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dancefloorlandmine: DJing at B-Movie Nov 04 (DJ)
Wednesday, May 10th, 2017 02:22 pm
This time around The 80s Night was moved across the road from our previous venue to RAW Nightclub - bigger bar, bigger sound system, club lights, bigger dancefloor, and the return of my co-DJ, Kat ([personal profile] retrokitty). Also, an even sturdier booth to make it even less likely I'd endanger the punters with my dancing as well as our music.

Ours was the first act in a three-part night - The 80s Night, followed by a rather good Gary Numan tribute band, and then an alternative club night to complete the night.

The evening also saw the welcome resurgence of the (in)famous queue, much to the confusion of the bar staff.

Setlist )
¹ And, at this point, we were asked if there was aircon. There was, and it was already running.
dancefloorlandmine: Me hiding behind camera (CameraEOS)
Tuesday, January 17th, 2017 11:16 am
Less than a month after Friday night's photos!

Saturday night at Whitby Goth Weekend November 2016 featured Chasing Dragons, Children On Stun, Skeletal Family, and The Mission, all of whom have played WGW before - although for some, it's been quite a while! The Mission, notably, played substantially extended sets to mark their return after so many years, with Evi Vine on additional vocals.


Sample photos under cut )

Gallery links for more photos

Chasing Dragons

Children On Stun

Skeletal Family

The Mission

(As usual, feel free to share these images with the bands, and they're welcome to use any of them (please credit as Simon Landmine).)
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dancefloorlandmine: Me hiding behind camera (CameraEOS)
Thursday, December 22nd, 2016 06:39 pm
Yes, it's less than two months since the event, and I've got the first night's photos up. And all before April's bands have been announced.

Anyhow, without vast amounts of further ado, Friday night at Whitby Goth Weekend November 2016 featured Kitty In A Casket, Manuskript, Sigue Sigue Sputnik Electronic, and Heaven 17 - all of whom seemed very happy to be performing for the crowd, which has a great effect on the atmosphere. There was also an outbreak of levitation among the opening two acts ...

The only first-time Whitby act this time around, Kitty In A Casket are a bouncy, enthusiastic, rock-n-roll-influenced act from Vienna, in a similar musical vein to Zombina & The Skeletones, but more upbeat and with the dial turned slightly more rock than goth. They describe themselves as 'punk'n'roll'. Long-time Whitby stalwarts Manuskript (who, I believe, still hold the record for most appearances at the festival) are a traditional keyboards-backed-by-guitars goth band, with special guests for their finale. Sigue Sigue Sputnik Electronic are a pretty unique hi-energy live experience, and now mostly electronic in name only, with live guitar and bass joining the keyboards. (It was also keyboardist Johann's birthday, resulting in a gleeful receiving of a cake at the end of the set.) And, finally, Heaven 17 should be familiar to everyone - they may not be 'goth', but quite a bit of their discography is 'goth-adjacent', and they know how to put on a great show.

Sample photos under cut )

Gallery links for more photos

Kitty In A Casket

Manuskript

Sigue Sigue Sputnik Electronic

Heaven 17

(As usual, feel free to share these images with the bands, and they're welcome to use any of them (please credit as Simon Landmine).)
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dancefloorlandmine: DJing at B-Movie Nov 04 (DJ)
Monday, November 14th, 2016 01:13 pm
In the Wellington again for The 80s Night at Whitby. DJing solo this time, for a number of reasons, although Kat lent me her CD collection and acted as a voice-activated index for it. Despite the absence of a number of familiar faces who were away from town, we managed more people through the door than last time.

Now sorting out options for April, but, in the meantime, here's what got played ...

Setlist )
dancefloorlandmine: (Digital Art)
Monday, October 24th, 2016 01:08 pm
Success! Printed flyers delivered today! Coming to a pub table in a seaside town far from you soon!

(I was a bit nervous about these - other than sending photos to photo-print services, this was the first time I'd sent a design direct to printer - especially one requiring the fun and games of converting to CMYK colour-space and designing-in bleed and exclusion margins.)

Two event flyers.
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dancefloorlandmine: Me hiding behind camera (CameraEOS)
Friday, October 14th, 2016 07:15 pm
(That sudden realisation that you had not, as you believed, posted up the links to one set of festival photos.)

Saturday night at Whitby Goth Weekend April 2016, featuring She Made Me Do It, Rhombus, Fuzzbox, and Wayne Hussey.

