EVENTS


JANUARY 2014

friday jan 17th 2013

I L L U S I O N S

occult cosmic dance ritual

with special guests

TEXTBEAK
[NVR MND / Post-Religion / Tundra]
https://soundcloud.com/textbeak

and

SHAWN RUDIMAN
[Technoir / Machine Age]
https://soundcloud.com/shawn-rudiman

and audio and video selections from
CUTUPS, TELLA & VANECK

featuring the best of new and classic dark dancefloor sounds occult techno, cosmic disco, post punk, death rock, witch house minimal wave, shimmering bass, haunted pop, dark alternative, etc.

upstairs at Brillobox 4104 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh
10PM - 2AM. 21+. $5

RSVP on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/692953450725444/

audio:
Cutups set
Textbeak's set
Vaneck's set
setlist
Illusions Setlist 2014-01-10


OCTOBER 2013

thursday oct 31st 2013

I L L U S I O N S

halloween party

with sets from

CUTUPS
KING FRIDAY
SON OF DAVID (live)
TELLA
VANECK

* dance till you're dead
* live scenes of horror
* haunted atmosphere
* come in costume

Brillobox 4104 Penn Ave. Pittsburgh

10PM - 2AM / 21+ / FREE BEFORE 11, $3 AFTER

rsvp on facebook
https://www.facebook.com/events/1393908000846855/

setlist
check back after


SEPTEMBER 2013

sunday sept 15th 2013

I L L U S I O N S + TCRPS

conjoin for live trepanation from wave makers

YOUTH CODE
dais records / los angeles
raw body music for the new flesh
https://www.facebook.com/youthcodeforever

and

NIGHT SINS
post punk dark wave / philadelphia
https://www.facebook.com/nightsins

and audio and video selections from
cutups & telladictorian

featuring the best of new and classic dark dancefloor sounds
occult techno, cosmic disco, post punk, death rock, witch house
minimal wave, shimmering bass, haunted pop, dark alternative, etc.

Brillobox 4104 Penn Ave. Pittsburgh

10PM - 2AM / 21+ / $5

rsvp on facebook
https://www.facebook.com/events/301248376683531/

audio:
Cutups set #1
Cutups set #2

setlist
check back after


AUGUST 2013

friday august 30th 2013

ILLUSIONS

SOFT METALS
Captured Tracks, Los Angeles
https://www.facebook.com/SOFTMETALS


and

TROXUM
cosmic synthwave / pgh
https://www.facebook.com/troxum

and audio and video selections from
cutups, tella and vaneck

featuring the best of new and classic dark dancefloor sounds
occult techno, cosmic disco, post punk, death rock, witch house
minimal wave, shimmering bass, haunted pop, dark alternative, etc.

Brillobox 4104 Penn Ave. Pittsburgh

10PM - 2AM / 21+ / $5

rsvp on facebook
https://www.facebook.com/events/402664609843988/

setlist
check back after


JULY 2013

friday july 19th 2013

a night of dark sounds for the blackest dancefloor.

BESTIAL MOUTHS
Female fronted gothic post punk, Clan Destine records, Los Angeles
http://soundcloud.com/bestialmouths


WMX
splintered dark rhythms
https://soundcloud.com/wmx


and

MIND TIGER
avant-core / pittsburgh
https://aud-art.bandcamp.com

and audio and video selections from the ILLUSIONS djs
cutups, tella and vaneck

featuring the best of new and classic dark dancefloor sounds
occult techno, cosmic disco, post punk, death rock, witch house
minimal wave, shimmering bass, haunted pop, dark alternative, etc.

at Garfield Artworks 4931 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh

8PM door / 9PM live / 21+ / $5

rsvp on facebook
https://www.facebook.com/events/447967198633517/

setlist
check back after


APRIL 2013

thursday april 18th

ILLUSIONS

with special guests

NIGHT TERROR
(Tyson Torstensen of GA'AN: Chicago, IL,live set)
http://www.ihearanewworld.com/NightTerror


