darkwave Goth gothic industrial mix tape music 

Stars Don’t Shine Without You – World Goth Day 2016

Happy World Goth Day – and a very (Un)Happy Birthday to Morrissey!      Last year for World Goth Day, along with giving you a killer mixtape playlist, I wrote about not having a place to go and dance to the wonderful post-punk and Gothic Industrial classics I grew to love from the 80’s and 90’s. Not the case anymore!  If you’re a regular follower of my blog, you already know I am more than elated that The Phantasy in Lakewood, Ohio has started hosting flashback nights at least once every other…

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classic alternative Goth life music punk 

Things Only Old School Punks Will Understand

Now that the second Punk Rock Flea Market in Lorain is in the history books, I can get back to writing on here! After seeing so many old school and newbie Punks at the show last week, I can’t get Punk out of my head, so I decided to write this piece…   I’ve noticed that the fashion gods have decided that the 1980’s are returning once again – and Punk is no longer looked at as subversive, but stylish. Hell, we knew this back in the late 70’s and…

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classic alternative Depeche Mode Goth life music youth 

Black Wednesday, Teenage Punk and the Social Introvert

  Long before there was American Horror Story: Coven, my Punk friends in high school and I had a silly little ritual every week – Black Wednesday. When I say long before, I really mean this – I’m talking the late 1980’s. We were Goth way before it was trendy and there was such a thing as Hot Topic. The funny thing about this day was that, aside from Wednesday’s, we almost always wore black to school – every shade of black from pitch black to washed-too-much-faded-out black. Black concert…

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