Wednesday, December 23, 2009

New Show, New Music Video, and Europe!

We have quite a lot of updates this month and we're going to cram them into this single news update!

We have another stage show January 22nd at Queen Bee's entitled "The 114 Year Anniversary Show". This show is set to rival our album release show by being even better! Click here for more details!


Steam Powered Giraffe has also released another music video!


 

The video features a remixed version of our song Clockwork Vaudeville, complete with flashy colorful images and cool sunglasses...Which is exactly what the kids these days like! Feel free to drop us a comment on what you think of our new "sellout" look and feel.

On one last final update, Steam Powered Giraffe is planning on street performing at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe this August. We're accepting donations and raising money for this trip currently, and plan to make a few stops at other cities on our way to the festival. It should be quite the experience for us robots and event-goers alike.

Another live video interview on SPG TV through Livestream is planned in the next few weeks. The robots will once again be answering questions and dishing out the details on super secret stuff. Please send in your questions for the robots to steampoweredgiraffe@gmail.com, we will be picking the best ones and answering them live on SPG TV!

We hope to see you all soon at our upcoming endeavors! Once again, thank you to everyone for your continued support, and take care!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Album One now on iTunes!

Now there is another way to get your hands on Steam Powered Giraffe's first album! You can download it digitally from iTunes. Best of all, the iTunes version of the album comes with a digital art booklet. This art booklet is the very same one that is included with the physical version of the album, but it's viewable on your computer!


Although we recommend that you download the album from iTunes, so you get the digital art booklet, Album One is also avaliable on a plethora of other online music distributors. Here are just a few of the places where you can download it!

iTunes Canada
iTunes Australia
iTunes New Zealand
iTunes United Kingdom
iTunes Japan
iTunes Mexico
Rhapsody
Napster
eMusic
Amazon MP3
Lala
...and many more!

Don't want a non-tangible version of the album? That's okay! You can still order the physical album right here on our website. If you're lucky enough to live in the San Diego area, you can even approach us in between our sets at Balboa Park and buy one from us there.

Already own the album? Let us know what you think about it! Send us an email at steampoweredgiraffe@gmail.com.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Album One Available for Purchase!

Steam Powered Giraffe's Album Release Show completed Friday October 30th, 2009. The people lucky enough to be in attendance got their hands on SPG's first album "Album One"! A few of them were even more lucky than just lucky and walked away with a free "Steam Powered Giraffe: The Card Game" deck. The evening was a blast for the robots and audience members alike (or so we were told). We'd like to thank everyone who showed up and supported the robots. There was a lot of love in the air that evening! We'd also like to thank our good friend Xach the Ripper for opening for us. His lovely music enticed the audience right before our costume contest, which also went off without a hitch. Congratulations to the winners!


We have received a lot of emails and messages asking us when and where people can purchase their own copy of the album.
As of right now, the physical version of "Album One" is available for purchase on our website for $15 (plus shipping and handling). Click on the brand new STORE button to make your purchase!

"Album One" will also be available on iTunes and other digital music distribution sites mid-November (we'll post an update when it's available for download). The digital version of the album from iTunes will also include a digital version of the art and lyric booklet found in the physical version of our album.

On one final note, you will notice that the SPG Card Game is available for purchase in our store as well. We have a limited quantity of these and once they are gone, there will never be any more of them...ever!

Friday, September 18, 2009

A-List & October Shows!

Steam Powered Giraffe recently made the top 5 on 10news.com's A-List! Thank you to everyone for their continued support of us robots.
We have several new shows in October in which you can catch us performing.

We will be performing at Legoland California every Saturday for their Brick-or-Treat Party Nights. This event is perfect for the youngsters, and there are plenty of special activities including a costume contest for the little ones. For more information please visit Legoland's website here.


Also, don't forget about our Album Release Show on October 30th (although it's kind of hard to miss the giant poster on our website's main entrance). We have lots in store coming up in the following months, stay tuned for all the "awesomeness".

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Album Release Show!

SPG Album Release Show: Night of the Vampiric Werewolf Cyborg Mummy



The wait is almost over robot enthusiasts! The Steam Powered Giraffe Album will be officially released October 30th. You can get your hands on a CD of your own and celebrate with the bots the night before Halloween and hear them perform LIVE at Queen Bee's (formerly the 8teen Center).

Friday, October 30th, 7 PM - 11 PM.
at
Queen Bee's
3925 Ohio Street
San Diego, CA 92104
(619) 255-5147

$10 at the door.
All Ages!

Our Master of Ceremonies for the evening will be comedian Bryan Barbarin. And joining the singing bots on stage will of course be the Amazing Mr. Reed! He'll be playing the drums, banjo, and piano,
and there will also be a special performance by our good friend Xach the Ripper!

Don't forget to dress up in your Halloween costume! The bots are hosting a costume contest complete with wonderful prizes!
Plus, much much more!

We hope you join us for a fantastic fun evening filled with music, mime, and comedy.
Stay tuned for more info!

Goodies of the Night:
Steam Powered Giraffe: ALBUM ONE - $15
11 tracks of pure Giraffe in a beautiful CD case complete with album booklet filled with original art by Jon Sprague (The Jon) and Christopher Bennett (Rabbit)

Steam Powered Giraffe: The Card Game - $5 (this night only!)
Battle Robot against Robot in this original multiplayer card game.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Balboa Park Shows For August

Steam Powered Giraffe successfully renewed their permit for the month of August, and will be performing every Saturday and Sunday from 12:30pm to 5:00pm starting Sunday the 9th. Check out our schedule on the right for exact dates and times.

