With exams coming up this month, I’ve been hitting the books hard so blogging has had to take a back-seat. (Sorry!) However, I was determined to start 2016 off with some gig action so I took a night off and headed in to Fibbers to see Cure tribute band, Fire In Cairo. I’ve see FIC […]Read more "Gig review: Fire In Cairo, Fibbers, 8th Jan 2016"
Gigs: Are you doing them wrong? I’ve briefly touched on gig etiquette failure before (see “What is there to talk about?” re-blogged from ‘Let the rhythm hit them’.) Here’s the top 10 gig etiquette failures from ‘Dancing About Architecture’ Do you have any other gig etiquette peeves? Let me know about them in the comments […]Read more "10 Gig Etiquette Failures (by Dave Franklin)"
You have to hand it to any band that’s willing to travel from Costa Rica to perform at a gothic festival in the UK. Such was the case with Last Dusk, who made the long, long journey to perform at Sacrosanct in September. Formed back in 2011 by Carfax Haddo, Last Dusk have made a […]Read more "Recommended band: Last Dusk"
Let me introduce you to a most delightful entertainer… On his website, Joe Black describes himself as “A gin-drinking cabaret darling, musical comedy misfit, drag clown and acid-tongued ringmaster.” Specialising in dark cabaret, Joe Black has a talent for the darkly comedic. Mixing comedy with tragedy to create a surreal and inspiring experience. I first […]Read more "Meet Joe Black"
This is a blog post from a colleague of mine who’s a regular gig-goer and who writes his own blog: let the rhythm hit’em. This post touched on a pet peeve of mine; People talking during gigs. Whether you’re goth or not, I’m sure you’ve experienced this at some point or another. There you are, […]Read more "What is there to talk about?"
Another beautiful day dawned in Reading as we headed out in search of breakfast. I was slightly hungover and craving a bacon sandwich while my partner in crime needed a caffeine fix. A Wetherspoons was found where both our needs were met. Later on, we found ourselves back at the Butler and the afternoon […]Read more "Sacrosanct 2015: Day Three"
9:30am, Saturday morning. Goths in the Penta Hotel (otherwise known as ‘Goth Central HQ’) got a rude awakening when the fire alarm went off and everyone was forced to exit the building at short notice. A sea of black issued forth from every doorway with a few perplexed tourists being swept along amongst them. Those […]Read more "Sacrosanct 2015: Day Two"