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 …

by   |  04/19/2016  |  Comments Off on Club Night: Memento Mori @ Bedlam

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 …

by   |  02/24/2016  |  Comments Off on Britain Vs. The Bowery @ The Saint

IAMX @ Webster Hall

NEW YORK, NY—Berlin-based electro-pop combo IAMX ended their North American tour, termed “Metanoia” after their new album of the same name, on Friday, Oct. 30, on the big stage at the East Village’s Webster Hall, which was filled to capacity for the event. Opening band Mr. Kitty did a spectacular …

by   |  01/27/2016  |  Comments Off on IAMX @ Webster Hall

House Of Wax Exhibition Opening @ Morbid Anatomy Museum

BROOKLYN, NY—This up-and-coming Brooklyn institution has hit the jackpot with its latest exhibit, titled “House of Wax,” for which a well-attended opening night party was held on a late October Friday night at their Third Avenue establishment in the borough’s Park Slope section. Custom craftsman and bone collector Ryan Matthew …

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Noir @ Arkham At Don Pedro’s

BROOKLYN, NY—Synthpop trio Noir made a late night appearance at the Brooklyn dive bar Don Pedro’s the last Saturday of September. Don Pedro’s is a suitable venue: long and narrow, with a bar in the entry area and a performance space occupying the back half, featuring a small, raised stage. …

by   |  12/30/2015  |  Comments Off on Noir @ Arkham At Don Pedro’s

Social Distortion @ Stone Pony Summer Stage

ASBURY PARK, NJ—In the pantheon of alternative music, there has to be a celestial throne for Social Distortion because no other group draws such over-the-top, frenzied love and passion from the crowds as they do. By now, and in the conclusive pinnacle of their career and after seven albums stretching …

by   |  11/18/2015  |  Comments Off on Social Distortion @ Stone Pony Summer Stage

IAMX: Metanoia

Nothing is quite as effective—not love, not drugs—as emotional or mental breakdown to inspire artistic expression. It is particularly fortuitous when that kind of affliction befalls a really talented artist like Chris Corner, the composer, producer, multi-instrumentalist, vocalist and video artist fronting the synthpop group IAMX. His sixth album, titled …

by   |  10/20/2015  |  Comments Off on IAMX: Metanoia

Disorder @ QXT’s

NEWARK, NJ—Joy Division tribute band Disorder pulled a late night performance before an adoring crowd of about 100 guests this Friday night at a famous goth/industrial dance club in the heart of Newark. QXT’s looks to have once been a Spanish restaurant near the border of the ethnic-Iberian section of …

by   |  09/02/2015  |  Comments Off on Disorder @ QXT’s

Redrum Ball @ 49 Grove

NEW YORK, NY—Whenever a legal, bank holiday is set for a Monday, impresario Sir William Welles and his crew usually plan to hold a costume and music event, the Redrum Ball, on the preceding Sunday evening. These are, of course, MLK Day, Memorial Day and Labor Day. Columbus Day affords …

by   |  08/26/2015  |  Comments Off on Redrum Ball @ 49 Grove

iVerdensphere: Fables

This tribal/industrial Canadian group has been around since 2009. Having, regrettably, no prior exposure to their oeuvre, I was stunned by the varied richness and the grim appeal of this 14-track masterwork that respects no boundaries or genres as it free-forms each song and crosses through every electronic musical category.…

by   |  06/23/2015  |  Comments Off on iVerdensphere: Fables


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