What bands spring to mind when you think of the pioneers of industrial music? Skinny Puppy paved the way for a heavy, gothic twist on the avant-garde dabblings of Throbbing Gristle, and Front 242 implemented dance sensibilities to ease the madness. But a certain pioneer from the cold regions of Norway gave life to a […]
Chant is an industrial act from Austin, TX fronted by drummer Bradley Bills. He has performed in the Phoenix area several times and has toured with everyone from KMFDM to Lords of Acid, Angelspit & My Life With the Thrill Kill Kult. Bradley also toured as the drummer for the industrial icons Die Krupps. The […]
Miss Construed is a brilliant, creative mind that the Phoenix alternative fashion and art scene is lucky to have. The Miss Construed Boutique, located in the heart of downtown, proudly offers hand-made couture fashions, accessories and art by many talented designers and artists. Her signature style started with trucker caps and custom tees and has […]
“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 […]
Emilie Autumn has been tearing up the alternative scene for well over a decade now, fusing harsh industrial atmospheres with neoclassical violin shredding, as well as rich symphonic elements and dark, introspective lyrics. Her 2012 album, Fight Like a Girl, based off her autobiographical novel The Asylum for Wayward Victorian Girls is an elaborate “rock” […]
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 […]
Interview with Nicole Marie McCord of Urban Art Tattoo.
Interview with local artist and vocalist Aleta Welling.
Interview with artist Marco Turrubiartes aka El Vaquero Muerto
Interview with model and designer Catrina LaDell
Interview with artist Shayne Bohner