Thank You for Visiting the Gothic Funk Nation

The Gothic Funk Nation, born in Chicago in 2004, is currently in hibernation. Like all incarnations, elder gods, and the seasons of the Earth itself, we will rise again. In the meantime, you can learn about our history and ongoing projects by clicking on any of the links below.

Help Support the Hopleaf and Peirce Elementary School!

As you know, the Hopleaf Bar has been home to the Tuesday Funk Reading Series for about a year, now. The Hopleaf folks have been gracious and generous with their space. So we’d like to return the favor and spread the word about a Hopleaf event that is for a good cause (um, for da […]

Tuesday Funk # 26

Alright, ladies and gents. We’re back. Better than ever. Because of the robots. Come to Tuesday Funk, and you will know why we cry. Wait. That doesn’t sound too fun. Forget about the cry part. Just come on down (if you want to live) to Hopleaf, listen to some great readers, and drink high class […]

National Address

July National Address is upon us! The literary mash-up is really starting to take form, & we hope to tighten it up further. Passages will shorten & play will accelerate, like a game of verbal hot potato! Please bring a book with you, of any genre, length, origin, & content. Everyone will be involved, & […]

Tuesday Funk #0!

First of all, I’d like to announce that Tuesday Funk will take a much needed break in August. But it will be back on the first Tuesday of September. Now then, an explanation of the title of the post: Traditionally, comics and magazines with the volume number set to zero are meant to be explanations […]

Tuesday Funk #25

It’s once again time for your regular monthly serving of Tuesday Funk! As always, we have a gaggle of great readers, and as always, we are at Hopleaf, home of beer, frites, and the best audience in the Chicagoland area. So end your Fourth of July weekend the right way with us. We’ll bring the […]

Gothic Funk Party #25: #559

The Gothic Funk Nation Presents GOTHIC FUNK PARTY #25 #559 featuring music by Lisa Ogle Tues. June 29th @ 7:30 PM @ #559 (East of Sheridan Rd. between Granville and Glenlake) $5.00 cover or FREE if you play the #559 game. The game: Bring a story, found or original, and replace its location with “#559.” […]

National Address

June National Address will be literary mash-up 3! Please bring a book with you, of any genre, length, origin, & content. Everyone will be involved, & at the end, anyone interested can swap books until the next meeting. Last month we saw the return of the evening bar stroll. Cleos was a little crowded, so […]

The Paramanu Pentaquark, Issue #3

The Third Issue of the Paramanu Pentaquark, arts journal for the Gothic Funk Nation, has been released.

Paramanu Pentaquark #3 / Gothic Funk Party #24

Please join us for the launch of Issue #3 of the Paramanu Pentaquark: A Gothic Funk Journal. Launch Information: Saturday, June 19th Pre-Launch Explorations at the Garfield Park Conservatory, 300 N. Central Park Ave., 1 PM Launch Party at 2620 W. Washington Blvd. (dial 002 from the entrance on Talman and take elevator to roof […]