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Monday, June 17th, 2013
4:31 pm
We're from Washington DC, but that's still fairly close :)

Tuesday, July 24th, 2012
3:13 am
Dead Can Dance @ The Kimmel Center 8/26
World music, percussion, synths and amazing vocals are just part of the transcendental experience that is a Dead Can Dance live concert. DCD is releasing Anastasis, their first new album in 16 years, this August. A world tour to support the album will follow, with only 12 US cities chosen to host concerts.

On Sunday, August 26th, Dead Can Dance will perform live in Verizon Hall at the Kimmel Center in Philadelphia, PA. More information on the show can be found at http://www.dancingferret.com/dcd

The first single from the new album is now streaming at the band's website, http://www.deadcandance.com

Current Mood: ecstatic
Thursday, March 29th, 2012
9:58 pm
Russian Industrial music video

Necro Stellar - The resistance ring
Friday, March 23rd, 2012
7:28 pm
9:58 am
Thought you guys might get a kick out of my newest shirt design :)

Saturday, February 11th, 2012
5:02 pm
One drummer needed and one roommate needed
Greetings fellow gothic philly friends.

So I live in East Falls, PA (It is near Fairmount and Manayunk) and live in a house with two band members. We have a unique goth/rock sound that includes vocals with distortion and dark themes, viola, bass guitar and piano/synthesizer.

Two things:

One: We are in need of more band members, preferably percussion/drums. Drum set, timpani, electric drums, conga, box drum all acceptable. Other percussionists and instruments are welcome to apply. Maybe violin, guitar, saxophone etc...

Two: We are in need of a fourth housemate to help with the rent. You would have your own private bedroom on the second floor for about $400 a month (including utilities and internet) but you would have to be a non-smoker, a pet lover, not eat red meat and preferably be a vegetarian, and OK with lots of music being played, including one night of band practice a week, and daily or nightly classical piano practice. And be LGBT (gay, lesbian, bi, or trans) or open and accepting of those who are.

Please contact me with any questions.

Thursday, January 26th, 2012
2:40 pm


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Wednesday, January 4th, 2012
7:41 pm
Dracula's Ball 02/04/12 with THE DROWNING SEASON, CRYO-MANCER & ANNE RICE giveaways!

Free tickets to Dracula's Ball / Chance to meet Anne Rice!

We're very pleased to begin the new year by announcing two fantastic promotions for the February 4th Dracula's Ball that we think you will be very excited about.

The first is that we have a decent (but limited) supply of *free* tickets for the upcoming Dracula's Ball event. To get one, all you have to do is pre-order a copy of Anne Rice's new book, The Wolf Gift, from IsoTank. Your name will be placed on a special Wolf Gift VIP list, and you'll receive FREE admission to the Ball! Be sure to take advantage of this special offer while it lasts. When IsoTank runs out of books, they'll be out of free tickets. Here's the link to pre-order the book:

Feel free to pass that information on to other friends of your who are Anne Rice fans. It'll be the perfect chance for you to get them out to Dracula's Ball!

As if that wasn't wonderful enough, Anne and her publisher have graciously offered us five door prizes to give away in a special midnight drawing. Each of the five winners will receive a copy of The Wolf Gift, which Anne will autograph for them IN PERSON when she is in Philadelphia a few weeks later. Don't miss this exciting opportunity to win a chance to meet Anne Rice in person!

The next Dracula's Ball event takes place on Saturday, February 4th, 2012. Doors open at 9pm and our event ends at 2am. Tickets are $16 and are on sale now through Ticketmaster (online and in person), Digital Ferret (in person) and IsoTank (online, free shipping for 5 or more tickets). We'll keep our website and Facebook page updated with ticket information. Here's the link to order tickets from IsoTank:

When we met Anne Rice last month to discuss upcoming projects (and to thank her for sending us the wonderful dress we displayed at the last Dracula's Ball), she was very excited to tell us about her upcoming book, The Wolf Gift. A brand new venture into the realm of dark fiction, The Wolf Gift is a modern and passionate exploration of the world of werewolves.

