The Jigglewatts Burlesque Revue presents their famous residency, Violet Crown Follies, a dazzling monthly live band and variety burlesque show at 7:30 p.m. (doors at 7:00 p.m.) at the Spider House Ballroom, 2906 Fruth St. in Austin, Texas. The October 18th show features Austin’s Mr. Lewis & the Funeral 5 and the release of their new album, Before the World Beat You Down, on Chicken Ranch Records. Jigglewatts Jolie Goodnight, Ruby Lamb, Something Blue, and Lady Lola LeStrange cast their spells, and guest performers Alexander the Great (Boiz of Austin) and Coco Lectric (Mistress of Musicality) add their magic to the cauldron.
The band and the dancers are a natural fit. Mr. Lewis & the Funeral 5 frequently plays the Violet Crown Follies, and The Jigglewatts collaborated with the band on their last two album-release parties. Additionally, the Jigglewatts’ own Jolie Goodnight recorded supporting vocals for Before the World Beat You Down. Expect the latest songs, brand new dances, and a few surprises.
Tickets on sale now: bit.ly/VCFOct18
Mr. Lewis & the Funeral 5, sometimes billed as playing macabaret/post-apocalyptic stripper music, creates new tones with their latest release, which is richly contemplative but still aggressively playful. Although they are influenced by artists like Tom Waits, Ennio Morricone, Esquivel, Cop Shoot Cop, and The Doors, their sound defies categorization, like the dancers who will share their stage with them.
The Jigglewatts Burlesque Revue is a great match for Spider House Ballroom’s jewel-box of a theatre, where floor-to-ceiling red velvet curtains, an artfully appointed stage, and an aura of old Vaudeville add to the immersive experience. Guests can also look forward to saucy door prizes and goodie bags from Forbidden Fruit boutique.
The Huffington Post calls the show “sassy and sexy…classy entertainment.”
"Eye-popping glamour...a burlesque troupe with a racy show that's not to be missed," writes Steven Moser of the Austin Chronicle.
Cocktails: 7:00 p.m.
Show: 7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $15 - $120