Apr 2014 23

Underworld, London, UK 02/20/2014
Aesthetic Perfection - Live in London, 2014


None of the artists that set out to demolish Camden’s Underworld on the surprisingly warm night of February 20 are newcomers to the scene; in fact, they all come with a hefty baggage of scenic experience. What transpired in London was a precise, calculated, and powerful electro blitzkrieg that benefited immensely from the sheer force of the combined sonic boom. Both Aesthetic Perfection and Faderhead were promoting their latest, fresh off the press releases, while the Spanish Terrolokaust was still celebrating the success of last year’s Spit the Poison Out, making this night exciting and unpredictable with the all time favorites and the brand new tracks mixed together like a fine, fiery musical Molotov. [..]

Apr 2014 04

Baltimore, MD, Rams Head, 03/20/2014
MSI - Live in Baltimore, by Jessica Jastrzebski


Ever blurring the lines between genres, Mindless Self Indulgence is perhaps the quintessential crossover act. From blistering electronics to scathing punk rock abandon, topped off with irreverent lyrics, MSI is quite simply one of the most uniquely successful entities in modern music. [..]

Feb 2014 22

The Fillmore, Silver Spring, MD, 2014/02/11
Skinny Puppy - Live in Silver Spring, 2014


Situated on the same block where the AFI Silver Theater and Cultural Center resides, The Fillmore stands as one of the DC area’s current top venues, and with good reason given its spaciousness and, as this writer would discover by the evening’s end, rather excellent sound and lighting system. It was the perfect location for one of industrial music’s most influential and longstanding acts – Skinny Puppy – to deliver its nightmarish warnings of life in the criminal age on the band’s Shapes for Arms tour. [..]

Feb 2014 21

Center Stage, Atlanta, GA, 2014/02/04
Skinny Puppy - Live in Atlanta, 2014


Between the back-to-back snow storms that shook the Southeast, Atlanta was taken by a storm of a different nature: an electro/industrial storm over 30 years in the making by the name of Skinny Puppy. The Vancouver legends had stomped their way from West to East since the end of January, swapping out DJMREX for label mates Army of the Universe for the February leg of the tour, beginning at the Center Stage in the heart of Atlanta. After the previous week of weather-imposed house arrest, the citizens of metro Atlanta were more than ready for the ruckus, filling the large venue from the very start of the show. [..]

Feb 2014 20

The Granada Theater, Dallas, TX, 2014/01/31
Skinny Puppy - Live in Dallas, 2014


The Granada Theater got a little darker on January 31 as the industrial gurus Skinny Puppy invaded north Texas and unleashed its dark, politically charged horror show on the Dallas crowd. Joining Skinny Puppy on the Shapes for Arms tour was DJMREX, the duo consisting of Cyrusrex and Douglas J. McCarthy of Nitzer Ebb. [..]

Feb 2014 20

END: the DJEND: the DJ is a U.S. based DJ and artist on Nilaihah Records and CircuitHeads Digital. END tours internationally, supporting many dark electronic artists and labels plus has live mixes on U.S. and UK radio, Industrial Club Sessions.
Here, END: the DJ unveils his Top 10 best picks for music for the month of January, 2014!


Jan 2014 15

GoFight - Turn It Up
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