CHERRY BOMBS bring an entire new way to experience rock and roll music by combining daredevil arts with feminine power. Their fearless and dynamic performances feature “jaw-dropping aerials, intense fire sequences and dialed-in choreography.” (Knotfest). Founded in 2013 by ALICIA TAYLOR, the troupe have performed at the largest motorcycle rallies such as Sturgis and Daytona, as well as opening for cross-country tours with Buckcherry and Stone Sour. With the halt of live events due to the pandemic, CHERRY BOMBS reimagined their live show into a unique cinematic experience billed as MACABARÉT.
MACABARÉT is a next-step evolution of the CHERRY BOMBS’ high-octane show which combines the group’s daring skillsets with a visually stunning and sonically intense storyline captured on film and backed by a soundtrack featuring staple rock tracks from the genre’s most prominent artists. Filmed at various locations in Nevada by cinematographer Nathan Mowery (Kind Punk Film), MACABARÉT’ follows the story of an out-of-luck man entangled in a delicious web of torment and retribution. When he finds himself stranded in the middle of nowhere, he makes his way to the unassuming White Dog Saloon, hoping for help. What he finds there is a taste of his own medicine. Watch the trailer streaming below or HERE.
“Macabarét was certainly a labor of love–starting with the legend of the goddess Pele, of which I learned about while living in Hawaii,” shares ALICIA TAYLOR. “I found her to be wonderfully intriguing and inspiring, and I wanted to pay homage in a modern way with a story that combines horror and fantasy told through the visual art that Cherry Bombs is known for. The story expands to take place in the White Dog Saloon, a casual looking watering hole in the middle of the desert, where unbeknownst to its visitors, karma serves an ice-cold dish of comeuppance.”
“This show was meant to be debuted on our very first headlining run, scheduled for spring 2020–however, as well all know, COVID hit and that washed everything away,” TAYLOR further explains. “In order to adapt, I decided to have Nathan Mowery of Kind Punk Film tape an ‘extended trailer’ of the show, to tease what I thought would be an inevitable tour later that year. Alas, that tour did not happen either, so we switched gears again once we realized the pandemic was going to last much longer than anticipated. I decided to film the entire production in full-length cinematic format–as if it were a movie–from start to finish. I handpicked the locations, we brought in lighting, staged the scenes to fit the script– everything filmed in a way to take the viewer through the story as they were experiencing it for themselves. I wanted this virtual show to feel immersive, bringing the viewer inside and through the White Dog Saloon.”
Experience the MACABARÉT show in the comfort of your own home during one of its upcoming livestream showings on April 23, 24 & 25 at 12:00 PM (PT) / 3:00 P.M. (ET) and 6:00 P.M. (PT) / 9:00 P.M. (ET) exclusively via VEEPS. Tickets are on-sale now HERE.