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Freaky Deaky Returns To Congress Theater

By Jake Guidry in Arts & Entertainment on Oct 28, 2010 5:40PM

2010_10_28_freakydeaky.jpg For the second year in a row Congress Theater will host Freaky Deaky, a Halloween-themed concert headlined by electro-funk duo Chromeo. For Freaky Deaky 2, however, the support has changed significantly. Instead of Crystal Castles and Boys Noize, this year Chromeo will receive help from A-Trak (brother of Chromeo lead singer Dave 1), Kid Sister, Theophilus London and Gemini Club, making for one of the premiere Halloween parties in the city.

We've written about Chromeo before, so it should be no surprise when we say they put on one of the best shows in the world. Hot off the release of their third album, Business Casual, Chromeo will surely electrify crowds with their unabashed, sexually-charged, funkified electro; and if Lollapalooza is any indication, their show should be even more refined than last year's Freaky Deaky performance.

Joining Chromeo are a list of artists that could put on major shows by themselves; a testament to the shear force of this bill. A-Trak's been making waves for years ever since being Kanye West's tour DJ, and his grasp on the landscape of music makes him one of the best in the world. Just listen to his Dirty South Dance 2 mix to get an idea of what this guy can do. Then, of course, we have Chicago-based Kid Sister, who we've fawned over in the past, along with Theophilus London and local electro-rock outfit Gemini Club, whom recently put on a pretty stellar show at Metro. Plus, there will be DJ sets from Midnight Conspiracy and recent Chicagoist Mix master, Zebo. The point is, Freaky Deaky 2 isn't a concert where you don't show up until the headliner takes the stage. Get there early, stay late. At least until the dead rise.