19 Feb 2003 The Atomic shut down a long time ago. Now its a cicuit through Phoenix and surrounding. Sunday is Willow House- Art and coffee house Monday is open to suggestion Tuesday is Mason Jar on Indian School Road and 24th st. Dedicated Goth NIght good usually Wednesday is Mason Jar again for Industrial night turnout is sporadic Thursday is Anderson's on 5th ave. in Scottsdale for Area 51 Dedicated Gothic/alt. Night Fridays belong to the Requiem@ Incognito on 24th and Thomas Excellant turnout and very worthwhile. Saturday is Anderson's again for like 80's alternative/industrial mix billing an Industry Night on every Wednesday now. Its located in a shopping complex.twilight:
16 Apr 1998 Not a whole lot, but still it's far better in that way than it was several years ago. Mill (which is Tempe, but I consider Tempe part of Phoenix as a whole) turned into something...just...not as pleasant as it used to be. There used to be free parking, more interesting people, and Java Road was once a nice place to go on a weekend night. Atomic Cafe is about the only decent club here, and they're in Scottsdale (which I consider Phoenix, again.) I keep hearing rumours of a club opening up about The Graffiti shop on Mill. As I keep hearing stories aboutThe Nile reopening. As for Tucson... The FineLine is relocating, which I think is a shame, and Tucson's more relaxed atmosphere is nice, but I don't think that there are as many job there as in Phoenix (and surrounding area.)
Zia isn't bad, neither is Rockaway, Stinkweeds used to be good but turned to neo-indie-kid paradise, and The Wherehouse sucks (some things just don't change ;>.)
19 Feb 2003 Thursday is Anderson's on 5th ave. in Scottsdale for Area 51 Dedicated Gothic/alt. Night Saturday is Anderson's again for like 80's alternative/industrial mix And a real trendy underground (literally) club at 21001 n. Tatum in North Scottsdale is billing an Industry Night on every Wednesday now. Its located in a shopping complex.
2 Sep 1996 Oct 20th will be the first night of "Until They Bleed." This is a new club being put on by Eve Black and Possessive Blindfold Productions. It will be located at 8117 Sunset Blvd in Hollywood inside the Coconut Teaszer. Slated for Oct 20th will be performances by Praise of Folly, Stone 588,and from SF Holocaust Theory. There will be special guest DJ's Jewels and Jaster from SF and giveaways from Tess and more. More info to come......
LA has a lot of good restaurants if you know where to find them. Vindigo had a beta of LA when i was there in the fall. hopefully it's improved but it can give you some good ideas. you can also always strike out around west hollywood. you're bound to find something good. if you get a chance, run up to the mountains. take the 2 to angela's crest highway and head north. recommended viewing is the sunset from santa monica pier. LA is probably one of the best cities in the world to watch movies in. there's a good bit of independent film running about if you keep your eyes peeled. check out the la weekly for some details. it can be pretty good if you can get past the plastic surgery, hair removal, and escort services ads. museums: the getty of course, the museum of tolerance is good as well. i'm sure the LA chamber of commerce web site has a full listing. there was a night i didn't go to in LA at the dragonfly (santa monica and wilcox?) but Susannah went there.Michael Snider:
14 Nov 1997 The Hollywood Cemetary is one of the few real historical landmarks Los Angeles has. It is our Pere Lachaise. In southern California, the entertainment industry is the only culture and tradition other than the Latino culture. Thus the significance of the Hollywood Cemetary goes beyond merely being a pretty place or an island of tranquility in what has become a rather rough part of town. It is very important that it be preserved. It contains the final resting places of many of the most important personages in the city. The graves themselves are quite beautiful, many reflecting art deco, neoclassical, neobaroque, or other styles - Douglas Fairbanks Sr.'s grave is built in the style of an ancient Greco-Roman tomb, and of course contains a convenient hiding place which I appreciated in my younger days when I would go down there with my exotic dancer girlfriends at the time or my scenester homies. Of course, for better or worse we all have to grow up. [quotes article: In the 100-year-old, 60-acre cemetery with 79,000 graves off Santa Monica Boulevard, some of the biggest names in Hollywood are buried.]Lady Greycat:
30 Sept 1997 There is also Retail Slut on Melrose. Nice stuff, but somewhat expensive. But if you can afford it, i suggest you go there. It's got lots of Goth goodies. Don't have the addy for that one.maggie:
