Monday, December 12, 2011

New Album and an Uncle Ralphie Show!

On the road to the release of our next studio album, we present this intermission disc that captures the fun of our live shows. Utilizing live recordings from Summer 2011, we've added a faux audience to create a show that never was.

All your favorite songs are present with the popular renditions we do at our concerts. There are also new songs which include "Ju Ju Magic," "Me & My Baby (Saturday Night)," and "Automatonic Electronic Harmonics." And like our performances on stage, the album features bits with the robot characters and their zany shtick.

"Steam Powered Giraffe: Live at the Globe of Yesterday's Tomorrow" showcases the evolution of the group since the release of Album One in 2009. It serves as a bridge to our next studio album, and is an essential you'll want to add to your collection and share again and again with friends and family.
Click here to purchase the album on CD or iTunes!

Steam Powered Giraffe & Otherwise Entertainment are proud to present a new cabaret show!


Ralph Benedict, AKA "Uncle Ralphie" is what happens when a mime and an imaginary character have a son.

Over the hundreds of years he has lived, Uncle Ralphie has rallied various entertainers from all over the universe to put on unforgettable spectacles. Spectacles such as Uncle Ralphie's Magic Jukebox Band or The Bayou Music Festival. The Bayou Music Festival was headlined by none other than Colonel Walter's Steam Man Band Steam Powered Giraffe aboard the steamboat the S. S. Biscuiteer, where the music became so hot and loud it burned right through the deck!

Though decades have passed since Uncle Ralphie last put on one of his events, he has returned from Kazooland with a colorful cavalcade of characters he calls, "Uncle Ralphie's Magical Musical Sideshow Spectacular." Joining to headline is Walter's own steam powered robots, supported by an arsenal of entertainers which include acrobats, belly dancers, contortionists, and more!

Motors hum and hydraulics hiss in tune with the catchy melodies of antique robots. And the maniacal laughter of Uncle Ralphie summons forth dazzling spectacles by otherworldly circus entertainers.

Join Steam Powered Giraffe on an imaginative ride into the wacky world of Uncle Ralphie. A magical evening to delight and astound, and you'll want to share it with the whole family!
Click here for more details!

In January the robots will be in Long Beach California performing on the water at the Steampunk Symposium aboard the Queen Mary, which takes place January 13th to the 16th. Steam Powered Giraffe will be participating in a variety of events throughout the run of convention, and will also headline The Queen's Dinner Theatre on Friday the 13th!
Visit the event's website for more details.

If you're wondering when the robots will be performing outside of California, you're in luck! The end of January sees the bots heading to Austin Texas where they will be putting on a concert at Clockwork Con on the evening of January 21st. While at the convention you'll also be able to witness the robots performing an entirely acoustic show! If you've never seen Steam Powered Giraffe and you live in or near Texas, here's your chance to catch them!
Click here for more information about the convention.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Holiday Masquerade and Conventions Galore!

We've got quite the evening planned for you all on December 10th. A steampunk holiday masquerade ball! Don your finest or most festive evening/masquerade attire and join us on San Diego's largest and best dance floor! For this special alternative Victorian Ball, MC Walter Nelson will present L'Heure Verte, performing a stimulating range of authentic period music, and Steam Powered Giraffe. Non-dancers are welcome and will have no difficulty participating in the Grand March! Light refreshments are included with entry. Click here for more information and to purchase tickets!

The robots will then be heading north to Long Beach California to perform on the water at the Steampunk Symposium aboard the Queen Mary, which takes place January 13th to the 16th. Steam Powered Giraffe will be participating in a variety of events throughout the run of convention, and will also headline The Queen's Dinner Theatre on Friday the 13th! Visit the event's website for more details.


For all you non-California fans, the robots will be traveling to Austin Texas where they will be putting on a concert at Clockwork Con on the evening of January 21st. While at the convention you'll also be able to witness the robots performing an entirely acoustic show! If you've never seen Steam Powered Giraffe and you live in or near Texas, here's your chance to catch them! Click here for more information about the convention.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Halloween Show!



The Steam Powered Giraffe Halloween show finally returns in force Friday, October 21st for an evening of spooky fun suitable for all ages!
The doors open at 7 PM and the festivities run until 11 PM.

