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item of the week : The New Rules of Attraction by Arden Leigh

Friday, December 23rd, 2011

Arden Leigh’s The New Rules of Attraction: How to Get Him, Keep Him, and Make Him Beg for More

You should be done with your holiday shopping by now, so it’s time to get something for yourself. And if you’re not done shopping… than all the more reason you’ll need to turn your attention inwards. Pick up a copy of Arden Leigh’s brand new and first book, The New Rules of Attraction, and between holiday parties this weekend and next use it to kick back, relax, and focus on you. Arden Leigh is a fresh voice on women’s dating and relationship strategies with experience in neurolinguistic programming, psychology, pickup artistry, and the fetish industry, and a long time contributor to Auxiliary Magazine. But her writing is on more than just dating and seduction, underlying that, it is about being the person you want to be, strong, confident, and able to get what you want. For a taste of what this book has to offer check out her advice column in Auxiliary Magazine, “Ask Arden”, or her blog “A Weapon of Mass Seduction”.

The New Rules of Attraction is available online for $15 at www.amazon.com.

- Jennifer






music video : Motor featuring Martin L. Gore – Man Made Machine

Tuesday, December 20th, 2011

After Motor opened for Depeche Mode on many dates for DM’s Tour of the Universe tour, the two bands take their connection even further with a collaboration for the new Motor single, “Man Made Machine”, from their upcoming album, Man Made Machine on CLR Recordings. The single with vocals by Martin L. Gore is a great teaser for the techno duo’s new album which promises to be a song-based vocal album. Check out Mr. Gore in the just released music video. The video has a retro techno feel with a hip polish, and is in-your-face sexual (quite literally at the end, and I don’t know how that sits with me yet) but also restrained. Looking forward to the new album!

- Jennifer






item of the week : vog socks by Fluevog

Monday, December 19th, 2011

Fluevog’s Vog Socks

image source fluevog.com

Need a last minute gift or a stocking stuffer? Pick up a pair of the new Vog Socks by Fluevog or pick up a couple! These socks are unisex and the classic look of them would make them work for most any gift recipient, friend, significant other, brother, sister, father, mother, even grandparents! They have a bit of the “ugly christmas sweater” thing going, that paired with the fact that they are Fluevog socks (socks from an ultra-hip but still a bit under the radar brand) make them a very cool gift from someone who is clearly in the know.

Vog Socks are available for $15 at www.fluevog.com.

- Jennifer






music video : Access to Arasaka – Lysithea

Sunday, December 18th, 2011

After truly enjoying Access to Arasaka’s releases Oppidan (’09) and void() (’10) we were excited for the upcoming release Geosynchron (12/13/11), but now after watching this video for “Lysithea” we are hyperexcited. The video is dark and creepy and will make you look twice at that ball of yarn sitting in your grandmothers basket.

- Mike






top 20 of 2011

Wednesday, December 14th, 2011

With the end of 2011 ever so close it is time to reveal Auxiliary Magazine’s Top 20 Albums of 2011. This list isn’t ranked because it is a group of favorites from all our contributors. Please check out all the albums (minus Displacer and IAMX for now) in one convenient spot, our Spotify Top 20 Albums Playlist.

Apparat Devil’s Walk
Emotionally rich, intimate, and personal, this quiet journey reflects its Berlin and Mexican settings making the bleak sound sunny. Minimal instrumentation from a variety of instruments ground the quiet and engaging words.

Covenant Modern Ruin
Covenant returned with a new member and a killer single, “Lightbringer”, to lead off a powerful album. Finding new depth to their musical style they have a new and improved level of sound that should sustain them through another decade.

Crystal Stilts In Love with Oblivion
Dark neo-psychedelic music that sounds like Joy Division in an argument with Phil Spector.

Displacer Night Gallery
The enjoyment of this album is its ability to entrance the listener and let their imagination go wild.

Ghost & Writer Shipwrecks
Each song here is a well told story captivating the listener every time, plus the music is top notch synthpop.

God Module Séance
A perfect blend of creepy electro-industrial and pop elements, these songs get stuck in your head for days.

Haujobb New World March
With the end of the world coming in 2012, we’ll be playing this album as it all goes down.

IAMX Volitile Times
This album was like a fine wine, the longer it sat around our music players the better it got. Who knows a few more years and this could be the album of the decade.

John Maus We Just Become the Pitiless Censors of Ourselves
Sounds like a long-lost cassette recording of an obscure, extremely lo-fi synthpop band from 1983.

Krystal System Nuclear
This heavy electro industrial album coming from the French underground emits enough powerful energy to fuel millions of people.

M83 Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming
Exploring both sides of M83 with its mixture of dreamy ambient songs and powerful dream pop, the epic double album is appropriately an exploration of dreams in both their essence and emotion.

Necro Facility Wintermute
Industrial with a dose of pop worked wonders on this album. Necro Facility went from a follower to a leader with this album.

Nicolas Jarr Space is Only Noise
Experimental electronic that defies categories, each song creating its own strange living space.

ohGr unDeveloped
Nivek Ogre and Mark Walk made a highly addictive album, arguably some of the best music either have been associated with.

