Prekomp 2011


Freakeasy's "HELLFIRE and Damnation!"
Discount Advance Tickets
Available Now!


Freakeasy Halloween - 2015

Freakeasy's Blacklight Beats and Bowling Pajama Party! Sat. March 14th 2015

FUCN #4.0 - Friday February 27th w Keith Mackenzie and John Simmons

DJ John Simmons - FUCN 4.0 - Feb 27th, 2015

FUCN #3.0 - Friday January 30th, w Mr. Gene Hunt and Shazam Bangles

F#CK Your Club Night - 3rd Annual BALLERS BALL edition , December 26th 2014


F#CK YOUR CLUB NIGHT 1.0, Nov.28th 2014

DJ HEATHER - Freakeasy Halloween 2014

SLANG - Live Art Installation - Freakeasy Halloween 2014

DJ ICEY -  Freakeasy Halloween 2014

The legendary Boo Williams - Pre:Playa Massive 6.0 - Chicago 2014

Irina Laura - Aerialist - Detroit- Pre:Playa Massive 6.0 - Chicago 2014

Keith Mackenzie - Pre:Playa Massive 6.0 - Chicago 2014

ELITE FORCE  (UK) - Resonate 9.0 - May 17th 2014 - Concord Music Hall - Chicago

JESSE ROSE (UK) - Resonate 9.0 - May 17th 2014 - Concord Music Hall - Chicago

Vau de Vire Society (SF) - - Resonate 9.0 - May 17th 2014 - Concord Music Hall - Chicago

The Freakeasy #997- Tag Team Throwdown

Glenn Underground - Freakeasy #99

Zebo - Freakeasy #997

Freakeasy #998 - GIRLS RULE! 

DJ Ripley - Dutty Arts - NYC Freakeasy #999

The Freakeasy "Ballers Ball" - Saturday, Dec, 21st 2013

The Freakeasy "MACH 5", FIVE Year Anniversary w Derrick Carter, 2013

Derrick Carter - FThe Freakeasy "MACH 5", FIVE Year Anniversary 2013

The Freakeasy "Day Of The Dead" Halloween 2013, Metro Smart Bar! graphic by Sal D'amico

Phuture (aka Phuture 303) w - Spanky and Herb J, Freakeasy Halloween 2013!

J.R. Jordon - The Vocals behind so many classic Acid House tracks - Live w Phuture at Freakeasy Halloween 2013

Freakeasy #97!!! FreakaReKomp, Sept. 2013!

My Boy Elroy - FreakaReKomp! Sept. 2013

SLANG! FreakaReKomp! Sept. 2013

FREAKAPREKOMP PLAYA MASSIVE , Sat. Aug 3rd, 2013, Burning Man Camp/Art Fundy

Freakeasy Tire Swing Of Death -Summer 2013

 Hookahdome - Opulent Temple - Burning Man Camp Fundraiser, Smart Bar Chicago July 25th 2013

Karsh Kale - Freak Nation! July 2013

Justin Long - Freak Nation! July 2013

Joshua Iz - Freakeasy MayDay 2013

Hot Carla by SLOAN! Freakeasy MAYDAY 2013

FreQ Nasty - Resonate 8.0, Sat. April 20th, 2013. Chicago

Dabrye - Resonate 8.0, Sat. April 20th, 2013. Chicago

Environmental Encroachment - Resonate 8.0, Sat. April 20th, 2013. Chicago

Pyrotechniq - Resonate 8.0, Sat. April 20th, 2013. Chicago

Freedom Danish - Toronto - Resonate 8.0, Sat. April 20th, 2013. Chicago

Knock Knock Hot Spot - Resonate 8.0, Sat. April 20th, 2013. Chicago

Mr. Gene Hunt - Resonate 8.0, Sat. April 20th, 2013. Chicago

Resonate 7.0,2012. Chicago

Stax! Freakeasy #77, March 9th, 2013

DJ Deekline - UK - Breakstep Master!  The Freakeasy- Feb!  2013

Dakini Circus - Detroit - Resonate 7.0 - Resonate 8.0, Sat. April 20th, 2013. Chicago - Chicago

Vidya Govind - Bharata Natyam Indian Dance Performance w Karsh Kale on Tabla
*Just added to Curse OF The Voodoo Doll Halloween 2012*

Artist: Pete Missing - Curse OF The Voodoo Doll Halloween 2012

Karsh Kale - DJ Set and Tabla Performance: Curse OF The Voodoo Doll Halloween 2012, Freakeasy#2, and Resonate 4.0

DJ Slugo and DJ Deeon - Freakeasy Ballers Ball 2012 & Curse Of The Voodoo Doll - Halloween 2012

photo: Romper Shroom - Burning Man 2011- design by Yva Neal - placed at PreKomp Playa Massive 2.0 and ReKomp 1.0-  Chicago - 2011/12

Great Lakes C.O.R.E. Project - Burning Man 2011 - PreKomp Playa Massive 2.0 - 2011-2012

Freakeasy Ballers Ball 2012 . What a blast!

Majik doing Freeform Fire at Resonate 7.0 - 2012 - Chicago

The Freakeasy Compilation Video 2006 thru 2012 - Chicago and Burning Man

Freakeasy Village (of the damned) at Lakes Of Fire - 2012 Burning Man regional

Resonate 5.0 - 2009: Congress Theater - Chicago 2010

Dollface - Resonate 6.0 - Metro Smart Bar Chicago 2011

Freakeasy presents: The Monkey's Paw Massacre - Halloween Chicago 2011- Metro:Smart Bar. Design - Heather Albekier

Monkey By David Nasca!

Beats Antique live at "Hookahdome - Outside The Dome" - Freakeasy/Hookahdome Burning Man 2011 - 5000 people engaged!

