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 […]
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 […]
Lycia’s elusive nature goes hand in hand with the soundscapes they have crafted throughout their two-decade career—sonic washes of moods abrasive and soft, morose and distant. Their classic albums such as Cold and Estrella conjure cold autumn mornings and the fury of blizzards on winter nights, a sound that encapsulates nature in its most desolate […]
Happy Halloween! It’s that time of the year when people assume our clothes are costumes and our hair is fake, playing in a graveyard isn’t so strange, and we blend in on the streets next to senators and lobbyists. But it’s all the more reason to party until sunrise and forget about your diet. The […]
Since 2008’s breakout album A Violent Emotion, Aesthetic Perfection has been a widely talked about and world-renowned force in the dark underground. With infectious dance grooves both menacing and catchy, mastermind Daniel Graves has continued to climb the path of success while creating controversy and discussion among the Goth/Industrial crowd as his boundaries gradually fall […]