the CEO of Linden Labs for those who live under a rock!) about the many ways in which people use Second Life, Dr. Phil featured a clip from The Drax Files that showed Oblee playing at After Dark. If you have not seen The Drax Files on Oblee, you can here! Thank you so much to Draxtor Depres for posting the clip to youtube and thank you to Oblee for sharing the post on FB so that Tyche saw it!

CLICK HERE TO SEE THE CLIP FROM THE DR. PHIL SHOW!

It is short, and sweet, but pretty dang awesome!

Oh my! It’s July!

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Now that Canada Day and Independence Day have passed, we can settle into the month! We have some bits of awesomeness in the works at After Dark, and Idle Rogue has some greatness up their sleeves too!

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As many of you know, Idle Rogue has kicked off the latest season of Guerilla Burlesque! They have added several new soloists and corps dancers. One of which is our very own Tyche! They have also added additional show time to their schedule! Not only will they be doing the midnight show on Friday night/Saturday morning, they will also be performing on Friday evening at 7pm! No two shows will be the same!

In addition to Guerilla Burlesque starting up, Idle Rogue also has DJ Maeve spinning tunes at The Underground on Wednesday evenings starting at 8pm. Speaking of tunes…..there might just be a special event in the works for the end of the month, but you will just have to keep your eyes and ears open for that!

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The After Dark Lounge has also added some artists to the family of regulars that grace the stage. The Vinnie Show has joined the lineup every other Sunday at the 10pm slot and Lyndon Heart has joined us on the opposite Sundays in the 9pm slot! You can view After Dark Lounge’s complete schedule here.

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                    The Vinnie Show

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                          Lyndon Heart

Starting this month we are going to have a theme night one Thursday a month at the After Dark Lounge. On Thursday, July 30th we will have our first theme night, and what better theme than Christmas in July?!?! Throw on your finest Christmas duds, wrap up those gifts and join us at 8pm for a night of great music! Forget the gifts, we know that we are hard to buy for!

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We hope that you are as excited about the upcoming month as we are!

Story Time!

I am sure that there are some of you, who like me, are new or newish to the music scene of Secondlife. I am always curious how things get to where they are now. So I asked about the history of Rhi’s Poem/After Dark. Rather than spew a time line of events at you and holding a quiz at the end, I would like to tell you fairy tale style! (Creative writing classes, don’t fail me now!)
Pull up a comfy seat, or snuggle under the covers while I spin the Tale of After Dark!

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Once upon a time (c’mon, you know you saw that coming!) there was a fair maiden by the name of Rhi. Rhi carried the dream of having a place where fine minstrels could display their talents for the masses. To fulfill this dream, Rhi embarked on a quest with her lady in waiting, Meegan, to find the finest minstrels that the land had to offer.

Dramatic reenactment of the fair maidens embarking on their quest.

                               Dramatic reenactment of the fair maidens embarking on their quest.

 Their quest was one of toil, struggle and a crap ton of good music. Leaving nary a musical stone unturned, Rhi and Meegan returned from their quest enlightened and prepared to face the task of making Rhi’s dreams come to fruition. And thus the Mai Tai sim was born!

Sadly, as in all fairy tales, tragedy struck! The fair Rhi was kidnapped by an evil dragon and locked away in a tower, never to be seen again. Meegan, though distraught, knew that she had to carry on Rhi’s dream and thus took over the running of the land of Mai Tai. After a short time Meegan knew that she needed a place in the land of Mai Tai that was more a reflection of her vision. After Dark was created and perfected by the finest builders and it was, and still is a thing of beauty!

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The minstrels graced the stage and regaled the patrons with their tales and tunes. The people of the land were delighted with both the music and the atmosphere. Meegan took on many to assist her with the heavy task of wrangling musicians, keeping schedules and making sure that the people were kept happy. Though Rhi was dearly missed, Meegan had taken the reigns and was very much enjoying her new role as a sim and venue owner.

HUZZAH!

                                                HUZZAH!

After some time had passed, as is apt to happen in fairly tales, the fair Meegan was wooed by a fine suitor. Normally a lovely lady such as herself would be drawn to dashing, handsome man, but in this case the suitor was another sim. Meegan had been in love with Idle Roque from her first visit there, and over time that love grew to include the people of the sim. (Not THAT way, get your minds out of the gutter!) When the chance to join the kingdom of Idle Rogue arose, Meegan was both smitten and flattered, but she also knew that it would mean leaving behind her beloved Mai Tai. It was not a decision that she took lightly, but in the end she knew that it would be best if she left Mai Tai and moved After Dark to Idle Rogue.

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That, my friends, is where our fairy tale ends. The story is far from over, it is still being written each and every day, but for now I will just say that After Dark and Idle Rogue lived happily ever after.

Tell Ty Volume 6!

everyone-seems-normal-until-you-get-to-know-themIt is once again the time to be told! You know you have missed it, go with it, embrace it, it is ok…….you know you want to! Obligatory recap! If you are new to the blog (Shame on you….I mean, WELCOME!) you can find the previous installments of Tell Ty here:  1, 2, 3, 4, 5! If you are too lazy to back read, the long and the short of it is that this is a quirky little way to get to know the regular artists that play at After Dark Lounge!

