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

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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.

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

June 6 – Industrial Accident: The Story of Wax Trax Records

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The Chicago Underground Film Festival is thrilled beyond words to present the Chicago Premiere of INDUSTRIAL ACCIDENT: The Story of Wax Trax! Records, the tale of two gay men who created an unlikely family of punks, queers, and artists on a breakneck ride through the 80s underground, accidentally changing music forever. In 1975, Jim Nash and Dannie Flesher opened a small independent record store in Denver, Colorado specializing in imports and collectible vinyl and championing glam rock and the early punk scene. Within a few years, the couple relocated to Chicago and opened a larger store next to the Biograph Theatre. Wax Trax! soon became an internationally recognized home base for underground music, fashion, and subculture. Following the store’s success, the pair’s unconventional approach to music led them to branch out into releasing records themselves, creating a label of the same name that would become synonymous with a new genre known as Industrial. The label introduced groundbreaking artists like Ministry, Front 242, My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult, KMFDM and others to a generation ready to revolt against the material excesses and cultural conformity of the 80s. Throughout the decade these artists would become increasingly successful until it became impossible for major labels to ignore them. As their biggest talent began to defect, poor business decisions were made, and the label and store began to suffer. Wax Trax! declared bankruptcy in 1992 and was absorbed by New York-based TVT Records. The imprint stayed active throughout the 90s but the magic was gone. With founder Jim Nash’s death from complications related to AIDS in 1995 Wax Trax! was effectively over. Decades later the impact that these two music-obsessed men and the love they shared continue to be felt. Featuring never before seen footage and interviews from key musicians including Al Jourgensen, Chris Connelly and Luc Van Acker, Jim’s children, and store and label employees, INDUSTRIAL ACCIDENT is an inside look at the passion, the dysfunction and the chaos that fueled the pioneering store and label throughout the 1980s & 1990s.

“As important as Chess Records was to blues and soul music, Chicago’s Wax Trax imprint was just as significant to the punk rock, new wave, and industrial genres.” – Richard Giraldi, Chicago Sun-Times

Posted May 25, 2018 by si in Entertainment, Events

Box of Goth Unboxing – Batshi! Crazy Coffin Box

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  • Custom crazy BatShi! necklace
  • Handmade Flying Bat Keys hook
  • Mini flying bat fridge magnet
  • Bubbas Blackbar Wax Melty’s
  • Crazy Bat Acrylic Pin
  • Forever in Black custom bat hair clip
  • My pair of bats stud earrings
  • My little bat ring Theme pin badge

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Posted May 23, 2018 by si in Entertainment, JameyB, Shopping

Mark your calendars! July 27 Neo Reunion: 2350 Last Call

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As Chicago continues to mourn the loss of legendary nightclub Neo, Eric Richter attempts to fill the void in our hearts and the alternative music community as a whole with his stellar documentary 2350 Last Call: The Neo Story. Metro is pleased to host the documentary’s sole 2018 Chicago screening and Neo reunion on Friday, July 27.

Along with screening the acclaimed documentary, the night will also serve as a homecoming for Neo staffers and stalwarts who helped forge the club’s now-legendary stature in the arts community. Before and after the documentary screening, patrons will be treated to DJ sets from Neo lynchpins Suzanne Shelton, Glenn Russell, Carrie Monster, Jeff Moyer, and Scary Lady Sarah. Limited-edition 2350 Last Call: The Neo Story merchandise will be available for purchase exclusively at the event, as well.

Opening in 1979 and shuttering in 2015, Neo reigned for 36 years as a sanctuary for misfits, weirdos, and outcasts while serving as the breeding ground for myriad fashion and music trends. 2350 Last Call is a requiem for a club that not only outlasted its competitors, but also never lost its grit. Through seas changing and years passing, Neo nevertheless remained committed to celebrating individuality and, of course, dancing till dawn.
(from Metro news release)

Posted May 23, 2018 by si in Events

Happy World Goth Day!

May 22 is World Goth Day. The Official World Goth Day site defines it as “a day where the goth scene gets to celebrate its own being, and an opportunity to make its presence known to the rest of the world.”

World Goth Day originated in the United Kingdom in 2009. BBC Radio 6 was looking at a number of music subcultures throughout a week in May, including Goth music. Goth DJs Cruel Britannia and martin oldgoth got an event up and running. It was decided that May 22 would be the day when this event would be held regularly.

