Contort yourself: It's a post-punk party at the Funhouse

Friday, 01 December 2017, 02:04:18 AM. Slurp a booze slushy while doing a post-punk dance and contorting in a funhouse mirror?

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Ah, slurping a booze slushy and picking at cotton candy while doing a post-punk dance and contorting in a funhouse mirror and Gang of Four blast loudly...

If this sounds like heaven - or even just a fermented hoot - c'mon down to Post Spitfire.

At 10 p.m. Friday, the bash will bring post-punk, alt-rock, goth and new wave to Funhouse, 1539 West 117th Street, Cleveland. DJ Shambles, aka Brandi McElhatten Woodward, will be spinning

"Just stuff I would love to hear in a bar... from Gang of Four, Sisters of Mercy, Devo, to things from Metric and The Afghan Whigs," says McElhatten Woodward, a regular at the bar going back to when it was called Spitfire.

In 2016, the Spitfire - a punk dive that ran for a decade - remade as Funhouse by owner Stosh Burgess. The spot now boasts a circus theme, optical-illusion art and arcade and table games - not to mention a list of vodka shushies, cotton candy and popcorn.

"I used to attend the Spitfire, I love that bar and that community," says McElhatten Woodward. "I also very much appreciate what Stosh has done with the Funhouse. I admire his humor and DIY approach to running his bar."

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