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                                                    Stephanniyah Sinatra

Up first in this installment we have the lovely Stephanniyah Sinatra. Stephanniyah is the pint sized woman with a vibrato that can rattle your soul. You can normally catch her at After Dark Lounge every other Sunday at 8pm. Steph was actually one of the very first replies I received when I began Tell Ty, but I am a massive slacker and kept forgetting to snap a pic of her!

1. Tell me something random.                                                                                       I’ve been wearing a tattoo with the name Brian for the last 5 years in sl. There is absolutely no significance to this, I just like telling people I used to love a man….named Brian.

2. Tell me something you think I should know about you.                                              I’m really, REALLY, terrible at editing objects . I’m pretty sure there is a collection of my belongings shoved down in to SL’s middle earth.

3. Tell me something that not everyone know about you.                                              For my first year in sl I had shorty t-rex arms, I’m not proud but I’m not ashamed.

I can’t help but feel there is a man out there named Brian who has a wistful look on his face right now and a large pile of poorly edited objects.

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                                                              Raspbury Rearwin

Up next we have Raspbury Rearwin, or as I like to call him, Rasp Ass. Rasp has been around the SL music scene forever and a day, and was a regular in the crowd at After Dark. Legend according to Rasp is that Meegan would not ask him to play at After Dark. Meegan threw the b.s. flag on that! While Rasp does not have a regular slot at After Dark Lounge he is gracious enough to fill in for us, so long as my boobs do the asking!

1. Tell me something random.                                     supercalifragilisticexpialidocious
2. Tell me something you think I should know about you.                                                  I have never had a 3 way
3. Tell me something that not everyone know about you.                                              I’m 25% Chinese

Being from the Cincinnati area, I was curious whether Rasp meant the food or the sexual kind of 3 way…….but alas, no follow-up is allowed so you can just let your imagination run wild with that one!

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                                                      Grif Bamaisin

Last but never ever least, we have Grif Bamaisin, also known as The Electric Brit. He rocks After Dark with his loud guitar licks every other Thursday. Backed by his band members, the Tamborettes and wearing the funkiest pants that can be found in SL, Grif’s shows keep pixels moving!

1. Tell me something random.                                                                                            I don’t make set lists, but pick songs as i go.
2. Tell me something you think I should know about you.                                                  I am still nervous playing, on new songs my left leg will shake as I sing, making me pitchy.
3. Tell me something that not everyone know about you.                                        I toured with Rick James (Lighting Crew)

Did touring with Rick James turn Grif into a SuperFreak? That might explain the pants!

There it is! Volume 6 is in the books!

~Ty

We came! We saw! We JAMMED!

Second Life and First Life collided in the best possible way last weekend when Meegan and I attended the MidAtlantic Jam in Dulles, Va! To say that it was a good time does not even begin to do the trip justice.

It was *almost* like being at After Dark Lounge. Musicians on the stage, us in the crowd, heads bobbing and butts wiggling. (I would like to state for the record, that unlike in Second Life, when you tap Meegan’s butt in First Life it does not animate you!) It is easy to see how people can get addicted to attending these events. We are incredibly spoiled by unbelievable talent in SL and to have a few day of that in First Life is something that just cannot be fully explained!

Among the artists that played at the MidAtlantic Jam were After Dark Lounge regulars Voodoo Shilton,  Maximillion Kleene. and Ren and Quai. Ren and Quai carried the music late into the night in the hospitality suite. Max played a great set with the Quadradix , minus one. Voodoo sat in with several other musicians and held a very informative clinic on how he makes his music, Seeing the looping done in real time was close to mind blowing, especially for someone who can barely walk and chew gum! The Follow played a low key acoustic set the first night and then rocked us thoroughly the second!

Through all of the excitement I did manage to snap a few pics of the happenings of the weekend. All photos are used with the permission of those who were photographed.

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Voodoo Shilton working his magic. Photo courtesy of Toysoldier Thor

 

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                                                          Ty’s Happy place!

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                                                  Max, Tyche, Gaia, Meegan and Ren

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                                          Tyche and her Wimmenz, Gaia and Meegan.

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                                                   Max Kleene and Tyche

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                          No, TwinGhost was not there, but this made us think of him!

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                                                                   The Follow!

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                                                                    The Follow!

 

 

 

 

 

The Underground

We have settled in very nicely at out new home at Idle Rogue! The stage at After Dark Lounge is rocking with live music and everyone is having an amazing time, as usual!  Cherryblondescribe has added a DJ series in the After Dark courtyard, titled The After Dark Sessions that does a superb job of bringing together the After Dark crowd and the Idle Roguers. Everything is…..well…..AWESOME!

I wanted to let y’all in on another nugget of greatness that takes place at Idle Rogue once a week. Every Wednesday at The Underground (the cozy lounge located under The Acuo Theater at Idle Rogue) DJ Maeve spins tunes starting at 8pm. I have had the pleasure of attending the last two weeks and heard everything from No Doubt to The Stones to a song about zombie prostitutes! The music is fun and the conversation and company is wonderful!

If you have not had a chance to check out The Underground, you really should. It is a very welcoming atmosphere and everyone there has a great time! Need proof? Here it is! Oh! and I almost forgot to mention, an inside tip for all the single men out there, there are a lot of hot ladies at The Underground….just sayin!

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