$10 at the door - And remember, this show is suitable for All Ages!
Bring your friends and family for the unforgetable concert experience that is Steam Powered Giraffe. Hydraulics hiss and motors hum as P. A. Walter's Steam Men charm and dazzle with robot movement and catchy original melodies.

In addition to San Diego's robots performing, the bands samhears and It Says Its Dead will also be playing their rocking tunes.
There will be a raffle with prizes midway through the night, so get to the venue early and purchase your tickets for $1 each.

Spooky Steampunk is the theme for the evening, but don't let that stop you from wearing whatever costume you desire! Do be sure to dress up though, because you could win in the costume contest and take home one of our trophies!

The Spine Trophy - For Coolest Costume
The Jon Trophy - For Funniest Costume
The Rabbit Trophy - For The Best Steampunk Costume

Friday, September 9, 2011

Album One Re-release!

The robots sure had a blast performing at the San Diego Zoo for two and a half months straight and they'd like to thank everyone who came out and supported them. They sold out of their Album One CD at the Zoo and left our inventory completely empty! No need to worry though, we now have a brand new batch of Album One CDs in stock and they are ready to be shipped to your door. 



This new batch of Album One CDs features updated artwork and a brand new song! If you already own a copy of our Album One CD, but like collecting things, feel free to order this new version so you can grow your SPG merchandise memorabilia and satisfy your OCD. The updated artwork and the new song are also now featured and are available on iTunes and other digital music distributors.


We know many of you have been asking about where you can see Steam Powered Giraffe perform now that Nighttime Zoo is over, and we're happy to say that we have lots and lots of performance opportunities for you all to look forward to. We've got performances at upcoming conventions and theater shows, and much more. We're also happy to announce that we have a few "out-of-state" shows for all you non-Californians. We will be posting upcoming performance information as soon as the shows are solidified and the dates draw nearer. Keep your eyes peeled to our website, e-newsletter, Facebook, and Twitter for the most up-to-date performance dates.

We do have one upcoming performance in California that we hope to see many of you at. Steam Powered Giraffe will be performing completely acoustic sets at Arts Alive on the Coastal Rail Trail Sunday, October 2nd, from 12:00pm to 4:00pm. If you have never seen the robots perform their act acoustically, then you're in for a treat! We'll have a few Album One CDs on hand for purchase, and our human Mr. Reed will be tagging along as well. We hope to see some familiar faces!

Friday, August 26, 2011

Plush Pets


We now have plush pets! Lovingly hand crafted and ready to take home, now you can have your very own steam powered giraffe! But hurry, these little guys are only available in limited supply! Click here to order yours!

We're wrapping up our 73 days of performances at the World Famous San Diego Zoo, but there's is still plenty of time for you to catch us before Nighttime Zoo ends September 5th.
The robots perform four sets every day consisting of your favorite SPG songs, cool covers, and new material! Stick around at 8:00 PM for your chance to meet SPG and take your photo with them!

We have a slew of upcoming performances after The San Diego Zoo, and we will be posting them on our website, Facebook, and future e-newsletters as the dates draw nearer.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Adopt Your Own Steam Powered Giraffe!

Did you know that Steam Powered Giraffe has it's very own official fan club? Of course you did! And did you know that this fan club has it's very own online forums for members to discuss all things Steam Powered Giraffe and other artsy things? You've known about it all along obviously! Well there is a new feature on the forums where members can adopt their very own Steam Powered Giraffe, take care of it, customize it's finish, level it up, and dress it up in awesome unlockable hats! Colonel P. A. Walter VI has a message to all those interested and you can read his message by visiting the official Steam Powered Giraffe Fan Club The Cavalcadium of Peter Walter.

June 10th will see the robots returning to Queen Bee's to put on a concert entitled "Boiler Busters", which will feature the bands, Sam Hears, Chambers, and of course Steam Powered Giraffe. Best of all our drummer Samuel Luke is in all three bands!
Then June 25th, the robots will be performing non-stop at the San Diego Zoo all summer long. We'll be giving out free zoo passes throughout the summer to entice people to come and see us, so stay tuned to our website, Facebook, Twitter, and e-Newsletter for all the juicy details!

Monday, May 9, 2011

Steam Powered Giraffe T-Shirts!