6 Jul 1997 better non-mall clothing perveyors: retail slut (melrose), vinyl fetish (melrose, they sell clothes now), ethos (garment district downtown--one of the city's best sources of velvet tops, catsuits, etc. at near-wholesale prices; every once in a while they also stock p.v.c.), dark delicacies (burbank, pricey but exquisite capes, gowns, etc.). melrose store prices have dropped a lot over the past year or so, so it's worth an afternoon going up and down the street (many people swear by some of the thriftstores there, though they are traditionally over-priced).Londers:
6 Jul 1997 Erm, Hot Topic sells TRENDY goth-wear. It's not even fuckin' GOTH. Try Limbo Lounge at Cerritos Mall (cool guy named Dave, looks gay...I'm stalking him, he works there). Also, try Ipso-Facto in Fullerton I believe...call 411 and get the number. Or try thrift shops in North Hollywood or Bev. Hills area....you never fuckin' know what's there for cheap prices ;) I found a Gucci dress (I DID NOT buy it), brand new condition, for $5....what does this tell you? I also found a pretty good condition victorian-era lace dress for $3...which I DID buy :)Orren:
14 Jan 1997 Well, do you just mean Saturday and Sunday? Friday there is Stigmata, Saturday *I think* is Asylum. Stigmata is at a building called The Probe on Highland, Asylum *I think* is at a building on Hollywood & La Brea. Both are in the city of Hollywood. I personally frequent neither. If you are going to be around Monday night, I would *highly* recommend going to Vampiricus, which dispite the goofy name is a really cool, friendly, intimate goth/industrial club where people actually are friendly and enjoy themselves. It is located: In The Vault at Jillian's. 110 Pine Avenue. Long Beach. I am not affilated with this club in any way save that my band, Darkling Thrush, played there, and had a great time.(sorry if I messed up the attributions)
16 Dec 1995 > Well, Helter Skelter and (for an industrial twist) Kontrol Faktory are decent... helter skelter and stigmata (at the probe in hollywood on wednesdays and fridays, respectively) are my two favorites.DAMIAN:
16 Dec 1995 Submission is in Orange County somewhere, maybe Anahiem. Kiss of the Vampire is in Long Beach and is fun, but small.Wart:
16 Dec 1995 Sundays at Wake. In the basement of The Muse nightclub at 54 E. Colorado in Pasadena. Wake is really cool. much smaller than helter. it's about as large as Kiss of the Vampire, but with a much better music selection.
23 Apr 1998 you could try soil, it's in san diego open thursday nights, usually from 12-4 or so. they do play lots of industrial though, and the people there are quite annoying, at least most. also in s.d. is oblivion open on saturday nights. it's a cool place, especially if you like to dance, because they play good music and the floor is never too crowded, but it's also small, so don't expect a big club atmosphere.
3 Apr 1998 There have been a few changes in the San Francisco scene. The Trocadero closed down because they started some sort of "hip hop night" replacing the late, lamented Club Terminator (their "goth/industrial/punk/metal/alternative/new wave night"). Predictably, this new "gangsta' rap" crap brought in the gangs, and some guy got shot out in front of the club! So last I heard, Terminator is now a restaurant. So here's the update: NUMERO UNO: "Deathguild" is now at Big Heart City on Mondays, and the DJ has no sense of reality (they think Prince is gothic). NUMERO TWO-O: On Tuesdays, "Roderick's Chamber" mixes gothic and industrial, the building being City Nights. NUMERO THREE-O: "Bondage a Go-Go" is at some new club, but I've never been there. NUMERO FOUR-O: "Backlash" is still on Thursdays at San Jose's Cactus Club. NUMERO FIVE-O: "So What" is every Saturday and is at Merrytime Hall. But the theme rotates: Once a month it's a pretentious freak show (ala' Bondage a Go Go) called 'Masquerade', and once a month it's "Back Catalogue" which is 1980s nostqalgic death-rock, gothic and new romantics. NUMERO SIX-O: "Ballroom Blitz" mixes punk, with gothic, with heavy metal, with glam, and modern alternative rock, and is at the Covered Wagon Saloon. NUMERO SEVEN-O: "New Wave City" happens at least once a month, but is always at the King St. Garage the first Saturday of each month. It's deverse, but plenty of gothic is included in the mix. NUMERO EIGHT-O: "Matrix" was the obligatory goth-night (Thursday) for the Cat's Alley Grill, but the club is temporarily closed for remodeling.Michael J Salo and Lord Drakon:
Oct 7 1996 >mon- death guild @ trocadero >tue- rodericks chamber @ ?? 3rd and Harrison. My favorite. >wed- bondage-a-go-go @ troc (lame) >thu- backlash @ cactus club, san jose Also, just opened, Sanctuary (novel name, eh?) at Club Arte (435 Broadway) in SF >fri- labyrinth @ maritime hall (my fave) The side door into the basement, not the main hall. >sat- so what @ ?? (21+ only) At the Cat's Alley Grill, 8th and Folsom.Dona:
7 Oct 1996 Sat: Also: Rapture & Pale Door(?)~Vamp.:
28 Sep 1996 Re: Inexpensive shopping in SF You might try Dal Jeets on Haight. Not toooo overly priced. Lots and lots of Bondage and Goth gear. Also, Backseat Betty's on Haight has lots of good buys.