Selebrities Delusions
A perfect example of how to pull influences from 70s postpunk, 80s synthpop, and new wave yet still sound current and fresh.

Skinny Puppy hanDover
Listen deep and this album comes to life. The originality and attention to details makes this puppy amazing!

Slug Guts Howlin Gang
Angst-ridden, old school, badass goth/postpunk with basement vocals a la The Birthday Party.

SONOIO Red
No stranger to the music world, Alessandro Cortini’s solo project SONOIO’s latest album, Red, is an excellent modern alternative rock/electronic-industrial album.

Sons & Daughters Mirror Mirror
What if The White Stripes and The Kills had been more influenced by The Cure and Gang of 4?

Tim Hecker Ravedeath 1972 Hypnotic ambient electronic that weaves noise and beauty into one seamless whole.

* listed in alphabetical order

Listen to these albums on Spotify :
www.open.spotify.com/user/mikekieffer/playlist/6oXS4QFjEqcHxF72qDR4hXMUSIC






our 3 year anniversary party : DJ set lists

Tuesday, December 13th, 2011

Check out all the great music that was played out our 3 Year Anniversary Party on Friday in Buffalo, NY!  We’d like to thank all the DJs for playing and keeping the party going all night!

Set lists from the Auxiliary Magazine 3 Year Anniversary Party

Darago (Mike Kieffer)
Artist – Song
Android Lust – A New Heaven
Combichrist – Through These Eyes of Pain
Necro Facility – Skirk
We Love – Underwater
Mondkopf – Day of Anger
Ghost & Writer – Nightshift
Shiv-R – Lingerie
Aesthetic Perfection – The Little Death
ohGr – traGek
Emika – Professional Loving
Caustic – Orchid (feat. Unwoman)
Mind.in.a.box – Redefined
Dillon & Coma – Aiming for Destruction
Ellen Allien – Sun The Rain
IAMX – Volatile Times

Listen to this set list on Spotify : Darago – Auxiliary Magazine 3 year

DJ Aaron Andrews
Artist – Song
Röyksopp – What Else Is There? (Trentmoller Remix)
The Prodigy – Girls (Rex The Dog Remix)
Yaz – Situation (Richard X Remix)
Sisters of Mercy – When You Don’t See Me
The Activator – Hate Lazer City
Massive Attack – Angel
Bauhaus – The Spy In The Cab
Goldfrapp – Ride A White Horse (Ewan Pearson Disco Odyssey)
Motor – Kick It
Daft Punk – End of the Line (Boys Noize Remix)
iVardensphere – Here Lies Lily Brant (iVs Vs. Pull Out Kings)
Psy’Aviah + Leæther Strip – Sheet Hard Revenge (Endziet Mix)
The Chemical Brothers – Believe
Underworld – Between Stars
Wolfsheim – Find Your Gone
Sneaker Pimps – Bloodsport
How To Destroy Angels – Fur Lined
Chemlab – Scornocopia (Scorpio Remix Die Warzaw)

Listen to this set list on Spotify : Aaron Andrews – Auxiliary Magazine 3 year

Edwin Somnambulist
Set list on ISNradio.com.

Jason Draper
Artist – Song
M83 – Midnight City
New Order – Ceremony
The Raveonettes – You Want The Candy
Crystal Castles feat. Robert Smith – Not In Love
Fischerspooner – The 15th
Killing Joke – Love Like Blood (Gestalt Mix)
Tricky – She Makes Me Wanna Die
SSQ – Walkman On
Depeche Mode – Policy of Truth
The Chameleons UK – Swamp Thing
School of Seven Bells – Half Asleep
My Favorite – Homeless Club Kids
Pet Shop Boys – Home and Dry

Listen to this set list on Spotify : Jason Draper – Auxiliary Magazine 3 year






our 3 year anniversary party : Cats Like Us fashion show

Sunday, December 11th, 2011

Check out some photos from the Cats Like Us fashion show at our 3 Year Anniversary Party Friday in Buffalo, NY.  The models rocked it in great Cats Like Us designs, with hair styled by Erin Moser and Chez Ann Salon and makeup by Jessica Jean.  All of these designs are available online at www.catslikeus.com.  We’d like to thank everyone involved!

photos : Jon McCann

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our 3 year anniversary party sponsors : part II

Sunday, December 11th, 2011

Friday night was our 3 Year Anniversary Party! We had some great raffle items from the event’s sponsors.  We’d like to introduce you to our sponsors a little more, many of whom have contributed and been featured in Auxiliary Magazine over our last three years!

ISNradio
www.isnradio.com
A weekly online radio show featuring a wide variety of industrial and electronic music hosted by Edwin Somnambulist. Check out the ISNradio ad on the back cover of our December/January 2011/2012 Issue!

Jason Masarik – Renaissance Tattoo
www.monsterlabtattoos.com
Jason Masarik is a tattoo artist at Renaissance Tattoo in Buffalo, NY.  He specializes in custom work. Check out his creepy and pinup tattoos and illustrations on his website!

