When I started this blog, I promised myself it wouldn’t become just another Gothic style blog and I intend to keep it that way. However, there’s one thing I want to talk about. Boots. Gothic boots, to be more precise. Boots have to be the most important item in every self-respecting goth’s wardrobe. We […]Read more "The great Gothic boot debate"
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"
Earlier this year, we lost one of the 80’s most prominent figures in the New Romantic scene, Steve Strange. Front man of Visage, he was very much a ‘larger than life’ character who was just launching a comeback with a new album. He played Whitby Gothic Weekend in October 2014 to great acclaim so it […]Read more "➤ Steve Strange remembered by Martin Kemp"
I’ve been trying to think of something to write about over the Christmas for a few days now. (Writers block, don’t you just love it?) A chance remark on Facebook today got me thinking. An acquaintance recently turned 30 and said he was now ‘too old to go punk’. That made me frown. However, it […]Read more "Too old to goth?"
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)"
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"