The tradition continued and spread outside the United Kingdom, with a website being initiated to coordinate and advertise events worldwide.

World Goth Day celebrates the sub cultural aspects of the Goth subculture. Aspects of the culture like fashion, music and art are celebrated by fashion shows, art exhibitions and music performance. Many of the events feature local Goth bands, and some have taken on a charity aspect with events in the United Kingdom and Australia supporting favoured charities like the UK Sophie Lancaster Foundation, a charity that tries to curb prejudice and hatred against subcultures.

The event has evolved to be now celebrated by goths all around the world, including the United Kingdom, United States, Canada, Australia, Singapore, Brazil, Mexico, Spain, Macedonia and South Africa.

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Posted May 22, 2018 by si in Entertainment, Events

Jun 9 – Hearse Show (Lombard, IL)

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The ONLY Hearse Event that matters. The 5th Anniversary Show. Be there.

Posted May 21, 2018 by si in Entertainment, Events

Mark your calendars! July 21 Chicago Oddities & Curiosities Expo (Villa Park, IL)

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* For lovers of the strange & unusual. . . *

Introducing, our very first event in Chicago, Illinois. . .

** Vendors with items such as: Oddities, taxidermy, wet specimens, antiques, odd jewelry, unusual art, bones, curiosities and all around creepy, strange and bizarre items. . . * *

DATE: Saturday, July 21st, 2018.
TIME: 11AM – 6PM.
ENTRY: $10 entry – kids 12 and under free.
* 15 miles from Downtown Chicago!
* 5 miles from O’Hare!

10X10 = $120 – You provide full set up. (Tables/chairs/display)
Standard 6ft table = $60 – We provide table/chairs.

Please fill out application below. If you have further questions once sending application, please contact us at:

* TO BECOME AN ENTERTAINER: Please email us. *
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**Please Note: Please give 4-5 days maximum for a response before sending duplicate or sending separate emails! This holds up the process and makes the responses take longer.
– We do not accept vendors with franchised based products.
– You are not confirmed until payment is received.
– All items must be ethically sourced and legal to sell in your state.

Afterlife Tours Inc.
Addy’s Exotic Curiosities
Amanda Stalter
Amelies Anomalies
Anthony Licari
Antisocial Jewelry Company
Art By Rembry
Art of HMSchilling
Averoigne Antique
Bitesizebots And Company
Blood Brood FX
Bob James Magic and Curiosities
Brady Stoehr Art
Calaveras of Chicago
Camilles curiosities
Crazy Coaster Chick
Creaky Crow
Creepy Jason
Dark Light Candles
Day of the Dollies
Dead Darling Boutique
Dead End Doll Factory
Deja Vu Foundry
Dreaded Jenocide
Earth Worn
Eerily Beloved
Ephemera Obscura
Erin Hankins Art
Fae Macabre
Feral Femme Art
Gorejess Laboratory
Gypsy River Witch
Hannabert Creations
Hardcore Hearse Club / Funeral Antiques
Icky Bah Koo
Jini & Tonic
Josh’s Bone Yard
Kadywumpus Antiques & Oddities
LED Haunt Lights
Little Black Bats
Memento Moira
Mickey Alice Kwapis
Monsters of Mayhem
Museum of Wonder and Awe
Natures Oddities
Oddities of Nature
Patrick Hart
Paul Tattoos
Revamp LLC
Rook and Owl Studio
SadieBird Art and Skellyton Art
Scavenged Parts
Sideshow Gallery
Sin Deadella
Skull & Stones
Soot and Stain
Spellbound Baths
Stinky Goblin Emporium
Stoltz Design
Studio SP
Tarot by Laura
The Art of Alexandra Winthrop
The Art of Price Jones
The Bloody Syringe
The Menagerie of Misplaced Memories
The Museum of Wonder & Awe
The Skeletorium
Triple Threat Customs
Trippy Vixen Creations
Uruz Metals
Waterfront Productions
Wolf Hollow Oddities
Worried Skull

Posted May 18, 2018 by si in Events, Shopping

Bat’s Day 2018

batsdaycastlepic2018Celebrating 20 Years of Spooky at the Park!

When we heard this would be the last Bat’s Day Weekend, we knew we had to go and show our support!
(Good news – the annual meet up will continue on, just not the entire weekend of events – whew!)

This Bat’s Day was full of friends, fun, corsets, parasols, meet ups, new friends and of course, many rides on the Haunted Mansion.

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