Chicago Thursday: Peter and the Test Tube Babies, Drag Idol, Festival of Flesh
Thin line between heaven and here.
Peter and the Test Tube Babies, I Love Rich, Modern Day Rippers, Kobanes, Cenobites
Reggie’s Rock Club
2109 South State Street
You might be thinking “I love Rich” is a stupid name for a band, and you might be right… if you didn’t realize the name itself was designed as less than subtle form of brainwashing so that whenever referencing the sexual power-punk 4 piece band, you mind automatically has to say to itself “I love Rich” whether or not you do. This no doubt, causes Rich to get laid way more than he deserves to. But don’t worry about Rich and his psy-ops, go to see the UK’s legendary punkers Peter and the Test Tube babies.
Blackhawk VFW Post 7975
1000 N Milwaukee Ave
$7 FOR 17+ $1 FOR 21+
Johnny Love and Paully Walnuts have displaced those grumpy old men and their war stories at the VFW with dancing hipsters. Electro, House, Jungle, Dubstep and Seapunk (imagine an 8 bit Moby fucking digital dolphins on magic mushrooms in the underwater world of Super-Mario Land) being spun for a 17+ crowd. Bar-Area sequestered for the ‘grown-ups’. Get your chickenhawk on with $3 drinks.
Hunx & His Punx, Heavy Cream
1572 N Milwaukee
We’ve covered the awesome homo-erotic 60?s style doo-woppers Hunx and his Punx previously. This time there in Chitown with Nashville’s garage-pop-punks Heavy Cream along for the ride.
Bowerbirds, Dry The River
2424 N. Lincoln Ave.
North Carolina’s Bowerbirds do the kind of Indie-Jazz-Rock-Americana stuff that Pitchfork nerds get a boner off of while describing the various bands they sound like; an activity which allows them to flaunt their obscure expert knowledge of music, their main source of sexual excitement. Ditto for UK ‘indie’-brit-pop-folk-rockers Dry the River.
3394 N. Milwaukee
Boy Alberto, DJ-Circuitry and others preside over a Industrial, Synthpop, Coldwave minimal, neo goth-fest. Bring the gas mask and leave the Zoloft at home. Drink Specials await.
Housse De Racket
1035 N. Western Ave.,
For those with a strong tolerance of the French, Parisian synth rock duo Housse De Racket in town doing their Frenchy French thing mostly in French, while rocking out on synths.
WARNING OBJECTIONABLE MATERIAL BELOW:
Werepire Day, Rollo Tomasi, Witch Feet, Jared Grabb
2200 N. California Ave,
A whole cavalcade of mostly local fuzzy guitar hard rock bordering between indie and hardcore.
3356 N. Halsted,
A night of burlesque/boylesque, bellydancing, fire-eating, kinky S&M action, theatrics and fetish galore hosted by the Mistress Mercedes and her troupe of perverted performers (SS-XXX). VJ Bobby Marley taking care of visuals as DJ Ron G covers the dancefloor.
DIY Crafts: Duct Tape
Morton Grove Public Library
6140 Lincoln Ave.
Somehow I don’t thin the Librarians have in mind what we have in mind as far as the uses of duct tape in an artistic sense, but maybe we should stop by and show them…
Tammy: A Coming of Age Story About a Girl Who is Part T-Rex
4210 N. Lincoln Ave.
A comedy about a girl who is part T-rex… This probably isn’t as awesome as it could be.
Festival of Flesh
Lucky Number Grill
1931 N. Milwaukee
Burlesque, fetish, variety sideshow, DJs, kinky stripteases, fire breathers, snake charmers, glass-walkers and human blockheads, etc. Hosted by Gothic Illusionist, Ron Fitzgerald. Prizes, raffles, drink specials.
1401 N Ashland Ave
Disco/House we can live without. Pho, we cannot. Tolerating the music may be easier with booze and Pho involved.
3458 N. Halsted St.
American Idol the proper way with trannys and drag queens. All kinds of Drink Specials.
2100 West Belmont
Bubble gum new school Pop-Punkers steal song titles from legit old school punkers and expect to be taken seriously. We can only hope some people will be turned on to the original…
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