On Friday, Oct. 15th, 2010, The Flesh Hungry Dog Show in collaboration with Big Gay Horror Fan presents their 2nd annual "Zombie-A-Go-Go". Critically acclaimed BABY TEETH headline the bill, along with Cobalt and the Hired Guns, and Detroit natives Lettercamp. Providing spooky atmosphere will be Chicago's sexiest male vamp Chad Hawks (of Chateaugrr.com) while professional zombie clown Susan "Perform for the Love" Hooper will greet all who enter upon her terrifying stilts of death. Award winning horror pinup and demented hall monitor, Kelsey Zukowski (star of Serial: Girls Night Out) will be punishing all naughty costume clad partiers with her roving pack of delicious school boys while acclaimed comic artist Dave Losso (The Great Sandwich Detective) will be providing frightening drawings and other demented goodies. For those who truly want to get into the Halloween spirit, make-up will be provided, for a charitable donation, by local fright mogul Coye Vega, as well. Hosted by Chicago rock impresario Gary Airedale, the show will also feature "Bag of Fun" prize giveaways from The Pleasure Chest, and special guest performers from The Revelettes, and DJ Sky.
The Flesh Hungry Dog Show starts at 9:00 p.m. on Friday, October 15th, 2010 at Jackhammer (773-743-5772), 6406 N. Clark St. in Chicago. Time Out Chicago magazine referred to The Flesh Hungry Dog Show as an "uber-inclusive, alterna-queer, mini-rock extravaganza" and "possibly the most diverse scene in the city." Tickets are $8 at www.fleshhungrydog.com, or at the door for $10.
Press photos can be downloaded at www.fleshhungrydog.com
Since their 2004 formation, Baby Teeth have proven that bedroom pop and huge hooks belong together. The band has been compared to a host of legendary pop eccentrics: Todd Rundgren, Andy Pratt, Elvis Costello. And yet, it's Baby Teeth's unique appropriation of classic-rock icons that sets them apart from other indie-pop acts. "We've never played with a band that sounded so much like Queen," remarked the Fiery Furnaces' Eleanor Friedberger after an early show. Even while sharing the stage with such indie-rock luminaries as the Fiery Furnaces, Silver Jews, Pit er Pat and Man Man, Baby Teeth have remained true to a singular vision: the intimacy of one lonely heart, shot through an arena-sized cannon.
2009's Hustle Beach is the third album from Baby Teeth. The album is the fruit of a songwriting blog, "52 Teeth," maintained by bandleader Abraham Levitan, on which he posted a new song each week for one year and counting (52teeth.wordpress.com). Over the course of this project, inspired by Philip Roth's American Pastoral, he began writing about suburban dystopia, generating the lyrical heart of the album -- songs like "Big Schools," "The Swede," and "Hustle Beach." Emerging from the soaring melodrama of The Simp (2007), Hustle Beach is a gritty response for the recession era. It looks at life as it is – growing up, getting married, going on vacations, acquiring material possessions, losing material possessions, growing old – with humor and intelligence fully intact. It's also a terribly catchy record that makes you drive fast.
Cobalt and the Hired Guns
Cobalt & the Hired Guns is a boot-stompin', tambourine-shakin', irresistibly genuine good time. Blending upbeat genres from Americana to PopPunk, this dynamic four (and more) piece puts on a rambunctious show filled with emotion and sharp musicianship. This band is about love and guts, energy and enthusiasm- refusing to pretend they aren't having fun.
"...Incredibly charming, poppy, youthful music..." –Roctober Magazine
Lettercamp is forward-thinking electro-pop, unlike anything else out of Detroit; a suggestive art installation come to life, and a path to personal and musical discovery. Lettercamp sings and sways behind screens with only shadows to be seen, and once lead vocalist Liz Wittman steps out in front, the discreet and flirtatious hints at sensuality heard on their debut record, "Raccoon Panda," come center stage. Lettercamp has been gaining momentum and drawing the attention of many national artists. In July they were chosen to play with Robyn during her recent U.S. tour. Lettercamp will be spreading their brand of chilly synths, clamoring beats, claps and clicks throughout the U.S. as they bring their not-to-be-missed live show to new audiences.
6406 N. Clark St.
Chicago, IL 60626
|Minimum Age: 21|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: No|