sidewalks and skeletons tour

Interview: Sidewalks and Skeletons

Since 2012, London’s Sidewalks and Skeletons has been dishing out albums of eerie, downtempo synth tunes that evoke the occult, midnight strolls, and the essence of independent horror flicks. While typically characterized as “witch house,” mastermind Jake Lee explores compositions that are low and somber, high and frantic, and all polarities of ambient and crushing […]

scorpius dance theatre

Scorpius Dance Theatre Presents: The Vampire Ball

After years of putting on the renowned Vampire Tale, Phoenix’s own “Nutcracker of Halloween,” Scorpius Dance Theatre, in partnership with Davisson Entertainment, is taking over the beautiful Grand Ballroom (formerly Club Palazzo) for a bloodsucking blowout extravaganza, just in time for All Hallows Eve. The Vampire Ball is drama, decadence, and gravitas, brought by the performers […]

New Age of Kink: Fetish Ball 2016 – Arizona Fetish Society

Nihilist techno deviant Tristain/Iseult, industrial rock outfit Amnestic, and dirty synth duo The Audio Virus are setting the tone for the Fetish side of the show, right before industrial rock juggernauts 3Teeth make their Arizona debut. On the kink side, the bone-crushing heavyweights Bass Cadets, the manic beats of Sluggo, the quirky dubstep of Nerd Rage, and DJ Sharktopus of electro rock group Rabbit Junk will be keeping the tension at all-time pleasurable highs.

Interview: Satanism, Goths, and the Crossover Appeal.

No subculture has embraced the concept of Satanism like the Gothic has. Abound with dramatic reds and blacks with graphic depictions of goat heads, pentagrams, hooded figures, and anti-authoritarian sentiments, Satanism perhaps more appropriately aligns with Goth than any other religion, aesthetic-wise. The actual practice of Satanism speaks to a person’s deeply rooted beliefs in […]

Review: A Place to Bury Strangers Live

The stage presence of A Place to Bury Strangers is the embodiment of their music’s atmosphere. All three members have impeccable command of the sonic pyrotechnics they create, peering over the edge of total self-destruction but never entirely letting go of control. If they had let all hell break loose, Pub Rock Live would no longer be standing.

Assemblage 23 Interview

Assemblage 23 has been one of the most prominent forces in the electro-industrial scene for over a decade and a half, surviving trends and inspiring succeeding acts to follow suit. Mastermind Tom Shear has carved a special niche for himself in our neck of the woods, employing a vast and dense interpretation of synthpop across […]