March 10, 2013
New Year's Day
Not goth, this Orange County band is described as "dark pop rock," "dark female fronted rock" or "pop punk." They come across looking like a metal band to me (and they're part of the Warped tour this year) but at least they cite Siouxsie and The Cure as a couple of their influences.
A darkwave/coldwave band from Cincinnati, Ohio. Their album is called "Gone." I'm enjoying their song Oxygen on YouTube today. Huh, his vocals on this song sound rather like David Gahan. Works for me! I'm now listening to "Ghost" and really liking it too. I think I am about to become really excited about this band, something that hasn't happened in the last couple months of me blogging about goth bands.
The Uprising of the Gin Rebellion
They describe their sound as "dark cabaret." They seem to be part of the steampunk scene, but if they don't describe their music as "steampunk" then I won't try to categorize it that way here! Members include H.M. on guitar and vocals; Ophelia Baptista on guitar, vocals and drum; and Renfield playing the accordion, banjo, mandolin and guitar.
Boom! Boom! Baby Boutique
Bespoke corsets are sold here. There's a section for horror and circus that offers a really cool Ringmaster burlesque outfit. There are sections for classic corsets and a "Hello, Sailor" area.
Damn French Desserts
This Etsy shop specializes in dark custom wedding invitations, miniature horror apothecary mini dioramas, Victorian and Halloween stickers, plus fabulous stationery and notecards featuring skeletons. I love everything here, I'm crazy about this shop!
Face of the Earth
This Etsy shop sells insanely cool horror terrariums. There's a miniature Halloween Graveyard terrarium, a scale model of the Beetlejuice house, a zombie apocalypse terrarium, and other adorable oddities.
Classic Horror Campaign
A blog from Brighton, England by the people who put on "Frighten Brighton." The blog covers classic horror movies from the 1960s and 1970s especially. This is a really good blog to follow if you want to keep up with what's going on in horror conventions and film festivals in the UK.
Devour the Blog
Updated about weekly, this blog features horror posters, horror reviews, spoilers, and info on upcoming horror films. This blog is affiliated with Devour the Podcast.
The Domain of Horror
This horror blog is written by Countess Carole Orlock. She's currently blogging about attending Monster Mania; reviewing a Fortean Radio podcast episode; and promoting Ms. Halloween.
This podcast features "Strange Stories, By Strange Authors, for Strange Listeners." This weekly audio fiction magazine specializes in flash fiction from varied genres. Currently featuring "The Electric Ant" by Philip K. Dick. Their horror offerings are here.
The H. P. Lovecraft Literary Podcast
This podcast is currently at Episode 149. Not everything here is about Lovecraft - there's other genre authors and literature discussed here too. Some of the episodes are for subscribers only, but there's still a lot here of interest. You can also learn a lot just from checking out the links in the notes for each show!
"Devious dispatches for the delightfully macabre." This really impressive horror blog is written by Belladonna Belleville, Dr. Phobias, and Madame Mercy. Besides reviewing horror movies and sharing news on the horror genre, the blog covers conventions and offers quite a bit of dark steampunk content as well.
Recent posts I've enjoyed include Why I Go to Steampunk Conventions, a review of the 2013 Wicked Faire, and Top 3 Horror Movies to Watch in a Blizzard. I'm looking forward to seeing what they post about next!
Bruce Boxleitner is working to produce this steampunk TV series. He promises that steampunk fans' input on this fan-inspired show will greatly affect the direction the show takes and enrich it. He claims it will be the first true steampunk TV show. There's no air date available as of yet.
News, an events calendar, links list and forum for Canadians interested in steampunk. The Facebook page is a really good resource for all things steampunk, not just those relevant to Canadians.
--Copyright 2013 Carrie Carolin