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.
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
Senior Staff Writer, Distro Leading SLUG Mag’s readership through the gothic dystopias of EBM and industrial music, Mistress Nancy has been SLUG’s trusted guide for all things dark and electronic since August of 2013. Whether it be album reviews, interviews with the likes of Skinny Puppy, Haujobb and Author & Punisher, or knockout performance reviews
When I stepped foot through the doors of Area 51 during the Summer Solstice, I realized that I was in store for a not so ordinary weekend at my frequent haunt. The bar was decorated like an enchanted forest and I felt as if I had fallen through the looking glass into a world of faeries, Red Queens, vampires and all creatures of the dark. It was time for the Dark Arts Festival Of Utah. … read more
The punk and metal faithful were out in droves Thursday night at Area 51 to see the spectacle that is Mushroomhead, and I can say that the only way you could have walked away from that show without being completely pumped full of adrenaline was if you were dead. … read more
On April 6, Swedish band Covenant headlined the evening and, as always, kept their vow and blessed us with an amazing performance at Area 51. Locals Tragic Black, Denver-based Voicecoil and Seattle’s The Labrynth were the supporting groups for the evening. … read more