Hell City Kitty headlines second-annual fashion, rock and art show on Saturday
The Back Alley Pub presents an evening dedicated to local creators at the second annual fashion show, local market and music event on Saturday. Come get your holiday shopping started and stay for a night of rock music to boot.
The evening kicks off at 6 with the local market presentation featuring pieces from MoFo Goods, Electric Kitty Printing, Joy Staelens, Sam Habein and Salome Range. The models will showcase some of the designs offered on sale with a fashion show starting at 8:30 p.m. Afterward, Great Falls’ newest garage-rock band Spaceheater performs starting at 9:30 p.m., followed by a set from the always-popular Hell City Kitty.
MoFo Goods is a clothing line based in Great Falls, co-founded by Kyle Daugherty. According to its Facebook page, “MoFo is an attitude in street culture that recognizes one another from the mountains of Montana, to the skyscrapers of New York. MoFo is the exact portrayal of creativity and easy living, as shown in our line of clothing and accessories.” They offer hats, t-shirts, hoodies and and sweatshirts for both men and women. Mandy Younce, co-organizer of the event, said they will have two models showcasing their gear, along with clothing from Electric Kitty Printing, later in the evening.
Electric Kitty Printing is a silk-screen printing company that specializes in local shirt designs. Cale Younce, company owner, said his UFO Montana shirts will be on sale during the event, with t-shirts running around $15 to $20 and hoodies running from $30 to $40. The designs, Younce said, were created by Daugherty.
Staelens, Mandy explained, makes hats using a variety of unique designs that are sure to be crowd pleasers.
“They’re Fascinator hats with these cool found items she puts on the side that she makes look real great,” she said.
Habein will be offering handmade stickers with unique designs made by him along with some drawings and other pieces of art. You can view some of Sam’s designs here. Finally, Range will be selling essential oils and other health-related items, also.
Cale Younce said in preparation for the event he got to hear a bit of Space Heater’s set and he said he’s impressed by what he’s heard.
“I heard them practicing and they’re sounding great so far,” he said. “This is going to be their first public show, so that’s exciting.”
Hell City Kitty, meanwhile, recently celebrated its 10th anniversary as a group. Mike Chasse will be filling in on drums for the evening, but the rest of the band will be present.
Before seeing them on Saturday, you can listen to some of the group’s recordings on its SoundCloud page. They’ll also have merch and albums for sale before and after their set.
Overall, Cale said this year’s show is a bit bigger as they’ve had some more time to organize it compared to last year’s.
“Well last year we organized this in a week, but this year we’ve got more artists, more clothes and we’ve got some real solid stuff all across the board,” he said.
For more information, check out the event’s Facebook page.