Iris Iris Pasic - PreKomp Playa Massive 3.0 - Chicago - 2012 -Curse OF The Voodoo Doll Halloween 2012


Halloween Chicago 2015
Saturday, October 31st

Metro-Smart Bar Chicago

"All Building" Event

3730 N. Clark St.
Chicago, Il 60613

The Freakeasy pulls out all the stops for Halloween 2015!  
5 STAGES including Chicago's ONLY Fire Arts Performance Stage

Special Guests include WORTHY (Dirty Bird Records-SF), FILASTINE (DJ Set-Barcelona), Mr. Gene Hunt, Nate Manic,
Knock Knock Hot Spot Burlesque, Cleverpillar, Anode Designs, Environmental Encroachment and All Your Favorite Freak Resident DJ's and Performing Artists on 5 stages and Hellfire environments including Chicago's only Fire Spinning Stage

Freakeasy's HELLFIRE and DAMNATION! will completely transform Metro Smart bar into the depths of HELL of the likes never seen before! 

Come See WHY the Freakeasy Community is what it's all about!
Tickets and full line-up available soon


HELLFIRE! Badass Music

WORTHY (Dirty Bird Records - SF)
(DJ Set - Barcelona-
Mr. Gene Hunt (Rush Hour Music-Chicago)
Environmental Encroachment
My Boy Elroy
Keith Mackenzie - illeven Music
Nate Manic
Justin Reed
Puffs Baggswelle
Adrienne Sanchez
Duke Shin
Organic Groove Continuum
Easy Jack

HELLFIRE! Badass Live Art, Art Installs and Participants:
Cleverpillar - Room Installation and Design
Amy Joiner - UV Body Art
Anode Designs - Live Art and Install
Brilliantlymad - Event Photography
Curtis Jensen - Live Art
DanceSafe Chicago - Info Booth
David Hilborn - Live Art
Iris Iris Pasic - Live Art
Junicorn Sparkles - UV Body Art
Laser Graffiti - Laser Vector Art
Leekovision - Body Art
Nicole Campbell - Live Art
Diana Eunhyun Kim - Environmental Install
Jody Cox - "Little Piece Of Heaven Lounge" Install
Shorty - "Little Piece Of Heaven Lounge" Install
Firestorm Expressions - Live 'On-Site' Silkscreening

Taylor Entwistle - Photo Booth
Firestorm Expressions - Live Silkscreening
Bruce D'Souza - Live Art
Christine Park - Live Art
Zorbitron's Spooky Vibratronik Swing!
Barmore Photography - Photo Booth Shots
Lobo - The Shape of Light: Mainstage Installation

HELLFIRE! Badass Juke Joint Stage:

BERTI - Live Acoustic Set
Brother Francis - Live Viola Set

HELLFIRE! Badass Burlesque, Dance and Flow Artists:

PERKULATOR - Sparklepony Explosion
GAEA LADY - Fusion Dance
TATIANA FONSECA - Tribal Fusion Dance
OTTER CHAOS - Boylesque

more to be announced

HELLFIRE! Badass Fire Performance Arts Stage:

Jennifer Romero
Mitch Davidovitz
Samantha Siren
Mike Trahey
Samantha Sparkle
Colin Breen
Devin Breen


HELLFIRE! Badass Lighting, Video Installs, Sound and Org:

Antoine Kattar - Event Sound and FOH
Rob Rob - Main Stage Manager
Samantha Orick - Main Stage Manager
Brett Owsley - Stage Management
Hannah Williams - Production Manager
Sal D'Amico - HELLFIRE Graphics and Layout
Liz Campanella - Fire Arts Curation
Steve Casica - Smart Bar Lighting
The Freakeasy - Event Coordination, Admin and Production

...Line-up additions and changes available daily here.

*The Freakeasy would like to give major props to all the amazing volunteers
  that give their time to help the event selflessly! Thank You!* (For Realz)

Questions and Inquiries please contact:

Ask First : Respect Community : Leave No Trace : Dress To Kill™

You most likely have seen these words "Ask First : Respect Community : Leave No Trace" on community announcements, websites, and events. They are not Cliche', they are our community rules... Following these simple rules will go a long way in making "everyone's" experience a positive one.

If you do not know what they mean, we'd love share some examples :

#1: Ask First:
- Is it OK if I touch you?
- Can I take your photo?
- Can I use this glass?
- I'd like to spin fire, is that ok?
- Where's the garbage?

#2: Respect Community:
- Do not tag artwork or walls
- Do not smoke where there is "no smoking sign"
- Do not interrupt an artist while they're performing.
- Men's Bathroom is for Men, Women's is for Women
- Be considerate of our venue's neighbors, too much noise outside, peeing in their bushes, parking in illegal spaces, etc..
- Locking bicycles up to fenced gates can cause serious problems, think about it.
- People work REALLY hard to make fun things happen for you (and for no pay), please treat them and EVERYONE nice and courteously.
- Think about a little community police-ing too... see someone suspicious or someone acting like a foo at an event... find an organizer or security person and let 'em know.

#3. Leave No Trace !
- Pack it in, Pack it out
- you might have heard of the term MOOP. MOOP = Matter Out Of Place
- See a cup on the floor, throw it out, even if it is not yours
- Sticking Chewing Gum on walls sucks, sticking chewing gum on plants? even worse!
- Artwork w. MOOP-ish qualities not good. (i.e. things that fall off them and become trash on the floor)
- "Feathers" in your outfit become floor trash all the time, good look, bad idea.

These are just a few examples, BUT WE HOPE YOU GET THE POINT!

Burners Unite!

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Site Header image of "Freakeasy Village of the Damned"-Lakes Of Fire 2012"by - Gopho Collective -Photography