DJs The Wasteland (left) and Mistress McCutchan (right)

It’s Midnight Somewhere Podcast Builds Musical Community in North America

Two former Brooklyn DJs, Mistress McCutchan and The Wasteland, one an experienced podcaster and the other a newbie, have teamed up to bring us the It’s Midnight Somewhere Podcast with the goal of developing a sense of community between North American alternative music scenes.

The Black Halos release charity single remembering Chi Pig

On July 16, 2020, Ken Chinn aka Chi Pig passed away. The punk rock community has shown an outpouring of grief for the influential SNFU frontman. Now The Black Halos have announced the release of a charity single celebrating his life and raising money for the Chi Pig mural fund.

Rotten UK’s Lovecraftian Chaos Magick of UK82 Punk

Rotten UK is Lovecraftian chaos magick of UK82 punk. As seen and interviewed in our Spring 2020 Issue Emerging band lineup feature, here is an introduction to them and their music.

OVER is Creating Music for Revolution

OVER is creating music for revolution. As seen and interviewed in our Spring 2020 Issue Emerging band lineup feature, here is an introduction to them and their music.

The Wraith Revive Deathrock in Los Angeles with a Dose of Gloom

The Wraith revive deathrock in Los Angeles with a dose of gloom. We interviewed them for our Spring 2020 Issue Emerging band lineup.

5 Toronto Subculture DJ Streams playing through the Pandemic

In the face of the pandemic, subculture music DJs have turned to live streams to keep events going, to maintain some form of income, and even to raise funds for venues which still face steep rent but can’t earn it by being open for business. We rounded up five streams coming out of Toronto, some continuations of live events and some new programs, to keep us dancing at home.

Totenwald is Punk for a New Cold World

An introduction to dark punk band Totenwald, one of the artists interviewed for our Spring 2020 Issue Emerging band lineup.

Auxiliary Pandemic Impact on Subculture Music Aesthetic Perfection

Subculture Music in the Time of the Pandemic

In three separate interviews, Daniel Graves of industrial pop band Aesthetic Perfection, goth pop band WINGTIPS, and dark pop sorceress Roniit shared with Auxiliary Magazine 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.

Bauhaus Reunion

Bauhaus made their final appearance of a limited-date reunion tour in Los Angeles at the Hollywood Palladium and Azam Ali opened for Bauhaus on this final night. We were lucky to catch the show!

Substance 2019

Substance was a two-day festival in Los Angeles held at the historic Los Angeles Theatre on the 1st and 2nd of November with Gary Numan and Boy Harsher as respective headliners.


Pink Turns Blue in Los Angeles

Pink Turns Blue are currently on tour and stopped in Los Angeles for a show on September 15th at The Echoplex.

The Old Gods of New Berlin, an EP by Johnny Hollow

The Old Gods of New Berlin by Johnny Hollow music review

Five years after A Collection of Creatures, Johnny Hollow keeps to a shorter and sweet EP length with their new release, The Old Gods of New Berlin.

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Attrition with Indarra, Subterranea, and Vancorvid in Toronto

UK industrial darkwave legends Attrition like to visit Toronto every so often, and this time it happened at the Rivoli on March 16, 2019. Three opening bands fleshed out the evening’s lineup.

Peter Murphy 40 Years of Bauhaus Ruby Celebration

Peter Murphy is touring to celebrate 40 years of Bauhaus and playing albums in their entirety. We caught his live show in Anaheim at The City National Grove on January 16th 2019.

DJ Spotlight: Joe VIrus

DJ Joe Virus of The Church in Dallas

Dallas resident and fixture of the dark alternative scene, DJ Joe Virus has been DJing since the 90s and performing live music with various outfits. We spoke with Joe about the path that led him to DJing Dallas’ largest goth/alternative club night at The Church and how he stays inspired musically.

Cloak & Dagger Festival 2018

After a successful debut last year, the second installment of the Cloak & Dagger Festival took place in downtown Los Angeles at the historic Los Angeles Theatre. We were there to check out the various aspects of this unique event featuring live music and immersive theatre.

The Damned Evil Spirits Tour

The Damned are touring in support of their latest release Evil Spirits. We caught their live show in Los Angeles at The Fonda Theatre on November 2nd 2018.

