Fangtasia II was such a blast for all of the creatures of the night! I finally got to see one of my favorite artists Voltaire perform, and he had some great jokes as well as tunes. There is a variety of musical events this week featuring bands from around the country; pretty much something happening every night. Unfortunately, Siberia still has no live music permit, but have been able to move most of their scheduled shows to other locations.
Thursday at the Dragon's Den on Esplanade Aveune, Oregon pyschobilly band The Sawyer Family performs with surf roxkers The Unnaturals and premiering This Stunted Sextette. The cover is $7 and the show is at 10 p.m.
Come out early on Friday night to the Zeitgeist the documentary Music from the Big House featuring Canadian blues singer Rita Chiarelli as she visits Angola prison and talks about music with inmates. She will be at the screening to do a Q and A after the film and a live performance. The screening last until next week if you cannot make it this night. Tickets are $12 and the screening is at 7:30 p.m. Later at the Hi Ho Lounge Chicago's Earthen Grave rocks the house with local support from Venomous Maximus and haarp for just $7 at 10:00 p.m.
The Mushroom record store in the University neighborhood on Broadway will be hosting a free concert beginning at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday with Fisthammer, Logarda, and Orukusaki and The Foot. This show is also all ages. The show after that, however, is definitely not for all ages. Bella Blue's Dirty Dime Peepshow is now a regular monthly gig at Allways Lounge on St. Claude Avenue. This is no ordinary burlesque show; Dirty Dime is the gutsiest, most liberal and gratuitous show you can see. The doors open at 11 p.m. and the cover is $10 for ten entertainers.
Keep up your weekend energy until Monday night. Black metal is back at the Hi Ho Lounge as Connecticut's own Autolatry headline a show with locals Serpentis and Necrotic Priapism at 10 p.m.