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About the Night

Chester Street is home to America's longest-running industrial electronic club night. Every Monday, DJ SorceryKid crafts a continuous audio-visual mixshow of the latest and the greatest in dark alternative and underground dance music.

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Chester Street Bar
63-65 E Chester St
Downtown Champaign
( Map and Directions )

Mondays at 9:00pm
Ages 19 and Older
$2.00 Cover Charge
Valid ID Required

Goth, cyber, fetish, and glam attire are fully optional.

DJ SorceryKid coined the title Nekromancy to describe the quasi-thematic steampunk / cyberpunk influences of Monday nights — where mediaeval fantasy engages modernist technology. Consider a pastiche of the H.P. Lovecraft Mythos, Quake, and Thief: The Dark Project.

Since its pilot launch in 2004, the night has billed renowned live talent from Imperative Reaction, System Syn, Funker Vogt, Das Ich, FGFC820, C/A/T, Unter Null, DJ Mark Jackson (VNV Nation), DJ Joe Letz (Combichrist), DJ Ginger Fish (Marilyn Manson), DJ Andy LaPlegua (Combichrist), DJ Copper Top, and more.

Each season of Nekromancy consists of 25 episodes, with odd numbered seasons commencing in mid-January and with even numbered seasons commencing in mid-July. The series officially premiered January 2008.

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Featured Music Artists

Music varies between industrial rock, aggrotech, EBM, electroclash, coldwave, futurepop, new wave, synthpop, powernoise, and progressive house:

  • Skinny Puppy
  • VNV Nation
  • Frontline Assembly
  • Rammstein
  • Funker Vogt
  • Nine Inch Nails
  • Beborn Beton
  • Din_Fiv
  • Aesthetic Perfection
  • Leaether Strip
  • Imperative Reaction
  • Thrill Kill Kult
  • Clan of Xymox
  • Wumpscut
  • Mindless Self Indulgence
  • Numb
  • Assemblage 23
  • Depeche Mode
  • Zeromancer
  • Nitzer Ebb
  • I, Parasite
  • Luke Dzierzek
  • Hocico
  • Project Pitchfork
  • Flesh Field
  • 16 Volt
  • Battery
  • Covenant
  • Ladytron
  • New Order
  • Stromkern
  • Shiny Toy Guns
  • Chemlab
  • Orgy
  • Cubanate
  • Luminary
  • BlutEngel
  • Velvet Acid Christ
  • Wolfsheim
  • The Sisters of Mercy

Requests and dedications are gladly accepted. Please either email them to or use the request pad next to the DJ booth.

The Music Venue

Chester Street Bar (aka C-Street) is Champaign's oldest and largest dance club, featuring three full-service bars, a state-of-the-art lighting and video system, and a multi-level dancefloor with three stage platforms. As downstate Illinois' premiere gay-friendly nightclub, people of all lifestyles are welcome.

In February of 2008, Chester Street was voted the best place to dance by the readers of the Buzz, Champaign-Urbana's foremost entertainment weekly.

For more info, visit the official homepage:

The Production Crew

IDG Productions (aka Industrie du Gothique) is the creative force behind Nekromancy. As a full-service production consulting company, Industrie du Gothique aims to provide an unparalleled entertainment experience for clubgoers by harnessing the latest in interactive multimedia technologies.

The French-derived moniker (and epithet for Nekromancy), appropriately translates as “Industry of the Gothic.”

Our cast and crew consists of many hard-working, creative-minded individuals:

Recurring Cast (2012-2013)

Randall Krause

DJ SorceryKid

Alexander Klec

DJ Hivemind

Andrew Cardinal

DJ Rasclin

Previous Cast (2008-2011)

Michael Cox

DJ DeadGuy

Justin Pogue

DJ Halon

Ange Noir

DJ Noir

Jean-Luc Haas

DJ Alpha Omega

Production Crew

Executive Producer
Randall E. Krause

Production Manager
Alexander Klec

Alexander Klec
Andrew Cardinal

Associate Producers
Jill Van Voorst
Jamie Hines
Matt Brown

Music Director
Maranda Roberts

Production Designer
Randall E. Krause

Bar Manager
Tom Bermingham

Assistant Bar Manager
Tommy Williams

Charles Lynch

For more info, visit the official homepage:

The Resident Disc Jockey

DJ SorceryKid (aka DJ Randall Ellison) has been actively involved in the Champaign-Urbana dance music scene since 1999. Between engineering sound and lighting for various concerts to routinely spinning at local club nights.

