The Zombie Prom at Lucky 13 Garage is kicking off tomorrow at 7.30 and as we prepare for Craven Brains High Schools Prom of the dead we thought we would chat to the 90s cover band who will be resurrecting 20 year old hits! To us the 90s never died, but to many its dead and buried!
Be sure to get your tickets tonight to save a few dollars! Tickets available at the door for $15!
SPAM has been performing for what seems like forever. What has been your secret to your longevity?
We believe by changing drummers every 2-3 months it keeps us fresh and excited to play. Its at a point now where we don't even know their names, we just number them. We've had more drummers than Spinal Tap! No honestly we literally have had more drummers than Spinal Tap! We're excited to have #26 playing the Prom. If he does well we may even extend his contract a few weeks... maybe..
Out of all the events you have performed for, what is your most memorable gig, and what has happened to make it stick in your mind?
We've had so many memorable gigs over the last 10 or so years. We name them like the “Friends” episodes. eg, “The gig where Grant forgot his bass” , “The gig where Lee forgot his drum sticks”, “The gig where Lee forgot his snare drum” “The gig where Cam forgot he had gastro” (that ended badly) So many good times..
The 90s were a timeless era for all those who are now in their late 20s and 30s. Why do you think these tunes have persisted over the decades and what gives them their appeal?
As a band we really haven't learnt anything new since the 90s so I suppose thats one way of keeping the songs alive. I think 90s songs are appealing as most people grew up in the 90s. Even my Nana grew up in the 90s!
You guys will be a full Zombie Band for The Zombie Prom, what songs, what interaction and what can the Zombie Alumni expect on the night?
We put together a classic SPAM setlist, then removed the songs that weren't really “classics” .
To those 4 songs we added some classic 90s rock. We even added some unexpected surprises. Some are such a surprise that even some of the band don't know them! Basically lots of 90s with a touch of boy band and a hint of all girl group. We're in our element and can't wait!
One shot of fun, two shots of sweetness and a whole lot of sexy; this Blonde Bombshell will tickle your tastebuds with her cute curves and cheeky smile…
Marilyn Mocktail has always loved to dance, and after joining the Bottoms Up Burlesque School in 2012 decided to take that passion to the stage. She debuted her first solo act at the iconic Burlesque Bar in 2013, and since then has been teasing her way onto the Melbourne scene through regular appearances at Club Voltaire, as well as performing in the world first Burleskathon – 24 Hours of Tease.
This year at The Zombie Prom Marilyn Mocktail takes on the role of Zombie Cheerleader for a very special act this Halloween at The Zombie Prom! We caught up with Ms Mocktail and asked her a few questions!
Burlesque is such an amazing and classic form of dance, it’s seen a resurgence since the days of Moulin Rouge the movie and other revivals of style. What attracted you to the performance art form?
I love the fact that Burlesque allows you to be creative and unique; each piece has its own different story. I think it’s also very empowering, and as someone who grew up with self esteem issues I saw Burlesque as being an opportunity to overcome those issues and really embrace who I am.
Even though you have only started out, what would you say has been your favorite performance so far?
Definitely the Burleskathon! A large number of Australian Burlesque performers, both new and established, all came together and put on a 24 hour non-stop burlesque show which officially made the Guinness World Records. I performed my “Fireman” routine 6 times between 8:30am and 12pm on a Sunday. It was a very unique experience to say the least, and had a great community feel to it.
Luckily Burlesque is constantly growing in popularity and so many events are coming up that include amazing Burlesque acts. Where would be your ultimate venue to perform?
I think performing in the Las Vegas Burlesque Hall of Fame would be an amazing experience! That would be a dream come true for me.
Zombie Cheerleader is a pretty weird request (and a far cry from Las Vegas), what has been your weirdest or most unique character up until now?
In my most recent routine I play a 1920’s silent movie housewife who is mourning after finding out her husband has just left her. However as she begins to undress she embarks on a journey of self discovery which involves (literally) finding the colour in her life. I’m also in the process of working on a routine where I will play a Black Widow Spider which I’m very excited about!
A Black Widow Spider would be phenomenally creepy for some people! This year you are a Zombie Cheerleader, what do you think you would do among a room full of Unruly Zombies?
I would teach them how to dance without dropping limbs everywhere, and maybe give a few of them makeovers. Because rotting flesh is SO not in this season.
You can catch Marilyn Mocktail performing her amazing Zombie Routine ONE NIGHT ONLY at The Zombie Prom @ Lucky 13 Garage. Click here for the event page! And Book Tickets Here
Looking for a little Zombiness this Halloween? 18+ Zombie Event for all adults who want to rock out this Halloween!
