TeslaCon 5 takes a Journey to the Center of the Earth November 7, 8 and 9th. The well-attended (and sold out!) con provides an immersive experience for steampunks. There will be live music, maker panels, dinosaurs and subterranean mystery. TeslaCon 5 will be held at the Marriott Hotel at 1313 John Q Hammons Drive, Middleton, WI.
For those remaining in the Chicago, there are two bands making rare appearances. Gloomy troubadour Eli August specializes in capturing heartbreak, but the addition of his backing band the Abandoned Buildings adds a bounce to his blues. They play the Elbo Room at 2871 N Lincoln, Chicago, on November 8th. The $5 show is 21+.
Grammy-nominated cult band the Tiger Lillies bring their songs of blood and blasphemy to the Portage Theatre for two nights. They will be playing creepy cabaret and punked-up polkas on November 7 & 8th. The Portage Theatre is at 4050 N Milwaukee, Chicago. Tickets are available through http://www.theportagetheater.com/event/672439-tiger-lillies-grammy-chicago/.