Serving up a bizarre blend of sex appeal, circus stunts and good old-fashioned shock and awe, the sultry seductresses of Le Strange Sideshow unsurprisingly take the Halloween season quite seriously. Originally billed as “Texas’ first all-female sideshow revue,” the boundary-pushing troupe now combines the diverse talents of core members Lita Deadly, Aliska Wolfbane, Robyn Rouxlette, Layna D’Luna and male performer Salem, and frequently welcomes guest artists from Austin and beyond.
Hosted in the apt confines of horror-loving rocker dive Zombies, Le Strange’s amusingly titled Welcome to Prime Time Bitch!
spins creative inspiration from silver-screen shockers — The Exorcist
, Friday the 13th
, The Texas Chain Saw Massacre
, Killer Klowns from Outer Space
and (gulp) Human Centipede
, to name but a few — into raucous tribute routines involving such techniques as “grinding, human blockhead, human pincushion, ladder of machetes, insectivore, tarantulas, fire eating, broken glass and more!” Emceed by Jack the Ripper, the gals’ October offering promises performances by Deadly, Wolfbane, Rouxlette, D’Luna and Salem, plus special guests Eden, Fifi Switchblade and Bethany Summersizzle — not to mention like-minded vendors, a costume contest with prizes, “karaoke of death,” and “blood wrestling provided by Gore Noir Magazine
.” If the prospect of all of this gets you hot and bothered, consider springing for one of the 12 VIP seats in the designated “splash zone.”
Lita Deadly by Sparx Photography
$10-$30, doors at 8pm Fri, Oct. 19, Zombies, 4202 Thousand Oaks Drive, (210) 281-8306, facebook.com/lestrangesideshow.
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