Some of you may have wondered what Uncle Leon’s been up to these last couple months. Did he get arrested? Go on an extended whiskey bender? Buy a banjo and run off to join Mumford and Sons?
Nope. The truth is, Leon went and made a movie.
“The Pill Girls” is the story of a sweet, innocent girl who comes to the big city looking for love and opportunity—and instead finds herself caught up in a gang of violent, psychedelic-addicted, devil-worshiping go-go girls.
Right now, “The Pill Girls” is just a 4-minute concept trailer. But with enough public interest, attention (and, you know… money), it may actually become a full-length feature.
The trailer has just been entered into the International Movie Trailer Festival. Please take a few minutes to go watch it. If you like what you see, please vote for it, and do what you can to share it with the world.
With your help, this ridiculous little dream can grow up to become a huge, even more ridiculous reality.
UPDATE! Brokelyn.com just picked up the story of our music video. And their praise is more than we could have ever hoped for:
“If this really is a last hurrah of sorts for Hank’s, it’s as good a send-off as can be for the bar.”
Read the entire article here.
It’s been a long time coming. But now, at last, we are proud to announce the world premiere of our first-ever official music video, “Wild Ways”.
A lot of very generous people lent their time, equipment, businesses, talents, energy, and know-how to help make this video happen, with no reward other than the finished product… and a whole lot of free beer. To all of them, we send out a huge THANK YOU. Without you, none of this could have happened.
Very special thanks goes to Hank’s Saloon, South, Last Exit, the Gotham Girls Roller Derby, and of course the amazing folks at Brooklyn’s own Sixpoint Brewery, who helped make everybody’s on-set experience just a little bit more pleasant.
And lest we forget actor Emma Gordon, who was charged with the near-impossible task of being Uncle Leon’s girlfriend, and still managed to make it look easy.
Enjoy the movie.
David Horton, the man behind New Jersey-based music blog Popa’s Tunes, has been a great friend to independent musicians in general, and Uncle Leon and the Alibis in particular.
As the Honorary Mayor of the Couch By Couchwest Festival, he brought a lot of attention for our “Beer Train” subway video, calling us one of New York’s “must-see attractions”. And in his review of our album Wild Ways, he deemed us “Essential listening for every roots revival enthusiast”.
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