17 and 24 Nov 1997 Millennium - Underground Dance Club 2075 30th St. Aspen Plaza (behind Crossroads Mall/Target) 303.413.0012 I help out Millennium, I've spead the word around about the club in Boulder. I does Swing on WED, Goth on THU, and other stuff on the Weekends. WED & THU are 18+ nights, and the turn-out has been great. I host their webpage on my site and I have links to CO-GOTHS, Darkness over Denver & Cafe @ Netherworld. I have also started a visual page of store fronts in the Boulder area of cool places to hang, Denver will be soon. And I help out with a few other places I've attended. TUE nights AREA 39 has The Ghastly Crumb 18+, w/ dj Lucid, until the crowds pick up no alcohol will be served, so check out this Goth night and support another up and coming night spot. (rumor has it that if enough people go they'll switch over to either FRIor SAT, so please check them out)
11 Mar 1997 there is currently only one goth/industrial night in denver but there are other non to almost-but-not-quite nights as well: FRIDAY: 'The Gallery Coffehouse' all ages location: E-mail me Type of night: Goth/Industrial rating 1-10: 8 (It's currently the only goth/industrial night in Denver) SATURDAY: 'Rock Island' 18 and over location: E-mail me Type of night: Eclectic(some goth/industrial) rating: 4 (The downstairs is ok though) SUNDAY: 'synergy' 18 and over location: E-mail me Type of night: Ecletic (more goth/industrial than rock island) rating: 5 (worth attending) These are the only clubs worth going to in my opinion. you should definantly go to the gallery I am there every Friday. E-mail me for more info or questions.DnA Dvorkin:
10 Mar 1997 The Wreck Room is a pretty good Goth night at 1082 Broadway. (That's not the club's address, as far as I can tell, but also its name.) That seems to be the only really consistent event. Unfortuntaely, it's on Sunday nights, so if you're only here Sat. and Sun. it might be kind of hard for you to make it. There are other clubs that occasionally do really good Goth shows, but they're not as consistent.
13 Apr 1998 The metro makes it easy to get around town, and it's very clean and safe. Metrobus and taxis will take you places that aren't metro accessible. stuff to do/see in D.C.- most is free :) ***** The National Cathedral- America's truly gothic cathedral- it was created in the style of 14th Century English gothic architecture stained glass R. Lecompte's rose window crypts, vaults, stone nooks and crannies the grotesque of Darth Vader on the North tower facade gargoyles the gift shop :) the gardens- stone paths, hidden benches, fountains the gazebo (just don't bring champagne;)) etc, etc... just go to http://www.cathedral.org ******* fashion goths- Dream Dresser - *georgeous* corsets and fetish wear Smash, Commander Salamander, Fashion Center(o.k.- so its a huge mall) kitchy and upscale secondhand and antique stores in Dupont Circle ******* reading goths - Check out Crown Books in Dupont Circle, there are also good used bookstores around ******* comic goths- Another Universe is not to be missed! ******* hungry goths- Fasikas- yummy yummy Ethiopian food and honey wine ******* holey goths- Perforations (piercing) is the best! ****** nature goths(?)- parks with beautiful old-growth hardwoods that make you forget you're in the city ****** artsy goths- Freer Gallery of Art, National Gallery of Art, Hirshorn & more ****** Other: Eastern Market- beautiful oriental and sterling jewelry, sometimes cheap. Pleasure Place (sex toys galore) on Dupont Circle...;) National air and Space Museum, yada yada yada yada...rednikki:
Monday: Psychoburbia at Nick's in Alexandria, corner of Pickett St. and Van Dorn (642 S. Pickett St - email@example.com). Not terribly far from Van Dorn metro. Cutting-edge electro, a good hang- out space - the best curly fries in the DC metro area! Tony occasionally spins some Goth, and Kangal spins incredibly fun sets in the back room. 18 and over.
Asylum on 18th in Adams Morgan does something, too, but since Adams Morgan isn't really metro-accessible, I don't go there.
Tuesday: Critical Mass is a night I spin at, so I'm going to be kind of biased when I say it's the best night of the week. Great space, two separate soundsystems with two dancefloors, a poolroom, a snack bar, easy parking, easy Metro access (one block from Navy Yard Metro), and DAMN am I working with the cutest DJs on the scene or what? Seriously, we have a lot of fun, and we play a REALLY wide variety of stuff between the two floors (gothic/celtic/ambient/ethereal/industrial/retro/electro/ska/Belinda Carlisle), and we try to play all the requests we get. DJd by me, the eminently drool- overable Xian Link, and the equally yummy Spiggy, with our lovely Shade on lights. It's 18 and over. 56 L St. SE; right by Ballroom and Tracks.
There's also Club Heaven in Adams Morgan, but since I work Tuesdays I can't say I know much about it.
Wednesday: Roxy Resurrection at Ozone. Yet another night I spin at. Also fun; we stick more to the "traditional" DC goth/ industrial set there. Open bar from 9-10pm. 18 and over. It's on 18th Street just north of M Street. (I've blanked on the address just now.) It's me, Aaron Hart, and DJ Mohawk Adam. Dupont Circle metro.
Thursday: Tracks, right by Navy Yard Metro. More collegiate-oriented; you'll have the playlist memorized in about three weeks. But the early sets are really cool, and it's good for hanging out, meeting people, and playing volleyball. DJ Mohawk Adam.
Saturday: The Ballroom at L and Half Street SE. Again, near Navy Yard Metro (noticing a trend?). Industrial industrial industrial, and did we mention industrial? Lots of young'ns here (check their IDs before you take them home so you don't get a nasty surprise in the morning - remember that scene in Trainspotting?) Good space for dancing. DJ Mohawk Adam and Xian Link.