Freak Fest

You won't find any death-defying rides, outrageous animals, or complicated midway games at a monthly Sadisco* affair. Just freaks . . . and plenty of them (like, enough to fill an insane asylum or a sideshow). Be they leather-clad rivetheads, mayhem-craving punks, or gloomy Goth types, the monthly dance parties put on by the debaucherous dance collective draws out nightcrawlers of every stripe interested in some countercultural fun.

Each edition of Sadisco* (shorthand for "Sadistic Disco") goes down at Homme Lounge and features a fantastically freaky theme, with décor, costumed revelers, and activities to match. Like last year during "Sadisco* Goes to Leary's * Town: The S*uicide Cool-A©id Test,” which centered on Timothy Leary and the Jonestown Massacre. This month’s affair is equally as whacked-out, as the “theme” (for lack of a better term) involves the freaky-deaky fetish of prosthetics.

All of the bizarrely bacchanal action is backed by a hardcore soundtrack of industrial and EBM music courtesy of resident DJs Squalor, ///she///, 5arah, Blonde NOize, and $&M, as well as the noise rockers of Oneiroid Psychosis. If you dare to sample the strangeness, bring some earplugs in addition to your fake limbs.

Sat., March 28, 8 p.m., 2009
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