With samplers, drum machines, and turntables in hand, DJ SorceryKid enjoys reworking incarnations of hard-hitting EBM, oldskool industrial, new wave classics, and mainstream electro anthems infused with his trademark arsenal of live remixing and mashup tricks.

Currently Randall is a highly regarded DJ in the local club scene making routine appearances at Chester Street Bar and Boltini Lounge. As chief lighting and sound tech for three of the area's most prominent nightclubs including Chester Street Bar, Boltini Lounge, and The Clark Bar, he is responsible for installing, maintaining, and programming the audio, video, and lighting rigs.

For more info, visit the official homepage:

Media Gallery

Music Clips

Below you can preview a small selection of videos from our DVD music library. These and countless more are featured every week at Chester Street Bar.

Angelzoom - Back in the Moment
Download (3.2 MB)

Apoptymga Berzerk - Suffer in Silence
Download (3.2 MB)

Type O Negative - My Girlfriend's Girl...
Download (3.2 MB)

Project Pitchfork - I Live Your Dream
Download (3.2 MB)

Covenant - Bullet
Download (3.2 MB)

Oomph! - Sex Hat Keine Macht
Download (3.2 MB)

T.a.T.u. - All the Things She Said
Download (3.2 MB)

L'Ame Immortelle - Jahre
Download (3.2 MB)

Orgy - Stitches
Download (3.2 MB)

Thrill Kill Kult - Sex on Wheelz
Download (3.2 MB)

Club Mixes

.  Industrial Power Set #1 (2005)

Exclusive Promo Produced by DJ SorceryKid

01  T.a.T.u. (DJ SorceryKid Edit)
02  Apoptygma Berzerk
    (Drugwar Rmx vs DJ SorceryKid Edit / DJ SorceryKid Video Version)
03  Project Pitchfork (Apop. Rmx / DJ SorceryKid Video Version)

Format: WMV  Duration: 13m 11s  Bitrate: 256 kbps

Download (19.9 MB)

.  Industrial Gothic Dance (2001)

DJ SorceryKid @ Mike-n-Molly's Bar, Champaign

SorceryKid - Industrial Gothic Dance

01  Die Warzau 12" (Kooler than Jesus Mix by DJ SorceryKid)
02  My Life with the Thrill Kill Kult (Peace Remix by DJ SorceryKid)
03  Meat Beat Manifesto (Split Insert)
04  A Split Second (Brain/Love Mix by DJ SorceryKid)
05  Skinny Puppy (Remix)
06  Battery
07  I, Parasite
08  Wumpscut (Die Form Remix by DJ SorceryKid)
09  Die Form
10  Mayfairgrin
11  Suspiria

Format: WMA  Duration: 46m 45s  Bitrate: 64 kbps

Download (22.8 MB)

.  Industrial Gothic Dance II (2002)

DJ SorceryKid @ Mike-n-Molly's Bar, Champaign

SorceryKid - Industrial Gothic Dance II

01  The Razor Skyline
02  Evils Toy
03  Mentallo & the Fixer
04  The Fair Sex
05  Rob Zombie
06  Skinny Puppy
07  Massivivid (DJ SorceryKid Edit)
08  Rammstein (Depeche Mode Cover)
09  Girls Under Glass

Format: WMA  Duration: 35m 53s  Bitrate: 64 kbps

Download (17.5 MB)

.  Industrial Gothic Dance III (2001)

DJ SorceryKid @ Mike-n-Molly's Bar, Champaign

01  Noise Unit (DJ SorceryKid Edit)
02  Leather Strip (DJ SorceryKid Full Reversal Mix)
03  Excessive Force (Re-Division Mix DJ SorceryKid)
04  KMFDM (DJ SorceryKid Echo2 Edit)
05  Chemlab (KMDFM Instrumental No Taxes Mix)
06  Lords of Acid
   (Beat Me Up Mix by Ming & F5 vs Ticky-Tocky Mix by DJ SorceryKid)
07  The Damage Manual
08  Controlled Bleeding

Format: MP3  Duration: 31m 38s  Bitrate: 96 kbps

Download (22.8 MB)

Promo Clips

Theatrical Trailer (2008)
Produced by Randall Ellison

Duration: 1m17s  Format: WMV

Low Quality (2.9 MB)   High Quality (5.3 MB)

Opening Titles (2008)
Produced by Randall Ellison

Duration: 1m42s  Format: WMV

Low Quality (3.6 MB)   High Quality (6.0 MB)

Theatrical Trailer (2005)
Produced by Randall Ellison

Duration: 0m24s  Format: MPG

Low Quality (1.9 MB)   High Quality (3.8 MB)

Video Footage

The Last Dance

A brief video tribute to Champaign-Urbana's historic industrial dance night at C-Street.

