Sat Oct 31 2015

7:00 PM (Doors 6:30 PM)

The Abbey

3420 West Grace (at Elston) Chicago, IL 60618

$18.00

Ages 17+

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The March Violets // New Canyons // DJ Scary Lady Sarah

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  • The March Violets

    The March Violets

    Post-Punk

    The first alternative band to have equal male and female vocals, The March Violets were formed in Leeds in the post punk era at the very start of the 80s. Alongside The Danse Society, The Sisters of Mercy and The Southern Death Cult, they were one of the 4 dark British Northern Bands that are often blamed for starting the Gothic scene. The Violets released a series of singles that still fill the darker dance floors around the world, the most played being "Snakedance" and "Walk into the Sun". They imploded in 1985, just before the rise of "Goth Rock" made the Mission and Sisters household names.

     

    Three original members reformed in 2007 for a remarkably successful reunion, and since then the Violets have done a few rare concerts, headlined some festivals, survived throat cancer, and finally managed to write and record their first proper album 'Made Glorious'. The Violets are a rare thing, a legendary band that has actually managed to evolve, yet retain their original dark brilliance.

     

    Founding member Si Denbigh, beard and male vox, spent 16 years in the Sisters of Mercy for his sins. Rosie Garland is now a successful author and poet, as well as an international Vampire Diva. Tom Ashton, who was also in Clan Of Xymox, creates chilling music for Horror Movies. They are joined on bass for by William Faith, who has adorned Faith And The Muse, The Bellweather Syndicate, Sex Gang Children and Christian Death amongst others.

     

    Strangely enough, people who have seen the The March Violets in this century say they sound exactly the same as they did back in the early 80's, the Violets agree.

  • New Canyons

    New Canyons

    Alternative Rock

  • DJ Scary Lady Sarah

    DJ Scary Lady Sarah

    Electronic

    Amongst many other things, Scary Lady Sarah is:

    - A career DJ and Impresario/Promoter;

    - The founder of American Gothic Productions
    http://www.AmericanGothicProd.com/

    - A native Chicagoan (though split her living time between Chicago and Berlin, Germany from '03 - '10.)

    - Vegan
    - GAF
    - Madly in love with her sweetheart, William Faith
    - Happily mother only to felines & friends
    - A partner in SpaceTime Tanks (www.ChicagoFloatationTanks.com)
    - Rhythm guitarist & vox for The Bellwether Syndicate (www.thebellwethersyndicate.com)

    Scary Lady Sarah passionately enjoys & promotes good, new, dark alternative music. She DJs, book bands & produces club events & has been doing so for over 25 years. She absolutely loves what she does and treats her occupation like the great fortune that it is. She loves new music and endeavours to play as much of it as she can, all the while keeping in mind and paying respect to the song requests of her events' patrons.

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    Scary Lady Sarah's main event is NOCTURNA, an 18+ dark alternative dance night held once every other month in Chicago. For Nocturna, 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!

    Nocturna...
    Dark Beautiful Music
    Ritual Dance Pageantry Libations...

    Dance until dawn!
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    Other club events/parties which SLS regularly runs include: SHIMMER, monthly shoegaze/dreampop night, BACK TO THE GRAVE, quarterly goth/deathrock night, and NOCTRONICA, quarterly ebm/industrial night, all held in Chicago. She is also the resident DJ the first Wednesday of each month for MACHINA, held in Smart Bar.
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    BANDS THAT ARE INTERESTED in the *possibility* of having SLS spin their songs at her club events, hold promo nights for them or have a live gig booked by American Gothic Productions should get in touch. The postal address for cds & promo materials is:

    American Gothic Productions,
    PMB 258, 2506 N. Clark Street
    Chicago, IL 60614 USA

    To send digital music, please email to: ScaryLadyS at aol dot com

Y-Not and Last Rites Present!!

The March Violets // New Canyons // DJ Scary Lady Sarah

Sat Oct 31 2015 7:00 PM

(Doors 6:30 PM)

The Abbey Chicago IL
The March Violets // New Canyons // DJ Scary Lady Sarah
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$18.00 Ages 17+