Tag Archive for 'Metal'

Heavy Metal Movies Author Mike “McBeardo” McPadden Reads With Chicago Metal Miscreants 6/14

Jun ’14
7:00 pm


Mike “McBeardo” McPadden’s new book Heavy Metal Movies: Guitar Barbarians, Mutant Bimbos & Cult Zombies Amok in the 666 Most Eye- and Ear-Ripping Big Screen Films Ever! (Bazillion Points) is a lavishly illustrated, epic reference tome devoted to cinema’s most headbanging blowouts. Heavy Metal Movies covers cult classics (Heavy Metal; This Is Spinal Tap), documentaries (Heavy Metal Parking Lot; The Decline of Western Civilization Part II), concert films (Let There Be Rock; The Song Remains the Same), rock-and-roll horror (Black Roses, House of 1000 Corpses), and gore-core (Cannibal Holocaust; A Serbian Film), along with movies that simply exude pure metallic heaviosity (Conan the Barbarian, The Road Warrior).

McPadden will read from Heavy Metal Movies, accompanied by original pieces about movies and/or metal composed and read by Andy Ortmann (Nihilist Records), Katie Rife (Everything Is Terrible), Andy Slater (Velcro Lewis), Gregory Jacobsen (Lovely Little Girls), Rachel McPadden (xoJane), and Dan Gleason (Chicago zine legend).

“McPadden has struck gold with Heavy Metal Movies. A must read!” –Robin Bougie, Cinema Sewer

Mike McPadden published the legendary ’90s zine Happyland and has been featured in Esquire, Playboy, Black Book, New York Press, Hate, and Rollerderby. Since 2003, he’s served as Head Writer at online phenomenon Mr. Skin.

For more info: HeavyMetalMovies.com


Twitter: @McBeardo

Facebook post: https://www.facebook.com/events/631650036921274/


Quimby’s Podcast Episode #4 is up!

This episode features a discussion with Jon Kristiansen and Tara G. Warrior talking about Metalion: The Slayer Mag Diaries (Bazillion Points Publishers). Jon started it in Norway in 1985 and put out 20 issues over the span of 25 years. The zine covered a variety of extreme metal bands, including Emperor, Slayer, Kreator, Nihilist, Celtic Frost, Bathory, Cathedral, Entombed, Morbid, Napalm Death, and more. The Onion AV club called Slayer zine founder Jon Kristiansen “one of the best primary sources for facts and stories about Mayhem, Varg, and what really happened back in the day.” The Chicago Reader called this book “a chronicle of death and black metal at their births but also a personal coming-of-age story.” It’s an awesome 744 page hardcover with tons of pictures and reproduction pages from every issue, and there’s even material from the precursor Live Wire zine. It’s also part memoir. Co-editor Tara interviewed Jon all about his experiences with the zine, and then together they decided what to include.

Yes, we have Metalion: The Slayer Mag at Quimby’s. It is $39.95. You can come and get in the store or order it here on line!

Jon and Tara were at Quimby’s for a Chicago release event for the book on 6/8/11. But we conducted this interview in our dark and creepy basement beforehand.

You can listen to all our podcasts quimbys.podbean.com either streaming live or in downloadable formats. Or you can click on the link there to get it on I-Tunes. Or you can just look up Quimby’s Bookstore Podcast on I-Tunes and subscribe to us there.

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED Eddie Trunk Signs Essential Hard Rock and Heavy Metal 5/20

May ’11
6:00 pm

Event Canceled!

The Eddie Trunk Signing for Eddie Trunk’s Essential Hard Rock and Heavy Metal at Quimby’s 5/20 has been canceled.

Due to unseen circumstances, this signing has been cancelled. Stay tuned to quimbys.com for a potential rescheduling of this event in the future.


Eddie Trunk is heard on two national radio shows and seen on VH1 Classic and MSG Networks. He has also appeared on MTV several times and on Fox News Channel, worked as a freelance music journalist, boxing ring announcer, and MC for various concerts and rock events around the USA. He is the host of America’s biggest rock festival Rocklahoma in Pryor OK every July, hosts the events press conference in LA, and also consults on the lineup. This event is Fri, May 20th 6-8pm sharp at Quimby’s.

Eddie will be signing and selling copies of his book Eddie Trunk’s Essential Hard Rock and Heavy Metal from 6-8pm, before heading to the UFO show at The House of Blues, so both starting and ending will be on the dot.

“Eddie’s name should be spelled M-E-T-A-L. All of us should be thanking him because he has kept this scene alive for everyone.” —Ronnie James Dio

For more info: eddietrunk.com

This event is co-sponsored by Quimby’s Bookstore with Delilah’s Metal Shop , which is at Delilah’s the first Tues of each month at 2771 N. Lincoln Ave.

Sean Yseult from White Zombie Reads From I’m In The Band 4/4

Apr ’11
7:00 pm

Art rock? Noise rock? Punk-metal? Alternative? White Zombie may have been unclassifiable, but it didn’t stop them from carving out a place for themselves in music history. The band became a multi-platinum, two-time Grammy nominee with the release of their 1992 album, La Sexorcisto. But while most people will remember their bizarre look and macabre lyrics, what many failed to realize was that their lanky, high-octane bass player was a woman.

I’m in the Band charts White Zombie’s rise from the gritty music scene of New York’s Lower East Side in the eighties to arena headliners during the nineties alternative-explosion that followed in Nirvana’s wake, while sharing the unlikely story of a female musician who won the respect and adoration of male metal musicians and fans. From 1985 to 1996, Sean Yseult was the sole woman not only in White Zombie, but in the entire metal scene: bands, roadies, managers, you name it—with the exception of girlfriends and groupies, Yseult was in a world by herself.

With I’m in the Band, Yseult combines eleven years of tour diaries, flyers, and personal photos and ephemera—many featuring rock icons such as Lemmy Kilmister, Iggy Pop, Joey Ramone, and Lux Interior—into a striking visual memoir. She offers fans a unique vantage on the life of a mega-band during rock’s last golden age.

Sean Yseult played bass and wrote music for White Zombie from its inception in 1985 through its breakup over a decade later. Since then she’s played with Famous Monsters, Rock City Morgue, and The Cramps; exhibited her photography in galleries across the country; and formed the design company Yseult Designs. She divides her time between New Orleans and New York City.

“This book has more good stories than a salty old sailor:  tattoos, evil deeds and alcohol breath included!”
-CJ Ramone, The Ramones

For more info: seanyseult.com

Monday, April 4th, 7pm


Tuesday, April 5th, 9pm

And then the next night, April 5th, we’ll be selling books at Delilah’s where Sean will  be guest DJing!

Metal Shop at Delilahs, Chicago’s longest-running metal DJ event, is excited to announce that on Tuesday April 5th, former WHITE ZOMBIE bassist SEAN YSEULT will guest DJ! Sean Yseult and DJ Platz will also have rare White Zombie items to giveaway, along with 5 hours of the best in new and classic metal and hard rock!

2771 N. Lincoln Avenue. Chicago

Metal Shop is from 9pm-2am, the first Tuesday of each month. As always, NO COVER.

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