Save the date: September 29 and 30 for ATTRITION

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My first experience with Attrition was right after high school in about 2000, in a car driving too fast down the California coast to a goth club in Los Angeles, at earsplitting volume, with two LA rivitheads of some ill repute. The music went from something abrasive and aggressive, maybe Snog or KMFDM, to something slow and chiming that I thought should be more properly waltzed to in the 16th century, and then the lyrics kicked in and I was immediately in love. Later, I discovered other favorite songs: “Mercy Machine,” “Cosmetic Citizen,” and the fantastic album “Smiling, at the Hypogonder Club,” but “A Girl Called Harmony” still has a special place in my heart. 

For 37 years, Attrition, a UK band of renown, has been blending the old, the new and the weird in unexpected ways. How to describe the sound that Martin Bowes, Julia Niblock and their compatriots produce? It’s as if a couple of misfits from the 17th century Renaissance era fell into a twisting time warp, picking up random bits and general weirdness from the 1920s jazz era and the 1960s psychedelic era before emerging fully-formed from the womb during the ’80s birth of raw, experimental electronica, industrial and post-punk.

The electro-acoustic eccentricity of Attrition hasn’t let up over the years, and I am thrilled to see them in Hawaii for the first time – more so, I’m honored to be opening for these perpetual pioneers of sound and mood that have influenced so many of the bands known and loved by my generation of darklings.  See you there!

-DJ Nightfox

Friday, September 29, 2017 at Next Door ( 43 North Hotel St) 9pm-2am | 21+ |

Featuring live music by England’s ATTRITION
One of the pioneers of Electronica | Dark wave | Industrial music.
Also featuring a HORROR FASHION SHOW with original designs and models. Also music by DJ Nocturna, Du Nord and Nightfox.
Costume contest, Winner gets $100 cash for most original costume.

Saturday, September 30, 2017 at Anna O’Briens ( 2440 S Beretania St ) 9pm -2am | 21+ |

The event will feature an EXCLUSIVE DJ PERFORMANCE by ATTRITION, Dark Cloud, Dat Mot & Missy Black.

Also A SPECIAL LIVE PERFORMANCE by Toronto based Subterranea (symphonic blackgaze/dungeon synth) and Queen Witch (witch house) First time in Hawaii to feature live music in the genre of Witch House.

For more information, visit www.facebook.com/events/1920557474879122 or djnocturna.com.

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Featured track: Wulfband – S/T

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It’s hard to find info on Swedish industrial act Wulfband, but they are quite good. Most of the songs from this group, signed to the Swedish industrial/synthpop Progress Productions label, are short but extremely energetic. It’s real, classic, raw-around-the-edges old school industrial with German lyrics and all the angst you need for a night off at your favorite club. Fans of Nitzer Ebb, DAF and older Front 242 will like these guys. Check them out on iTunes , from their record label or your favorite online retailer. 

-DJ Du Nord

 

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New photos: Venetian Mask Ball 2017

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The muses were summoned and the masks and spectacular outfits came out for the 7th Annual Venetian Mask Ball, hosted by DJ Nocturna at Wisp at The Lotus Hotel in Waikiki. The Venetian Mask Ball is an annual event reminiscent of the Venetian Carnivale that is celebrated all over world and particularly in Venice.

New photos: Venetian Mask Ball 2017

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New photos: 80s Pop Muzik What’s Up Pussycat

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Meow! 80s Pop Muzik and DJ Nocturna hosted a fashion show with a sultry pussycat theme, with models strutting in sexy lingerie and catty outfits, sponsored by Sensually Yours.

80s Pop Muzik happens every last Saturday of the month at Bar 35.

Photos by Nightfox Photo.

New photos: 80s Pop Muzik What's Up Pussycat

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