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What we՚re watching and thinking about heading into Halloween and the election
This week’s featured gig poster was created for Riot Fest by graphic designer Monique Doron and art director Dan Wade.
Beloved DIY space Situations signs off with a Halloween livestream, and Angel Marcloid drops an album of fizzy jazz fusion as Nonlocal Forecast.
Cursed by COVID this Halloween season? The Malliway Brothers conjure up alternatives to get you in the spirit.
This week’s featured gig poster was created by local artist Chris Day.
Things to do this Halloween
Maxx McGathey of Gramps the Vamp scores silent horror films, including Nosferatu and The Man Who Laughs, which opens the Music Box of Horrors—and whose disfigured hero inspired the Joker.
Metro hosts a memorial for musician and mensch Rob Warmowski, Jeremiah Meece of The-Drum teases an imminent album of spooky electro, and more.
The Biscuits began life as decrepit Chuck E. Cheese animatronics in the collection of Logan Arcade proprietor James Zespy—and now they’re lean, mean horror-punk machines.
Nothing against “Monster Mash,” but Chicago has spawned lots of scary songs that sound good all year—these 13 tracks cover house, psych rock, techno, boogie, hip-hop, extreme metal, pop punk, and more.
Explore haunted houses, meet a vampiric rabbit, two Frankensteins, and Freddy Krueger’s hot brother
Kim Petras opens for South African singer-songwriter Troye Sivan at the Chicago Theatre this weekend.
Also, the Democratic primary for Illinois attorney general is heating up.
The Annoyance’s savagely funny 30-year-old slasher spoof is a triumph of a certain schlocky stagecraft.