The Musical Instrument Museum boasts an expansive display of instruments from nearly 200 countries. TripAdvisor users rank it the #1 tourist attraction in the Phoenix Metro area. It is the largest museum of its type in the world, and it is here in our back yard.
Lycia’s newest post-2010 release confirms that they are here to stay. While many titans of 90s darkwave have either disbanded or fallen by the wayside, Mike VanPortfleet and Tara Vanflower’s momentum over the past five years has shown ambition and the excavation of new sonic territory. They are a favorite of the PhxGoth staff (read […]
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.
The paradigm shift in the Alter Der Ruine template could not have come at a better time. With bands like Purity Ring and Grimes stirring up the alternative scene with ethereal eeriness, and Mr.Kitty and Trust resurrecting gloomy synthesizer tropes from years past, I Will Remember It All Differently’s arrival is another sign of the […]
“Losing family obliges us to find our family. Not always the family that is our blood, but the family that can become our blood.” Finding Forrester might have been on to something here. The Phoenix Goth haven of old, Tranzylvania, closed in the wake of local scenesters wondering where to go next—bewildered and uneasy. Sanctum […]
At the end of the auditorium-style hall of the Nile Theater, the stage was unequipped with drumsets and speakers. In their places were huge steel gates and bulking machinery forming a watchtower as if to look down from. It wasn’t shaping up to be an average rock show. Hot, nuts, and suicidal, this was Emilie […]
The first of Monsterland’s last two hurrahs, Black Mass was a fanged masquerade of the new and old, the electronic and the organic. DJ Apollynon and DJ Aeternum’s sets were a marriage of pounding industrial and old-school Goth, attracting an impressive array of metal-studded rivetheads and top-hatted goths. The elaborate setting of Monsterland, with all […]
Review of The Captives ‘Dream In Stars’ Album