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October 5, 2020

The Fall 2020 Issue

The Fall 2020 Issue of Auxiliary, a magazine dedicated to alternative fashion, music, and lifestyle, features Marley aka The Glam Goth on a self-photographed cover, Sarah Faith Gottesdiener, Leila Taylor, Selofan, Camlann, Ötzi, ABU NEIN, Gwendoline, No Dogs in Space, El Gato Gomez, fashion and beauty editorials, reviews, and more.

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Emerging

November 6, 2020

Exploring the Dark Landscape of Fotocrime

Fotocrime offers deceptively simple songs that feel equally danceable and melancholic through the emotive vocals, gritty bass lines, and the use of synth in a minimal sense. As seen in the Emerging feature of our Summer 2020 Issue, here is an introduction to the artist and their music.

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Emerging

November 4, 2020

Blu Anxxiety Pushes Forward with Confrontational Synthpunk

Blu Anxxiety, “wanted to make a band with a new type of sound that had influences of goth/industrial, hip hop, and freestyle, but with a political message centered around police and prison abolition, indigenous resistance, and dismantling white supremacy.
” As seen in the Emerging feature of our Summer 2020 Issue, here is an introduction to the artist and their music.

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List

October 26, 2020

10 Books for your Halloween Reading List

One of the best ways to celebrate this Halloween in particular, is to kick back with some treats and bookishly good treats. Challenge yourself to indulge in as much spooky goodness as possible with our Halloween reading list.

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Emerging

October 30, 2020

Aurat Redefines Representation in Alternative Music

Taking cues from the sounds of darkwave, postpunk, new wave, and Bollywood, Aurat are based in southern California with the goal of bringing, “something different to the current scene.” As seen and interviewed in our Summer 2020 Issue Emerging band lineup feature, here is an introduction to the artist and their music.

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List

October 9, 2020

A List of Goth Fashion Blogs of Note

We’ve compiled a list of goth fashion blogs of note with the hope it can serve as a reference point, a place to find some new content to enjoy, a place to highlight those who are creating, and even a starting point for those looking to dig deeper into the scene.

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Inspiration

August 5, 2020

Future Forward photoset by Digital Darkroom

Visual, creative, style, and fashion inspiration. This Inspiration features the Future Forward photoset by Steven Anthony Roe and Tiffany Trezzo aka Digital Darkroom.

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Fashion Editorial

June 22, 2020

Flowers in the Desert fashion editorial featuring La Carmina

A vivid fashion editorial featuring La Carmina photographed by Joey Wong in Joshua Tree National Park, California.

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Current

May 9, 2020

Subculture Music in the Time of the Pandemic

Daniel Graves of industrial pop band Aesthetic Perfection, goth pop band WINGTIPS, and dark pop sorceress Roniit shared with Auxiliary what changed for them when the pandemic called for us all to stay inside, what they are doing, and what supporters can do for artists today.

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Auxiliary Goth Fashion Blogs List

A List of Goth Fashion Blogs of Note

We’ve compiled a list of goth fashion blogs of note with the hope it can serve as a reference point, a place to find some new content to enjoy, a place to highlight those who are creating, and even a starting point for those looking to dig deeper into the scene.

Future Forward photoset by Digital Darkroom

Visual, creative, style, and fashion inspiration. This Inspiration features the Future Forward photoset by Steven Anthony Roe and Tiffany Trezzo aka Digital Darkroom.

A Death in Dreams photoset by Digital Darkroom

Visual, creative, style, and fashion inspiration. This Inspiration features A Death in Dreams photoset by Steven Anthony Roe and Tiffany Trezzo aka Digital Darkroom.

Flowers in the Desert fashion editorial featuring La Carmina

A vivid fashion editorial featuring La Carmina photographed by Joey Wong in Joshua Tree National Park, California.

HaLO 2020 album cover

HaLO 2020 Compilation Showcases Fresh Talent

We interviewed Matt Fanale aka Caustic about the HaLo 2020 compilation, the goals of its release, and the impact of Bandcamp Fridays.

Exploring the Dark Landscape of Fotocrime

Fotocrime offers deceptively simple songs that feel equally danceable and melancholic through the emotive vocals, gritty bass lines, and the use of synth in a minimal sense. As seen in the Emerging feature of our Summer 2020 Issue, here is an introduction to the artist and their music.

Blu Anxxiety Pushes Forward with Confrontational Synthpunk

Blu Anxxiety, “wanted to make a band with a new type of sound that had influences of goth/industrial, hip hop, and freestyle, but with a political message centered around police and prison abolition, indigenous resistance, and dismantling white supremacy.
” As seen in the Emerging feature of our Summer 2020 Issue, here is an introduction to the artist and their music.

Aurat Redefines Representation in Alternative Music

Taking cues from the sounds of darkwave, postpunk, new wave, and Bollywood, Aurat are based in southern California with the goal of bringing, “something different to the current scene.” As seen and interviewed in our Summer 2020 Issue Emerging band lineup feature, here is an introduction to the artist and their music.

