Anyone who's gone to an "industrial" music night since the mid/late 1990's has experienced a problem that's now grown into an epidemic. The bill says, "industrial [listed first in the billing], goth, synthpop, futurepop, ect" and you say "I like industrial...I think I'll go." You get there and they play no industrial at all...or...they play only industrial that's considered vintage, as if there's no brand new bands that create music rooted in the aesthetics of the original "industrial" music culture. [When the words "pop" and "industrial" had absolutely nothing to do with each other.]
A simple solution: If you want to feature "future pop," please leave the "industrial" genre classification out of it. Specificity in billing also saves your event from getting unwarranted negative reviews because the playlists contradict your event billing, not because the music wasn't "good."
- If you're in the NYC region, check out Defcon NYC on Saturday nights, 10pm - 4am. They specialize in hard [mostly vintage] dance industrial.
101 Ave A, New York, NY 10009
Neighborhoods: East Village, Alphabet City]
- In the Boston region, check out ORDNANCE! Deftly D pounds you monthly with relentless industrial music and performance of the highest order. A consistent funride of blissful aural treats and tortures.
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