She's lost control."
-- Joy Division, "She's Lost Control"
So I had an excellent time at Death Guild last night. So awesome that I had to take drugs to stop the body ache from dancing and slept in until noon today (boy am I glad that I took the day off - because wouldn't that have been a bit awkward?).
I got to spend some time chatting with the very lovely Ariellah about her upcoming ShadowDance event (more on that in a second) and got to make the acquaintance of some other extrmely awesome folks as well. A small shout-out and thanks to each them: Jenny, Collin, and Amelia and Pythos - the latter pair were kind enough to invite me to Die Maschinen on Friday to watch Down Machine Down perform (which I'm hoping to take them up on).
With that said, I wanted to focus a little on some amazing upcoming events of a non-club nature that have caught my attention and fancy:
All the cheap gimmicky gore and goofy humor of Evil Dead, only without a fourth wall to protect you from the blood-spatter. Oh, and an all-female cast. All brought to you by the Primitive Screwheads.
Promised to be a conglomeration of both of the first two Evil Dead films and Army of Darkness, it sounds like we're not getting Evil Dead: the Musical... which is a shame, because the songs from that are wicked fun.
Either way, though, it promises to be a radical mess and, just like the films, in very poor taste.
Doors open at Cell Space at 7pm and the shows start at 8.
I only found out about this last night at DG. Some folks were handing out flyers for an "underground theater performance". Well, I'm taking them public in order to provide a little support (I'm a jerk like that).
Based on Tim Burton's infamous (and everyone's favorite) bio-exorcist ghost with the most, I can only imagine the potential heighth and/or depth this performance can attain to.
But it looks like good (and likely very goofy) fun.
Friday and Saturday shows start at 10pm. Sunday shows at 3pm. The horrors will be happening at the Dark Room Theater.
Ariellah's two-night-long love song to dark-themed performance art is set to occur at the beginning of November. The first evening will take place at the Vagabond Ballroom and the second at the Oakland Metro Opera House. At both venues, doors open at 8pm and the art begins around 9.
It promises to be an amazing, intense, and unforgettable event, populated as it is with a myriad of musicians, puppetteers, DJs, performance artists, and positive scads of beautiful dancers.
Follow the link for tickets and a list of the performers and vendors to be in attendance (as the list is far to impressive to go into here).
Brought to us by PEERS, the Annual Bal des Vampires is set to take place in mid-November at the Alameda Elks Lodge and runs from 6:30 to Midnight.
Dress in your favorite anachronisms or as your favorite goth or vampire-related icon. Ballroom dancing upstairs and general "club" dancing downstairs. the Ball will feature musical performance by chamber ensemble Bangers & Mash in the ballroom and DJing downstairs by DarkMoon, and a half-time show provided by Le Theatre des Vampires.
Tickest MUST be purchased in advance. No sales at the door.
I'll probably be at Die Maschinen on Friday and, hopefully, Solace on Saturday, for those that care about such things and want to have a chat or buy me a drink.
-- Mr. M.