I haven’t posted in over six years but have re-activated the site to share a piece of Oakland’s proud and loud history of darkwave/goth/hard rock that I used to go witness, primarily at the Stork Club on Telegraph Ave. For the site’s relaunch, I recoded all the videos so the work natively in HTML5 without crummy Flash plugins and are also compatible with iOS/portable devices.
My ears are still recovering from the blistering loud and intense set that Alaric presented at last week’s show at the Elbo Room in San Francisco. One song after another of feedback soaked guitar and pounding drums! There was quite a crowd to come watch the band at the upstairs performance stage as Alaric’s popularity has grown steadily over the past year.
Here’s the first clip I’ve uploaded from this show.
The highly anticipated visit by Sun O))) to the SF Bay Area starts on Saturday, August 8th at the Independent Club in San Francisco. The next evening KFJC and (((folkYEAH))) will be presenting their show at the historic (and spooky) Brookdale lodge in the Santa Cruz Mountains.
What a great year of Death Rock Dive Bar at The Stork Club! Tonight are two cover bands, one a Love and Rockets Tribute band, Luv’n Rockets and 80’s cover band Darkwave. Also featuring dance troupe L’Anonyme Collective plus, we have our favorite DJs, Mina and Death Boy. See ya there!
Here’s a late post of video from Death Rock Dive Bar’s May 8th show. This clip is from the mesmerizing set from Portland’s, Magick Daggers. Unfortunately I showed up late and missed one of my early DRBB faves, Swann Danger – I’ll have to find them somewhere else as a ‘make-up’ gig.
Last month’s Funeris at Orbis Nex was treated by another amazing performance by Portland’s Soriah. Featuring Soriah’s Tuvan vocal technique joined by two other musicians and two ritual performers. This video taken with the Canon G9, has the gain boosted heavily in order to make this dark performance visible.