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Saturday, March 10th, 2018
4:28 am - {EVENTS} Dark Alternative Music Events in Chicago for Spring 2018


I may just be posting this to the ether, but just in case anyone out there still reads LJ, I figured, why not?

Here are some events that DJ Scary Lady Sarah has coming up for spring, 2018 in Chicago; more TBA.

* Tuesday, 13 March:  Shimmer; monthly shoegaze/dreampop night w/ DJs Scary Lady Sarah & Philly Peroxide; Slippery Slope, Chicago; 9pm - 2am; 21+; free to get in
More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2106795176004260

• Saturday, 17 March: Clan of Xymox, Decoded Feedback, Autumn, The Pirate Twins DJs; Bottom Lounge, Chicago. 17+; 8pm; SOLD OUT
More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/172051170039742

• Saturday, 24 March: La Petite Mort; held every other month; 21st Century Goth w/ DJ Scary Lady Sarah; DMen Tap, Chicago. 21+. 10pm - 3am. No cover charge. 
More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/389272694871339/

• Saturday, 31 March: The Soft Moon / Boy Harsher / The Pirate Twins DJs; Empty Bottle, Chicago. 21+. 8:30pm.
More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/227762444428200

• Friday, 6 April: "Cyberfest Chicago" feat. Covenant, The Rain Within, project .44, The Gothsicles, Ghostfeeder, Biocarbon 13 and DJ Scary Lady Sarah; also vendors; Brauerhouse, Lombard, IL. 7pm.  21+. Advance tickets $25; $30 at the door.
More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/800491326742200

• Monday, 9 April: Skeletal Family, Autumn, The Pirate Twins; Reggie’s, Chicago. 7pm; 21+; $12 in advance, $15. at the door.
More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1634227723320405

• Tuesday, 10 April: Shimmer shoegaze/dreampop night; DJs Scary Lady Sarah & Philly Peroxide. Slippery Slope, Chicago. 9pm - 2am; 21+; no cover charge.

• Friday, 13 April: "Satanic Panic: An Evening of Paranoia & Power" an immersive evening of entertainment that brings together over 40 visual artists, vendors, burlesque, circus, performance artists from across the country. MacClean Ballroom, 112 S. Michigan Ave, Chicago; 7pm - 1am; 21+
More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2101138033447263 and https://www.satanicpanicfest.com/tickets

• Saturday, 14 April:  Nocturna
The next NOCTURNA takes place on Saturday, 14 April 2018 at Metro Chicago! 11:30pm - 5am- Come Dance Until Dawn with DJ Scary Lady Sarah! 
"Graveyard Garden" themed decor! 18+ welcome. $10.                                                                      
Please RSVP, invite your friends, and share:

• Sunday, 15 April: Hexheart, The Rain Within, Antonym, DJ Scary Lady Sarah.  At Brauerhouse, Lombard. 7pm doors; 21+. $10 in advance/$12 at door.
More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/189266081660067

• Saturday, 21 April: Shriekback (more info soon!)

• Sunday, 25 March: Bittersweet 8th anniversary w/ resident DJ Philly Peroxide & guests Scary Lady Sarah & Jeff Moyer; At Berlin; 10pm - 4am; 21+; free

• Friday, 11 May: Grendel/Aesthetic Perfection/ Peter Turns Pirate / DJ Scary Lady Sarah. At Reggie’s; 17+; $15 in advance, $20 at the door
More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/181920402392774

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Monday, April 10th, 2017
9:17 pm - The Bellwether Syndicate Launch Kickstarter for New Album!
Hello, long lost (to me) LJ!

So excited to announce the launch of the Kickstarter campaign to help our band The Bellwether Syndicate get our new album out! Please have a look at the video & information and pledge what you can and help us by sharing the link:


Thank you for your support! YOU are the people that make this possible!

 #thebellwethersyndicate #newmusic #chicagoband #kickstarter #indiemusic #postpunk #goth

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Sunday, October 5th, 2014
3:34 pm - [EVENT[ Annual Nocturna All Hallow's Eve Ball 2014!
Late Friday, 31 October: The Annual NOCTURNA All Hallow's Eve Ball 2014!!!
Please RSVP, share, invite your friends! Come in costume! It's the most wonderful time of the year!!!!!


Wednesday, June 13th, 2012
10:30 pm - {EVENT}(Chicago) Sat. 7 July '12: NOCTURNA w/ DJ SLS at Metro


Nocturna, now in its 24th year, is an 18+ dark alternative dance night held once a 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! ;)

We're back at Metro with a nice long night- doors open at 10pm and the dancing doesn't stop until 5am! Also: We'll have a few select local vendors offering unique, exquisite and whimsical jewelry, gifts & more!

Saturday, 7 July, 2012 at METRO, 3730 N. Clark St, Chicago
10pm - 5am / 18+ / $10.

Join the NOCTURNA FB group, too: https://www.facebook.com/groups/15090361526

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Thank you! Please help spread the word and hope to see you all there! :)

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Wednesday, April 4th, 2012
8:46 pm - {EVENT}(Chicago) Fri, 20 April, '12: NOCTURNA with The Bellwether Syndicate

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Tuesday, March 20th, 2012
3:33 am - The Bellwether Syndicate: New Band from Scary Lady Sarah/William Faith!
Hello, LJ Friends!

