Doors 6:30pm-4am. 18+, must have ID. BLACKTHORN 51 (aka Arena) 80-12 51st AVENUE. ELMHURST, QUEENS 11373
VOLTAIRE (Aurelio Voltaire Hernandez) is often described as a modern day renaissance man. He is a singer/ performer, creator of comic books, animation and toys. As a musician, he is a songwriter whose music can best be described as a collection of murder ballads, tongue-in-cheek exercises in the macabre, with just enough bawdy songs about Star Trek and Star Wars to keep a convention audience rolling in the aisles. Many know him for his songs "Brains!" and "Land of the Dead" from the Cartoon Network show "The Grim Adventures of Billy And Mandy". Voltaire's live shows, whether solo or with his skeletal orchestra, are full of stories and games. Many describe his shows as sitting around a fire while an old friend regales you with tales, presuming that old friend drinks a liter of rum a night, dates zombie prostitutes and wrestles Krakens. Voltaire has been recording and touring for over 15 years. He's released 8 full length CDs, most of them through Projekt Records. - http://www.voltaire.net/
THE AMATORY MURDER An electronically-tinged goth rock band from Brooklyn, New York, pop sensibility comes wrapped in a dark, danceable package. Fans know to experience TAM is to experience the transformative power and beauty of pain and the dynamic emotional cyclone of rage, love, doubt and fear. The band combines the exhilaration of loud and fast guitars, deeply emotional and relatable lyrics, gorgeous and ghostly electronic composition, powerhouse drums, and catchy hooks to draw listeners into an intense sensory odyssey. The Amatory Murder has a dedicated following in the dark/alternative scene but their break through sound connects to audiences on all levels with dynamic choruses and energetic beats, which belie the underlying themes of the dark side of the human experience: isolation, rejection, disenchantment and anger that bind us all together. They have played throughout the tri-state area including opening for industrial veterans My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult (alongside Left Spine Down), opening for Matt Fazzi's Happy Body Slow Brain, and headlining their Live Nation Presents record release show for 'A Different Frequency' at Gramercy Theater. They have also played prestigious showcases at Irving Plaza, organized and headlined their "Church of Murder" alternative/goth night at Webster Hall, and other venues including Highline Ballroom, Sullivan Hall and Tammany Hall. - http://theamatorymurder.com/
SYSTEM:FX from London bring you blistering beats and bruising guitars! With a hint of Ministry, The Prodigy and even a bit of Cubanate thrown in, expect aggression and harsh sounds influenced by anarchy and civil disobediance! We're here to make your feet move and your ears bleed! - http://systemfx.zimbalam.com/
NIGHT GALLERY was formed by Kitty Hawke in 1992. The song "SARA" was first released on a compilation in 1993 called "Hear No Evil Volume 2". They are currently working on their full length album after going through several member changes over the years. They have been playing out with their current lineup since 2005 which include founding member, Kitty Hawke and original drummer, Jimmy Dragon. - http://www.reverbnation.com/nightgallery
EISDRIVE, founded in 2001, is strident East Coast Industrial EBM influenced by the likes of Nitzer Ebb, FLA, Skinny Puppy, Portion Control, Autodafeh, Spetsnaz, Front 242, A Split Second, Laetherstrip, Klinik/ABC, Project Pitchfork, all things Wax Trax and much more. They have played regionally...including NYC support slots for Haujobb, Inertia & Armageddon Dildos...and internationally with a show at London's Slimelight in 2008. They released the Hours Of Steel ep in 2006 and are presently working on a long-threatened full length. EISDRIVE is Xian Engel: Vox & Machines plus a variety of live collaborators. - http://www.last.fm/music/Eisdrive
V3SS3L is a project concieved in bowels of Gothams NYC Industrial and Goth scene. Dripping from its orrifice is pulsating electro driven beats accompanied by its Industrial Rythmic influences. Distorted Vocals provided by Lou Are at times dissappear into a Melody. This Monster of a presence is aimed to captivate and assimilate you to move your body on the dancefloor. Stomp to the beats and free yourselves... - https://soundcloud.com/v3ss3l
Bartenders Brendan from Don Hills
Don Hill's Sound and Lighting system installed! Additional intelligent lighting installed by Audiolust!
Take Rtrain to Grand Avenue station. Walk west on Queens Blvd. Or Take Q60 bus to 51st Ave. On south side. Or Take the Q59 from Brooklyn to Grand Ave & Haspel St. Walk North on Grand, make left on Van Kleeck St to Queens Blvd, make left and pass Diner.