The Miserable Success of Tragic Black

The Miserable Success of Tragic Black
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Spring is drying up as the summer heat wave approaches; must be time for another three days of striking fashions, twisted poetry and music with a tilt towards the macabre as the annual Dark Arts Festival rears its beautiful head. We turn the spotlight on one prominent local artist: Tragic Black. … read more

Dj Evil K & Blackhearts Ball: The Return of the All-Ages Underground

Dj Evil K & Blackhearts Ball: The Return of the...
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I’ve known Kevin Reece (aka DJEvilK) for over half my life, and I have marveled at his stubborn dedication to a music scene which has often taken him for granted. I’ve shaken my head in disbelief, muttering “Silly Kevin,” as if I really knew better. I had forgotten how much we have in common. … read more

Alternatively Wired: A 10-Year Anniversary Celebration of Area 51

Alternatively Wired: A 10-Year Anniversary Celebration of Area 51
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Alan Moss isn’t typical, and his club, Area 51, isn’t run-of-the-mill either. It is somewhat surprising to learn that Area 51 is celebrating its 10th anniversary. Area 51 has stuck to alternative and ’80s music and has been there to rescue goth/industrial patrons when they found themselves marooned without a venue. … read more

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club: Destination Desolation

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club: Destination Desolation
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Photos: James Minchin Midsummer 2007, I received a phone call from Harv Hallas, tour manager for Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, asking me to jump on to the last leg of