Gothic rock

Gothic rock (sometimes called goth rock) is a genre of rock music that originated during the late 1970s. Originally bands from the genre had strong ties to the English punk rock and emerging post-punk styles. The genre itself was defined as a separate movement from punk rock during the early 1980s. Gothic rock artists deal with dark themes and intellectual movements such as gothic horror, Romanticism, existential philosophy, and nihilism. Read more…|Edit this Artist photo: Агата Кристи

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Saturday 30 May 2015
Gene Loves JezebelConcert New Wave Restaurant & Bar
Bellflower, Los Angeles, CA, United States
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Monday 8 June 2015
The Mountain Goats
Pinkish BlackConcert
The Kessler Theater
Dallas TX, Dallas, United States
32.74943 -96.842563

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Tuesday 14 July 2015
Årabrot
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Holy Mountain
Austin, United States
30.26706 -97.735915
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Wednesday 15 July 2015
Årabrot
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Siberia
New Orleans, LA, New Orleans, United States
29.969009 -90.055918
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Thursday 16 July 2015
Årabrot
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529
Atlanta, United States
33.739903 -84.345117
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Friday 17 July 2015
Årabrot
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Local 506
Chapel Hill NC, United States
35.910175 -79.063842
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  • Morczerv

    Evanescence with Sisters, FOTN, Bauhaus and others? Bitch please!!!

    Sunday afternoon
  • mazetias

    "Just" music, you sure you're right on last.fm?

    last month
  • LiamRandolph

    Guys it's just music.

    last month
  • Blood_Gothic

    Then you probably know that gothic metal and gothic rock are quite a different things (maybe you also know that the word "gothic" was an ironic label at first, and those guys who invented the term back in late 70s didn't think about gothic novels or decadent romanticism). First of all, gothic metal is (surprise!) a metal subgenre, heavily influenced by doom. Even if Evanescence was a gothic metal band (it isn't, really), it wouldn't belong here. And did I say that gothic rock bands have to imitate SoM to stay true? Gothic rock can be very different. Some modern acts such as Liquid Grey or Terminal Gods don't sound the same like the 90's legends such as Rosetta Stone or like the Batcave dinosaurs such as Alien Sex Fiend. Do I really need to explain such an obvious things?

    March 2015
  • vidarth

    and I think user MoonlitAutumn is on point.

    March 2015
  • vidarth

    Of course I have read articles and forums, but most of all I have my ears to have an opinion about the subject, dont you? Yes I've listed post-punk as example, but some gothic metal bands by whom Evanescence is inspired, have similar approach. My whole point is that some people just limit this tag to bands who copy the sound of The Sisters of Mercy (who don't even cosider themselves as gothic rock), just to this late 80's and early 90's sound with cowboy's image, and they would like to see only those bands in top artists here. But even Joy Division, that has been arguably described by many as gothic, sounds very different to the sound you are talking about. Imo it's just a matter of interpreting the word "gothic".

    March 2015
  • Blood_Gothic

    "it's the certain qualities in music too of course" - of course! And Evanescence clearly lacks such qualities. "more introvertic and dark approach found in post-punk" - well, first you say that gothic rock tag doesn't describe "only few post-punk bands", then you suddenly evoke post-punk as example. DCD, Cranes and Switchblade Symphony aren't "gothic rock" (which doesn't mean they're bad), and CoX are much more darkwave than gothic rock - no matter what they think, it's important what music they make. Considering clothes and parties, you should understand that "gothic rock" and "goth subculture" isn't the same thing. There's no "goth ideology" (or "goth worldview", lol) which automatically makes the band gothic. There are distinct musical characteristics that distinguish gothic rock from other styles of music, and they have nothing to do with "dark romanticism" or ideology or image. Did you even try to read any book or forum about gothic rock?

    March 2015
  • vidarth

    @Blood_Gothic See? you have totally bias opinion. No I don't think it's only about the lyrics, it's the certain qualities in music too of course. By "nihilistic" I had in mind a more introvertic and dark approach found in post-punk, contrary to punk. Goth IS about some kind of ideology of appreciating the beauty in darkness, that's why we have such different bands called goth: Dead Can Dance, Sisters of Mercy, Clan of Xymox, Cranes, Switchblade Symphony... And your degrading this to clothes and partys is totally ridiculous and shows that maybe you try to fit in with some people without any reflection. And by the way, by using "We" you sound very pretentious.

    March 2015
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