V.23 No.28 |
Samantha Anne Carrillo
Now Hear This, Vol. II
Stream a mix Cheon brewed up for Dark Entries' fifth anniversary above.
Are you properly caring for your inner goth? My years of rockin' an all-black wardrobe, a Wite-Out complexion and panda eyes may be over, but I take care to nourish my blackety-black heart and sonic sensibility. If you're feeling the urge to chainsmoke clove cigs, brood and write bad poetry, I recommend channeling that energy into a celebration of Dark Entries Records' fifth anniversary.
Preview Dark Entries' reissue of '80s Italo disco group Helen's early maxi singles as a four-song EP.
DJ Josh Cheon founded the label in July 2009 with the intention of releasing out-of-print and unreleased underground '80s treasures. Named for the first 7-inch released by goth icon Bauhaus, Dark Entries' focus is curation, preserving sound quality and respecting its artists' aural aesthetic . And, yes, the label's output is strictly vinyl.
Sample the debut LP by Cute Heels, the solo project of Belgian artist and Black Leather Records manager Victor Lenis.
Dark Entries' lifeblood is the excavation, quality reproduction and distribution of largely unknown pleasures, but it also showcases contemporary acts whose sound harkens back to the heyday of minimal synth, coldwave, dark wave, electro, Italo disco and post-punk. Highlights of the Dark Entries catalog include work by Dark Day, Jeff and Jane Hudson, Starter, Linea Aspera, Kitchen & the Plastic Spoons, Algebra Suicide, Los Microwaves, Patrick Cowley, Victrola, Lè Travo, Crash Course in Science, Lassigue Bendthaus, Cute Heels and Helen.
Stream "Nightcrawler" from Dark Entries' 2xLP Patrick Cowley retrospective, School Daze.
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From Ballard to Wilde
An existentialist/post-punk odyssey
Wherein post-punk imitates fiction.
V.22 No.32 | 8/8/2013
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The West is the best, from post-punk to yeehaw, destroy what destroys you and improv rumbles Roost
The West is the best
Whether you’re in the mood for solo piano, violin, post-punk Americana, sludge, doom or free jazz improv, Four Up has you covered.
V.21 No.48 | 11/29/2012
DJ Bea has No Fun rockin’ the Roulette
Jessica Stone, a.k.a. DJ Bea, got random with us this week in celebration of her hectic weekend DJ schedule. Learn more about the post-punk, garage and soul-lovin’ golden girl and read her thoughts on fate’s reflective assignment in this week’s Song Roulette. Check out video’s from the artists Stone randomly meditated on below. Blackbird Buvette • No Fun Dance Party • Sat Dec 1 • 10 pm • FREE • 21+ • blackbirdbuvette.com
Golden Girl and Friends Throw No Fun Dance Party
DJ Bea played Song Roulette with us in celebration of her jam-packed weekend DJ schedule.
V.21 No.27 | 7/5/2012
Jack Tatum’s indie pop revival
Wild Nothing is a one-man project of Brooklynite and Williamsburg, Va. native Jack Tatum. His music unapologetically harkens the twinkling melancholy of ’80s Britpop song and production qualities. In advance of a show at the Sunshine with Beach House, Tatum spoke with the Alibi about past, present and the definition of pop.
Stand-Up Comedy Thursday at The Stage @ Santa Ana Star
Featuring three of the country’s best stand-up comedians: Jose Sarduy, Jessica Michelle Singleton and Wolfman.
Sean Costanza at Blackbird Buvette
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