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Mercury Machinewerk (Capital Hill/Seattle, WA)

The Merc
Mercury @ Machinewerks * 1009 East Union, Seattle, WA 98122 ~
~ https://www.machinewerks.org/ * https://www.facebook.com/groups/mercuryatmachinewerks/

One of Seattle’s last strong-holds of the Gothic/Industrial clubbing and music community as a central hangout most famous for such in the Pacific Northwest on the American side, it is a volunteer operated private club down-set underground in the Capital Hill Neighborhood of Seattle. They offer some of the regions best Gothic/Industrial and Electronic music DJs and dancing venue. As a private club, membership is mandatory for attendance, and guests can only visit under sponsorship of a member. To become a member, a visitor must be recommended for membership by a current member in good standing … and has to attend via 3 to 5 signed visits within a 6 month period before a member can sponsor a visitor for membership which costs a mere $10. They essentially have something going on every day, ranging from club nights – smoking and smoke free, themed parties, karaoke, and a oddities market. They have a great dance floor, pool room, and a fully stocked bar specializing in Black Orchids.

Rating: 5 stars out of 5

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Chronicles: Sept. 30, 2010: Mangor’s Mad House, Perversion, and Gothy Goodness


Mangor’s Cabinet of Curiousities

Perversion, Luxury:
Downtown and Hollywood Madness

Thursday 30 September 2010
* Los Angeles, California/Hollywood, California, United States of America *

Early to rise at 8 am as Sir Thomas Leaf is used to awaking early, and given the time difference in California from Colorado, he was up at the crack of dawn. So was Lady Tara. Sir Thomas accompanied the Lady on her quest to complete some chores with a pitstop at Starbucks for some chai goodness with a wander-a-bout in Los Felis. Pitstop at 10 am over to Trader Joe’s for some groceries and lunch at Around noon, Lady Stephanie picked up Sir Thomas Leaf and took him to her palace at the Millenium Biltmore Hotel in downtown Los Angeles. While she finished up her conference call, Sir Thomas Leaf went for a swim and jacuzzi in the mozaic tile and pillared bathing hall. After her conference call, the two went for a sushi lunch at Mitaki down the street and had drinks to catch up. As she was off on the road by 4 pm, Sir Thomas Leaf kissed the fair maiden goodbye she departed for Arizona and he returned to Docteur Mangor’s House of Gothy Madness. Sir Thomas Leaf is definitely a fan of his eccentric brother’s art and collections. By darkness falling, he, Lady Tara, and the mad Docteur dressed in their dark attire and headed off to “Perversion” to meet Lady Mechi, Lady Cimcie, and Lady Ashlee for some dancing. Two rooms of ecstatic dark tunes, watered-down and weak alcoholic beverages, the crew had a fabulous time dancing and partying. As the evening came to an end, the murder of friends parted ways after a wonderful time of revelry. Tomorrow, Sir Thomas Leaf will investigate Social Networking.

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Danse Macabre (Colorado Springs, Colorado)


Danse Macabre * Thursdays * The Rocket Room * 230 Pueblo Avenue * Colorado Springs, Colorado * 719.447.4990

A great new goth/industrial/neo-folk night in the Springs area. Each thursday at the infamous Rocket Room. Free cover, 21+. Medium size venue with a very tiny dancefloor, but excellent drink prices and service. The mesmerizing compilations dj’ed by Blue Girl enchants your soul and puts you at peace. Its a new spin to the Goth/EBM/Industrial club selection in that Blue Girl specializes in new and old school Goth, Dark Wave, Industrial, Neo-Folk, and Pagan music. Its a perfect mixer and evening to start your weekend early or build up your energy for the weekend. My most favorite weekly night in the Springs. Rating: 5 stars out of 5.

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Sanctuary Saturday (Vancouver, British Columbia)


Dancefloor at Sanctuary (Club 23 West)


Sanctuary Saturday @ Club 23 West * http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=2321964024 * 1st/3rd/5th Saturday every month @ Club 23 West: 23 West Cordova, Vancouver, British Columbia
Ah, back in the day when I first moved to Vancouver, this was the only Goth/Industrial club I could find in Vancouver when i first moved there during Y2K. At that time it was at the Purple Onion. This fabulous night was established in 1997 and is the longest-running night in Vancouver that’s dedicated to the Goth/Industrial/Underground and alternative music culture. DJ Pandemonium who started the night is still keeping it alive and beating serving the best of alternative/synth/electro/new wave/80’s/90’s/rock/goth/industrial/ebm/ and synthpop. Now joined with DJ’s R-Lex, Vortex, Contrasoma and periodic guests; its taken hold on Saturdays instead of Sundays in the infamous thriving ground of Sin City at its home in Club 23 West. Doors at 9 and the party lasts til 3 am. Free before 10, students free till 11, and two-for-one’s with cab receipt all night. $6 cover after 10, $1 off if dressed to impress. I’ve been a fan of this night since early 2000 attending every year since then, when I lived in Vancouver it was a weekly attendance, when living in Seattle it was a bi-monthly venture, and even when I was living in L.A., Miami, and Colorado … I still came back at least a half a dozen times throughout the year with Sanctuary and Sin City as driving forces to selecting calendar dates to visit. Its a must visit venue for anyone in the underground scene that wants a great place to dance, meet people, and slam some drinks down. Dress to impress! Now with two floors: upstairs and downstairs spinning the best in the dark scene. Rating: 5 stars out of 5. Previous reviews I’ve written: http://www.technogypsie.com/reviews/?p=17, http://thesinglelife.net/archives/2005/12/13/sanctuary-celebrities-vancouver-bc, http://wanderwords.com/archives/2006/11/04/272, http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/North_America/Canada/Province_of_British_Columbia/Vancouver-903183/Nightlife-Vancouver-Celebrities-BR-1.html. Revisit on 7/4/2009 – Still amazing music and a fabulous dance floor. Still yet one of my most favorite nights!!! Thank you Isaac!!!


Dancefloor at Sanctuary (Club 23 West)



Dancefloor at Sanctuary (Club 23 West)

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Perversion, Hollywood, California


Perversion

Perversion Hollywood
Boardners * 1652 Cherokee Ave, Hollywood, California * Thursdays * 2 Dance areas * Industrial, Goth, Alternative, and Bondage * 18+ * Full Bar * 10-2

It’s been a few years since I’ve been to Perversion. They are now at a much better location – Boardners, the home to the infamous Bar Sinister and the new location suits Perversion so much better than many of the previous locations I attended. Packed wall to wall with Goths and those dressed in black, it was a madhouse meat market of the gothic array. The Bondage show is back if full spectrum with Sal from the Dungeon at Blue, an Absenthe lounge upstairs, live performances, sexy doms, and incredible dance music downstairs with Bractune and Amanda spinning the main room with industrial techno, dark tekno, and noise. Bruce spins out on the patio a nonconformist mix of Goth, Dark Wave, Alternative, and Indie. The downset to the night is how crowded it often is, at least the evening of 7/3/08 where it was packed and space was difficult to find or obtain on the dance floor to get your frustrations out. The bars as well were packed, and drinks often hard to obtain. Other than the sardine-like environment (and its a humongous club space – just hundreds of patrons) it’s an excellent place to hang on a thursday night in Hollywood. Rating: 4 stars out of 5.


Perversion

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