- This event has passed.
February 2, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 11:30 pm$25 – $28
- Hellzapoppin Circus Sideshow
- The Brains
Friday, February 2
Doors = 6:00 pm
Show = 6:45 pm
Tickets = $25 ($28 at the door)
A dark, twisted circus sideshow that’s built around bombastically grooving melodic death n’ roll is swinging forward with captivating glee, mesmerizing merriment and the plundering power of lethal pirates toward those brave souls who hand over a ticket to be torn by Avatar and their Black Waltz, the fourth album and first proper American release from the Swedish masters of mayhem.
Within Avatar’s diverse songs, a steady focus on the fluid and organic power of the riff (recalling the thunderous foresight of heavy metal’s original wizards, Black Sabbath) takes flight combined with an adventurous spirit veering off into the astral planes of the psychedelic atmosphere conjured by pioneers like Pink Floyd back in the day.
Avatar has found a footing that combines the best of rock n’ roll, hard rock and heavy metal’s past, present, and future into an overall artistic presentation that is thought-provoking, challenging and altogether enchantingly electric. With the grandiose showmanship of American professional wrestling, the snake oil salesmanship of early 20th-century vaudevillian troubadours and the kinetically super-heroic power of early Kiss, Avatar lays waste to lesser mortals with ease. Whether somebody gets their rocks off listening to Satyricon or System of a Down, they’ll find something suitably deranged here. (Source)
Hellzapoppin Circus Sideshow
“We’re mavericks, trail blazers, rebels, rule breakers, outlaws…true uninhibited artists. We deliver our message through sideshow, and fuel our art through passion. Named after one of the most successful Broadway Musicals and Movie from the late 30’s & 40’s, Hellzapoppin is a world renown theatrical ROCK-N-ROLL circus stunt-show where some of the deadliest stunts in live entertainment are performed to a LIVE audience with emphatic rock music. Born in December of 2008 originating in Dallas, Texas and later moved to Jacksonville, Florida. SEEN ON TV, Travel Channel, Discovery Channel and at Ripley’s Believe It Or Not, Guinness Books of World Records and more!”
Spectators will experience one of the world’s last authentic circus sideshows with performances using the human anatomy and death defying stunts of mind over matter, yet with no blood and no pain. This Vaudeville Freak Show of wonder features LIVE stunts of mind over matter like: Fire Eating * Fire Breathing * The Bed of Nails * The Human Block-head * The Razor Sharp Machete Walk * Acrobatic Stunts * Glass Eating * Sword Swallowing * Knife Throwing & Archery using human targets * Illusion’s like the Chinese Blade Box of Death * Human Oddities & Curiosities such as a real-live half-man who walks on his bare hands on broken shards of glass and much more. (Source)
The Brains have never been a band to follow the rules. In fact, they’ve made a point of utterly destroying every one of them with each album they release and every show they play. These hardworking road warriors have brought their eye-popping live show to the four corners of the globe. The band has played packed houses throughout Europe, Canada, Mexico and the United States, alongside acts like Rancid, Mad Sin, Nekromantix, The Offspring, The Reverend Horton Heat, and many more. They stand out as a group to watch, by constantly striving to increase proficiency in their craft. It hasn’t been enough for The Brains to earn countless awards and secure number one spots on music television programs; they are now hell-bent on world domination. Raise your glass and join them in their battle cry for MORE BRAINS! (Source)
- February 2, 2018
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
- $25 – $28
- Event Category:
- Event Tags:
- Avatar, Chicago concerts, Chicago concerts in 2018, Chicago shows, Chicago Shows in 2018, Concerts, concerts in 2018, Heavy Metal, Hellzapoppin Circus Sideshow, metal, The Brains