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.

Event review: Resurrection 2/1/13

“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 […]

Event Review: Black Mass Fang Party

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 […]