I wrote my first essay for Rookie on soul nights, Chicago, gentrification, music, race, and consumption. I mean, that’s a long list, but it all comes together, I promise. You can read it here.
since there was no actual goth scene where I came from and I’ve only been able to put this sort of thing together after the fact…
what are the necessary inclusions on a Goth music playlist?
Dear people at shows: WHY do you shout out the names of songs at the band?
Do you think they are actually going to play the song because oh, that one guy there wants to hear it?
Have you not heard of setlists? Did you notice how the lights are cued up to the songs? They planned this shit out, guys. They picked out a set of songs they want to play tonight in a specific order. They are not your personal ipod.
And for fuck’s sake: why is it always the best-known song or that one hit that gets yelled at the band, like they don’t already know that’s what you came to hear?
Cut that shit out.
That Woman Who Glared at You and Was Secretly Pleased That Spiritualized Didn’t Play “Soul On Fire” Last Night Despite Your Obnoxious Shouting
"I Love It" is a song by Swedish synthpop duo Icona Pop featuring British recording artist Charli XCX. It was released in May 2012 as a digital download in Sweden. The song was added to their debut studio album Icona Pop, as well as their EP Iconic.
I was jamming to this song last year and now I hear it everywhere when I’m out in public and instead of being annoyed by that I still get happy every time I hear it. Good job everybody, this song rules.
Because mine is “Destroy Everything You Touch” by Ladytron.
the piano has been drinking
my necktie is asleep
and the combo went back to New York
and the jukebox has to take a leak
and the carpet needs a haircut
and the spotlight looks like a prison break
‘Cause the telephone’s out of cigarettes
and the balcony’s on the make
like any dealer looking for a card that is so high and wild he’ll never need to deal another
early dance cuts are pretty fun, especially the factory tracks