Friday, October 13, 2006

Today is the 100th Friday the 13th to fall in October since 10.13.1307, the day historians propose as the origin of "Black Friday", when King Philip IV of France ordered the arrest and torture of hundred of Knights Templars. Phobia of Friday the 13th is called paraskavedekatriaphobia. It is estimated that in the United States alone, $800 or $900 million is lost in business each Friday the 13th because people will not fly or do business they would normally do.

We're throwing a party!

800beloved (live, Detroit)
Dethlab (Deth, FX & 666, Detroit)
Star (live, Chicago)
Rental (live + multimedia, Detroit)

Friday 10.13.06 | doors 9pm | 21+
Lager House: 1254 Michigan Ave., Detroit

Read an interview with 800beloved mastermind Sean Lynch in this week's Real Detroit Weekly.

This Friday the 13th will bring forth an imaginative showcase. Firstly, Lynch will offer cosmetics to 13 willing dancers to show "What they'll look like at their funerals." Second, he plans to dress the stage as a Victorian-style arcade with an archway that makes the stage appear to be outside.

Their daring is not only admirable, it's refreshing - amplifying what a band's capable of doing with one night. "We wanted to play into the idea of barring the idea of a typical rock 'n' roll show," Lynch said. "Saying you're in a band isn't what it was like 20 years ago. Who isn't in a band?"

For those thinking the name rings a bell, Sean is indeed the son of celebrated poet and essayist Thomas Lynch who's book The Undertaking inspired the hit HBO show Six Feet Under, and has passed along more than just a talent for burying loved ones.

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