Pre-order this book from IsoTank and receive a free ticket to the upcoming Dracula's Ball event in Philadelphia on February 4th, 2012. Your name will be on a special "Wolf Gift" VIP list at the venue and you'll receive FREE admission to the Ball!

At Dracula's Ball, there will be a drawing for door prizes at midnight. Five winners will receive a free copy of The Wolf Gift, which will be autographed to the winner by Anne Rice in person. The autograph will be signed in Philadelphia in mid-February.

***Artists Appearing at Dracula's Ball, February 4th, 2012***

As usual, we'll have 3 DJs spinning in 3 separate rooms, so you'll always be able to find a solid groove you can dance to. DJ Spider returns from North Carolina, DJ Miko LeStrange represents DC, and DJ Zircon comes from nearby New Jersey. Now let's meet our live bands:

CRYO-MANCER: Cryomancer is the product of the talents of frontman/guitarist Kryss Oroborus and bassist/vocalist Sparks. Completely restructured and relocated in 2009 the band has changed their sound drastically from electro to a unique hard edged, guitar driven industrial metal/coldwave style.
STAGE TIME - 10:35pm

THE DROWNING SEASON: Putting the rock back in goth-rock, this Baltimore band has been laying down sonic napalm on the dancefloor for nearly twelve years. Major influences include The Sisters of Mercy, The Mission (UK) and Fields of the Nephilim. This is their second appearance at Dracula's Ball.
STAGE TIME - 12:05am

This Ball takes place in our favorite location, Shampoo Nightclub, at 7th & Willow Streets in Philadelphia, PA (Mapquest and Google Maps info can be found on our website). As always, the Ball is open to all ages, but you must be 21+ with proper photo ID to drink. Shampoo has an on-site free parking lot but it fills up very quickly for the Ball. Check our map of available nearby parking on Facebook if you're arriving late. Personal photo cameras are welcome. Large professional camera rigs with unpleasant flash bulbs are not. Video cameras are not allowed.

This is our first Ball of 2012 and we're very excited to be offering you free tickets and personal autographs, courtesy of Anne Rice and her publisher. Join us on February 4th and you may win a chance to meet the Queen of Vampires herself!

Best wishes,

[Patrick] & Dracula's Ball Staff
Sunday, December 18th, 2011
8:09 pm
OONTZ New years eve Philadelphia! w/ Komor Kommando & Life cried

Mike Saga & Industry8 Presents ..
!! mechanized distorted bass !!
Saturday December 31st. 2011
9pm - 2am 18+ To enter // 21+ with ID To Drink!
@ The Starlight Ballroom Philadelphia PA
Saturday, August 13th, 2011
11:31 pm
Seeking Fashion Designers for a Philly Fashion Show this fall
In the planning stages of the "1st Annual Pale Beauty Fashion Show and Dark After Party" and seeking talented people who cater to those with Gothic, Lolita, Cyber, Punk, Steampunk, Rockabilly, Vampire, Pin-up girl, Fetish, Alternative Rock tastes to join me in this venture. Would you be interested in helping plan the show? Having your items on the runway? Doing hair? Make up? Modeling? Entertaining the crowd? Vending? Having your band play in the Dark After Party? Et cetera.

E-mail me kt_@_palebeauty_dot_com (remove _spaces_) about how you would like to participate and your terms -please + thank you.

Current Mood: excited
Thursday, August 11th, 2011
1:34 pm
Sunday, June 26th, 2011
9:34 pm
THE OLD LADY WHO INVENTED GOITH – the debut novel from Mick Mercer

Having written about Goth since it began, with a past in fanzines (starting in 1976) and music journalism, I guess it isn’t surprising what lies at the heart of my first novel, THE OLD LADY WHO INVENTED GOTH, but this is not a typical book. For a start the first edition is illustrated in a new way for a novel, while the story is a prequel to what we know and understand. 100 years ago Hermione M. Lee wanted what we have now, but it simply didn’t exist. As she was just fourteen, and a surprisingly foul-mouthed child, with The Great War brewing quietly in the distance there wasn’t a great deal she could do about it, or anything. That never stopped her trying, from the moment she found creativity crackling beneath her fingernails and in a busy life Hermione was rarely inert for long. A champion of darkness, and yet a vanquisher of gloom, Hermione M. Lee is a Gothic blueprint in action, living a life steeped in sin and intrigue, but justifiably so.

