FESTIVAL REVIEW: Roadburn Festival 2024 Part 2 – Various Venues 


So now hopefully you are asking yourself what are the bands I had as “do not miss” other than Inter Arma?  

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FESTIVAL REVIEW: Roadburn Festival 2024 Part 1 – Various Venues 


Full disclosure there is in no way I can present an unbiased opinion about Roadburn. This is my seventh straight year and I’m gifted a much greater amount of privilege than the average attendee. I’ve earned lifelong friendships. It’s become more than just a music festival for me. It’s a second home for five days out of every year. I’m allowed to work alongside other extremely talented and hard-working photographers and for a limited time at the beginning of every set I’m granted the best spot in the house.  For me music is my safe space vs photography which is my special interest.Continue reading


Cruel World Festival ft. Duran Duran Interpol, Blondie, Simple Minds, Placebo, Soft Cell, Adam Ant, Ministry, Jesus and Mary Chain, Gary Numan, and More Announces Their Set Times


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Post-Punk and New Wave festival Cruel World Fest has announced its full stage times for the returning festival in the Los Angeles area next weekend. Taking place on May 11, 2024 at Brookside at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California, the festival featured Duran Duran and will also feature Interpol, Blondie, Simple Minds, Placebo, Soft Cell, Adam Ant, Ministry performing songs from their classic albums With Sympathy and Twitch, The Jesus and Mary Chain (recently seen at Roadburn Festival), Gary Numan performing The Pleasure Principle, Dreamcar, The Faint, The Stranglers, the highly anticipated reunion of Tones on Tail (Bauhaus), Dreamcar, Placebo, Soft Cell, Adam Ant, Heaven 17, Mission UK, The Stranglers, English Beat offshoot General Public, Model/Actriz, TR/ST, The Faint, ADULT., Lol Tolhurst X Budgie, The Alarm, The Faint, The Mission UK, Zanias, Nuovo Testamento, Patriarchy, Leathers, Hearsh Symmetry, Body Of Light, French Police,  Balvanera and more! Tickets and information can be found at the links below. Continue reading


Roadburn 2024 Adds HEALTH, Kavus Torabi, Ragana Royal Thunder Birds In Row, Body Void, Darsombra, Sunrot, Thantifaxath, and More


 

Roadburn has added thirty new bands to the bill for 2024, including several special commissioned performances which are the hallmark of this festival. In addition, to HEALTH performing on the main stage for the first time, Kavus Torabi, Ragana Royal Thunder Birds In Row, Body Void, Darsombra, Sunrot, Thantifaxath, are among the new artists for the fest. You can see or extensive coverage of Roadburn 2023 here. See the full new list below and buy tickets at the link below.

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PODCAST: Episode #128: Larissa Stupar of Venom Prison on “Primeval”, Activism, and New Music


Ghost Cult to catch up with Venom Prison’s vocalist/activist Larrisa Stupar to chat about their new album Primeval via Prosthetic Records (review here). We chatted all about the bands’ activism in the scene, the current state of the world in 2020: the failure of our leaders during the pandemic, fighting the patriarchy, and outing sex abusers, but also a lot of positive forces we have right now, such as music and art. Larissa discussed the pivotal role producer Tom Dring has, the art of Eliran Kantor, and the progress on a new full-length Venom Prison album out, hopefully, to be released in 2021. Support the band and purchase Primeval here, and listen to our conversation now. Continue reading


EXCLUSIVE ALBUM STREAM: Patriarchy- “Asking For It”


Dark Synthwave/Metal Musicians and visionary artists Patriarchy have dropped their jaw-dropping, genre-hopping new album today, Asking For It via the Dero Arcade label. Made up of duo Actually (aka Actually Huizenga) – LA-Based multidisciplinary artist – and Andrew Means (3Teeth multi-instrumentalist), the pair creates heavy, politically charged, and Gothy tracks that are equal parts KMFDM, Lords of Acid, but also danceable like PVRIS. It’s the perfect album for pre-gaming in your house for a night out with friends, while plotting to overthrow the establishment. Ghost Cult brings you their full album stream right now to enjoy. Continue reading


Amanda Palmer Interviews Lingua Ignota, Podcast Launching Soon!


Musician artist and activist Amanda Palmer has shared a podcast interview with Lingua Ignota. The episode is a teaser of Amanda’s forthcoming podcast series, launching sometime this fall. Palmer highlights the music of Lingua Ignota, a.k.a. Kristin Hayter and discusses how she became a fan, and then interviews the artist where they connected on many subjects. They chatted when Kristin opened for AFP at South By Southwest this past spring. Her new album Caligula released on July 19th via Profound Lore Records. Palmer’s own new album There Will Be No Intermission (Cooking Vinyl) released on March 8th, International Women’s Day. Continue reading