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BLACK 100: SQUID LID LIVE!

Posted in Concerts, Events, Music, Rue Morgue with tags , , on May 9, 2010 by darklordbunnykins

Rue Morgue Magazine celebrated its 100th issue with Black 100, a horrendous humdinger of a party Friday night at the Revival nightclub in Toronto. Among the revelations at this debauched debacle was the announcement that David Cronenberg will be the guest of honour at this year’s Festival of Fear! Very exciting indeed.

Photographic evidence of the event will be submitted for your approval shortly, as soon as I replace the connector cable for my camera, which seems to have gone on the fritz. In the meantime, enjoy the eccentric electronics of special musical guests Squid Lid, live from Black 100!

RUE MORGUE MAGAZINE CELEBRATES BLACK 100!

Posted in Events, History, News, Rue Morgue with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 25, 2010 by darklordbunnykins

You can bet The Dark Lord Bunnykins will be at this party. Someone owes him extra drink tickets! Seriously, Issue 100 of Rue Morgue Magazine is going to be amazing, not least because yours truly has a major feature in it. Here is the official press release. See you there!

Toronto, CANADA – RUE MORGUE, Canada’s home for horror, is proud to celebrate yet another milestone with the release of its 100th EDITION SPECIAL ISSUE on stands May 1, 2010. The perfect-bound varnish-finished 100-page special issue will feature one of the magazine’s boldest and unusual covers to date, along with all-new and exclusive interviews with Hammer horror legends CHRISTOPHER LEE and INGRID PITT, plus thirteen years of horror across the spectrum with words from JOSS WEDON, GEORGE ROMERO, MIKE MIGNOLA, ROBERT KIRKMAN, DARREN LYNN BOUSMAN, MAX BROOKS, WILLIAM LUSTIG, R.L. STINE, JULIAN MAURY, ALEXANDRE BUSTILLO and many more.

RUE MORGUE#100 will also feature exclusive and original art from CHET ZAR, KRIS KUKSI, TRAVIS LOUIS, GRIS GRIMLY, WILLIAM BASSO, JASON D’AQUINO, BOB TYRRELL and others, plus an original music compilation and tons more! The issue will be the focus of a media blitz including but not limited to a month long city wide postering campaign in anticipation of its release.

To commemorate the event, RUE MORGUE will also be celebrating this important milestone in its 13 year history with RUE MORGUE CELEBRATES BLACK 100 (Friday May 7, 2010 @ Revival Event Theatre – 783 College St. doors: 10 PM). Sponsored by Anchor Bay Entertainment and Warner Bros Home Entertainment, the highly publicized black carpet event will feature a host of electrifying performances and celebrity guests including GEORGE ROMERO and others TBA, along with a very special performance from sinister synth duo SQUID LID, the ever popular Rue Morgue Go-Go Ghouls, Suicide Girls and the sinister sounds of Shannon and LaMort. All this and the unveiling of the official guest list for the Rue Morgue Festival of Fear National Horror Expo 2010! Black dress code will be in effect.

RUE MORGUE’s 100th EDITION SPECIAL ISSUE and BLACK 100 celebration will be the focus of an aggressive awareness campaign on Rue Morgue Magazine, Rue-Morgue.com, The Official Notice From the Rue Morgue House of Horror weekly newsletter, and ongoing promotion from our media partners.

Tickets for RUE MORGUE Celebrates BLACK 100 are $20 at the door or in advance directly from: www.Rue-Morgue.com or in person at the Rue Morgue House of Horror (2926 Dundas Street West, Toronto – weekdays 10-6 PM).

Now in its 13th publishing year, RUE MORGUE is home of Canada’s leading magazine of horror entertainment (Rue Morgue Magazine), the world’s original all horror broadcast (Rue Morgue Radio), and multi award-winning horror film production company (Rue Morgue Cinema). www.Rue-Morgue.com

MACABRE MUSIC: Squid Lid “Spread their Tentacles”

Posted in Events, Music, News, Rue Morgue with tags , , , on February 11, 2010 by darklordbunnykins

PRESS RELEASE:

Squid Lid – A Toronto music duo consisting of acclaimed musicians Jonah K and James Fisher that could be somewhat described as bits and pieces of circus, industrial, drum and bass, cinema samples and dubstep, synthesized into one alive and wriggling musical monstrosity.

Happening Friday, May 7, 2010 at Revival Event Theatre; Squid Lid are proud to announce their invitation to perform live at Rue Morgue Magazine’s Black 100 Party, a celebration of the world renowned Horror magazine’s banner 100th issue.

At this high profile black carpet special event doors open at 9pm. Squid Lid take the stage at the stroke of Midnight! Be there.

Squid Lid have been busy producing and performing a unique hybrid of music and after a recent limited series of spectacularly well received performances, including an exclusive showcase at the 2009 Rue Morgue Festival of Fear Shocktail Party, Squid Lid released their anticipated first full length album, Steam Powered Submarine which will champion a chain of live shows slated for Spring 2010 across Canada, including many soon to be announced music and genre film festival appearances.
Coming from the diverse backgrounds of theatrical soundtrack and dance floor electronic music, Fisher and Jonah joined forces to concoct a remarkable new hybrid sound of cinematic circus beats that draw from elements of drum ‘n bass, dubstep, industrial, and movie music. All this accompanied by a mesmerizing stage show of glowing monsters and creatures that change their faces before your very eyes!
Squid Lid encapsulates the very essence of musical and aesthetic strangeness with hypnotic calculated beats and bizarre samples.” – AllMusic Guide
James Fisher is a schooled pianist that has composed soundtracks for the likes of Discovery Channel and Canadian Stage Company, and has performed internationally with Circus Orange, Daredevil Opera Company and Mump & Smoot. Jonah K is an electronic music producer and DJ. He has released tracks on numerous labels including Vague Terrain and Pawnshop. For the last decade he has performed at and co-organized electronic arts festivals and special events around the world.

Pertinent Squid Lid Web Links:

http://www.squidlid.com/

http://www.myspace.com/squidlid

http://www.myspace.com/daniloff