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Chicago Freak Show Tour


  • The Smokestack 62 East 7th Street Dubuque, IA, 52001 United States (map)

The Gold Web is Chicago’s art-glam monstrosity. Known for their highly theatrical stage shows, the group doses audiences with blissful grooves, dramatic songwriting, and an outrageous visual performance.

Brandishing 6-foot wings, glitter, feathers, and face paint, The Gold Web look like they flew out of David Lynch’s dream, or Lady Gaga’s nightmare. Musically things are a little clearer– and even more irresistible; the group’s self-titled debut album traffics a charismatic brand of forward thinking indie-pop marked by surreal synths, rump shaking beats, and futuristic guitar wizardry.

Assembled out of a lineage of Chicago bands and visual artists, members of The Gold Web cut their teeth touring with acts like KISS and Smashing Pumpkins, while other members curated notable galleries and pushed the boundaries of performance art communities. The result is a dreamy freak world which raises more questions than it answers. Where are we going?

Cloudstomper DJ sets will keep you dancing between drag performances and The Gold Web's live music. He'll be spinning Funk, New Wave, Synth Pop and whatever else will keep that rump shakin'. Cloudstomper also plays bass for The Claudettes, who came through Dubuque earlier this year.

Strange Doll Haus is one of Chicago's premeir drag families featuring Electra Cute-Queen (Matt Kelps), Fox E. Kim and Lexi Pro. The Strange Doll Haus has been taking the Chicago drag scene by storm and they are bringing their stunning looks on the road with us.

The Chicago Freak Show is honored to have local Dubuque queens and chic freaks Marsha Mallow, Scylla Kone and Elektra SuperNova joining us for the evening!