You read the title of this news update correctly! We now have Steam Powered Giraffe T-Shirts available for purchase on our website! They are only $10 each (plus shipping & handling) and feature the SPG logo in all it's geary glory. These are super high quality 100% preshrunk cotton 3-color silk screen printed shirts and are top notch in comparison to anything we've previously offered through our Zazzle store. The shirts come in a variety of sizes and you can pick from two different types, "Regular" and "Feminine Cut" styles. We will be accepting online orders for these T-Shirts from now until May 22nd, at which point we will stop accepting T-Shirt orders temporarily. We will then ship out every single order we have received. You can expect delivery of your order between the last week of May and the first week of June*. As of right now these T-Shirts are only available online. Eventually we'll be selling them at our merchandise tables at future shows and events.

Wondering when and where Steam Powered Giraffe will be performing next? Hold on to your goggled hats, as we have a plethora of shows to announce in the upcoming weeks. As always, stay tuned to our website, Facebook, Twitter, and e-Newsletter for all the juicy details!

*T-Shirt delivery can not be guaranteed by these dates, but as soon as your order ships you'll receive a confirmation email and tracking number.

Monday, April 11, 2011

SPG Album One Combo Pack!

Limited time offer! (Ended April 17)

One week only! Monday April 11 through Sunday April 17th we have an awesome deal just from from this website! The CD & Button Combo Pack includes a copy of our Album One CD and a six 1.25 inch button pack all for only $15 (plus shipping and handling)! That's right! You get our very first album which is jammed packed with music, art, and fun along with six 1.25 inch buttons featuring The Spine, Rabbit, The Jon, Mr. Reed, the SPG logo, and our robot giraffe Cavalcadium logo. It's the perfect time to pick up your very own physical copy of our album because you get buttons at a discounted price! Already own the CD version of our album but don't have them spiffy buttons? Well now you can buy the combo pack, gift the CD to a friend, and keep the buttons for yourself! Don't worry we won't tell them you got such an awesome deal! Visit the "store" section for more info or click the image above!

The robots have an upcoming performance and panel at the Gaslight Gathering Steampunk Convention here in San Diego California. You can catch them there Saturday May 7th. The live show will be completely plugged-in and our drummer Samuel Luke along with Mr. Reed will be joining us on stage. Visit http://www.gaslightgathering.org for more information!

We know a lot of you are wondering when and where our next big shows will be, as we have so very few events posted right now. No need to worry because we have some giant announcements to make before the end of the month and they should definitely satisfy all of your robot cravings. More shows? More touring? More chances to see them harmonious robots, Mr. Reed and Samuel Luke? You bet! Stay tuned for more info!

Monday, February 21, 2011

The Robots Saddle Up and Ready Samurai Swords

Steam Powered Giraffe just finished up the first run of their Clockwork Vaudeville show and it was a success! The 725 seat Birch North Park Theatre in San Diego was completely sold out and we couldn't have asked for a better turnout. We'd like to thank everyone involved with the production, but more importantly everyone who came out and showed their support! We hope each and every one of you thoroughly enjoyed yourselves. We will definitely be remounting this show in the not to distant future as it exceeded all expectations. Stay tuned to our website, Facebook, Twitter, and e-Newsletter for updates.


The month of March see's the robots saddling up and heading out West (well actually East since they're from California) to Tuscon Arizona for the Wild Wild West Convention. The robots (and Mr. Reed) will be performing at the VIP Dinner event on the evening of the 3rd, as well as other multiple locations and stages throughout the remainder of the convention. If you're headed out on your trusty horse, trained hippopotamus, or giant mechanical spider, we'd love to see you out there! We'll be bringing our CDs and Buttons and peddling them to the local yodeling jackelopes.


At the end of March, the San Diego Anime Conji Convention will be honoring Steam Powered Giraffe by having us play on the evening of the 25th. We're thinking we were invited because each of us are over power level 9,000 and The Jon has mastered the art of Mothra Origami Battle Riding. You will also be able to see the robots before their performance on the same day at the "Meet the Guests" panel.


We have a ton of stuff in the works (like our second Album) and a plethora of upcoming shows. Thank you to everyone who enjoys our work and comes to our shows! We love each and every one of you and will give hugs on request, except for The Spine, because he doesn't know where you have been.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Honeybee Now Available!


