Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Black Fridays

I've tried to avoid long winded posts on here in hopes that what I'm choosing to share with all of you will simply speak for itself. Regardless, I've felt the need to make brief mention of a night I help curate and also DJ at called "Black Fridays".

Throughout the past couple years I began to let older music dominate my sets. I was letting post-punk and various 80's genres become an integral part of what people would expect from booking me. In all honestly I didn't see much of a fan base for it in Dallas yet, but simply felt the need to play music that spoke more to my person and interests. Notably I made a sacrifice in easy gigs and easy money because of this. Dallas hasn't struck me as city of mature tastes as I've aged. At least it seems that way in a night life that is ever filled by younger listeners who have little interest in what they're listening to. Be that as it may, Sean Humphrey who happens to DJ under the moniker "Redsean" and also performs with the act "Sydney Confirm" had approached me with the idea of taking part in a Goth themed night. I was pleasantly surprised that my direction in current tastes was coming to be appreciated by a broader spectrum of people.

Black Friday is a "Goth" night yes. Goth in the sense that we play almost every form of music that falls under that umbrella term. For me and I think for many, the Goth subculture simply became the look and contingency of people that embraced the ingenious, genuine, and notably underground movements of the 80's. Modern Industrial is not "Goth" to me nor is Marilyn Manson or White Zombie. I've never even felt the need to make that distinction nor will you ever hear me play it. I think it's safe to say that the collective DJ's in our night all share an appreciation and same outlook on the sometimes criminally overlooked sounds of the 80's underground. Whether that be classified as post punk, synthpop, darkwave, coldwave, ebm, goth rock etc.

So in short, Goth night yes. Goth as you've come to expect it, hopefully not.

For those of you that have become fans of the night, I and all the Black Friday DJ's thank you for your support.

Black Fridays is:

Anthony Social
Young Adult Fiction
Keith P

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Wednesday, January 20, 2010

No Words

Allow me to indulge in my neo-classical appreciation for a bit. The song below is taken off a compilation simply titled "Unreleased". While this is Vol. III in the series, every one to seems to showcase music from various French Coldwave acts. This beautiful little number spans the gap between the rising popularity of neo-classical at this point and the definitive Coldwave elements I seem to just never grow tired of. The juxtaposition between what sounds like a romantic era piano piece and Cure-esque strings is just lovely.

No Words-Futile Research

Monday, January 11, 2010

Death of A Disco Dancer

I'm making mention of a new band on Dead and Re-Buried today. O Children are reminiscent of Nick Cave himself(chiefed their band name from one of his song titles) as well as a variety of other post punk acts. This is a fucking breath of fresh air considering it's so current and so pop.

O Childrean-Dead Disco Dancer

Love Will Tear Us Apart

The Cure-Love Will Tear Us Apart

Joy Division-Love Will Tear Us Apart(Peel Session)

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

And Also The Trees

Taken From Wikipedia:

"And Also The Trees are a rock band formed in 1979 in the United Kingdom. They are most notable for their poetic lyrics and evocative music which is strongly influenced by their native English countryside......

A home demo tape was sent to The Cure which led to a friendship between the two bands. In 1981 And Also The Trees played several shows in support of The Cure's UK tour. Their second demo tape From Under the Hill (1982) was partly co-produced with Robert Smith and Mike Hedges.
Their first two single releases ("Shantell" and "The Secret Sea") and their debut album, simply called And Also The Trees, were produced by The Cure's Lol Tolhurst and released in 1983. The debut album reflected the tentative post-punk influences.[citation needed] They got the attention of John Peel and were invited to do a session on April 7, 1984 produced by Dale Griffin for broadcast on April 24.
After a second tour with The Cure in 1984, they severed their musical relationship and developed their own sound."

And Also The Trees-Belief In The Rose

And Also The Trees-The Harp

And Also The Trees-From The Silver Frost

And Also The Trees-This Ship In Trouble

And Also The Trees-Virus Meadow