New Dark Age: StrangeXchange, Asbury Park Music & Film Festival, and More

StrangeXchange

The Wellmont Theatre

April 15

The Aquarian and Weird NJ held their several-times-a-year odd-ball flea market at the Wellmont in Montclair on April 15, as they have been doing for a couple of years now, featuring vendors of offbeat crafts and collectibles, plus music and roving clowns. Stationed outside …

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The Birthday Massacre: Under Your Spell

This 11-track CD represents The Birthday Massacre’s seventh full-length album, and explores the moody ambiguities of romantic relationships. Chibi’s delicate, almost fragile vocals are bracketed between thunderous guitar and drum crashes in The Birthday Massacre’s signature style. Minor key melodies captivate the listener and emphasize the introspective and poetic narratives …

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Ian Maksin: Zaria

Renowned cellist Ian Maksin releases his latest album, Zaria—aptly named after the ancient Slavic goddess of the sunrise or, coincidentally, the “Golden Woman” of Persian mythology—in dedication to his growing legion of international fans and the many cultures they represent. Audiences around the world have responded with overwhelming approval …

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New Dark Age: Brighton Asylum, Darkside of the Con, The Red Party, and More!

Brighton Asylum

On Saturday night, March 11, I joined Mr. Haunt and his team, “The Haunt Hunters,” to visit the Tri-State Area’s only year-round Haunted Attraction, “Brighton Asylum,” on the border of Clifton and Passaic, NJ. Besides being open for most of September and October, this particular haunt opens its …

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SIN/The Battle of Los Angeles/Schism @ Dingbatz

On March 3, Dingbatz hosted a sensational celebration to the ’90s with three spectacular tribute bands playing covers of the three giant bands that represented the musical highpoint of that decade.

 

SIN

Starting early, but well-prepared, lead vocalist Byron led NIN cover band, SIN, in a 10-song set, starting …

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New Dark Age: Disintegration, BodyLab, The Red Party, and more!

NIGHTS OUT

Disintegration

Jeff Ward, leading impresario in NYC’s dark dance club scene, introduced another specialty night on Friday, Feb. 10, at Windfall, holding what he termed “A Tribute to The Cure” night. When we heard “Charlotte Sometimes” coming from the P.A., we knew we were in the right place. …

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Ian Maksin @ Le Poisson Rouge

MANHATTAN, NY—Internationally acclaimed cellist Ian Maksin brought his unique and eclectic style before a packed audience at popular nightclub and performance space Le Poisson Rouge on Bleeker Street in the heart of Greenwich Village on a Wednesday night following New Year’s Day. Now at the height of his life-long virtuosity, …

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New Dark Age: The Ritualists, BodyLab, Stimulate, and More

Friday the 13th of January saw two noteworthy scene events in NYC:

The Ritualists

Christian Dryden’s recently reorganized band, The Ritualists, performed a set of nine or 10 original pieces plus a George Michael cover, “Father Figure,” at The Delancey under the Williamsburg Bridge. They opened with pop-sounding “Say Yes” …

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New Dark Age: Titans of Tribute XXVII, Gothic Holiday Party, Peter Murphy, and more

Titans of Tribute XXVII

Starland Ballroom hosted a blockbuster event to a sell-out crowd Dec. 9 featuring three separate tribute bands covering three true titans of the post-punk/grunge era. An additional and unexpectedly pleasing experience was provided by the opening band, Eli, who performed a set of their original music …

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New Dark Age: Ghost, The Red Party, Disorder, and More

Ghost

Swedish shock-rockers Ghost performed a 15-song set at Kings Theatre in Brooklyn on Saturday night Nov. 12, which served as unofficial “pre-party” to The Red Party in Manhattan, inasmuch as a large contingent on NYC Goths were in attendance at the former concert before heading over to the latter …

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