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 […]
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.
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]