We know All Hallows Eve gets a bum deal when it comes to Australia but we have found an awesome solution this year! You can catch some of the cast from The Goblin Ball at this years Zombie Prom at Lucky 13 Garage in Moorabbin.
The Zombie Prom is a night to rival the Prom Nights from American Horror movies. Craven Brains High invites you to party to the sounds of 90s Zombie cover band SPAM and be terrified by the Mean Ghouls that rule the school who hand out candy and insults till the witching hour.
A Prom King and Queen will also be crowned for best dressed. At only $12 online and the ability to order pizza delivery straight to your table, this will be a night of fun and frights for all freaks and geeks. Check out the link for more information!
18+ only and ID needed to be checked at the door!
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The Goblin Ball is brought to life in the imagination of our guests. With the calibre of artists who attend The Goblin Ball (come on! You are ALL artists! Look at your outrageous costumes!) we are always surprised and honored to have people who are willing to play!
From amazing art, to short stories we are always excited and honored to be the recipient of such wonderful creations! The Ice Guardian (played by the menacing, yet calm Charley Noates) has sent us an account of what happened when he returned to The Ice Kingdom.
The Ice Guardian spent the evening bestowing passive aggressive offerings of Chili Chocolate to our Fire Gods. Did you know chocolate cancels out the burning fire of chili. Extremely thoughtful yet disturbing and completely appropriate.
Here is his account of what happened to the Ice Guardian following The Goblin Ball.
The Return to the Ice Kingdom
The Snow Guardian took a deep breath as he entered the Ice Palace. While he always strove to maintain a calm and detached demeanor the recent trip to the Ember Rule had taxed his endurance. Returning to his birthplace of ice and snow restored his strength and calmed his thoughts.
Nodding curtly to the palace guards as he walked, he thought over the recent events. The escape of Princess Pintina from the Ice Kingdom, her theft of the Snow Apples and her defection to the Ember Rule. It was with these matters in mind that he strode towards the quarters of his ruler and creator, the Ice Queen herself.
As he entered she was seated upon a chair that could almost be a throne unto itself, wide and high-backed, crafted from purest diamond ice and softest snowsilks, turning over what appeared to be a sky blue rose in her hands . Her gaze looked him over and, as ever, he felt the full force of her assessment fall upon him. He closed the doors behind him before he approached and knelt in respect and reverence.
"My Snow Guardian," she said, her voice soft yet chilling at the same time, "my keeper of secrets and whisperer of honeyed words. You have returned from the Ember rule, from the care of my warm sister unharmed." She paused as she looked him over, her eyes catching momentarily on his hands, still mildly misshapen from where the Fire God had gripped them. "Mostly unharmed, it seems." Her eyes grew harsh again and her lips pursed. "But I did not summon you. Why have you come before me?"
The Snow Guardian took a breath. He knew that he was about to tread on dangerously thin ice, and to speak poorly would result in nothing less than his very literal destruction. "Majesty, I have served as your loyal subject for many centuries now, and been your eyes and ears among the last two Goblin Balls. It is for this reason I need to ask you a question, simple in its asking but terrible in its implications."
"As you know," he began, "when Princess Pintina escaped from the custody of our kingdom she took with her Snow Apples stolen from your own garden. These apples are an incredible source of Ice Kingdom magical power, and our kingdom is lessened by their loss."
He saw her eyes narrow upon him, but carried on, knowing he was already past the point of no return. "And while at the Ball in the Ember Rule I witnessed the same Princess, now turned to the energies of fire instead of frost, steal the Heart of the Fire God."
"Many would think that Pintina is opportunistic, seeking to move from Kingdom to Kingdom until she finds a place of sufficient power or opulence. Some would assume that Pintina is working to usurp the powers of the various Kingdoms, that she first stole Snow Apples and then the Heart, and next would seek to steal the items of power from Terra Bayou and Starlantis. "
He raised an eyebrow and continued to speak carefully. "But I have considered a third option. That these actions are the results of a higher plan. A plan that, like the mind which conceived it, is cold, calculating and ruthless. A plan that moves with the patience and unstoppable certainty of a glacier."
The Snow Guardian stood and looked his queen directly in her eyes. "Majesty, my question is this: Is Pintina actually still loyal to you, and working under your instructions to steal the items of power from the other realms?"
One would not think it possible for the air in an Ice Palace to grow cold....
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