Black Tiger Sex Machine – Unmasked After Party at evilOlive
Freaky Deaky came to a close this weekend, and it was one of the most unique Halloween experiences in the Midwest. With a small setup, intimate stages, and a little bit of creepy festival fun, it was the perfect way to enjoy All Hallows’ Eve. With the festival ending each night at 11PM or sooner, the festival was not complete without its after parties. Each night there were at least two amazing acts to catch into the late hours of the night/wee hours of the morning. On Friday, the festival was in full swing. There was no better way to continue the first night than at the infamous evilOlive for Black Tiger Sex Machine
Walking into the tiny but powerful evilOlive, it seemed as though one was entering into another world courtesy of Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead). All the bartenders dressed in painted faces and other scary costumes while a skeleton the size of the entire club hovered above the crowd, literally. Arms and legs outstretched from one side of the dance floor to the next, it seemed as though one could jump up and touch the bony chandelier, but with fear that its massive size could crush the entire club no one bothered to dare. Even with the club’s small nature, the entirety of the party seemed larger than life.
Above the room’s bony companion stood the DJ booth with all three members of Black Tiger Sex Machine in spiritual robes. Their set was a constantly rotating give and take, push and pull of each member’s favorite grooves. It was easy to catch the differences in strengths and styles among each member of the group, with an underlying theme reminiscent of their talked-about live performances. From dubstep that won’t quit to that signature bounce, these guys were separate but together that night. From a late night into an early morning BTSM had people rushing to the floor under the DJ booth to catch a glimpse of their idols in the flesh. Whether wearing masks or not, Black Tiger Sex Machine brought the bounce and the hard bass we’ve come to love about them.