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Wednesday, June 15th, 2011
3:13 pm
July 23rd, 2011 with Dismantled, Platform One, DJ's and Candy!

The next Dracula's Ball event takes place on Saturday, July 23rd, 2011 and includes live performances by Dismantled and Platform One as well as DJs Steve Archer (of Ego Likeness) and Kangal. 3 dancefloors of non-stop music!

Tickets are $16 in advance. All ages are welcome. If you want to drink alcohol, you must be 21+ w/photo ID. Admission at the door will be $18. Tickets go on sale Saturday, June 18th.

Advance tickets can be purchased *in person* from Ticketmaster or Digital Ferret, or *online* from Ticketmaster or IsoTank (IsoTank now ships tickets by US Mail which is much less expensive). Those with advance tickets are admitted first, before those paying at the door.

Dracula's Ball takes place at Shampoo Nightclub in Philadelphia, on Willow Street between 7th and 8th Streets. The club has a large enclosed parking lot which is free, but it does fill up early during Ball events. Doors open at 9pm and the event ends at 2am. In addition to live bands and DJs, there are vendors, candy and door prizes. The official DB website can be found at: http://www.draculasball.com/
Friday, June 3rd, 2011
7:16 am
If you loved Egress at SPWF then come out to their big album debut!

Time Friday, June 24 at 6:00pm - June 25 at 2:00am
LocationASBUR Y LANES209 4th ave Asbury PArk NJ

way to the Egress is releasing our Debut album THIS DELICIOUS CABARET
on friday June 24th and boy do we have lots in store for you!

Join Us for an evening of
mayhem By This Way to the Egress with a full horn section, violin and
our entire cast of characters,with dear friends and great musical acts
Amour Obscur And Hellblinki!! !!



pre show PARADE, thats right come with your instruments, hulahoops and
in your best costumes ole mardi gras style, more details to be announced
soon. there will be a costume prize awarded for the best costume in
parade! Followed by a FIRESHOW outside of the lanes!!!
We will have sideshow-burlesque- comedy-carnival games and BOWLING!!
will prove to be the most spectacular record release this side of the
mississippi in the ole PT BARNUM fashion, a circus extravaganza. What
Better way to kick off your summer.

12 at door 10 in advance and 8pm
Any questions can email
thisway2sarah@ hotmail.com

cant wait to see y'all there!

Current Mood: excited
Wednesday, May 25th, 2011
11:28 pm
Upcoming Dorian's Parlor Event

Dorian’s Parlor
is a celebration of the Steampunk aesthetic, which blends history with the future and adds a healthy dose of what might have been. Patrons dance, sip cocktails, enjoy hors d'oeuvres and partake in a one-of-its-kind lineup of bands, DJs, dancers and high fashion from the foremost neo-vintage designers. Dorian’s Parlor is fast becoming a household name for those who love Steampunk and all things neo-vintage.

The June lineup features the return of the delightful Psyche Corporation, which is “one part cyberpunk trip-hop darkwave music, one part robotics exhibition, one part dreamscape art.” The much-loved White Elephant Burlesque Society returns as well with a gypsy cabaret full of vaudevillian burlesque Dorian’s Parlor also features New-England based band Jaggery, an art-rock collective which weaves instruments such as harp, viola, piano, contrabass, and drum kit with other-worldly vocal stylings. For something a little out of the ordinary, check out Walter Sickert and The ARmy of BRoken TOys, described as “a Dada-esque circus carnival run amuck.” This month’s fashion show will feature the delightful designs of Jeximé, and Tsirkus Fotografika’s RA Friedman will present the project’s most memorable and intriguing portraits and discuss his unorthodox photo methodology.

