Anti-Valentine’s Vampire Ball @ Slake

NEW YORK, NY—A spectacular event—the last of its kind—was hosted by impresario and fangmaster Fr. Sebastiaan on Sunday, Valentine’s Day, at Slake (formerly Downtime at the Batcave) calling itself the 20th anniversary of the annual “Anti-Valentine’s Vampire Ball”—up to now a regular, recurring event.

Gatekeeper Victor Magnus, prolific writer on …

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Club Night: Memento Mori @ Bedlam

NEW YORK, NY—Since sometime late last summer, promoter Ana Vice has been hosting a small group of DJs for a mid-week monthly Goth social and dance night at a uniquely eerily decorated bar, appropriately called Bedlam, in Manhattan’s Alphabet City. The night is called “Memento Mori,” and it is held …

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Enslaved @ Irving Plaza

MANHATTAN, NY—A warm December night made coat check unnecessary at Irving Plaza for the oddly-matched bill of Between The Buried and Me and Enslaved. On paper, it was a sensible combination of progressive metal acts, but in practice, the disparity between Enslaved’s Norwegian Viking attitude and BTBAM’s American math-metalcore made …

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O.A.R. @ Wellmont Theater

MONTCLAIR, NJ—The Wellmont Theater air felt electric with post-Christmas buzz. The crowd of 30-somethings was excited to share a drink with friends and dance the night away as O.A.R. dominated the stage of the Montclair, NJ venue.

The band brought the crowd to their feet by opening with “Dangerous Connection” …

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Neko Case @ Apollo Theater

MANHATTAN, NY—Neko Case is something of a ringer. Whether or not you’ve seen her live, watched performances online, or just know the albums she’s released on her own and with the New Pornographers, it’s evident that her voice rises a step above the rest. There’s soul in the timbre, mixed …

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Britain Vs. The Bowery @ The Saint

ASBURY PARK, NJ—Three really accomplished cover bands, representing three famous icons of the late ’70s and early ’80s, converged on this venerable music venue in Asbury to recreate an evening of music of an era dear to the hearts of many. Both those old enough to recall the inception days …

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Ian Anderson/Jethro Tull Rock Opera @ Kings Theater

BROOKLYN, NY—Ian Anderson presented his rock opera, adding some breath to the classics he’s juxtaposed over a storyline based on a fictionalized and updated Jethro Tull, who perfected the horse-drawn seed drill in 1701. Sounds confusing and a little awkward at first but as with most things done by the …

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REO Speedwagon @ Magic City Music Hall

BINGHAMTON, NY—October 25th brought local favorite REO Speedwagon to the NEW & IMPROVED Magic City Music Hall for a night of skilled entertainment that didn’t disappoint. Situated in a former grocery store and with the paint on its walls barely dry, the hall boasts a capacity of 3,000 and promises …

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New York Comic Con 2015 @ Jacob Javits Convention Center

MANHATTAN, NY—The annual New York Comic Con continues to be a source of joy for comic book, movie, and general geeks everywhere. It also requires a fair amount of planning to navigate its densely packed vendor aisles, popular panels, and the general human traffic jam it generates every October. But …

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An Evening With Bernstein, Diltz And Nash @ The Roxy Hotel

MANHATTAN, NY—Joel Bernstein, Henry Diltz and Graham Nash helped launch the newly redone Roxy Hotel, formerly the Tribeca Grand, for a photo presentation of their work in conjunction with the Morrison Hotel Gallery as they took on the legends and lore of Laurel Canyon, intertwining a tapestry of stories and …

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