She Made Me Do It are a New Wave Electronica two-piece (who have let their website registration lapse) featuring members of Rachel Stamp (and, in Will Crewdson's case, pretty much everyone else - Adam Ant, Bow Wow Wow, Flesh For Lulu, Johnette Napolitano ...). Rhombus are a Leeds based act playing classic goth rock, now featuring Alixandrea from Last July on vocals, and a tendency to acquire additional members for big gigs, like Whitby. If you haven't heard of Fuzzbox, then you're missing out on an authentic slice of mid-80s bouncy pop. Wayne Hussey was the guitarist of the Sisters Of Mercy before splitting off with The Mission, and then moving on to play solo, as at this gig.

Not too long now until the second WGW of 2016 ...


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She Made Me Do It

Rhombus

Fuzzbox

Wayne Hussey

(As usual, feel free to share these images with the bands, and they're welcome to use any of them (with credit given).)
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dancefloorlandmine: Me hiding behind camera (CameraEOS)
Thursday, June 30th, 2016 06:15 pm
Friday night at Whitby Goth Weekend April 2016, featuring Hands Off Gretel, Lene Lovich, The Red Paintings, and Therapy?.

Hands Off Gretel are reminiscent of L7, Hole, Daisy Chainsaw, and the other early 90s acts of that ilk. Lene Lovich is a stalwart of the post-punk genre, with a few hits under her belt, and definite enthusiasm on stage. The Red Paintings were re-visiting Whitby, and were fundraising to complete their next album. Therapy? are a hard-playing three-piece with several alternative club hits to their name.

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Hands Off Gretel

Lene Lovich

The Red Paintings

Therapy?


(As usual, feel free to share these images with the bands, and they're welcome to use any of them (with credit given).)
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dancefloorlandmine: DJing at B-Movie Nov 04 (DJ)
Friday, May 20th, 2016 02:58 pm
Back in the Wellington again this time around, following a late venue change. Because there were a number of nights on that Sunday, we weren't sure what the turnout would be like, but Whitby did us proud again, and the windows were steamed up within about half an hour. Despite some concerns as to the size of the venue, there was enough space on the floor for the skipping, and the conga headed out through the door and back again. There are apparently plans for refurbishment at some point in the future, which may open the venue up further. This night was also grounds for celebration, as Real Gothic had managed to hold Stokomotiv to a draw that afternoon, which meant that, as the visitors, they won the trophy on points ...

Due to the events of the early part of the year, we broke the usual "one song per artist" limit for David Bowie and Prince.

Setlist )
dancefloorlandmine: Me hiding behind camera (CameraEOS)
Monday, March 28th, 2016 11:41 am
Saturday night at Whitby Goth Weekend October 2015, featuring In Isolation, Vince Ripper and The Rodent Show, The Last Cry, and Spear of Destiny.

WGW stalwarts In Isolation and The Last Cry were joined by Vince Ripper and The Rodent Show and headlining legends Spear of Destiny. For the unfamiliar, Vince Ripper et al are stylistically reminiscent of Alien Sex Fiend and The Cramps (including some covers).

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In Isolation

Vince Ripper and The Rodent Show

The Last Cry

Spear of Destiny


(As usual, feel free to share these images with the bands, and they're welcome to use any of them (with credit given).)
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dancefloorlandmine: Me hiding behind camera (CameraEOS)
Thursday, March 17th, 2016 03:59 pm
Friday night at Whitby Goth Weekend October 2015, featuring Chasing Dragons, Bad Pollyanna, Fearless Vampire Killers, and Altered Images.

Of the acts new to WGW, Chasing Dragons provided an excellent female-fronted heavy rock/metal start to the night, while Altered Images' new line-up provided a bouncy, perky closer. Fearless Vampire Killers, meanwhile, opted for what appeared to be dressing as a Jim Carey tribute act ...

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Chasing Dragons

Bad Pollyanna

Fearless Vampire Killers

Altered Images


(As usual, feel free to share these images with the bands, and they're welcome to use any of them (with credit given).)
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dancefloorlandmine: Me hiding behind camera (CameraEOS)
Saturday, August 8th, 2015 03:27 pm
Monday evening on the beach at Whitby, where a bunch of people played with fire in the drizzle. One of them wearing a cloak. Risky, but photogenic. [grin]

As usual, the link to the full gallery is after the samples.






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dancefloorlandmine: (Gigs)
Monday, May 25th, 2015 12:59 am
Saturday night at the extended Whitby Goth Weekend April 2015.

The third night of the extended anniversary WGW, featuring the return of Jordan Reyne, Manuskript (maintaining their ongoing record total of WGW appearances), Chameleons Vox and Andi Sex Gang.

Links to the full galleries are beneath the sample images.

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Jordan Reyne

Manuskript

Chameleons Vox

Andi Sex Gang
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dancefloorlandmine: (Gigs)
Sunday, May 24th, 2015 06:14 pm
Friday night at the extended Whitby Goth Weekend April 2015.

