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"
I love markets. Randomly poking about stalls in search of ‘treasure’. I love the social end of things. Chatting to stallholders, haggling over items, perusing boxes of books and records in search of lost gems. The only thing better than a market is one geared to my darker tastes. So when I heard about the […]Read more "Things to do in Dublin when you’re Goth: Alternative Christmas Market"
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)"
It’s very easy to get caught up in the commercialism of Christmas. Shops are jammed, pubs are filled with revellers and there’s almost no escape from the Christmas music. However, amid what is viewed as a mainly Christian celebration, there is an ancient pagan tradition that is very much alive: the celebration of the Winter […]Read more "Celebrating the Winter Solstice"
It’s fair to say that most Goths like art of some shape or form. We tend to gravitate towards the dark, the macabre, the compelling. Works that are beautiful for unconventional reasons or that are just a trifle unsettling. That’s our thing. Gallery X has all of this and more. A relatively new venue situated […]Read more "Things to do in Dublin when you’re goth: Gallery X"
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?"
For most of us, music is the lifeblood of our gothic lifestyle. Contrary to popular opinion, we’re a sociable lot and like nothing better than to spend a night mingling while listening and dancing to our favourite dark tunes. So where to go in Dublin if you’re Goth? At the moment, there is no definitive […]Read more "Things to do in Dublin if you’re Goth: Club nights"