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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New photos: The Rain Within @ NextDoor

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Two members of Bella Morte synthpop/darkwave project The Rain Within, Andy Deane and Marshall Camden, performed at NextDoor on Saturday, March 4, hosted by Jody Rose Presents and DJ Azy.

New photos: The Rain Within @ NextDoor

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Save the date: Saturday July 16 & Sunday July 17 for THE CURE & Concert After-party!

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If you’re not already aware of this (the Saturday show is already sold out) the return of THE CURE to Hawaii is kind of a big deal for the dark alt community! Save the date for:

“THE CURE TOUR 2016” presenting Robert Smith (voice/guitar), Simon Gallup (bass), Jason Cooper (drums), Roger O’Donnell (keys) and Reeves Gabrels (guitar) as they explore 37 years of Cure songs, mixing hits, rarities, favorites and as yet unreleased tracks in a brand new stage production that promises to be the ‘must see’ show of the year!

Local band Ivory City will open both shows.

Saturday, July 16th Blaisdell Arena
Doors open at 6:30pm (All ages)
Show starts at 7:30pm (All ages)

Sunday, July 17th Blaisdell Arena
Doors open at 6:30pm (All ages)
Show starts at 7:30pm (All ages)

Tickets available HERE.


What about an after-party with actual goth music, you ask?
Well, after the concert on Saturday the 16th, get more of your Cure fix with the FREE official after-party at Bar 35, thrown by DJ Nocturna and featuring DJS Rhombus, Nightfox, Nocturna and KSM!

Saturday, July 16, 2016
9pm-2am | 21+
BAR 35 (35 N. Hotel St- Honolulu, Hawaii )
NO COVER

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Save the date: Hell Night, 1/23/16

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Nephilim Halls Productions, in collaboration with Bloodfire Hawaii Productions and Jody Rose Presents, are proud to once again raise from its grave the second annual Hell Night, a night that will bring all your darkest, most devilish dreams to life on Saturday, January 23, from 9 p.m.-2 a.m. at Anna O’Brien’s. Cover is $10, ages 21 and over welcome.

In a nod to the legendary Hell Nights of San Francisco, New York and other mainland cities that were so popular among the darker subcultures back in the day, Honolulu’s own Hell Night is a haven for all those who love Halloween, the diabolical and macabre, classic horror movies and dark alternative music.

DJs Nightfox, Du Nord and Jody Rose will set the stage with classic goth, deathrock and dark alternative music.

Also, don’t miss the Gothic Emporium table, with silver jewelry, energy stones and dark merchandise for purchase.

Dark/fetish/hellish or horror attire recommended.

Cover: $10
21 and over are welcome.
Doors open at 9 pm

Flyer photo by Nightfox Photo , graphical design by Obsidian CMYK.

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