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It doesn't take a rocket scientist to tell that the dark side of the Eighties still shadows our soundscape. All it takes is a radio or a healthy addiction to a blog aggregator. Popular acts such as She Wants Revenge, Blaqk Audio, and even Interpol mine those fabled depths for all the deep they can get. And if that's not enough, Depeche Mode lead singer Dave Gahan has just slipped his second solo album, Hourglass, into the time warp.
That's probably part of the reason why the almost-monthly party known as Salvation is an anticipated event. Spun from the ashes of the Church, a weekly gothfest that ran strong for 11 years, Salvation doesn't just take consideration of all that was decadent about those dark days. With the Darktronica Halloween Music Festival, they're giving it a 21st-century beating.
We're talkin' tied up (Jimi Tatu's Japanese rope tricks), formly fit (performances by both DV8's Cabaret Vampyra and CircX), and bouncing off the walls (Rebecca's Rubber Room). And we're talkin' music retrofit for a full-on future. Headliners are the Universal Latino gloom popsters of Formula Redux. An array of other local archvillains includes MTV2 "Artist on the Rise" Lovers Like You, Fuse TV's Bodog Battle of the Bands stars Big Bang Radio, as well Boy Prostitute, Music Is a Weapon, Fallz, and D.carrion's new project, Shattered Glass Playground. In between the music come tunes from DJs such as Tommy Gunn, Ronan, Tek-Z, Seasunz, and Jean Vega.