MAJEURE
(A.E. Paterra of Zombi,live set)
http://majeure.bandcamp.com/
http://www.facebook.com/majeuresuono

and

TROGPITE
(Nick Painter: Pittsburgh, PA)
https://soundcloud.com/lord-bird

and audio and video selections from
edgar von um, cutups, tella and vaneck

featuring the best of new and classic dark dancefloor sounds
occult techno, cosmic disco, post punk, death rock, witch house
minimal wave, shimmering bass, haunted pop, dark alternative, etc.

upstairs at Brillobox 4104 Peen Ave, Pittsburgh

9PM door / 10PM live / 21+ / $8

rsvp pon di facebook
https://www.facebook.com/events/154139411414869/

setlist
check back after


MARCH 2013

saturday march 16th 2013

ILLUSIONS

with special guests

MAJEURE
(A.E. Paterra of Zombi, virgin DJ set)
http://majeure.bandcamp.com/
http://www.facebook.com/majeuresuono

and

HEXWEAPON
(live minimal darkwave from jordan decay)
http://www.facebook.com/Hexweapon

and audio and video selections from
cutups, tella and vaneck

featuring the best of new and classic dark dancefloor sounds
occult techno, cosmic disco, post punk, death rock, witch house
minimal wave, shimmering bass, haunted pop, dark alternative, etc.

upstairs at Brillobox 4104 Peen Ave, Pittsburgh

10PM - 2AM. 21+. $3

rsvp pon di facebook
http://www.facebook.com/events/555741764443524/

setlist
March 16th 2013


NOVEMBER 2012

saturday nov 24th 2012

ILLUSIONS

with special guests

FOGGED OUT [https://soundcloud.com/mike-kasunic]
fogged out mirror music, live

and

EDGAR VON UM [Ordo TCRPS Orientis]

and audio and video selections from
cutups, tella and vaneck

featuring the best of new and classic dark dancefloor sounds
occult techno, cosmic disco, post punk, death rock, witch house
minimal wave, shimmering bass, haunted pop, dark alternative, etc.

upstairs at Brillobox 4104 Peen Ave, Pittsburgh

10PM - 2AM. 21+. $3

rsvp pon di facebook
ww.facebook.com/events/434095629984071/

setlist
Nov 24th 2012


MAY 2012

saturday may 5th 2012

ILLUSIONS

and audio and video selections from
cutups, tella and vaneck

featuring the best of new and classic dark dancefloor sounds
occult techno, cosmic disco, post punk, death rock, witch house
minimal wave, shimmering bass, haunted pop, dark alternative, etc.

downstairs at Cattivo 146 44th St.
Two blocks off Butler St, Lawrenceville.

9PM - 2AM. 21+

rsvp pon di facebook
http://www.facebook.com/events/406455552712443/

setlist
May 5th 2012


APRIL 2012

saturday april 7th 2012

ILLUSIONS

get lost in the witching hour with

METRIA detroit - fromthegut - void
psychedelic industrial
http://www.myspace.com/xmetria
http://davidscottcole.net/

and


TROGPITE - pittsburgh - sabbath reality - lighten up sounds
industrial landscapes, sleazy minimalism
http://soundcloud.com/lord-bird http://www.myspace.com/trogpitepainter

and audio and video selections from
cutups, tella and vaneck

featuring the best of new and classic dark dancefloor sounds
occult techno, cosmic disco, post punk, death rock, witch house
minimal wave, shimmering bass, haunted pop, dark alternative, etc.

downstairs at Cattivo 146 44th St.
Two blocks off Butler St, Lawrenceville.

9PM - 2AM. $5 Cover. 21+

rsvp pon di facebook
http://www.facebook.com/events/210660709035435/

metria bio

setlist
April 7th, 2012


MARCH 2012

saturday march 3rd 2012

ILLUSIONS

get lost in the witching hour with

FUNERALS
midnight techno from columbus OH on Tundra
http://www.funeralsband.com/

and

plus special guest dj
ARVIN CLAY
http://freezeframereality.org/

and audio and video selections from
cutups, tella and vaneck

featuring the best of new and classic dark dancefloor sounds
occult techno, cosmic disco, post punk, death rock, witch house
minimal wave, shimmering bass, haunted pop, dark alternative, etc.

downstairs at Cattivo 146 44th St.
Two blocks off Butler St, Lawrenceville.