The next 21+ event will be held Saturday, June 4th, from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m., in the Ormandy Ballroom of the DoubleTree Hotel, on the Avenue of the Arts in downtown Philadelphia. Admission is $25, and includes a drink ticket and hors d’oeuvres.
2:07 pm
Goth/chamber music band in W Philly seeks drummer and violinist ASAP
LGBT friendly band in West Philly seeks drummer ASAP and violinist for moody goth/chamber music band with bass guitar, piano/synth, viola and cello. We are men and women in our 20s and 30s.

Please contact me for further information.
Wednesday, May 18th, 2011
3:00 pm
Psyche Corp. at Steampunk World's Fair this weekend
Psyche Corp. performs at Steampunk World's Fair this weekend in Somerset, NJ. Come by!

FRIDAY- Courtyard Stage @11:30pm-12:30am
SATURDAY- Courtyard Stage @9pm-10pm

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Monday, May 9th, 2011
2:56 pm
Want a table? May 22nd ...
On May 22nd, there's a Punk Rock Flea Market in Philly ... the club across the street (Starlight .aka. Club Polaris 452-472 N 9th St, 19123) is opening during the flea market so the buyers can use their bathroom, ATM, and get food. The owner is letting me put up a table in their place (the flea market tables are sold out) and he said I could rent 29 more tables in the club to other vendors ... contact me, if you want a table.

Tuesday, April 19th, 2011
12:08 pm
The Colber Report @ Dracula's Ball 4/23
As mentioned in a previous note, The Colbert Report has asked for permission to film at the upcoming Dracula's Ball. After carefully considering all of the comments posted on our previous note, we have decided to grant the show permission to film in a limited capacity at the event. Since a few of you expressed concerns, we wanted to take this opportunity to explain exactly what is going to be happening.

The film crew will be looking for volunteers who would like to be interviewed between 8pm and 10pm. Since our doors do not open until 9pm, the first hour of interviews will be conducted with volunteers who are waiting in line. From 9pm-10pm, the crew plans to find volunteers inside at the event. If you do not want to participate, you are under no obligation to do so. Only people who want to participate will be interviewed. If you do choose to be interviewed, bear in mind that this is not a serious documentary, it is a comedy sketch. In order to elicit funny answers from you, you will almost certainly be presented with a few silly questions ("What time is the virgin sacrifice?") that come out of left field. You can give answers that are serious, humorous, or you can choose not to answer at all. Whatever you do, have a good time with it and enjoy it.

The crew will also be taking some crowd shots of the dancefloors and other common areas of the club. This process should not last long and there is only one camera involved.

We have been very fortunate to work with a number of excellent documentary productions in the past, but we are well aware that the media is not always kind to subcultures. When we were initially approached by The Colbert Report, we declined their request to film because we were concerned that their segment might make jokes about our event, our patrons, or our scene, all of which are dearly important to us. After several conversations and a meeting with the show's producers, we accepted their assurance that the segment wanted to joke with us and not about us. Your feedback was overwhelmingly positive and many of you expressed the sentiment that it was important to show that we have a good sense of humor and can laugh about ourselves.

Of course, we never know how any film segment is really going to turn out until we see it on TV. There is always the risk that the final product will not turn out quite as planned. Our hope and belief is that we will wind up with a story that shows a human and humorous side to our subculture. We anticipate that it will be funny, and we'll be happy to be in on the joke.

In conclusion, we would again like to point out that there is no obligation to participate in this filming. We have an amazing lineup for you and there will be plenty for you to do. Feel free to forget about the film and enjoy the show.

Current Mood: pleased
Tuesday, April 5th, 2011
9:00 pm
Curiouser: Descent into Wonderland

Join us for a night of madness and mayhem at the Note!

Enjoy the musical talents of

This Way to the Egress
Grind City
DJ Kiltboy

Support the upcoming local film, "Curiouser", directed by Robert Martin! We will be holding an Alice in Wonderland themed costume contest, so bring out your craziest clothing! Stop by our table! If you sign our guestbook you can get your name featured in the movie.

Hope to see everyone out there!

April 7, 2011
Doors open at 7PM
$10.00 cover

Order your tickets here---> http://www.thenote.tickets.musictoday.com/TheNote/calendar.aspx

Current Mood: Mad
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