"But something happened. Once industrial music had fully transitioned from avant-garde venues into nightclubs, the stench of Axe body spray began to dominate the subculture as a certain douchey, bro-tastic vibe emerged. Where the goth/industrial scene had once existed as a safe haven for artists, weirdos, outcasts, geeks, dreamers and rebels, a disturbing trend of sexism, racism and anti-intellectualism is driving people out.
posted by cthuljew
on May 9, 2013 -
...this particular technicolour trench coat is stitched together from black leather, and fastened with a lot of safety pins and zippers: its sinister sounds are both haunted by the past, and haunting us toward the something-to-be-done. Like the saying goes: the darkest hour is just before the dawn. Our traumatized collective unconscious - the victim of social, political, cultural, and environmental shocks - is not a blank slate, but rather a pile of rubble that requires considerable rebuilding. There is much work yet to carry out. And really, why be blank when you can be bleak?
The New Bleak: Trauma, Haunting And The Cultural Obsession With Darkness
posted by timshel
on Feb 28, 2012 -
To make way for a new stadium and redevelopment, DC has been clearing out the underground bar and club scene in the Navy Yard area
of southeast Washington. The first victim was Tracks
, one of DC's first gay clubs and the epicenter of the nascent Goth scene in DC--closed in 1999 to make way for an office building. Now the rest of the neighborhood's gay clubs
are being demolished to make way for the new stadium. And finally, Nation
, home of Cubik(formerly Buzz)
is closing to make way for another new office complex. DC nightlife will never be the same again.
posted by empath
on Apr 5, 2006 -
Art Frahm gets an update.
Ever wanted to see Art Frahm's vintage pinups
modernized? With some of those outrageous "Goth Girls" as models? Your wait is over! Now you can see for yourself what happens when those girls in their fishnet stockings and those scandalous dresses have their knickers accidentally fall down to their ankles. (No nudity.)
posted by CrunchyFrog
on Feb 27, 2006 -
"Q: Is that another car on top?
A: Yes, it's a VW bug."
. A few more (clearer, daylight) photos here
posted by Gator
on Feb 19, 2006 -
is a polished, eclectic Goth magazine with a killer design and content to die for. With hundreds of articles and images in the categories of Art, Music, Fashion, Lifestyle, Fiction and Nonfiction, this is one of the very best online zines I've seen yet. Go to any feature, and you will find a list of related-interest articles accompanying the story, and, usually, a listing of online resources or suggestions for reading as well.
posted by taz
on Jun 12, 2003 -
The long wait is nearly over; tonight, all will be revealed. Who will be Miss Gothic Massachusetts 2003
Come watch as they fasten their fingers to their foreheads with a piece of Victorian silk so as not to strain the gossamer skin on their delicate digits of doom.
The Living Need Not Apply.
posted by yhbc
on Jan 24, 2003 -
The New Porn?
The trend toward music subculture-specific porn sites that began with the launch of raverporn.net
more than two years ago has continued with sites like suicidegirls.com
(featuring goth, punk, and raver girls) and supercult.com
(featuring mod and indie rock chicks). SuicideGirls has been discussed extensively on MetaTalk
. What do you think about these sites? Are they porn or erotica? Are the young (mostly male) entrepreneurs who have started these sites making porn less degrading (and/or more appealing) to women OR are they just a new generation of Hugh Hefners?
posted by popvulture
on May 6, 2002 -
What if Martha Stewart was a goth?
As it turns out, she'd just shy away from elegant eggshell blues and seafoam greens
in favor of black and burgundy.
Other than that she'd be pretty much the same. It's not too late to recycle your house in time for Samhain. A frivolous, yet convincing argument for a strange but useful marriage of ideas. Well, if you're into this sort of thing, of course.
Happy Halloween, MeFi!
posted by ZachsMind
on Oct 30, 2001 -
Not that we need to give Mattel any more press, but I found gothic Barbie and Ken
, Addams gig or no, to be très étrange. (Oh Tish! That's French! You know that drives me to further acts of kitschy assimilation!)
posted by jason
on Jul 10, 2000 -