We interviewed Matt Fanale aka Caustic about the HaLo 2020 compilation, the goals of its release, and the impact of Bandcamp Fridays.
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, “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.
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.
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.
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.
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. We interviewed them for our Spring 2020 Issue Emerging band lineup.
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.
An introduction to dark punk band Totenwald, one of the artists interviewed for our Spring 2020 Issue Emerging band lineup.
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 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 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 are currently on tour and stopped in Los Angeles for a show on September 15th at The Echoplex.
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.
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 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.
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.
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 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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
To welcome our new advertiser Snuttock we chatted with Bryan Lee about their history and their new remix album Rituals Redux.