Thursday, October 26, 2006

America vs. Europe

Posted By on Thu, Oct 26, 2006 at 4:37 PM

The Great Horn Dog Revisited

Posted By on Thu, Oct 26, 2006 at 4:28 PM

We\'re pretty sure this picture speaks for itself.

Blacks against Blackwell

Posted By on Thu, Oct 26, 2006 at 4:22 PM

If you enjoyed our news story on Uncle Tom Blackwell this week, be sure to check out the website for Blacks Against Blackwell. Along with an interactive quiz, the site contains a hilariously over-the-top dialogue between President Bush and Blackwell, whom Bush allegedly called a "nut," according to Bob Woodward's new book. "But you promised me I could run Ohio," Blackwell whines. To which Bush responds: "Sometimes you feel like a nut, sometimes you don't." -- Kevin Hoffman

Satanism and Spores: What's Going on at Touch Supper Club?

Posted By on Thu, Oct 26, 2006 at 4:06 PM

And it don't come cheap either, folks.
Judging by his MySpace page, it's hard getting around the notion that Dark Lord 10,000,000 might just be one sick #&%$ing bastard. We learn there that the Cleveland artist idolizes Church of Satan founder Anton LaVey. There's pictures of gore-porn chicks and dead babies, of demon children and abused transsexuals. The Dark Lord's own self-portrait? It's an image of a mutilated, crucified body. Good fun, this. So it's not a stretch when the folks at Touch supper club say that Halloween weekend was their only chance to showcase this guy's sculptures without feeling the wrath of culture Nazis. Based on what we've seen, that just might happen anyway.
Spores: They play with puppets.
An exhibit of the Dark Lord's works -- mostly sculptures of eviscerated children, which would look fabulous in the den by the way -- starts Friday night at the Ohio City club. Gape at his "sociopolitical" creations starting at 8, then work off your outrage with the Spores, an electro-alt band from L.A. that features a handful of humans, puppets, and somebody named "Stunbunny." No kidding, we are not making this up. -- Erich Burnett

An American Werewolf's Faves of the Moment

Posted By on Thu, Oct 26, 2006 at 12:46 PM

Trevor digs Dion: You gonna tell him he's wrong?
Five fall classics from Trevor Moment, self-described "violent crooner" of American Werewolves. The snarling pack fuses old-school hardcore with '50 s vocal pop. 5. The ?lan /?lan demo (Atom Age Vampire) A must for any death rocker! 4. Black Sabbath, Black Sabbath The most evil album from the boys from Birmingham. Iommi's haunting guitar on the opening track is still the most bone-chilling sound I have ever heard. 3. Integrity, Those Who Fear Tomorrow If you are into real-life holy terror, this one is for you. 2. Samhain, November Coming Fire This is as good as it gets for autumn. It's the soundtrack for the earth's swan song as it heads into the dead of winter. I have been listening to this pagan Halloween classic every October and November for most of my life. 1. Dion, King of the New York Streets As king of the Clevo streets, I can really relate to this one. Tales of run-around girls, wandering, and hard luck as only a kid from the mean streets of Brooklyn could tell them. I don't know why this one makes me think of fall, but it does. American Werewolves celebrate the season of the witch at the Grog Shop Friday, October 27, with Kill the Fall and Above This Fire. -- D.X. Ferris

How to Be Gay This Halloween

Posted By on Thu, Oct 26, 2006 at 10:37 AM

Everybody's coming out for Halloween.
If nightlife is any indicator, then Cleveland's gay community takes its partying a little more seriously than the rest of the club world, and they do it a bit more stylishly -- especially at Halloween. It's probably safe to assume that most bars will have some kind of Halloween bash -- but few of them rival the organized revelry slated for Northeast Ohio's gay & lesbian clubs. Here are some highlights: Adams Street: 77 N. Adams St., Akron, 330-434-9794. Sat, Tue: Halloween party, with contests. Apex: 11633 Lorain Ave., 216-476-1970. Sat: 10 p.m., Halloween party. Belinda's Nightclub: 9613 Madison Ave., 216-651-1968. Thu: Terri Williams' Halloween talent search costume contest an d dance party. Bounce: 2814 Detroit Ave., 216-357-2997. Fri: Halloween party, with contests and prizes. Club Amsterdam: 358 S. Main St., Akron, 330-535-6776. Sat: 5 p.m., Halloween party. Cocktails Cleveland: 9208 Detroit Ave., 216-961-3115. Fri: Nightmare Before Christmas Halloween party, with DJ Fuzzy, contests, Ramona West, and Marlena. Crew: 304 Cherry Ave. NE, Canton, 330-452-CREW. Sat: Halloween show, with Samantha Styles. The Edge: 11213 Detroit Ave., 216-221-8576. Thu: Goth & fetish night, with show. Fri: Saints and Sinners Halloween party. Interbelt Nite Club: 70 N. Howard St., Akron, 330-253-5700. Fri: Gothika: DJ Scotty spins classic alternative, dance, industrial, and new wave. Sat: Halloween Blowout: Return to the Dark Side dance party, with contests, cash prizes, and DJ Mike Lowry. Mon: Hip-Hop Hell Night, with Danyel Vasquez, Brionna Brooks, Mary J. Deamonte, and DJ Scotty K. No cover before 11. Leather Stallion Saloon: 2205 St. Clair Ave., 216-589-8588. Sun: Halloween party, with contests, Amanda Reckonwith, dancer, and DJ Chuck K. A Man's World/the Shed/Crossover: 2901 Detroit Ave., 216-771-7812. Sat: Leather and fetish Halloween party, with contests. Muggs: 3194 W. 25th St., 216-398-7012. Tue: Halloween party, with contests. The Nickel/Five Cent Decision: 4365 State Rd., 216-661-1314. Fri: Karaoke. Fri, Sat: Live music. Square: 820 W. Market St., Akron, 330-374-9661. Rocky Horror theme party, call club for details. Twist: 11633 Clifton Blvd., 216-221-2333. Thu: Rob Black. Sat: Halloween party, with contests and Melissa Ross. Visit Scene's online club listings for venue descriptions and a full rundown of all the area's hottest Halloween parties. And click here for Scene's Trails to Terror, a list of all the finer local haunted houses. -- D.X. Ferris

What's a Master Bartender? Let Rob Turek Show You

Posted By on Thu, Oct 26, 2006 at 10:05 AM

Bartender Rob Turek is the main attraction every Thursday, Friday, and Sunday night at Spy. The master-level "flairtender" juggles beer mugs, ignites drinks, and balances liquor bottles in the palms of his hands. Turek has competed at national tournaments in Las Vegas and gave demos at a mammoth Super Bowl blowout in Detroit last February. He's even started his own company to organize regional competitions and manage other daredevil bartenders. But Turek's biggest challenge comes Wednesday, November 8, when he performs at Spy in a benefit for his six-year-old son, Cody. In the next couple of weeks, the bubbly first-grader will undergo brain surgery at the Cleveland Clinic for a rare form of epilepsy called Landau Kleffner Syndrome, or LKS. The boy was diagnosed with the disease in June 2005, when he started to mispronounce words, break sentences midstream, and struggle through a series of seizures. Today, Cody has grown immune to most of his medication. His entire story is told here. It's now come down to surgery, for which Turek will need to pay $15,000 not covered by insurance. That's where you come in. For a $5 cover, Turek and his Startender cast will put on a flairtending show, complete with bottle-tossing and shotglass-juggling. You can also catch the crew on Thursday, November 9, at Major Woody's in Columbus. -- Cris Glaser

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