Format: WMV  Duration: 1m 32s

Download (7.1 MB)

January 13, 2003 (Part 1)

The closing night of X:SNDK at C-Street until Nekromancy launched in summer of 2005.

Format: WMV  Duration: 2m 20s

Download (11.0 MB)

January 13, 2003 (Part 2)

The closing night of X:SNDK at C-Street until Nekromancy launched in summer of 2005.

Format: WMV  Duration: 2m 48s

Download (12.4 MB)


Contact Us

Press kits and other promotional materials may be addressed to

DJ Randall Ellison
c/o Chester Street Bar
65 E Chester St
Champaign, IL 61820

For general inquiries, please email us at

Latest News

Official Relaunch Party 2008!
Posted by Randall Ellison on December 30, 2007

I'm proud to announce that Nekromancy will finally be making a comeback at Chester Street Dance Club in January of 2008! Every Monday night, resident DJ SorceryKid will feature a non-stop mix of the latest and the greatest coldwave, EBM, oldskool industrial, electroclash, and synthpop music and videos for your dancing pleasure.

Also look forward to performances by guest DJs and touring bands on a monthly basis as well as theme nights, fashion shows, and other exciting events to be announced throughout the year. I'm currently in the process of booking a number of live acts for this spring. And the much anticipated DJ Martin Atkins of Nine Inch Nails fame has already been lined up for March!

Don't forget to mark your calendars and start spreading the word about Nekromancy at C-Street! I look forward to seeing you all in the new year!

No Rest for the Wicked
Posted by Randall Ellison on January 9, 2008

I'm happy to say that Nekromancy is now booked through the middle of spring. Almost every other week I'll be bringing you a special guest DJ or band.

Tentative Drink Specials
Posted by Randall Ellison on January 9, 2008

The drink specials won't be finalized until next week. However, I've obtained an approximation of the prices below:

$3.00 - $4.00 Pitchers Coors Light
$2.50 - $2.75 Wells

Photographer Needed for Monday Nights
Posted by Randall Ellison on January 10, 2008

I was wondering if there's anybody with that would be willing to be the official photographer for Monday nights at C-Street. If you have professional experience that's even better. I cannot guarantee payment, however I would include your name in the credit roll at the end of each night (and possibly in the billing block of any theatrical trailers).

Buzz Weekly Spotlight
Posted by Randall Ellison on January 12, 2008

Nekromancy was spotlighted on the front page of this week's edition of the Buzz! We also made it into their event calendar.

Nekromancy Is "Pick of the Day"
Posted by Randall Ellison on January 15, 2008

I was pleasantly surprised to discover that Nekromancy was selected as the Daily Illini's "Pick of the Day" for the first day of the semester. How awesome is that?! Please check it out:

Thank You! We're Finally Back Home!
Posted by Randall Ellison on January 16, 2008

Last night's homecoming party at C-Street was an astounding success! With a turnout of over 110 people -- not to mention several hundred dollars in alcohol sales in the first two hours alone -- the barstaff sees exciting potential for Mondays.

In fact, Tommy and Ronnie both received an outpouring of praises and support from patrons throughout the night, which was extremely reassuring. Tommy in particular was surprised by our crowd's seemingly undying enthusiasm for C-Street. It totally blew him away. He guarantees that Ed (the bar owner) will totally flip after checking the books for Monday :)

I certainly appreciate everybody who helped to make this night possible -- whatever your contribution -- including all of you who ventured out in this cold weather to share in the festivities. I have to give esp. big kudos to Justin and Mike for spearheading this endeavor with me. It's always fun working with them! I'm really pleased to know that there are people in the local music scene that will go so far above and beyond just to make special events like this worth remembering.

Thank you all for making one of my lifelong dreams come true. I've been looking forward to the opportunity to have a Monday night residency at C-Street for many years -- as I'm sure people well know by now -- and to bring industrial nights back in full force. I really had high hopes for last night, but I certainly could never have envisioned such a triumphant return to C-Street, nor could it have been accomplished without every single person's support and encouragement. Even in spite of my relative astonishment, it actually did happen. We're finally home again. Congratulations and welcome back!

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