Upon arrival at the venue, it is highly recommended to set your viewer to Use Shared Environment as there is a custom EEP setting used to enhance the venues lighting experience. If you DO NOT have a EEP supported viewer then set to midnight.
High above the snow covered fields of Hogadon, a lone voice is heard calling out. The melodic sound of the voice is said to attract the young and old alike. The wild animals sit in branches, crawl out of burrows and fly down to the ground and listen. Could this be the very shy and timid Bigfoot, the rarely seen Sasquatch or is it just the voice of the wind circling around the mountains and blowing through the caves?
No, tis the Alley Catz Live Music and Dance Club. A new build that took shape from a word and brought forth by the hard work in March 2022 by JP (JPeabody) and Mareth (Lilith Lupindo). The venue is JP’s Alley Catz home providing him with a platform to sing in SL at his own venue.
The venue is managed by Mareth (Lilith Lupindo).
NOTE: The venue has a security server running that performs several functions from a generic greeting to also checking an Agents script limit. When the script component is ACTIVE the server will eject you if you exceed 250 scripts and/or 5MB of script memory. YES, we are generous with the script count limiter cause a lot of scripts do not actually translate to region load as most scripts go dormant when not in use. Something most script counters DO NOT take into account.
Wander around and relax on the wheel hub chairs right of stage, sit or cuddle on the benches at the rear of the dance floor. For those who want to take to the dance floor there is a hybrid TIS dance machine (single & couples).
The club is powered by;
- CTS Xash Club Management System
- MetaHarpers Interactive Theater
- TIS StreamSync Lighting
- TIS Hybrid Dance Machine
When Mareth is running her dance HUD you can dance on her HUD by either standing on Dance Pads (when Rezzed) and/or touching her invite Orb which is above the hybrid TIS Orb.
JP performs regular Live shows at Alley Catz Club.
- Wednesday at 1:00am SLT (Retrospective Singularity – see below)
- Friday at 2:00am SLT
- Some Saturday’s at either 7pm or 8pm SLT (8:15pm when following FlyGearZ events).
Most performances are done from main stage, others are done from the alternate stage, these fall into a performance we call Retrospective Singularity. They are generally a more intimate performance from a central stage on the dance floor allowing performer and patron to traverse the lensing effect of music and movement.
The venue is TIP’s only, if a singer or DJ wishes to use the venue with or without our involvement, we would consider the inquiry, see venue policies and capacity below.
All Inquiries relating to the availability of our venue to be used by 3rd parties are to be submitted via the Alley Catz Club Inquiry Form
The venue is located in the sky, it is low LI and uses only a few textures, this coupled with the EEP setting helps to minimize any LAG that could be induced from the environment. You will find once you have visited for the first time and provided the textures remain in your cache the venue will instantly REZ. Even when visiting for the first time it will REZ quickly.
Most of the LI in the venue is consumed by either the cars/bikes or the Lighting System.
It should be noted that once the Lighting System is active and depending on what its doing it can result in client side LAG on older and lower entry level computers. Especially laptops that only have integrated graphics on the motherboard (aka no dedicated GeForce or Radeon GPU’s).
We have never seen the region itself suffering from server side LAG.
Venue Lighting System.
By default when the Venue is not in use the stream is set to a dance music stream. Feel free to use the venue to hang out with your friends. The following will be set.
- Dance floor effects will likely be OFF, if ON, it will be set for one effect.
- Stage Curtain will be open.
- Several lighting channels will be set to Sync with the music stream.
- The Aurora Light Rig if ON, will be running program 10.
- The Hexascan Rig if ON, will be running in Random mode.
For 3rd parties who use our venue, if you wish the lighting system to be operated this depends on Mareth’s (Lilith Lupindo) availability and there is a $500L base fee then $200L per 30 minute period after the 1st hour (Paid in Advance on agreement).
Alternative, if your streaming service uses the Spotify API the lighting system can be set to run AUTO via TIS StreamSync.
Static Test Video will give you an idea of the venue in operation with lighting in AUTO mode via TIS StreamSync
We are focused on making everyone feel welcome regardless of if your a regular patron or not. Sometimes local chat may be busy with banter and conversation, feel free to join in and enjoy yourself. At other times it may be fairly silent as people simply enjoy each others company while dancing and listening to music.
We (JP and Mareth) are not fans of venues or places that have a clique, we have visited many ourselves and know how uncomfortable it can be even in SL. Which is why we do try to make everyone feel welcomed and part of the community of Alley Catz.
We also have a zero Drama policy and will not tolerate SL Drama from either performers or patrons, leave outside of the venue.
The venue cannot be used by anyone if the event will CLASH with a Live show at any venue JPeabody is performing at or scheduled events related to Carlyle Theas Solutions.
The venue runs on a single performance model, we do not allow multiple performers to string shows one after another. There are No exceptions.
The venue is located on a Mature rated Mainland region, nudity is NOT allowed.
Venue Dress code. All we ask is NO NUDITY, come dressed as you like. From casual to formal or even themed such as steampunk, cyberpunk, sci-fi, fantasy etc. It is all about you coming as who you are, for example if your a Vamp or Lycan all we ask is no biting. If your a warrior, sheath your sword, Axe Mace etc. If your a fae, fawn, or furry etc then come as you are. There is no need to change into a human form.
Venue Blacklist. Anyone who is disruptive either in Local Chat or IM to other patrons or performers will not be allowed entry to the venue for a period of 4 weeks. Once the 4 week suspension is over access to the venue will be granted. Repeat offense may see a permanent ban.
Venue Capacity. Although the venue is located on a quite region, it is mainland therefore a maximum agent limit of 44 (+4 premium bonus) is allowed on the region.
Venue Operation. The venue uses a TIS hybrid dance system catering for a wide selection of both couples and single dances.
In addition MST Show Tools is coupled with Mareth’s MST Choreo HUD providing sequenced dancing when the HUD is in use.
All lighting Effects minus the custom venue EEP, is achieved through various TIS lighting products along with the TIS Stream Sync system.