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  • It’s Friday Night, I’m drinking Tepache. What am I listening to ?
    by soundsandshadows (Ken Magerman) on 30. May 2020

    Silverwalks – This Philly based EDM Soothsynthers have a new single out called Lantern. Holy shit does it slap hard with what I call desert power. Has a bit of that swirling sandstorm Gary Numan “My Name is Ruin” Flavor. It’s poignant with both a political and spiritual feel. The standout version to me was

  • World Goth Day Livestreams
    by DJ KellyA on 22. May 2020

    It’s World Goth Day, but gatherings are forbidden; what’s a sad goth to do? Livestreams to the rescue! DJs and promoters from around the world have programmed the next 24 hours and beyond with live broadcasts for the dark of heart. Care to follow me on a livestream crawl? All day, streaming online: KEXP Seattle

  • Review of The Tacks S/T
    by Katy Needs A Life on 21. May 2020

    Band: The Tacks Label: Dust Up Records Home Base: Christchurch, New Zealand https://thetacksband.bandcamp.com/album/s-t https://www.facebook.com/thetacksband/ The Tacks is more than a Goth band. They’re a loud, dark, Goth, post-punk band from Christchurch, New Zealand. This five-piece is raw. The self-titled album that was released in early April is riddled with angst and passion. The driving drums

  • What was the album that impacted you musically, of a genre you don’t really care about?
    by soundsandshadows (Ken Magerman) on 21. May 2020

    Today I got thinking hard about Fugazi “Repeater“. I have never really associated with punk rock music much. When I was young, impressionable, and full of anger it was Industrial that filled that void for me. Generally if I found myself drawn to punk it was the style with glib humor (Dead Milkmen, Dead Kennedy’s,

  • Steven Archer Rants #9 Ten Rules For Artists
    by soundsandshadows (Ken Magerman) on 17. May 2020

    I’m a full time artist.I have been for the last 10 years. But I’ve been doing it my whole life. My wife is a horror author (look up Donna Lynch on amazon if you’re curious). We have multiple music projects that have run the last 20 years. Touring, releasing records etc. I have a children’s