New Dark Age: Recapping Halloweekend

Concerts

OhGr and KMFDM
Oct. 7, 2017
Irving Plaza
New York City
The gothic, punk and industrial month opened on Saturday, Oct. 7, marked by live performance at Irving Plaza of two spectacularly reputable bands, each different in style and substance, each commanding feverish fan support, but for entirely different …

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New Dark Age – Recapping the Stimulate IX Anniversary Gala

Stimulate IX Anniversary Gala
Drom
Sept. 8, 2017
New York City

September marks the ninth anniversary of the recurring goth-industrial dance, live performance and sensuous entertainment night, presented by impresario and host, Xris Smack and Mindswerve Studios. It was also an occasion for reviewing the 16th anniversary of association between …

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New Dark Age – Infernoir, The Redrum Ball, Social Distortion, And More!

Nights Out

Infernoir – QXT’s
Newark, NJ
A weekend seems incomplete without an evening at QXT’s, the Metropolitan area’s premier, and only dedicated, gothic dance club and watering hole in the heart of gritty, industrial Newark, NJ. So Friday night, Sept. 1, we stepped in early, taking advantage of the …

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New Dark Age: Memento Mori, Ward 6, Castle Party, and More!

The New Dark Age crew visited Memento Mori, the dance club and socializing event held monthly on Thursdays at Bedlam Bar in Manhattan’s Alphabet City. Greeting us was hospitality hostess, Ana Vice, deejay and queen bee of the dark social scene and one of the originators of this club event. …

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New Dark Age: Rammstein At Jones Beach Theater, Cybertron, The Red Party & More!

Nights Out

 

Cybertron

Blackthorn 51

Elmhurst, Queens NYC

June 24, 2017

Vampire Freaks, the large entertainment and specialty clothing organization regularly sponsors music events with a dark, futuristic theme, labeling such events Cybertron, connected—as it portrays itself—to the concept of the sci-fi oriented Transformers theme. Release of the motion …

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New Dark Age: Svmmon, Tribute Night, Ward 6, and More

Nights Out

 

Svmmon

Talon Bar

Brooklyn

May 12, 2017

A new dance night, Svmmon, self-described as a “decadent, dark experience,” opened at the downstairs space of the Talon Bar in Brooklyn’s Bushwick section on Friday, May 12. And, no, it is not misspelled. Host deejays Joe Hart, Andi

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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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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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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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