you miss my head!
I bet you miss my head!"
-- The Voluptuous Horror of Karen Black, "Do You Miss My Head"
So I'm just going to admit to being a big slack-ass over the last two months.
Now that we've gotten past that and you've all forgiven me, we can move on to more important matters that have nothing to do with my failures as a human being.
The timing of my return to civilized discourse is, of course, excellent because it means I get to announce the return of that most awesome Oakland goth club/salon - Solace!
They've changed venues over to the Prop Box Studio (925 45th Ave) and are having their first return event on Friday, June 8th.
For those of you who haven't been to Club Solace before - it's a combination of dark ambient music club and gothic social salon. The music is elegant and the volume kept low so that even though there is waltzing and swirly dancing going on, one can still sit with a drink and converse with one's fellow darklings (on art, philosophy, history, and many other topics) without having to raise voices or keep commentary terse to minimize misunderstanding. While I am (clearly) a fan of loud, beat-driven music and the clubs that play it, Solace provides a delightful change of pace - re-introducing some Victorian-style sensibilities into the gothic scene and allowing a little more substance to bleed into our morbid stylings.
I hope to see some of you there in the near future!
In other news, it seems SFGothic.net has seen a steady influx of "likes" in the last month or so... but, much to my surprise, a fair number of them seem to be from places like Italy, Germany, and Brazil. Now, I'm not one for humility (seriously, guys... read some of my other posts). But this surprise definitely falls into the pleasant yet radically unexpected side of things. The internet still occasionally leaves this deviant a little in awe, what with all the inter-connectivity and stuff.
That said, I'd like to voice my welcome to our new readers from other continents!
And now some upcoming events!
06/02 - Some Like It Hot Ball (San Mateo) and Empire of Death photo exhibit (San Francisco)
06/08 - The return of SOLACE!! (Oakland)
06/16 - Club Nocturne (San Francisco) and King Kong vs. Godzilla showing (San Leandro)
06/20 - iVardensphere at DNA Lounge (San Francisco)
06/24 - Aesthetic Perfection at DNA Lounge (San Francisco)
06/26 - God Module at DNA Lounge (San Francisco)
And don't forget about Death Guild every Monday night at DNA Lounge and Dark Shadows on the second and fourth Fridays at the Cat Club.
-- Mr. M.