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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Autodrone: This Sea Is Killing Me

Lovers of ethereal, trip-hop and similar styles should check out this second album by Autodrone, a project of guitarist Jeremy Alisauskas, formerly of Projekt group Unto Ashes. This 10-track album, written by Alisauskas and keyboardist Angel Lorelei, appears to have aimed at relieving some personal grief and even despair as …

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PIG: The Gospel

How did this delightfully nasty musical project escape my awareness up to now? Sometime-collaborator with KMFDM, Nine Inch Nails and Einstürzende Neubauten, Raymond Watts has been intermittently active in his own post-industrial project PIG and enjoying success in Japan since the late ‘80s/early ‘90s. This, his ninth studio recording release, …

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New Dark Age: Corrado’s Farm Haunted Hayride & Haunted House, Night Gallery, Memento Mori and more

Corrado’s Farm Haunted Hayride & Haunted House

On Sunday night, Oct. 16, I was invited by a group calling itself Haunt Hunters to join them on a tour of the haunted attractions at Corrado’s Farm in Hackettstown, NJ. This organization is headed by enthusiast Mr. Chuck Mound and his partner, …

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