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

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

46 PAGES | 20 YEARS
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

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

Mark your calendars! March 17 Clan of Xymox at Bottom Lounge

Clan of Xymox
$25 Adv // 8:00 PM // 17 & Over
Bottom Lounge | 1375 W. Lake St. | Chicago

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Tickets:
http://bit.ly/2zBB3B4

Time:
Doors 8:00 PM / Show 9:00 PM

Price:
$25 Adv / $28 Day of

Age Limit:
17 & Over

About clan of xymox:
Since their formation in their native Holland their music has been constantly changing, always challenging and often quite breathtaking. Some of us have always been of the opinion that XYMOX are something special. A band fired by electronic music but determined, always, to make something that is very much their own. They are unique.

Posted December 13, 2017 by si in Entertainment, Events, Music, Personalities

Dec 12 – Shimmer: Shoegaze/Dreampop w/ DJs Scary Lady Sarah & Peroxide (Chicago)

Shimmer is a monthly evening devoted to shoegaze, dreampop, psych, drone, ethereal, space rock, nugaze, electrogaze & chillwave (you get the idea!) 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 the neighbourhood of Logan Square, Chicago! Great club, great staff, great sound, great drinks, great location! ♥

This month we’ll sprinkle the best shoegaze/dreampop holidays tunes throughout the night and we’ll be passing out festive treats in the most decked-out bar in town!

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! 🙂
https://www.facebook.com/ShimmerChicago

#shoegaze #dreampop #psych #chigaze #ethereal

Posted December 11, 2017 by si in Events, Music, Personalities

Dec 8 – Stock the Shelter (Chicago)

The 6th Annual STOCK THE SHELTER! Friday, December 8, 2017!
Holiday Supply Drive To Benefit Chicagoland Dog & Cat Rescues!
Please Join Us And Help Make A Difference In A Shelter Dogs Holiday By Donating A Cozy Blanket, A Tasty Treat, Or Any Of The Items Listed Below. Please Bring…
Dog Toys
Kongs
Dog Treats & Biscuits
Rawhide (NO products from China, please)
Bully Sticks & Antlers
Dog Beds/Cat Beds
Pill Pockets/Peanut Butter
New Or Gently Used Towels
Gift Cards From Petsmart, Target, Pet Supplies Plus, Petco
Laundry Detergent, Bleach & Cleaning Supplies
Dog & Cat Food (Dry & Canned)
Fleece Throws (Every Dog needs a soft, warm blankie)

$10 At The Door Directly Benefits The Dogs & Cats, And Includes A Raffle Ticket For The Evenings GRAND PRIZE!

FAB RAFFLE & PRIZES WITH YOUR HOST, PATE’ !
Grab Some Christmas Cheer!
Help Provide Shelter Animals With A Little Love This Holiday Season While They Wait For Their Forever Homes!

CAN’T MAKE THE PARTY OR LIVE OUT OF TOWN BUT WOULD LIKE TO DONATE? All Donations Will Go To The Purchase Of Food & Supplies. You Can Donate To STS 2017 Care Of:
gimmeshelterdogs@gmail.com at PayPal.com

Posted December 8, 2017 by si in Events

Spellbinding Natural Color from Rituel de Fille

[Pronunciation: Ritu-elle d’Fee]

Origin

Rituel de Fille was founded by three sisters who were inspired by the magical side of natural ingredients, and the ritualistic, ceremonial power of pigment. As accomplished artists, all three bring a unique vision to our colors and imagery.

Alchemy

Every Rituel de Fille color is obsessively formulated in-house by the Ramos sisters to meet our exacting standards. We approach our formulation like potion-making: we carefully select each pigment, oil and wax for a clear purpose, and develop each color from the ground up to contain the fewest possible ingredients. We use nothing extraneous, and avoid fillers. This attention to detail creates intense color while maintaining velvety textures.

Essence

All Rituel de Fille products are 99% natural, and handcrafted without parabens, phthalates, synthetic dyes or synthetic fragrances. We never test on animals, and only source our raw materials from companies that are also 100% cruelty free.

Posted December 6, 2017 by si in Personalities, Shopping

Villainess Redefining “Bad” at Villainess.net

Perfume Oil Extracts – Luxury Soap – Whipped

Our catchphrase is “redefining bad.” We’re also taking significant steps to redefine the way skincare is formulated, manufactured and marketed. We love gentle, environmentally conscious, and animal-friendly components as much as anyone. But we’re not interested in helping perpetuate false dichotomies or marketing ploys. A few premises:

  • Ease of pronunciation is not a quality of a skincare component. We will not condescend to our customers by assuming they lack dictionary access or basic linguistic skills.
  • Technically, all substances are chemicals and all materials originate from nature. The word “chemical” has been loaded with connotations that are not necessarily warranted. We refuse to exploit legitimate fears of the unknown by using emotionally charged language.
  • Even some “natural” components have been processed and compromised; extracted with solvents, grown with pesticides, over-processed at high temperatures, homogenized, hydrogenated and several-steps removed from the “natural” materials they’re derived from. These processes aren’t always unnecessary, but they should be acknowledge as such and not sanitized with the “natural” label.
  • Companies that do not animal test often use components which were animal tested. Most animal testing takes place long before body-care components are made available to small-formulators. Small-formulators don’t usually have the budgets for the “ground-breaking new developments in skincare” where most testing is deemed necessary.

We approach things a little differently at Villainess. Our customers are educated regarding their skincare needs, and informed about the issues. Rather than sell the latest market-trends, we’re meeting them on equal ground and frankly discussing the challenges we face. We are committed to:

  • Candor – We operate on a full-disclosure policy regarding the quality, origins and purpose of every component in our formulas.
  • Accountability – We refuse to use animal products that involve cruelty, and screen potential components for their animal-tested history. We contact each of our suppliers to inquire if they’ve tested or commissioned testing, and trust that they’re asking the same questions.
  • Safety – We consider the pH balance, possible irritants and potential sensitizers in each of our products and tailor those considerations for the application (we screen “natural” components as vigorously as their “synthetic” counterparts). The end-user’s application of bath products takes place in a warm, damp environment – a breeding ground for molds, fungus and bacteria – and we preserve our hydrous products accordingly. Preservatives are (by their very nature) toxic, so we’ve chosen preservatives with track records for the least potential irritation and no long-term effects.
  • Efficacy – Skincare should be a pleasure, not a chore. We employ emulsifiers, surfactants and emollients to ensure our products perform with zero fuss on your part. We often talk about making “the right compromise” in formulation; selecting a key synthesized molecule to optimize product performance, and limiting its concentration.
  • Indulgence – You, and your skin, are worth the best possible ingredients. We use raw and unrefined components – vegetable fats, nut butters, fruits, herbs, essential oils and precious absolutes – as often as we can. Most of our formulations resemble desserts because we believe you should treat yourself.

Posted December 4, 2017 by si in Shopping

Visit the Creeping Museum

Enamel lapel pins designed by independent artists, with the proceeds supporting wonderful causes.

Posted December 1, 2017 by si in Personalities, Shopping

Read “My Blacks Don’t Match”

Spooktacular comic by Drew Rausch!

Posted November 29, 2017 by si in Entertainment, Personalities

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