Jul 2013 15

CracknationNew wave, no wave, old wave, fuck off! In the ’90s, the machines placed their indelible stamp on underground rock music, the noise of industrial took over, and the vicious onslaught of coldwave began! Among the many proponents of this style was a Chicago entity called Acumen – later to become Acumen Nation, founded by Jason Novak and which later branched off to become a prominent figure in the throngs of American industrial music [..]

Jul 2013 12

Atlanta, GA, The Loft, 05/04/2013

 

On May 4, the Alternative arrived in Atlanta as IAMX reached the halfway point of the band’s North American Animal Impulses tour. Fans of all styles and types and ages – as young as 8, as old as mid-80’s – circled the Loft in anticipation, slowly filing in to the darkened midtown venue as the 8:00pm start time approached. This night’s show was IAMX alone with no opening acts to tease and prolong the audience, so the excitement was high. Fans from all across the Southeast crowded the stage, waiting eagerly for the show to begin. [..]

Jul 2013 11

Atlanta, GA, The Masquerade, 03/13/2013

 

If you were to tell this author that Orgy was going on tour before 2013, he wouldn’t believe you. The alternative metal/death pop band from the mid ‘90s split over half a decade ago, with half the band forming the currently-touring Julien-K. But many also wouldn’t have believed that the band would release new content after so long, which is what happened with “Grime of the Century” in 2012. And now, Orgy has surprised the fans yet again with leader Jay Gordon bringing in members of Deadsy, RunRunRun, and TheStart to re-launch the band and the Wide Awake and Dead 2013 U.S. tour, featuring supporting acts Vampires Everywhere! and Davey Suicide. Despite the long absence of the decade-plus-old band, the Masquerade in Atlanta saw quite the turnout for the three band night, from the mid-teens to the mid-30’s. [..]

Jul 2013 01

END: the DJEND: the DJ tours internationally and releases original music and compilations on the Nilaihah Records and CircuitHeads digital labels with future releases this year in Germany. END also does music networking for VampireFreaks.com and is the mastermind behind the Industrial Club Sessions releases – live mixes broadcast on Sanctuary Radio, EBM-Radio, and posted on MixCloud where END features the latest and newest music through various labels, artists, and promotional services.
Here, END: the DJ unveils his Top 10 choices for new music for the month of June, 2013!

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Jun 2013 04

END: the DJEND: the DJ tours internationally and releases original music and compilations on the Nilaihah Records and CircuitHeads digital labels with future releases this year in Germany. END also does music networking for VampireFreaks.com and is the mastermind behind the Industrial Club Sessions releases – live mixes broadcast on Sanctuary Radio, EBM-Radio, and posted on MixCloud where END features the latest and newest music through various labels, artists, and promotional services.
Here, END: the DJ unveils his Top 10 choices for new music for the month of May, 2013!

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May 2013 24

Ft. Worth, TX, The Grotto, 04/27/2013

 

When one hears the name Sean Beavan, it’s easy to conjure up memories of his work with Nine Inch Nails and Marilyn Manson among many other successful acts over the past 20 years. However, that’s the Sean Beavan behind the scenes turning knobs and perfecting other artists’ work. The Sean Beavan in 8mm is an entirely different beast who has, along with his partner in life and music, Juliette, created something musically superior to almost anything else heard on the radio or in music videos and they’ve accomplished it as an independent act. [..]

May 2013 21

New York City, NY, Irving Plaza, 04/26/2013

 

The words “rock n’ roll” have been used in many forms since first being coined in the early ’20s. Originally referring to blues-based music with a strong backbeat, the term has become a catch-all that most (serious) music fans understand has far more to do with the attitude and approach of a performer than whatever sounds may come as a result. While IAMX, with its deeply introspective lyrics, lithe vocals and layered electronics, may not be one’s typical point of reference for rock n’ roll, this writer can think of no better term to describe the band’s recent performance at New York City’s Irving Plaza. [..]

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