9PM - 2AM. $5 Cover. 21+

rsvp pon di facebook
http://www.facebook.com/events/192679420832171/

funerals bio

FUNERALS is an electronic duo from Columbus, Ohio. Modern midnight techno, dark and atmospheric: like inhaling, like water. Producers Mollie Wells and Casey Immel-Brown are married, but listen: That means nothing. These songs don’t sound like matrimony. They sound like grey oceans and the terrible waiting for sun. Comfort and danger, embracing, at once.

Though Wells and Immel-Brown have been producing under the FUNERALS name since 2009 (part of that with Warm Hands’ Conrad Vollmer), it wasn’t until late 2010 that they found their center: Watery, fluid beats inspired in part by their fixation on Polynesian art and culture, as well as artists such as Pantha du Prince, AGF/Delay and The Field. What comes out, of course, is a jumble of the references: so many jagged edges, acidic and peaceful in equal parts. They released their first proper single, AITU (LQD LIVE EDIT), on a Mishka NYC compilation in November 2010 and began working with San Francisco’s Tundra Dubs shortly after. In April 2011, the label released their debut EP MARAE, featuring four original tracks and a remix of AITU from Canada’s Jokers of the Scene.

FUNERALS spent much of early 2011 appearing at events such as Columbus dance night KVLT (with oOoOO and Cult of Youth), NYC’s Pendu (with Jewels of the Nile, oOoOO/Butterclock and Religious to Damn) and Cleveland’s Get Up! (with Textbeak). They also began diving into remix work, taking on tracks from Burial Hex, Ritualz, Violet Tremors, plus/minus and ?AIMON. In October 2011, Tundra released MARAE: REMIXES, a free digital download featuring tracks by some of their favorite producers, including Trouble & Bass’ Star Eyes, the inimitable Ritualz and Mishka’s own Baryshnikov. The album also features FUNERALS’ first original track since April, TO THE END. It’s almost a statement of intent for the duo: languorous, seething IDM beats set beneath a pile of woven melody and Wells’ clipped vocals. This is the future of FUNERALS.

The duo are currently working on new tracks for several upcoming releases, plus remixes for Soft Riot, Goteki and UK blog Get Down or Die.

setlist
March 3rd, 2012


MARCH 2012

saturday february 4th 2012

ILLUSIONS

occult cosmic dance ritual

chill in the darkness with two special live guests

MASCARA
dark electronics from eastern PA
http://soundcloud.com/mascara

and

RIVKA
Trillwave, Dream-pop, Experimental, Trip Hop
http://www.rivka.bandcamp.com/

and audio and video selections from
cutups, tella and vaneck

featuring the best of new and classic dark dancefloor sounds
occult techno, cosmic disco, post punk, death rock, witch house
minimal wave, shimmering bass, haunted pop, dark alternative, etc.

downstairs at Cattivo 146 44th St.
Two blocks off Butler St, Lawrenceville.

9PM - 2AM. $5 Cover. 21+

rsvp pon di facebook
http://www.facebook.com/events/363547423672228/

setlist
February 4th, 2012


JANUARY 2012

saturday january 7th 2012

ILLUSIONS

occult cosmic dance ritual

featuring a live set from special guest

TEEEL
synth pop / dark disco / dream wave http://teeelmusic.com

plus guest DJ HATESYOU neon 80's night / dark 80's jams

and audio and video selections from
cutups, tella and vaneck

featuring the best of new and classic dark dancefloor sounds
occult techno, cosmic disco, post punk, death rock, witch house
minimal wave, shimmering bass, haunted pop, dark alternative, etc.

downstairs at Cattivo 146 44th St.
Two blocks off Butler St, Lawrenceville.

