Terminus: Impact 2017

Industrial summer camp take two: the dust is just starting to settle on Calgary after the explosive dark electronic music festival that has become a landmark of the Canadian west coast.

Hosted by the incredibly dedicated owners and operators of Dicken’s Pub power duo Chris & Ambor, Terminus: Impact delivered no less than twenty four world-class acts over the course of three days.

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Before we dive into the performers, I have to call out again what an incredibly tight ship our gracious hosts run here. Artists took to the stage back to back in perfect cadence, and each sound, each lighting cue, each projection was just perfectly coordinated.

Six years of successes culminated in this production of Terminus 2017 and we can only hope the tradition is perpetuated with the next edition: Shockwave.

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Montreal Goth presents: Bal Infernal 3rd edition

This past weekend I was invited to the beautiful city of Montreal to be part of the illustrious Bal Infernal.

The third incarnation of the event featured performances by Psygore and End to End plus local DJ and Montreal Goth aficionado JC Tremblay.

What a phenomenal experience!

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Clad in their black finery, Montrealites came out in droves and were welcomed before the show outside the gates of Coop Katacombes.

The Montreal alternative community is very different from any I’ve encountered before. There is an unprecedented level of familiarity among the lovely patrons and their organizers. I felt like I was admitted into a big freaky family and had the pleasure to meet so many unique characters.

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Aftermath dark electronic music festival 2015

Aftermath 2015: Toronto’s dark electronic music festival

If Terminus was Industrial Summer CampAftermath felt like an ultra distance triathlon …through a minefield!

It was so intense.

Over the course of three days, no less than twenty-four amazing acts took to the stage in Phoenix Concert Theatre.

Aftermath was a rapid-fire drill of illustrious acts, spanning many dark electronic music genres: industrial, EBM, futurepop, synthwave, noise, darkwave, aggrotech.

Aftermath Festival c. Darker Side of Light 2015
Aftermath Festival c. Darker Side of Light 2015

Aftermath is the only festival of its kind in Toronto and I’m extremely grateful to Darker Side of Light Promotions for bringing all this amazing talent to our doorstep. The 2015 edition was a mind-bending bombardment of incredible performances.

The afterparty of the festival also marked the end of a long-standing Toronto venue, Velvet Underground, and there was a lot of feeling packed into this farewell.

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DIY Wool Dreads: Because fake hair is luff

dreadfulI’ve been braiding all kinds of weird stuff in my hair since I was about 16. I’ve had synthetic dreads, wool, foam strips, bits of Rexlace, heat shrink tubing, CAT5 cables and curly phone cords in more colours than Crayola can pack. So in lieu of the scores of questions I get asked about my capillary arts and crafts projects, I thought I would post a short guide to creating a common type of extensions: roving wool dreads.

Fake hair is luff *.

Oh sure.

It’s also an arduous, pain-stakingly slow and tedious process. Regardless of your experience level a few things are certain: you will burn yourself steaming dreads, they will tangle and tear, and you will waste hours trying to correct a mistake only to have it fall apart in your hands. And after all that work, you’ll have tumbleweeds of matted hair blowing around your house for weeks after.

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Dracula’s Daughter

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DJ Darkness Visible presents

DRACULA’S DAUGHTER

with special guest
DJ Synescape

Spinning
Goth, Old-school Industrial, Postpunk, Deathrock, Punk, Dark Alternative, Darkwave

Previous setlist
Dracula’s Daughter
July 19 2014

Dracula’s Daughter
July 26 2014 @ Devils Cellar

DJ Darkness Visible’s set list
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New Order “In a Lonely Place”
Graeme Revell “Devil’s Night”
Dead Can Dance “Black Sun” (r)
Skinny Puppy “Rodent” (r)
Android Lust “The Body”
Nine Inch Nails “Somewhat Damaged”
Killing Joke “Asteroid”
Ministry “Everyday Is Halloween”
Bigod 20 “The Bog(techno duck mix)”
Sisters Of Mercy “Lucretia My Reflection” (r)
Siouxsie & The Banshees “Cities In Dust”
Bauhaus “Passion of Lovers”
Filter “Hey Man Nice Shot”
Delerium “Euphoria (Firefly)”
Public Image Ltd. “The Order of Death”
Trust “Shoom”
Sisters Of Mercy “Marian (version)” (r)
Clan Of Xymox “Theres No Tomorrow”
Depeche Mode “Pleasure Little Treasure” (r)
The Cure “Fascination Street” (r)
Smashing Pumpkins “The Beginning Is The End Is The Beginning”
Dead Can Dance “Opium”
Black Ice “In The Dark”
Type O Negative “Wolf Moon” (r)
Penis Flytrap “Dracula’s Daughter”

(r) – request

Free Pool table, horrifying decor, gothic atmosphere, Horror movies on a totally retro electron gun TV.

Doors: 10:30 – 2:45 am
NO COVER

The Devil’s Cellar
2872 Dundas Street West
(basement of Celt’s Pub)
(west of intersection @ Keele and Dundas)