You knew we'd get around to doing it sooner or later, but who knew it would be so soon?! Our fan-popular song "Honeybee" is now a brand new single! The fans spoke and we apparentlylistened. Lots of you told us that we should release Honeybee as a single, and little did you know that we had this up our sleeves the whole time! Muwahaha! This new single has been released in anticipation of our second album, which will debut later this year, so grab your copy, listen, and get pumped for our second album! Honeybee is available on iTunes and can be yours by clicking here. It's also available at other online digital music distributors, simply go to your favorite MP3 site and search for us!

And if you'd like to see Honeybee performed live, worry not!


Our show, Clockwork Vaudeville, on February 19th in San Diego at the Birch Theatre, is by far the grandest show we've ever put on. Do you like acrobatics? Juggling? Dancing? Knife throwers? How about all of those things jumbled together with your favorite singing robot pals? Heck, we've even got our two human back-up musicians Mr. Reed and Samuel Luke joining in on the fun. If you've never seen a Steam Powered Giraffe stage show before, this is definitely the one you're going to want to catch. If you have seen our stage shows before, well this is the juiciest one to date and we plan on giving you the most bang for you buck. It's much more than just a concert, it's a theatrical experience involving circus performers, the robots, and you! Click here for more details and to purchase tickets.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

WOO! OH YEAH! February Shows!

It's almost here singing robot aficionados! Our grand Clockwork Vaudeville show opens February 19th at the North Park Theatre in San Diego and you're not going to want to miss it! When best laid plans with a time machine go awry, the robots and their improbable cast of performers try and make their way back to the present in time for the show itself! Joining the robots on stage are a cavalcade of daring acrobats, dizzying jugglers, cunning contortionists, aerobatic aerialists, and a world famous knife thrower! The show is all-ages and you can click here for more information.

We also have a show February 12th at The Queen Bee's Art and Cultural Center, where we'll be playing with Abney Park and The Tragic Tantrum. It's entitled "A Night of Spectacular Amusements" and it's jam-packed with tons of steam punk entertainment, art, and...amusements! 

For all of you patrons looking for our acoustic shows at Balboa Park, you're in luck! We have one final Balboa Park show for the month of January where we'll be promoting our upcoming shows and busking for your hard earned dollar. Mark your calendars for January 30th and head on down from 2pm to 5pm for some toe tapping robot tunes.


Steam Powered Giraffe has a ton of shows in the upcoming months and we can't wait to unleash them upon all of you like a flood of molten hot liquid rock candy bursting forth from the confines of a decaying and failing concrete and peppermint stick dam! Stay tuned to our e-newsletters, website, Facebook page, and Twitter for all the latest SPG news!

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Robots and Comedic Acrobats/Dancers!

 
The Platt Brothers are three real-life brothers whose comedic dance and acrobatics have taken them from local San Diego stages to tours across the US, and internationally broadcast television such as America's Got Talent, and the Chabad Telethon. Their self-titled show earned them "Best Live Comedy" in 2009, and "Best Family Entertainment" in 2010 by San Diego's A-List. You might already know this, but Steam Powered Giraffe took third place for "Best Live Comedy" in San Diego's A-List in 2009 and 2010 respectively, so it's only natural that The Platt Brothers would want to join forces with the robots and invite them to perform with them.

In their new show, Seven Days of Awesome, The Platt Brothers are joined by some of their most talented and entertaining friends to create a week of unique and unforgettable shows. From an Emmy award-winning storyteller to musical robots (that's us, Steam Powered Giraffe), every night features new and different performers alongside the hilarious and energetic Platt Brothers.

It's a year's worth of unforgettable entertainment, super-concentrated into Seven Days of Awesome! Steam Powered Giraffe will be performing with The Platt Brothers on Wednesday January 19th, so when you buy your tickets, make sure you purchase them for January 19th!
Click here for more information and to purchase tickets.
If you're really in the mood for entertainment, bring your ticket from either their Monday January 17th or their Tuesday January 18th show to our show, and you'll receive a special Steam Powered Giraffe Cavalcadium Robot Giraffe Button!

We've got a few Balboa Park shows this month, and we'll definitely be advertising, plugging, and raising awareness for The Platt Brothers show, so be sure to head on down, listen to some catchy robotic tunes and grab a flier for the show!

Next month sees the robots performing with Abney Park in one show and with circus performers in another. We've got a constant stream of San Diego shows for you musical robot enthusiasts out there, so stay tuned to our website, e-newsletter, Facebook, and Twitter for all the latest and greatest SPG news!