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 […]
DJ Kevin Brown has been a staple in Phoenix’s dance scenes and a revered DJ around the world since the 80’s. His repertoire includes industrial, post-punk, acid house, techno, and much more. He’s proven himself to be an essential component of the underground and a respected force among more mainstream crowds as well. His latest […]
DJ Tristan Iseult is the glue that holds the Phoenix dark alternative scene together. He has been a DJ and performer in the Phoenix goth scene since the late 90s. He continues to put together some of the best events that dark Arizona has to offer. He has gone by several other pseudonyms including DJ Noiz.fkr, Notsonoiz.fkr. He […]
Amnestic’s harsh, kinetic brand of American cold wave has been a rising force in the Phoenix goth/industrial scene for the last two years. Since their debut album Real Bad Day on Glitch Mode Recordings in 2014, Brooke and Sarah have been making lots of noise
Interview with Dave of The Strand 2016 Dave Strand deserves a gold medal for being this long in the tooth with The Strand, his nearly two decade-old, electro-industrial project. A laundry list of defunct or inactive bands in the Arizona scene would be lengthy, but The Strand have always prevailed with changing trends and other […]
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 […]
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 […]
No community embraces the vampire like the Goth subculture does. Your average club or show is overrun with people who look like they stepped off the set of The Lost Boys and From Dusk Till Dawn, all pasty faces, black leather pants, and the occasional cape fake fangs.
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.
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 […]
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 […]