The album is in full force and is really going to be something special. We are all so excited about it and we can't wait to share it with everyone. Stay tuned to our website and newsletters for more information as we release it. The release date for the album is right around the corner...
We also have some surprises planned for the not too distant future.
Take care!

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Comic-Con Photo Contest!

Hello Steam Powered Robot and Comic Book Enthusiasts!

The robots are hard at work on the new album, but Rabbit has taken some time off to
stalk the halls of the San Diego convention center Thursday - Sunday for the annual San Diego Comic-Con, and we're holding a little contest to give you fans some nifty prizes.

All you have to do is track down Rabbit at the convention center and snap a photo with him. Send in your photo to steampoweredgiraffe@gmail.com, and after the convention we'll choose the two best entries to win spiffy prizes!

You can track down Rabbit by any means necessary (Hint: the SPG phone number is a cell phone). But keep in mind anyone who sends a text message to Rabbit will be disqualified because we can't afford to pay for texts on our number!

The prizes are as follows:

FIRST PLACE

A digital copy of Steam Powered Giraffe's first album, to be released this summer.
and
A Robotized version of yourself drawn by SPG member Christopher Bennett


SECOND PLACE

A Robotized version of yourself drawn by SPG member Christopher Bennett


So get yourself to the Comic-Con and snap those pictures!
Have a safe summer, and keep on truckin'!

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

July is Recording Month

As some of you may have already found out via our MySpace and Facebook pages, Steam Powered Giraffe was not able to obtain a permit at Balboa Park this month (luck of the draw). This means that throughout the month of July we will not be performing at Balboa Park. We are however hard at work finishing up our album and have replaced our weekend performances at Balboa Park with time in the recording studio as well as time rehearsing new material. We will inform fans of any upcoming performances this month as they develop. Thank you to all our fans and friends for their continued support!

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

On Top of the Universe Now On iTunes

Now you can put Steam Powered Giraffe on your MP3 player! Steam Powered Giraffe's first single "On Top of the Universe" is now available for purchase on iTunes! You can purchase it by clicking here. Don't care for iTunes? That's alright! The single is also available at these other fine digital music distributors. Just click the links below and you'll be taken to the single on each service.

iTunes
Rhapsody
Napster
eMusic
IMVU
Amazon MP3
Lala
Shockhound
Amie Street

Steam Powered Giraffe's first album is also in progress and is chugging along nicely. Check back frequently and/or subscribe to the SPG Newsletter for updates!

Sunday, May 17, 2009

New Single With An Album On The Way!

If you hadn't already heard, Steam Powered Giraffe just recently released their first single "On Top of the Universe". You can give it a listen on their MySpace Music Page here. This single will also be available for purchase and download on iTunes, Amazon MP3, and other online stores where digital music is sold in a few weeks. This new single just happens to be a taste of what's to come. Steam Powered Giraffe announced last week in their online Newsletter that they will be releasing their very first album this Summer!
As always, you can catch free performances by Steam Powered Giraffe at Balboa Park San Diego on most Saturdays and Sundays (check the show calader for exact times and dates). You can also spend some time with the bots this Summer at the San Diego County Fair, where they'll be roaming the fairgrounds and stirring up musical acoustic goodness (times and days to be announced). Be sure to check back often for more updates!

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Upcoming Shows & Recordings

There are two notable shows this month in May. Be sure to catch our performance alongside our very good friends Tragic Tantrum Cabaret and others on the 16th in San Diego. That same weekend we also happen to be performing at the Temecula Music Fest, so mark your calendars if you're ready for a fun-filled weekend of Steam Powered Giraffe.

On one last note, the robots have entered the recording studio and are hard at work on their very first album. Keep and eye and an ear out for sneak peaks, as a single is bound to be released before the album's completion.

Monday, March 30, 2009

Oceanside Stage Show Is A Hit!

This past weekend's performance by the robots of Steam Powered Giraffe at the Sunshine Brooks Theatre in Oceanside California brought in more than 150 people over the course of the show's two day run. Many SPG Card Games were sold and a bunch of people stuck around after the shows to show their support in the lobby. The Steam Powered Giraffe robots were flabergasted at the crowded lobby and the amount of compliments, handshakes, pictures, and autographs given and received this weekend at the show (especially Saturday night). Be sure to check out Rabbit's latest blog entry about the run of the stage show by clicking here. SPG has lots of upcoming performances and shows in the works so be sure to check back here often for updates! The Seaport Villiage Spring Busker Festival is right around the corner and Steam Powered Giraffe just happens to be one of the groups competing. Try and make it to the festival so you can catch one of our performances and vote for us as one of the festival's top three buskers! More details coming soon...

Saturday, March 14, 2009

SPG Card Game Available at Oceanside Show

If you're planning on seeing the Steam Powered Giraffe stage show, "Colonel Peter A. Walter III’s Steam Powered Robots" on March 28th or 29th, then you might consider purchasing the official Steam Powered Giraffe Card Game in the lobby! For the price of just $9 you can be the proud owner of a wacky multiplayer card game made by the people behind the robots. For more information click here.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

SPG's New Website Launches!

The Steam Powered Giraffe website has been complete revamped and now includes a plethora of information, song lyrics, and links. Check back frequently as the site is still growing. The pseudo history isn't quite done yet, but it's coming soon and will be a wonderful look into the lore of the robots. Have a look around, take of your shoes and stay awhile, just don't leave them in Jon's bio, because he hasn't written one yet...but he plans on writing it soon.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

The Official Steam Powered Giraffe Blog Launches!

Steam Powered Giraffe finally has their own blog for "news" purposes! Check back often for updates on the group! If you would like to access the more "personal" Steam Powered Giraffe blogs, please visit our MySpace page. Any new "Actor Blogs" and "Q&As" can be found there.
Thanks!