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: Bauhaus

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Thursday 29 January 2015
Elliott BROOD
The Hunting PartyConcert
Mercury Lounge
New York, United States
40.722036 -73.986806

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Saturday 14 February 2015
Fangs on Fur
Crimson Scarlet, Roadside MemorialConcert
The Night Light
Oakland, CA, United States
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Saturday 21 February 2015
Pinkish BlackConcert Three Links
Dallas, United States
32.784646 -96.784282
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Thursday 19 March 2015
Clan of Xymox
Anthony JonesConcert
DNA Lounge
San Francisco CA, United States
37.771079 -122.412604

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  • EJkanne

    So many bands there that have nothing to do with gothic rock...

    28 days ago
  • Th3Nightwalker

    heeey im searching for a gothic/darkwave artist (woman although you really couldnt tell since she had a monster-like appearance. kinda like ASP) that used to pose with long knails (dunno if they were fake), had a bald head with many tattoos and as i can recall lived in an old castle cause she detested being seen in public. her name was "miss/lady something" as i can recall but i cant tell for sure...its been maaaaany years since ive found her page here in Last.Fm and i would love to take a listen or just rediscover her as its been stuck in my mind for ages. thanks!!

    December 2014
  • chino_moreno22

    evanescence is good band but real gothic rock is The Sisters of Mercy Fields of the Nephilim Bauhaus

    December 2014
  • MoonlitAutumn

    "just a generic pop-rock band with a teen angst i wear black and complain attitude" LOL, you just described The Cure.

    November 2014
  • MoonlitAutumn

    "Secondly besides being somewhat romantic and dark HIM and Evanescence have nothing in common with Gothic or gothic rock." You do realize that Dark Romanticism and Goth are the same thing? HIM is influenced by The Fields of the Nephilim (and are going on tour with them soon), The Sisters Of Mercy, and The Mission as well as Black Sabbath and Type O Negative. Therefore, HIM IS Gothic. Not that it matters seeing how Goth isn't a genre of music. If you look at all the bands back in the 80s that were labeled Gothic you'll be hardpressed to find a unifiable sound. My research indicates that the term was used to describe any band that resonated with the aesthetic and imagery found in Gothic literature. So, yes, Evanescence, The 69 Eyes (whom are influenced a whole lot by The Sisters of Mercy), and HIM are Gothic. Doesn't mean you have to like them. But it's pretentious to try and distance them from the term simply because of that.

    November 2014
  • trad-goth

    "Why doesn't anybody admit that Evanescence has gothic rock/metal influences" they don't admit to it because it's not true they have no influences at all and are just a generic pop-rock band with a teen angst i wear black and complain attitude.

    October 2014
  • Pinetreepuller

    Evanescence? what the fuck (151561015181910990998115151654) I added more numbers that the ones the chain dictated, but, sincerely, there should be even more.

    October 2014
  • Lsm1995

    Why doesn't anybody admit that Evanescence has gothic rock/metal influences? You should listen to them with more attention...

    October 2014
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