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
HÄXAN, a Doomed Disco-Tech, typically hosted monthly at Valley Bar, will be temporarily moving to Rebel Lounge this Saturday, and a portion of the cover will be donated to help repair the damage done by the negligent actions of a band coming through town–pyrotechnics that set the sprinkler system into overload that caused flooding damage.
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 […]
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 […]