Jennifer Link Photography
www.jennifer-link.com
Jennifer Link is the editor in chief of Auxiliary Magazine and contributes many photos to the magazine. Recently she shot the August/September 2011 Issue cover and Heavy Red feature in that issue.

Plastik Wrap
www.plastikwrap.com
Plastik Wrap is a sophisticated cyber fashion designer out of Toronto, ON. Their designs were just featured in our December/January 2011/2012 Issue’s Flirt editorial!

Rose Mortem
www.rosemortem.com
Rose Mortem is a fashion designer featuring goth, dark, and romantic garments. Their designs were just featured in our December/January 2011/2012 Issue’s Life of the Party fashion editorial.

Sourpuss Clothing
www.sourpussclothing.com
Sourpuss Clothing is a clothing designer and online clothing store. You can see their designs in our Día de los Muertos Style feature in the October/November 2011 Issue.

Spragwerks
www.spragwerks.com
Spragwerks is a jewelry design company and you can see their designs in many of our issues.  The December/January 2009/2010 Issue feature’s a designer spotlight on Spragwerks!

Zach Rose Photography
www.zachrosephotography.com
Zach Rose is an associate editor of Auxiliary Magazine and contributes many photos to the magazine. His photograph was featured on the October/November 2011 Issue cover and his photographs were featured in The Passion of Lovers is For Death fashion editorial in that issue.

Be sure to check them all out!






our 3 year anniversary party sponsors : part I

Thursday, December 8th, 2011

Tomorrow night is our 3 Year Anniversary Party! We’re going to have some great raffle items from the event’s sponsors.  We’d like to introduce you to our sponsors a little more, many of whom have contributed and been featured in Auxiliary Magazine over our last three years!

Cats Like Us
www.catslikeus.com
Cats Like Us is a retro style clothing boutique with an online store and brick and mortar shop in Buffalo, NY.  Their first fashion show will be taking place at our 3 year party!  Cats Like Us has been featured many times in Auxiliary.  One of the latest features was in the Get Lost editorial in our June/July 2011 Issue.

Chez Ann Salon
www.chezannsalon.com
Chez Ann Salon in the City is a hip and fresh salon in Buffalo, NY.  Hair stylist, Erin Moser, who has styled hair for many Auxiliary Magazine editorials is a stylist there. She will being styling hair for the Cats Like Us fashion show at our 3 Year Party.  Her latest contribution was styling hair in the August/September 2011 Issue’s designer spotlight on Heavy Red.

Das Bunker
www.dasbunker.org
Das Bunker is a long running and most well-known industrial club night in LA playing many of the artists featured in Auxiliary Magazine!

Dungaree Dolly Bags
www.dungareedolly.com
Dungaree Dolly makes many styles of cute bags in many different prints.  Last year her bags were featured in our Monster Mash Up fashion editorial in the October/November 201o Issue and Dolly herself modeled for our Style feature in the February/March 2011 Issue.

Fluevog Shoes
www.fluevog.com
Fluevog make great distinctive shoes and boots.  Their footwear has been featured many times in Auxiliary Magazine.  It was featured up close and personal in the Fetish accessories editorial in our December/January 2010/2011 Issue.

Gloomth
www.gloomth.com
Gloomth is a clothing designer featuring lolita and Victorian inspired designs. You can see their designs in our Find & Dandy Style feature in the April/May 2011 Issue.

Heavy Red
www.heavyred.com
Heavy Red is a sophisticated goth clothing company.  We featured them for our designer spotlight in the August/September 2011 Issue and on that issue’s cover!

Industrialshirts.com
www.industrialshirts.com
Industrialshirts.com is the source for goth, industrial, and EBM merchandise.  You can get t-shirts and more for many of the artist’s we’ve featured in Auxiliary Magazine at their webstore.

Check them all out and come to our party to win great raffle items!






December/January 2011/2012 Issue out now!

Tuesday, December 6th, 2011

The December/January 2011/2012 issue is the nineteenth issue of Auxiliary, a magazine dedicated to alternative fashion, music, and lifestyle. This issue features an interview with Voltaire, an interview with Haujobb, a designer spotlight on Gallery Serpentine, and Marlo Marquise as our PinUp. The issue also contains an interview with Aesthetic Perfection, an editorial by Sam Rosenthal of Projekt Records, Auxiliary Magazine’s top 20 albums of 2011 list, a frostbitten beauty editorial, a fashion editorial showcasing dresses that will make you the life of the party, a 20s inspired accessories editorial, a flirtatious lingerie editorial, and a dark future style article. It features photography by Saryn Christina, Zelko Nedic, Joey Buczek, Zach Rose, Ema Suvajac, and Paul Collins, and fashion from Hell Bunny, Iron Fist, Antiseptic Fashion, RockLove Jewelry, Plastik Wrap, Unique Vintage, Rose Mortem, Blue Velvet Vintage, Spin Doctor, Cryoflesh, Loungefly, and mush much more.

You can download it for free at :
www.auxiliarymagazine.com/issue19/AuxiliaryMagazineDecember11.pdf

Print copies are available for purchase online at :
www.magcloud.com/browse/issue/310828
And for purchase in stores at :
www.auxiliarymagazine.com/distribution