V.25 No.4 | 01/28/2016
Touch Up Your Eyeliner, Straighten Your Pentacle
Saturday, Jan 30: KGB Club Gothic Winter Ball 2016 â€¢ goth, industrial
By Maggie Grimason [ Fri Jan 29 2016 12:35 PM ]
Dress to impress in your finest leather and lace and head to the Gothic Winter Ball.
V.24 No.47 | 11/19/2015
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Bloodsuckers Licking Your Ears
Tuesday, Dec 1: Vampires Everywhere! • rock • Consider Me Dead • Set to Stun
By August March [ Sun Nov 29 2015 11:00 AM ]
VE! are proponents of a sick sound that craftily combines aspects of goth, industrial and horror punk into a smotheringly propulsive sonic experience.
V.23 No.43 | 10/23/2014
The Devil and David J. Haskins
Bauhaus bassist takes on crossroads magic
By August March
Bauhaus bassist David J. Haskins’ new tome Who Killed Mr. Moonlight? recalls the nascent goth scene, sex, drugs, automatic writing and more. August March previews Haskins’ autobiographical journey from flat field to hollow hills and back again.
V.22 No.21 | 5/23/2013
Music to Your Ears
By Samantha Anne Carrillo
Premortem, poppy noise-rock
Whether you’re hankering for noise-rock, dark wave, EBM, Cageian indeterminacy or witch house, Music to Your Ears has you covered.
V.19 No.31 | 8/5/2010
Flyer on the Wall
Dead and Alive
The head of an Old Testament villainess depicted in ’80s religious workbook style wears the body of a runway model and the pants of a David Bowie and proves that, yes, mixing silvers with golds is often a good idea. This figure represents Post Burial, a monthly psych / glam / post-punk / goth / new wave night taking place at Blackbird Buvette (509 Central NW) on Saturday, Aug. 7, at 9 p.m. DJ Evan and others provide the music, and it’s free. (Jessica Cassyle Carr)
V.19 No.19 | 5/13/2010
Faith and the Muse Tonight
By Jessica Cassyle Carr [ Wed May 12 2010 4:13 PM ]
Strap on your big boots, for tonight Faith and the Muse shall purvey it’s Victorian soundscapes and goth rock on a stage near you. The duo, comprised of Monica Richards (Strange Boutique) and William Faith (Christian Death), performs at the Launchpad at 8:30 along with DJ Scary Lady Sarah.
V.18 No.53 |
Go to the bar.
Home is what you make it
By Julian Wolf [ Tue Jan 5 2010 11:47 PM ]
Karaoke + WiFi + Friendly Bartender = Happy Writer
I love that I live in a burg where I can text a bar owner to verify that there's WiFi in the bar before heading over with my lap-tot. (Tiny lap-top) Once I get the verification, I head over to where people are already singing VNV Nation and Wolfsheim mixed in with Lynyrd Skynyrd and Cyndi Lauper. DJs Sparquis and Twig keep the mood fun and though they are dressed in black and singing Ministry and Dead Can Dance, they'll still play that song that gets most everyone to dance in a line. (I'm told it's called the "Cupid Shuffle.")
Albuquerque Rocks, and tonight, Retro's Bar is a good place to be. I'm having a "Vanilla Coke" and working on my book in a booth in front of the stage, with just enough distraction to make it feel like a mini-vacation, even though my word count is going up exponentially.
Let me make a small plea to my fellow New Mexican bar-goers: find your neighborhood bar and go to it. Give your hard working DJs credit where credit is due (these guys are going out of their way to have any song you want to sing, even if it will never be played on local radio outside of KUNM) and spend your money locally. Yeah, I want this bar (and other local Burque spots) to be here in five years, I've got some songs to dedicate on the mic, and they don't rock it like they do here anywhere else that I've found, and I've been looking. It's not perfect, but it feels like home- at least on Tuesday nights. This isn't an ad for Retro's specifically, it's a beacon of light to let you know that your home bar is out there, and I think that it might be around the corner for you: get out there and look.
(Around the corner for me is about a ten minute drive since don't live in the heights. I also frequent the Albuquerque Press Club and love Gecko's on Academy when I'm in a gastropub mood. Your great local spot is out there, go find it! Two cute drunk girls are singing Mariah Carey's "Hero" to you right now, get inspired. Already found it? Post a comment and share the wealth!)
V.18 No.48 | 11/26/2009
Letter of Rejection
Dear Albuquerque Goth Scene,
We need to talk. I know it’s hard for you to tell how I'm feeling sometimes. I know you've grown used to pretty much constant stylized moodiness. But that's just the problem—you're self-absorbed and I'm tired of waiting for you to change. This is a very one-sided relationship. You never think of my wants or needs. You always listen to the same generic four-on-the-floor music ... and I know you do it in a sad attempt to attract impressionable 18 year-old girls.
I need change and variety in my life. I want to have good conversations and be introduced to new things and ideas. But your idea of change is resurrecting the 300-year-old corpse of the Marquis de Sade once a month. It's not fresh and subversive; it’s the same old chips, dips, chains and whips. You talk about the same old topics ... dungeons and dragons, and that VNV Nation concert you went to six years ago. You repeat the same stale party ideas when you feel the need to spice things up.
V.15 No.21 | 5/25/2006
Upfront and Center
Fall season shapes up around the dial
By Devin D. O’Leary
Last week, while viewers were busy watching the big season finales, the broadcast networks were engaging in an annual ritual known as “upfront presentations.” Upfronts are the time when the networks announce what their fall season schedules will look like. So, what shows have been given the boot and what new content we can look forward to this September/October?
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