Friday, October 31, 2008

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Clive Barker at Packer Schopf Gallery

This past weekend, after the Music Box Massacre 4 event, Clive Barker had a showing of his artwork at the Packer Schopf Gallery in Chicago, which included new pieces based on Midnight Meat Train. It was well attended and the new pieces are spectacular.

Photos from the Packer Schopf show.


Clive Barker and Charlie Athanas
© 2008 Anthony Kosar

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Tura Satana - Tattoo Factory Gallery


© 2008 Dave Dorman

This Thursday night, October 30th, the Tattoo Factory Gallery and Pabst Blue Ribbon present Tura! Tura! Tura! A group art show happening celebrating the stunning, sexy, kickasstastic Tura Satana! Superstar of Russ Meyer's "Faster Pussycat! Kill! Kill!

From 7-11PM at 4443 N. Broadway, Chicago.

Featuring artists like Shag, Niagara, Glenn Barr, Molly Grabapple, Lisa Petrucci, Mark Atomos Pilon, Lou Brooks, Dave Dorman, Alex Wald, Mitch O'Connell and many more. Live performances by burlesque showstoppers "The Flaming Dames", with D.J. Joe Black's Midnight Spook Show. Fire breathers! Searchlights! Valet parking!!

A portion of the proceedings benefiting the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation and the Apna Ghar Domestic Violence Shelter.


© 2008 Alex Wald

Chainsaw Maid

And now, for your Halloween pleasure - Chainsaw Maid! Singing birds! Zombies! Gore Galore!

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Omnicircus Performance

In 1982, when I first arrived in Chicago, I answered a flyer in the Gingerman bar for a film looking for a synthesizer player. At the time I was sleeping on the floor of the Leo Lerner Theater box office, very broke, and often drunk. How could I say no? This was how I met the amazing Frank Garvey and his eternal film project - Omnicircus. In 1988, it turned into a live performance project. Think Survival Research Lab meets pre-war Munich and the birth of cabaret.

If you are in San Francisco, I urge you to check this event out. It is bound to entertain, mesmerize, and probably frighten and disturb you in ways you hadn't thought possible in our jaded universe today.



OmniCircus presents another fabulous EVENT-

A surreal anthem to the urban night
THOUSAND FACES BALL
DARK INDUSTRIAL CABARET!

Join Frank Garvey plus the MOTH NOR RUST Band for
2 BIG Saturday SHOWS!

November 1st & 8th @ 8pm

at OmniCircus

OPENING ACT: CUBAN CIGAR CRISIS

THOUSAND FACES BALL is a multimedia performance with
robots, music, projections, dance, performance and video...
Come experience our newest experimental surreal melo-drama
with the new OmniCircus band - MOTH NOR RUST

Featuring Underground Chanteuse and SUPERSTAR OmniDiva of
the Hell-blasted Streets -
JOAN LOON

The FIERY FURY of SPOKEN PREACHMENTS and Imprecations -
Reverand COSMO

The Honorable and Most Beneficial -
Colonel GEOFFREY POND
Of the Commandos of the LAST DAYS;

SARGENT-at-ARMS of the CHURCH of the 7th BARDO -
ARCHDUDE GARVEY

The Birdman of ABRACADABRA -
Dave GURSOM

The LADIES Auxiliary of the
JUNIOR DRAGONS of MYSTERY

And the Highly Sexually Sought-after CAN'T AFFORDIAN of the ACCORDIAN -
SPACE KAT THOMAS

As well as genius Multi-instrumentalist and Insta-mentalist -
COLFAX (aka Daniel BERKMAN)

and LINDEN the Lord of LOW-DOWN

And the Guru of Unholy Groundlings, the Terror and FIRST RESPONSE
PUNISHER of all Evolutionary LOTTERY LOSERS such as SMALL MAMMALS,
BIRDS, MICE and FLEAS...
SIR MONKEY!

PARTY AFTER THE SHOWS!!

$10 suggested donation
http://www.omnicircus.com
Please call 415-701-0686 for more information.

The OmniCircus is located at 550 Natoma Street,
between Mission and Howard and 6th and 7th Streets,
in San Francisco's South of Market (SoMa) district.
The door is on Russ Street.

Let The Right One In Trailer

Over at Apple's trailer site, they have a preview of the vampire flick, Let The Right One In. So much better than the YouTube version we posted earlier.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Lovecraft Opening and Weird Tales Event

WildClaw Theatre, in conjunction with Weird Tales Magazine, is celebrating Weird Tales 85th Anniversary. Weird Tales was founded in Chicago in March, 1923 and they are happy to have found a Chicago company that utilizes the stories that made them great. Our first show was Arthur Machen's The Great God Pan and on November 16th WildClaw will present H. P. Lovecraft's The Dreams in the Witch House.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Music Box Massacre 4

If you had a great time at Deathscribe and your Halloween vibe is cooking, come on back to the Music Box Theatre for more scary fun.


Clive Barker's Midnight Meat Train

Come to the Music Box Massacre 4. WildClaw will be there. Clive Barker will be there. You'll be there.

Showtimes
Noon The Haunted House
12:30pm Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
1:45pm The Old Dark House
3:15pm Eyes Without A Face
5pm May (with director Lucky McKee in person)
7:30pm Midnight Meat Train (with Clive Barker in person)
10:15pm Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter (with director Joseph Zito in person)
12:30pm Dead Alive
2:15am Phantom of the Paradise
4am Black Sabbath
6am Pieces
7:45am Jack Brooks: Monster Slayer
9:30 am Exorcist
Plus:
Vendor tables! Appearances by Count Midnight and Aaron "Dr. AC" Christensen! Rusty Nails will MC! A live auction for AIDS charity Vital Bridges! Free Monster drinks! Prizes! Surprises! Wear a costume! Wear pajamas! Bring your sleeping bag! Bring your pillows!

Tickets are $27 in advance, $33 at the door. Pay once and come and go as you like! Advance tickets are available now at the theatre box office, Laurie's Planet of Sound, or through Ticketweb


*In addition to Mr. Barker's appearance at the Music Box Massacre, original concept paintings from the film MIDNIGHT MEAT TRAIN, along with other artwork, will be on display at the Packer Schopf Gallery (942 W. Lake, Chicago, 312.226.8984, http://packergallery.com/barker/barker.html) on Sunday, October 26th.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Neil Gaiman's The Graveyard Book Videos



Neil Gaiman has been touring the country reading a chapter of his book The Graveyard Book at each stop. And all of these have been recorded so you can have Neil read the entire book to you.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Win Ghost House Pictures Underground Set



Quiet Earth is holding a contest until October 14th (hurry!) to win the Ghost House Underground box set.



Wednesday, October 8, 2008

WildClaw Season Two Teasers





See the entry below for ticket info for both of these shows.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Purchase 2008 Wildclaw Season Tickets Now & Save!








Get your season ticket to the most terrifying shows in town now and save $10! The Wildclaw 2008 Season Ticket will get you into Dreams in the Witch House opening in Nov. 16th and running until Dec. 21 and The Revenants in Spring of 2009.

Monday, October 6, 2008

Who's the cutest lil' Old One?


In his house at R'lyeh dead Cthulhu waits dreaming.


I crafted these little buggers last night for the Deathscribe judges....

Friday, October 3, 2008

SUPERDOGunderdog Artists Interview

The Chicago Tribune video interviews artists in the Diane Tanios Gallery art show, including Deathscribe jury member, Tony Akins.

Don't forget, Deathscribe is this coming Monday, October 6th! Get your tickets online or at the Music Box Theater.