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)"
Bats, just like Goths, have long been a misunderstood species. Thanks to popular culture and horror movies, many see these creatures as harbingers of death, disease and discord, with a thirst for the blood of animals and humans. Nothing could be further than the truth. Personally, I find myself fascinated by these nocturnal, leathery-winged little […]Read more "Who will speak for the bats?"
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"
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"