NEW BOOK! Vicennial 20 Years Into the Night from GothicChicago!

Support SpookyInc - Buy our bookVICENNIAL – INTO THE NIGHT
A Book by DavidB and JameyB

GothicChicago Calendars – Events – Photos

Born out of frustration with being seated in the back of a restaurant because we looked too “Goth” (aka “weird”) – we decided to share Goth-friendly locations and events in Chicago and eventually worldwide online.  The scene has grown – Goth is in the malls, Cosplay is all the rage and the world is a little smaller (and more wonderful) due to social media.  To celebrate 20 years of spooky stuff for spooky people, this 46 page, full colour book shares highlights from 1996-2016.

Get your copy today!

Celebrate with us by posting your memories with #SpookyInc20


Posted October 31, 2016 by si in #SpookyInc20, Downloads, everywhere, Photographs, Shopping, SpookyInc

Mark your calendars! JULY 8 Lost & Found- Resale Pop-up! (Chicago)

LOST & FOUND- Resale Pop-up!

This is a one of a kind curated resale event where you can find the most unique items catering to those of the underground! Come thrifting, have a drink, and hang out!

You can find anything from:
and much much more!!!

Eclectic soundtrack of the evening will be provided by Scary Lady Sarah!

There will be AWESOME drink specials provided by Hendrick’s and Stem Cider!

When: Sunday July 8th

Where: Emporium Wicker Park
1366 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Chicago, IL

Who: YOU!

Interesting in vending? Space is limited so sign up now! Message host to apply and to find out more!

Thanks to Jay Krevens for the flyer design! ♥

Posted June 15, 2018 by si in Events, Shopping

Jun 16 – BHouse LIVE Presents: Midge Ure & Paul Young + The Pirate Twins

B House Live Presents – Midge Ure & Paul Young with Special Guest DJs The Pirate Twins (Scary Lady Sarah & William Faith)

Tickets via

Posted June 13, 2018 by si in Entertainment, Events, Music, Personalities

Need some shade? Check out A Bit Shady Gothic!

Because even the most shadowy lady or gentleman of the night occasionally needs to venture abroad during the day. Our shady parasols help protect your luminous pale skin from sunlight.

For wicked aristocrats, try a dramatic Vixen parasol in raven or lush shiraz. The stately Empress parasol is unmatched in elegance. And for dark-romantic Victorian ladies, we recommend the lace Contessa and the Duchess.

For the deepest shade and a waterproof canopy, the Monk parasols are our best sun protection for your delicate skin. A handy accessory also for the discerning gentleman, (maybe not the hot pink, but you never know!)

Keep elegantly cool; see our black lace fans on our FANS page. (Includes the Secret Language of the Fan.)


Posted June 11, 2018 by si in Shopping

Jun 12 – Shimmer: shoegaze/dreampop w/ DJs Scary Lady Sarah & Peroxide

Held the second Tuesday of each month, Shimmer is an evening devoted to shoegaze, dreampop, psych, drone, ethereal, space rock, nugaze, electrogaze & chillwave music brought to you by American Gothic Productions (purveyors of moody music in Chicago.)

Scary Lady Sarah & Philly Peroxide (your Dancing DJs™) spin a soundtrack of sonic incandescence alongside sparkling visuals in a special glitter-friendly venue, Slippery Slope, in Chicago’s Logan Square! Great club, great staff, great sound, great location! ♥

Amazing new & classic shoegaze played for just for you!

SHIMMER- home of the ChiGazers; where Chicago’s shoegaze fans & bands meet & hang out. 🙂

Slippery Slope, 2357 N. Milwaukee Ave, Chicago
21+ / 9pm-2am / FREE to get in!

Come out & chill, drink, sway…..and shimmer with us.

Please like the Shimmer page- see our playlists, make requests, say hi! 🙂

#shoegaze #dreampop #psych #chigaze #ethereal #nugaze


Posted June 8, 2018 by si in Entertainment, Events, Music, Personalities

VOLTAIRE in Chicago June 9th!