An Interview with John Famiglietti of HEALTH at Cloak & Dagger Dusk Til Dawn Festival

In October 2017 HEALTH performed at the first Cloak & Dagger Dusk Til Dawn Festival in Los Angeles. We caught up with HEALTH bassist John Famliglietti to talk about the band’s history, playing the festival, and more.

The Soft Moon with Boy Harsher Tour

The Soft Moon with Boy Harsher Tour

The Soft Moon recently wrapped their North American tour with Boy Harsher and we caught them at The Teregram Ballroom presented by Lethal Amounts on Friday, April 16th 2018 in Los Angeles.

Attrition in Toronto

We caught UK industrial darkwave legends Attrition at Hard Luck Bar with Eye Steal, SLUTMOTHER, Depression Era, and Valkyrie 1984, all hosted by Dentata Music.

3teeth shutdown.exe Tour at Buffalo Iron Works

3teeth shutdown.exe Tour

Industrial metal band on the rise 3teeth have been traveling North America on their shutdown.exe Tour and have more dates coming this fall.

Auxiliary interview with The Birthday Massacre at Dracula's Ball

An Interview with The Birthday Massacre at Dracula’s Ball

Hot on the release of The Birthday Massacre’s seventh album, Under Your Spell, we caught up with their guitarist Rainbow in Philadelphia where they headlined the 69th Dracula’s Ball at The Trocadero Theatre.

Auxiliary Wingtips Wading music video

Wading music video premiere by WINGTIPS

Chicago electronic duo with a goth vibe WINGTIPS have a new music video for “Wading” from their new EP Greyarea and Auxiliary is excited to premiere it!

The Auxiliary Awards Best Band of 2016 IAMX Chris Corner

IAMX winner of Best Band of 2016

IAMX won the Auxiliary Award for Best Band of 2016 and we talked with Chris Corner about the past, 2016, and the future including two new IAMX albums that are on the horizon.

Auxiliary Night Things Cost Of The Summer music video

Cost Of The Summer music video by Night Things

For this week’s Music Video Tuesday we bring you a music video from Night Things, “Cost Of The Summer”. There’s something about dreams and dreaming that is wonderful and upsetting. This LA duo is basing their dreampop sound on, oddly enough dreams.

Drab Majesty Music Video The Foyer

The Foyer music video by Drab Majesty

Drab Majesty are in the middle of a tour and slated to play Wave Gotik Treffen this year so it’s worth a revisit to “The Foyer” music video.

Auxiliary ADULT They're Just Words feat Douglas McCarthy music video

They’re Just Words (feat. Douglas J McCarthy) music video by ADULT

ADULT have a new album, Detroit House Guests, coming out March 17th and a new music video for “They’re Just Words” featuring Nitzer Ebb frontman Douglas McCarthy.

Auxiliary Snuttock

Snuttock melds the Darker Edges of Synthpop with Industrial Rhythms

To welcome our new advertiser Snuttock we chatted with Bryan Lee about their history and their new remix album Rituals Redux.

The Auxiliary Awards Best DJ of 2016 IAMX

Scary Lady Sarah winner of Best DJ of 2016

Scary Lady Sarah won the Auxiliary Award for Best DJ of 2016 and we talked with her about the past, 2016, and the future.

Auxiliary Goldfrapp Anymore music video

Anymore music video by Goldfrapp

Dark electronic duo Goldfrapp have returned after nearly four years with their seventh album Silver Eye to be released on March 31st via Mute and a music video for the first single “Anymore”.

The Beautiful People music video by Roniit

Vocalist, songwriter, and visual artist Roniit covered Marilyn Manson’s iconic song “The Beautiful People” and produced a music video for it to showcase Killstar’s clothing and to share a message.

Evanescence In Concert Tour

Evanescence In Concert Tour

The Evanescence In Concert Tour is out to promote their upcoming vinyl LP release “The Ultimate Collection” and will continue in South America in 2017.

Stabbing Westward at Dracula's Ball

Stabbing Westward at Dracula’s Ball

This past Halloween in Philadelphia the 30th anniversary of Stabbing Westward was celebrated at the 68th Dracula’s Ball.