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Oaklandopolis Back from the Dead!

May 17th, 2016

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.

Dave Bryan

Agness Twin

February 28th, 2010


Alaric at the Elbo Room

January 4th, 2010

My ears are still recovering from the blistering loud and intense set that Alaric presented at last week’s show at the San Francisco’s Elbo Room. 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.

Alaric at Death Rock Dive Bar

September 26th, 2009

Finally catching up after being distracted and doing a lot of travelling this summer.

Here is Alaric from the July Death Rock Dive Bar

Sun O))) Comes to the Bay Area

August 1st, 2009

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.

8/8/09 – w/ The Accused – Independent Club, 628 Divisadero St., San Francisco
8/9/09 – w/ The Accused, and Eagle Twin – Brookdale Lodge, 11570 Highway 9, Brookdale

Gitane Demone & The Crystelles

June 30th, 2009

Gitane Demone & The Crystelles at last Sunday’s early ‘BBQ show’. Opening the evening was Seattle’s Sioux City Pete & The Beggars



Oh hai…

June 28th, 2009

We’re live streaming now from the Gitane Demone show!

Damn, I hate it when people spell ‘hi’ like that!
‘F that, we don’t do that stuff. Either you’re here or you’re square!

Gitane Demone At Tonight’s Early Show

June 28th, 2009

Goth Music served with some baked beans and hot dogs! Remember, doors open early at 6PM. Still at the same bat place – The Stork Club!


Death Rock Dive Bar’s One Year Party

June 13th, 2009

A great evening with L’Anonyme Collective’s beautiful dancing and the fun Luv’n Rockets and Darkwave (80s covers) bands.




Death Rock Dive Bar 1 Year Anniversary!

June 12th, 2009

drdb_06_12flyer_300px 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!

Magick Daggers

May 12th, 2009

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.


Death Rock Dive Bar for May

April 27th, 2009

Here’s your chance to see Swann Danger if you missed their Death Rock Dive Bar performance last November.

Death Rock Dive Bar
May 8th at The Stork Club
2330 Telegraph Ave., Oakland

Swann Danger
Magick Daggers
Featuring DJ Death Boy
Only $6!

New Video – Soriah from Funeris

April 7th, 2009

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.

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Upcoming Death Rock Dive Bar Events

April 6th, 2009

Death Rock Dive Bar
April 10th at The Stork Club
2330 Telegraph Ave., Oakland
Only $6!

Featuring DJ Death Boy

Featured Bands:
The Tunnel
RadioStar SF
Black Ice

April 21st at The Stork Club
Featuring DJ DeathBoy

Featured Bands:
Story Time With Grizzleby

Obsequium Funeris

March 22nd, 2009

The Final Rites of Orbis Nex In Equinoctial Aftermath

Orbis Funeris

Last night was the final rites of Orbis Nex, the beloved East Bay gathering place for music, imbibing,  and dark theater. It will be missed but memories will linger for a while longer…