Nocturna, now in its THIRTIETH year, is an 18+ dark alternative dance night held once every other month (more or less) in Chicago. DJ Scary Lady Sarah spins a highly request-driven mix of current & classic goth, industrial, post-punk, deathrock, ethereal, shoegaze, new wave, ebm, darkwave, dark indie & more. Come dance until dawn!
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• Saturday, 9 June 2018: Tonight we celebrate 30 years of Nocturna (the longest running goth event in North America!) To mark this momentous occasion, we will be opening earlier (10pm) – make sure to show up in a timely manner- we have a slew of special features throughout the night, starting with a concert performance at 11pm sharp with:

Goth entertainer extraordinaire! After working together at many locations & occasions, we are very pleased to have Aurelio Voltaire perform at Nocturna for the first time! You know him from his music, his animation, his books, his Gothic Homemaking show on YouTube… come see him in person!

GlitterGuts Photobooth: Our fave nightlife photographers! Free for our guests- get snapped- dress to impress!

• PREVIEW our upcoming book: Nocturna: Thirty Years of Nights! Publication date to be announced soon!

Dreaded Jenocide: The Place for Lovely Spooky Things offering spooky barrettes, handbags, clothing, Manic Panic cosmetics & more!

Art By Rembry: Various artwork: original paintings, drawings, art prints, sculptures, jewelry boxes, and magnets

– Evil-Eric Designs: Making necklaces for our scene for over 20 years.

– Shadow Emporium Apothecary & Shoppe: Purveyors of Obscure Goods & Esoteric Goods

– NOCTURNA t-shirts

• GIVEAWAYS for this night include:

– Tickets to the Neo Reunion: 2350 Last Call– dance party & movie screening! Win a VIP table for you & a guest at the event which takes place at Metro on Friday, 27 July.

– Guest list spots to Das Ich, Antonym, Visceral Anatomy and DJ – The Pirate Twins on Friday, 13 July at Brauerhouse Lombard

– Issues of the brand-spanking new issue of KILTER magazine! (Copies on sale, too!)

Carrie G Hair Artisan – $50. gift certificate towards her Rockstar hair services plus a sampling of her favourite vegan friendly hair products!

– Guest list spots to Adoration Destroyed / Fires / Xentrifuge / DJ Scary Lady Sarah on Sunday, 10 June at Underground Lounge – Chicago

• The Candy Cauldron will be on stage as always; help yourself to a complimentary treat!

•Further delights revealed as the date approaches!

At Metro Chicago, 3730 N. Clark Street
10pm – 5am / 18+ / $15.

For those who would like to purchase an advance ticket, here’s the link:

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Thank you so much! Please help spread the word by sharing this event page!- especially now that FB limits how many people one person can invite! Looking forward to seeing you there!!! ♥

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Join the NOCTURNA FB group, too:

Nocturna is an American Gothic Productions event…
Specialists in Dark Nightlife…
dark beautiful music ritual dance pageantry libations
…for Those Who Know…

#goth #chicagogoth #chicagogothic #chigoth #gothchicago #gothicchicago #gothgoth #scaryladysarah #americangothicproductions #ebm #industrial #aureliovoltaire #voltaire #danceuntildawn


Posted June 6, 2018 by si in Entertainment, Events, Music, Personalities

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Home of Spooky Things and more!

Chris Raimo is an artist/illustrator of all things spooky, paranormal, tiki, and weird! Being obsessed with monsters, horror, ghosts, and all things unusual since he was a kid, Chris has developed his signature brand of spooky illustrations, creative characters, and eye for the odd.

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Posted June 4, 2018 by si in Entertainment, Personalities, Shopping

Visit Obscure Accessories and Articles for a Noir Lifestyle at

Wake up the Dead Enamel Pin
Manière Noire is a collective project of Atelier Oil and Sugar and Cimmerian, based in Montréal. A pretext to create obscure items and accessories for a Noir Lifestyle. Started on the 31st of October 2016 with the goal of designing and producing one enamel pin design per month, accompanied by art prints, original illustrations and other types of items, yet to be announced.
Our name comes from the french term for mezzotint, a printmaking process in which the artist produces an image by burnishing a textured copper plate, creating light areas from a solid black base. Manière also means a way of doing things, which resonated with our vision of a lifestyle brand.

Posted June 1, 2018 by si in Entertainment, Personalities, Shopping

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