9PM - 2AM. $5 Cover. 21+

rsvp pon di facebook
http://www.facebook.com/events/199322386822176/

setlist
January 7th, 2012


DECEMBER 2011

saturday december 3rd

ILLUSIONS

occult cosmic dance ritual

with special guest

Paul Fleetwood
VIA / humanaut / ultrawizardsword
darkest rhythms from the deep woods

and audio and video selections from
cutups, tella and vaneck

featuring the best of new and classic dark dancefloor sounds
occult techno, cosmic disco, post punk, death rock, witch house
minimal wave, shimmering bass, haunted pop, dark alternative, etc.

downstairs at Cattivo 146 44th St.
Two blocks off Butler St, Lawrenceville.

9PM - 2AM. $3 Cover. 21+

rsvp pon di facebook
http://www.facebook.com/events/283392891702206/

setlist
December 3rd, 2011


OCTOBER 2011

thursday october 27th 2011

ILLUSIONS


all hallows eve eve eve eve eve
a dark halloween dance party

celebrate the return of the spirits of the dead
returning to earth with music, dance and libation

with special guest

†‡† RITUALZ †‡†

dark wave dance floor and sounds of doom
disaro / robot elephant / mexico city
ritualz.tumblr.com

plus djs

cutups, tella, vaneck

mixing up the best of new and classic dark dancefloor sounds and video
occult techno, cosmic disco, post punk, death rock, witch house
minimal wave, shimmering bass, haunted pop, dark alternative, etc.

at Brillobox 4104 Penn Ave
10PM-2AM / $5 cover / 21+

we'll have some kind of witches brew special,
and some other fun things in store...

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...

rsvp pon di facebook
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=297935583566640

setlist
October 27th, 2011


SEPTEMBER 2011

saturday september 3rd

ILLUSIONS

occult cosmic dance ritual

featuring the best of new and classic dark dancefloor sounds
occult techno, cosmic disco, post punk, death rock, witch house
minimal wave, shimmering bass, haunted pop, dark alternative, etc.

with audio and video selections from cutups, edgar um, tella and vaneck

downstairs at Cattivo 146 44th St. Two blocks off Butler St, Lawrenceville.

9PM - 2AM. $3 Cover. 21+ more

RSVP via the Facebook Event


about

ILLUSIONS is a reoccurring night featuring live acts and djs touching on the darker side.
A mix of live acts, djs, video, and audio featuring the best of new and classic dark dancefloor sounds occult techno, cosmic disco, post punk, death rock, witch house, minimal wave, shimmering bass, haunted pop, dark alternative, etc.
We are free-form and floating event, but ideally like to emerge on a monthly or bi-monthly basis. Cutups, Tella, and Vaneck curate the night and are resident dj/vjs.

contact

you can reach us via illusions@hauntedshit.com or via our facebook page

live recordings

ILLUSIONS 1/7/2012 - DJ sets from Tella, Vaneck & DJ Hatesyou
ILLUSIONS-03162013-I-Cutups-Vaneck-Majeure-Tella
ILLUSIONS 03162013 - Hexweapon LIVE
ILLUSIONS 3/16/2013 - Hexweapon LIVE, Majeure & Cutups
Illusions - Sept 2013 - Cutups set #1
Illusions - Sept 2013 - Cutups set #2
Illusions - Jan 2014 - Cutups set
Illusions - Jan 2014 - Textbeak's set
Illusions - Jan 2014 - Vaneck's set

setlists

Jan 17th 2014
March 16th 2013
Nov 24th 2012
May 5th 2012
April 7th, 2012
March 3rd, 2012
February 4th, 2012
January 7th, 2012
December 3rd, 2011
October 27th, 2011
September 3rd, 2011

mixes

ILLUSIONS I
ILLUSIONS II
ILLUSIONS III
ILLUSIONS IV
ILLUSIONS V
ILLUSIONS VI
ILLUSIONS VII
ILLUSIONS VIII
ILLUSIONS XI

videos

Youth Code LIVE at ILLUSIONS - 9/15/2013
Teeel - "Dark Passenger" LIVE at Illusions
Rituals - "Ghetto Ass Witch" @ ILLUSIONS

related

Burning Chrome
Prometheus Burning
TCRPS
Cutups Method