Nat and Dom’s perfectly boho naturey alternative wedding

In our Spring 2020 Issue we interviewed the force behind Rock N Roll Bride, Kat Williams! She helped pick some amazing real alternative weddings to share with our readers in the issue. Here’s a more in depth view of Nat and Dom’s perfectly boho naturey alternative wedding photographed by Dale Weeks Photography.

Mazz and Alex’s whimsy and pumpkin filled alternative wedding

In our Spring 2020 Issue we interviewed the force behind Rock N Roll Bride, Kat Williams! She helped pick some amazing real alternative weddings to share with our readers in the issue. Here’s a more in depth view of Mazz and Alex’s whimsy and pumpkin filled alternative wedding photographed by Elemental Photography.

Sarah and Fernanda’s opulent alternative wedding

In our Spring 2020 Issue we interviewed the force behind Rock N Roll Bride, Kat Williams! She helped pick some amazing real alternative weddings to share with our readers in the issue. Here’s a more in depth view of Sarah and Fernanda’s opulent alternative wedding photographed by Dale Weeks Photography.

Kat Williams of Rock N Roll Bride on Weddings and the Pandemic

We caught up with Kat Williams the woman behind Rock N Roll Bride to talk about her book on planning an alternative wedding, the magazine, the website, her new podcast The Confidence Club, and building a niche focused business. We ended up talking about wedding postponements, overcoming challenges, balancing positivity with the darker things in life, the power of an online community, and the best mindset one can have during a pandemic.

Behind the Scenes of our She’s in Parties Beauty Editorial and Spring 2020 Runway to Vanity Photoshoot

Take a look behind the scenes of our beauty editorial and Runway to Vanity feature photoshoot for our Spring 2020 Issue.

Auxiliary Magazine Behind the Scenes of our Fall 2017 Beauty Photoshoot

Behind the Scenes of our Fall 2017 Beauty Picks and Runway to Vanity Photoshoot

Take a look behind the scenes of our Fall 2017 Issue beauty photoshoot with Beauty Editor Elizabeth Rhodes, photographer Saryn Christina, and makeup artist Akiko Yamakawa.

The Auxiliary Awards Best Makeup Artist of 2016 Makeup Vamp

Makeup Vamp winner of Best Makeup Artist of 2016

Makeup Vamp won our Best Makeup Artist of 2016 award and we talked with her about the past, 2016, and the future.

Behind the scenes of our Spring 2017 Beauty Picks photoshoot featuring Makeup Geek

Behind the Scenes of our Spring 2017 Beauty Picks photoshoot

Peek behind the scenes of our Spring 2017 Beauty Picks photoshoot to see how our featured products were used to create fresh spring looks.

Halloween Reading List Dark Harvest

10 Books for your Halloween Reading List

One of the best ways to celebrate this Halloween in particular, is to kick back with some treats and bookishly good treats. Challenge yourself to indulge in as much spooky goodness as possible with our Halloween reading list.

Auxiliary Rose Sinister Podcast Spotlight

The Rose Sinister Podcast delves deep into Vampire Lore

We interview the creator and maintainer of the Rose Sinister Podcast about the history and future of this production, and how achieving great analytical depth of vampire media is a team effort.

Read about the Pan Pan of post WWII Japan in Kissing Stars Over the Rising Sun by Paige Etheridge

Our latest Item Spotlight comes from Auxiliary contributor Paige Etheridge. With her book about the Pan Pan of post WWII Japan, Kissing Stars Over the Rising Sun, she asks, “what if the subculture you were a part of, or one that you loved, was erased?”

dark fantasy books list Huntress L. J. Smith

10 Dark Fantasy Books to curl up with until Spring

Curl up with one of these dark fantasy books and patiently waiting for spring. Now is the perfect time for a good read, be it a well-known story or a jewel yet to be discovered. Enjoy one of the two or both with this list of reading choices to get you through the season.

2020 Gifting Sale

Get some gifts checked off your list with our Gifting Sale! We are offering a free Digital Subscription and discounts for holiday shopping from clothing boutique Cats Like Us and clothing company Kaufen Apparel with the purchase of a Digital Subscription.

Auxiliary Magazine Fall 2020 Issue

The Fall 2020 Issue

The Fall 2020 Issue of Auxiliary, a magazine dedicated to alternative fashion, music, and lifestyle, features Marley aka The Glam Goth on a self-photographed cover, Sarah Faith Gottesdiener, Leila Taylor, Selofan, Camlann, Ötzi, ABU NEIN, Gwendoline, No Dogs in Space, El Gato Gomez, fashion and beauty editorials, reviews, and more.

Auxiliary Magazine Summer 2020 Issue

The Summer 2020 Issue

The Summer 2020 Issue of Auxiliary, a magazine dedicated to alternative fashion, music, and lifestyle, features Zoetica Ebb on a self-photographed cover, Brian Perera of Cleopatra Records, Liisa Ladouceur, Molchat Doma, Empathy Test, Christiane Shillito aka Ulorin Vex, Juha Arvid Helminen, Jenn St-Onge, Vandalist, fashion and beauty editorials, reviews, and more.

2020 Friends and Family Sale

We want to give our longtime followers, friends, and family discounted access to our current issue and the rest of the issues for this year!