I'm pleased, excited, nervous & giddy to officially announce the launch of our new band, THE BELLWETHER SYNDICATE! After 23+ years of being a DJ & playing/promoting others' music, for the first time I'm part of the creative team *making* music (guitar/vocals) and I REALLY hope all my friends will have a listen & come see us play live at Nocturna at Bottom Lounge (Chicago) on Friday, 20 April! Please check us out now: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/303880739/the-bellwether-syndicate-the-night-watch-ep-video THANK YOU! ♥ :)

current mood: excited

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Tuesday, January 31st, 2012
7:05 pm - [EVENT](Chicago) Sat. 25 Feb. '12: NOCTRONICA all ebm/industrial party!

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6:55 pm - [EVENT](Chicago) SHIMMER- Monthly Shoegaze Night- Thurs, 2 February '12
Chicago area fans of Chicago...

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6:35 pm - {EVENT}(Chicago) Friday, 17 Feb '12: BACK TO THE GRAVE all goth!

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6:02 pm - {EVENT}(Chicago) Sat. 11 Feb '12: NOCTURNA w/ DJ SLS at Bottom Lounge

- Saturday, 11 February, 2012 ~

Nocturna, now in its 23rd year, is an 18+ dark alternative dance night held once a 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! ;)

*♥* For this Nocturna, we present our annual "NEW LOVES & BROKEN HEARTS VALENTINE BALL" theme and will feature:

- Live photo booth by GLITTER GUTS (dress to impress!)
- Concert ticket give-aways (details soon!)
- Select local alternative vendors with Valentine's goodies (including Scary Lady Sarah's vegan chocolate hearts!)
- Valentine treats for all!
- CD giveaways & more extras!
- Total broken hearts/new loves decor (wear red & black!)

At Bottom Lounge, 1375 W. Lake St, Chicago
10pm - 3am / 18+ / $10.

Please RSVP on FB here: https://www.facebook.com/events/285454441517981

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Thank you! Please help spread the word! Join the NOCTURNA FB group, too:

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Friday, December 30th, 2011
10:14 pm - [EVENT](Chicago) American Gothic Productions' New Year's Eve Underground Affair!
Greetings and Happy New Year!!!

Thank you all for your continued interest in American Gothic Productions. We've enjoyed a lot of club events and bands in 2011 and look forward to even more in 2012. To celebrate the end of the year, we are very excited to present our final party of 2011: the New Year's Eve Underground Affair!

Saturday, 31 December, from 9pm - 3am.

You Are Cordially Invited to Welcome 2012 in Grand Style at
American Gothic Productions' New Year's Eve Underground Affair!

A Classic Celebration with an Alternative Twist!
Your DJ Hosts, The Pirate Twins (Scary Lady Sarah & William Faith)

Complimentary Champagne Toast (21+), Hors d'Oeuvres and Party Favors for All in Elegantly Embellished Surroundings

Saturday, 31st of December, 2011
9pm - 3am ~ 18+ ~ $10.

Upstairs at Lucky Number
1931 N. Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago
Event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/218322234909281

Dress to Impress: From Black Tie to Fishnet and Anything Cool In Between

Thank you!

More AGP events will be announced soon!

Scary Lady Sarah & William Faith
and everyone at American Gothic Productions

Thursday, November 3rd, 2011
4:07 pm - [EVENT](Chicago) Sat. 12 November '11: NOCTURNA w/ Dark Holiday Market, Read My Hips, more!

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3:43 pm - [EVENT](Chicago) SHIMMER- Monthly Shoegaze Night- Thurs, 3 November, 2011

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Monday, October 24th, 2011
6:59 pm - [EVENT](Chicago) Sat. 29 Oct. '11: Annual NOCTURNA All Hallow's Eve Ball!

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current mood: excited
Tuesday, September 13th, 2011
7:25 pm - [EVENT](Chicago) Sat. 17 Sept: NOCTURNA 18+ Dark Dance Night + Extras!
- Saturday, 17 September: NOCTURNA

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Tuesday, August 9th, 2011
8:28 pm
Saturday, 20 August, 2011

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Friday, July 29th, 2011
5:42 pm - [EVENT](Chicago) Fri, 29 July - TONIGHT!- 3 Eclectic Bands + The Pirate Twins DJ
- (TONIGHT!) Friday, 29 July: Last Rites Presents-

with singers from Golosá http://thedeadsuperheroes.com

MY COLD DEAD HAND http://www.myspace.com/mycolddeadhand

WE ARE HEX http://www.myspace.com/wearehex

and THE PIRATE TWINS (DJs Scary Lady Sarah & William Faith)

8:30pm / 21+ / $10.

Abbey Pub, 3420 W. Grace, Chicago

More info: http://www.abbeypub.com/the-dead-superheroes-orchestra-wsingers-from-golosa

Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=231882740166094

(BTW, I'm disabling comments because when I don't, spammers post every time.)
4:41 pm - {EVENT}(Chicago) Sat. 30 July '11: PANIC! w/ Guest DJ Scary Lady Sarah; Super-Fun Dance Party!
Saturday, 30 July: PANIC!

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Sunday, July 10th, 2011
9:16 pm - [EVENT](Chicago) Sat. 16 July 11: BACK TO THE GRAVE at Bottom Lounge

BACK TO THE GRAVE is a quarterly club night devoted *entirely* to classic & current Goth, Deathrock & Post-Punk (no ebm at this particular party!) Expect great music, creepy decor, rowdy fun & a batcave vibe...

Your DJ hosts:
THE PIRATE TWINS (Scary Lady Sarah & William Faith)

17 and over welcome!
9pm - 3am / $8.00

Held at Bottom Lounge, 1375 W. Lake Street, Chicago.
Free parking lot, tons of free street parking!
Full bar for over 21; full menu restaurant, too.

Tuesday, June 28th, 2011
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