Interview with The Audio Virus Phoenix’s The Audio Virus has gained a lot of momentum over the years, opening for local shows with genre trailblazers like Leaether Strip and Hanzel Und Gretyl and collaborating on various stints with homegrown freakazoids The Agents of Lust. Billy Virus and Justin Zero’s once two-man synth project has expanded […]
Club Addiction is your weekly prescription of all your favorite spooky club tunes, courtesy of veteran DJs AKA and HALO. High-adrenaline distorted beats and synths, discordant thrashings of punky guitars, melodic programming of bass and crooning vocals—it’s all here at the Twisted Peacock every Saturday. No cover. Enjoy generous drink specials and a vast dance […]
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.
Burlesque is welcoming to all genres: classic glamour, performance art, abstract/avant garde, goth… We’ve had everything from Depeche Mode to Frank Sinatra to old school punk hit that stage, and they’ve all been a hit. It’s really about how the performer marries music, movement and costume.
Live Voice & Text Chat for Goths & Alts Our friend MasterMel, host of Radio Macabre on WFKU, has created a live voice and text chat for those interested in dark and alternative things. Talk about all things Gothic, watch music videos, chat and chill. Post links to events. It’s free to use. Mel’s nickname is Acknchip2. […]
2015 is shaping up to be a busy year for the PhxGoth staff. A lot of wheels have been set in motion to elevate the site to the status of an essential online resource for the alternative underground. February signifies the kickoff of our Vlog, an idea that has been on the back burner for […]
You will see women and men of all shapes and sizes, as burlesque is all inclusive, and hear some vaudevillian style comedy. There are a variety of dances, such as strip tease, belly dance, tap dance, and swing dance. There may also be circus-style side show acts, as well as aerial, trapeze, and pole dancing.
One Friday night, The Spiritual Bat spread their wings in a dark corner of Phoenix’s Rips Bar and busted out a number of tunes taken straight from the crypt. The duo of Dario Passamonti and Rosetta Garrí, with bass player Ashkelon Sain of Trance to the Sun fame, flooded the tiny stage with grimy darkness […]
VNV Nation is no stranger to the underground scene, having dominated it entirely with classic albums such as Empires and Futureperfect. Their self-coined genre futurepop completely revolutionized goth clubs and spawned a whole new generation of clubgoers and inspiration for dark dance music, incorporating the sounds of huge, swelling, euphoric trance with the aggressive dirge […]
Lycia’s elusive nature goes hand in hand with the soundscapes they have crafted throughout their two-decade career—sonic washes of moods abrasive and soft, morose and distant. Their classic albums such as Cold and Estrella conjure cold autumn mornings and the fury of blizzards on winter nights, a sound that encapsulates nature in its most desolate […]
Happy Halloween! It’s that time of the year when people assume our clothes are costumes and our hair is fake, playing in a graveyard isn’t so strange, and we blend in on the streets next to senators and lobbyists. But it’s all the more reason to party until sunrise and forget about your diet. The […]
What bands spring to mind when you think of the pioneers of industrial music? Skinny Puppy paved the way for a heavy, gothic twist on the avant-garde dabblings of Throbbing Gristle, and Front 242 implemented dance sensibilities to ease the madness. But a certain pioneer from the cold regions of Norway gave life to a […]