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 […]
Chant is an industrial act from Austin, TX fronted by drummer Bradley Bills. He has performed in the Phoenix area several times and has toured with everyone from KMFDM to Lords of Acid, Angelspit & My Life With the Thrill Kill Kult. Bradley also toured as the drummer for the industrial icons Die Krupps. The […]
Miss Construed is a brilliant, creative mind that the Phoenix alternative fashion and art scene is lucky to have. The Miss Construed Boutique, located in the heart of downtown, proudly offers hand-made couture fashions, accessories and art by many talented designers and artists. Her signature style started with trucker caps and custom tees and has […]
Emilie Autumn has been tearing up the alternative scene for well over a decade now, fusing harsh industrial atmospheres with neoclassical violin shredding, as well as rich symphonic elements and dark, introspective lyrics. Her 2012 album, Fight Like a Girl, based off her autobiographical novel The Asylum for Wayward Victorian Girls is an elaborate “rock” […]
Interview with local artist and vocalist Aleta Welling.