The second night of the extended anniversary WGW, featuring The Last Dance, Sigue Sigue Sputnik, Bella Morte and The Cruxshadows. This was the evening of guest vocalists, with Ed Tuke of Partly Faithful reprising his guest vocal on The Last Dance's excellent cover of Oingo Boingo's "Dead Man's Party", while Olivia Hyde of Bad Pollyanna joined The Cruxshadows for "Marilyn My Bitterness". Sigue Sigue Sputnik, despite having been billed as "SSS Electronic" had filled out the lineup, with live guitars and bass, which gave the band the raucous edge missing from the keyboard-only version of the lineup I'd previously seen.

Links to the full galleries are beneath the sample images.

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The Last Dance

Sigue Sigue Sputnik

Bella Morte

The Cruxshadows
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dancefloorlandmine: (Gigs)
Sunday, May 3rd, 2015 08:51 pm
Thursday night at the extended Whitby Goth Weekend April 2015.

With two extra nights of bands at the anniversary WGW, this weekend started on the Thursday, with Ashes To Angels, followed by The Red Paintings, Abney Park and The Birthday Massacre - other than The Red Paintings, all revisiting the festival.

As usual, links to the full galleries are below the samples.

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Ashes To Angels

The Red Paintings

Abney Park

The Birthday Massacre
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dancefloorlandmine: (Whitby)
Saturday, November 15th, 2014 11:28 pm
Saturday night at Whitby Goth Weekend November 2014.

Saturday night began with the goth metal of Lesbian Bed Death and Bad Pollyanna. They were followed by Rhombus' goth rock, once again bolstered at Whitby by the additional backing singing of the Rhombettes, and now with the addition of Jo of The March Violets guesting on violin and Alixandrea of Last July and Spooks of Dead Eyes Opened on vocals. The final two acts of the night were Hugh Cornwell, formerly of The Stranglers, with Voltaire bringing the night to a close with his usual dark comedy and invited stage-invasion for a rousing chorus of "When You're Evil".

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Lesbian Bed Death

Bad Pollyanna

Rhombus

Hugh Cornwell

Voltaire
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dancefloorlandmine: (Whitby)
Saturday, November 15th, 2014 08:05 pm
Friday night at Whitby Goth Weekend November 2014.

The night opened with the Lynchian soundscapes of Black Volition, the new project by Reza Udhin (of Inertia and Killing Joke) and Will Crewdson (Scant Regard and Rachel Stamp), followed by the bouncing enthusiastic industrial electronica of Deviant UK. Next up was the earlier electronica of Visage, and the evening was closed by Heaven 17, dressed for Hallowe'en, and putting on a storming show.

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Black Volition

Deviant UK

Visage

Heaven 17
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dancefloorlandmine: Me hiding behind camera (CameraEOS)
Sunday, May 25th, 2014 03:27 pm
No relaxed weekend on the coast is complete without a trip to the beach, and some people enjoy having a kickabout there. So there was a trip to the beach. At night time. Obviously. Though there was also a kickabout. In a sense.

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The whole gallery

Straight to the kickabout
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dancefloorlandmine: (Whitby)
Monday, May 19th, 2014 09:12 pm
Saturday night at Whitby Goth Weekend April 2014, and another four acts on stage.

Opening act Jordan Reyne launched her new EP, demonstrating her combination of vocals, percussion, loop pedals and guitars, followed by the return of early punks ukdecay. Next up were The Last Cry, fresh from their tour of the States and, to bring the live music for the weekend to an storming close, New Model Army.

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Jordan Reyne

ukdecay

The Last Cry

New Model Army
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dancefloorlandmine: (Whitby)
Monday, May 19th, 2014 01:39 am
Friday night at Whitby Goth Weekend April 2014, and four bands on the stage. The night opened with Alexa De Strange's glam rock influenced style, followed by Cold In Berlin, with drum-heavy post-punk sounds. Third up were Vince Ray & the Boneshakers with some hot-rod rock'n'roll, with the night being ended by Toyah.


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Alexa de Strange

Cold In Berlin

Vince Ray & the Boneshakers

Toyah
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dancefloorlandmine: DJing at B-Movie Nov 04 (DJ)
Monday, May 5th, 2014 01:10 am
The Shambles again, now under new management, with a bar extension, and a refurb in process that included some new pool table lights that nearly succumbed to Van Halen's Jump, having an apparent magnetic attraction for the taller attendees. Still, no-one went out of any of the windows, I don't believe there were any concussions this time, and no-one caught fire, so we'll be back again next time, when we get to discover how far the refurb has progressed.

However, without further ado, the setlist ...

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