Sat 19 Jan
- THE GOTH SPECIAL
The ’80s club night for people who HATE ’80s nights, Simon Price, Jayney BlamBlam & guests
Playing alternative classics by the likes of Siouxsie, Soft Cell, Stray Cats, Smiths and Specials (and that’s just the eSSes!)
The ’80s club night for people who HATE ’80s nights, Simon Price, Jayney BlamBlam & guests playing alternative classics by the likes of Siouxsie, Soft Cell, Stray Cats, Smiths and Specials (and that’s just the eSSes!)
The C.R.E. – Campaign for Real Eighties – Starts Here!
Spellbound Goth Special – Sat 19 Jan
Hairspray? Check. Eyeliner? Check. White greasepaint? Check. Entirely black wardrobe (with possible concessions made to a touch of purple, or frilly white lace)? Check. This January, instead of playing one or two of The Sisters Of Mercy’s greatest hits, we’ll play pretty much ALL of them. Same goes for Siouxsie And The Banshees, Bauhaus and The Cramps, plus the best of The Cult and The Cure’s, shall we say, darker periods. This will be the Spellbound where if you ask for, I dunno, Red Lorry Yellow Lorry or Lords Of The New Church or March Violets, we’ll actually say “Yeah, OK” instead of “Um, maybe…” You can also expect to hear the likes of Alien Sex Fiend, Specimen, Fields Of The Nephilim, X-Mal Deutschland, The Birthday Party, Joy Division, Danielle Dax, The Damned, Christian Death, Theatre Of Hate, Skeletal Family, Ghost Dance, Sex Gang Children, DAF, The Mission, James Ray & The Performance, Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds, The Bolshoi, The Creatures, Gene Loves Jezebel, Nitzer Ebb, Virgin Prunes, Killing Joke, Front 242 etc etc (and we’ll ensure that whatever non-gothic stuff we play is suitably Batcave-friendly in mood). And don’t sit in front of the smoke machine, because it’ll very much be in use. Alright, let’s get gothed out of our tiny minds!
Guest DJ: Andrew Lowlife – Our guest DJ this month, helping Simon out with the classic sounds, will already be well-known to anyone on the Brighton alternative scene. Andrew Lowlife has DJ’d at several clubs including his own Lowlife in the 90s and 00s, as well as guesting at Slimelight, and can frequently be found behind the decks of Release The Bats at the Caroline Of Brunswick. He will also be familiar to many as a musician with bands including Swarf and Inertia. And rest assured that he knows his stuff when it comes to 80s goth!
THIS EVENT WILL TAKE PLACE IN OUR INTIMATE SPACE – KOMEDIA STUDIO BAR
STANDING CLUB NIGHT