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Nov 17: DAYS of the DEAD: Chicago 2017

DAYS OF THE DEAD returns to the Chicagoland for it’s 6th year and is bringing a full weekend of celebrity guests, film screenings, vendors, and special events, with it!

Celebrity guests include FAIRUZA BALK (The Craft), SEAN ASTIN (Lord of the Rings, The Goonies), RYAN HURST (Sons of Anarchy, Bates Motel), LINDA BLAIR (The Exorcist), RAY WISE (Twin Peaks), KANE HODDER (Friday the 13th franchise) a HELLRAISER reunion, and much, much, MORE!

For tickets, as well as more info, visit


Posted November 13, 2017 by si in Cosplay, Entertainment, Events, Personalities, Photographs, Shopping

Nov 17 Revolting Cocks (BSL) + Front Line Assembly + Cubanate : Metro Chicago


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To celebrate the 30 year anniversary of the iconic Wax Trax! Records release, Richard 23, Luc Van Acker, Chris Connelly & Paul Barker (ex-Ministry) will perform the BIG SEXY LAND album in its entirety, plus much more.

Front Line Assembly, featuring Bill Leeb and Rhys Fulber, reach deep into their catalog to perform some rare gems, anticipating a new album release on Metropolis Records.

Celebrating their Brvtalism retrospective release, UK’s Cubanate return a year after their show stopping Cold Waves set, their first on US soil in 20 years.

Someone somewhere, WAKE ME UP!!

Posted November 10, 2017 by si in Entertainment, Events, Music, Personalities

Oct 28 – Sanctuary Halloween -Cash Prizes (Chicago)

Join us Saturday October 28th for our special Halloween Edition of Sanctuary at Underground Lounge as we turn Underground Lounges floor into a Dance Floor. Our DJ’s will be spinning varying types of music that will keep you dancing. Including but not limited to Industrial, EBM, Synthpop, and Retrowave. If dancing isn’t your thing or when you need a break Underground has a full bar that spans the entire length of the venue. For those Craft Beer Geeks among us they also have some decent Craft Beers that you are sure to find one you enjoy served by our awesome bartender Sasha.

$7 Cover and there will be a Cash Prize Costume Contest with the first place Winner getting $100, as well as Cash prizes for Second and Third place. We start early at 9PM to give you plenty of time.
Featuring DJ Eternal with this months guest DJ Alpha Omega. Each month we will have a rotating list of Guest DJ’s that are there to make you dance and take your requests as we are requet friendly.

We also will have Miss LaLa on hand doing face and body paint for the evening.

So come out and help make this new night a success and we will keep bringing you more of the Music you love and enjoy.

Posted October 25, 2017 by si in Entertainment, Events, Halloween2017, Music

Oct 26 – Night of 1,000 Jack-o’-Lanterns (Chicago)

In the second year of our Halloween event, more than 1,000 hand-carved pumpkins—some as large as 150 pounds—will light up the night at the Chicago Botanic Garden.

Using scalpels, knives, gouges, and power tools, artists for the New York-based company Rise of the Jack O’Lanterns can spend up to 15 hours sculpting a single pumpkin. The LED-lit jack-o’-lanterns will be staged along a festive, paved pathway, starting at the Esplanade. Along the way, encounter entertaining characters, watch live carving, and view the ghostly trains in the Model Railroad Garden.

This event sells out quickly! Get your tickets today

Posted October 23, 2017 by si in Events, Shopping

Oct 27 – Annual Nocturna All Hallows’ Eve Ball 2017! (Chicago)

It’s the most wonderful time of the year!!! Our huge annual favourite holiday event is back!!!
This is *THE* Halloween event to attend, brought to you by American Gothic Productions- the people who live *every* day as if it were Halloween!!!

Cool & spooky things provided for this affair include:

• Our annual Halloween costume contest up on the big Metro stage (win big cash, free concert tickets, cds, prize packages, gift certificates from local goth-friendly businesses & much, much more!)
***Note: Metro security *may* require you to check costume props that mimic weaponry (or actually *are* weaponry!) so plan ahead.***

• A totally decked out for the holiday venue!

• GlitterGuts Photobooth; free; show off your costume to the world!

• Frightening film features!

• “Pin the Skull on the Skeleton” game with prizes!

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

• Treats (& maybe tricks?!) for *all!*

• The dark music you love to dance to all night long, spun by DJ Scary Lady Sarah ( Chicago Reader‘s winner for “Best DJ 2017”)

…and more to be announced!

Join in the spirit of the season and accompany us for a grand time!!! 🙂

Nocturna, now in its 29th year, is an 18+ dark alternative dance night held once every other month or so 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. It’s a lot of fun & you should go!

At METRO, 3730 N. Clark St, Chicago
10pm – 4am- Dance until dawn!
18+ welcome!
$15.00 (or $18.00 if you’re not wearing some semblance of a costume!)

Advance tickets available here:

This night gets crazy crowded each year but we will be opening at 10pm rather than our usual later start time so show up early for the full night’s experience!

Thank you! Please help spread the word, invite your friends & RSVP! Hope to see you all there!

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Posted October 20, 2017 by si in Entertainment, Events, Halloween2017, Music

Oct 21 – Hardcore Hearse Club at the Downtown Chicago Halloween Parade (Chicago)

In its 3rd year, the Chicago Halloween Parade plans on making this the largest Halloween Parade in the World. Last year there were over 250,000 people in attendance. Organizers tell us that Hardcore Hearse Club was one of the most favorite elements of the parade, which is very flattering considering some of the floats and participants that we saw were nothing short of spectacular! We are inviting YOU to Join us as a walker in the parade along side Hardcore Hearse Club. Dress in your most creative costume and come out to join us. It will be a fantastic time!

All hearses must be pre registered and paperwork submitted.

Posted October 18, 2017 by si in Entertainment, Events, Personalities, Shopping

Oct 20 – Harry Potter Festival (Jefferson, WI)

This fun and family friendly event is spread throughout the City of Jefferson, WI. Wristband are necessary for admission to most venues and to be able to ride the shuttle busses. Wristbands are $15.00 for kids ages 3-12 and $25.00 for those 13 years old and older.This fun and family friendly event is spread throughout the City of Jefferson, WI. Wristband are necessary for admission to most venues and to be able to ride the shuttle busses. Wristbands are $15.00 for kids ages 3-12 and $25.00 for those 13 years old and older. The event kicks off Friday night at 6:30pm with a lighted parade and HP movies at the drive-in theatre at the Highway 18 Outdoor Theatre. All venues are open Saturday and Sunday from 8am-4pm with additional activities in the evening.

Posted October 16, 2017 by si in Entertainment, Events, Shopping

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