Authors: Seeth McGavien
Review: Drew McDowall – Collapse
Drew McDowall = Synesthesia + Zombi / Matt Uelmen … read more
Review: Disparition – FAITE
Disparition = Red Sparowes + Pelican + Russian Circles … read more
Review: Divider – Minimal Distraction EP
Divider’s new EP, Minimal Distraction, sidestepped the mainstream approach to EBM and pulled from the traditional era of the mid-’80s early-’90s electronic sound. The dark, surrounding electronic beat enhanced by the vocals creates an atmosphere of aggression and anxiety. … read more
Review: Dead Rider – Chills on Glass
Imagine a funky psychedelic trip where the ‘70s meet the ‘90s, minus the angst. “Blank Screen” is a perfect description of what this band is about: smooth vocals, experimental electronic sounds and a funky rhythmic beat. … read more
Review: Pop. 1280 – Way Station
Pop. 1280 = Sisters of Mercy + Type O Negative / SPK … read more
Goth Prom: A Retro Escape Before the Holidays
It is time to dust off that tuxedo, break out those cummerbunds, stretch out those fishnets and apply some heavy eyeliner. This may seem like an odd combination—however, come Nov. 19, it will be prom time. That’s right: Area 51 will be hosting their first Goth Prom. I am as excited as I am intrigued.
Selling the Ashes: Progressing from the Studio to the Stage
Jordan Ruiz of Selling the Ashes has constructed a full live band and will be opening for PIG at the Dark Arts Festival at Area 51 on Sept. 28. Meeting at Ruiz’s home studio and walking among the multitudes of electronic equipment and wall of guitars, I sat down with Ruiz to get some insight into what inspired a studio act to start performing live. … read more
Temple: Thriving Communities and Industrial Safe Havens
Salt Lake City’s industrial community is alive and well. For more than a decade, Area 51 has been the lifeblood of Utah’s goth, industrial, synthpop and EBM community. On Jan. 20 at Area 51, DJ Mistress Nancy and Reverend 23 will host the two-year anniversary of Temple, a community-based get-together for the fans of industrial, electronic, goth and all that dwells in between. … read more
Nine Inch Nails @ The Joint, Las Vegas 11.15 with...
After “Copy of A,” NIN played “1,000,000,” “Terrible Lie,” “March of the Pigs” and “Piggy.” These songs flowed like magic, building up more to what I thought was going to be one of NIN’s best concerts I have ever been to. … read more
The Dreaming (Stabbing Westward Reunion Show) @ The Vinyl, Las...
At 11:45 p.m. I found myself pushing past the crowd at The Hard Rock Hotel and Casino. NIN had just ended their two-hour show (review here) and thanks to social media, Christopher Hall, the man behind The Dreaming and former Stabbing Westward frontman, informed the world that this is the first time Stabbing Westward has ever had NIN open for them. … read more