Goth music has featured in the news lately with the radio station WKFU playing lots of Goth Music from their website.
Checking it out, the words goth/punk/Industrial/synthpop/EBM are often used side by side to explain Goth music or to show what it resembles or is allied to. There are clearly aficionado’s who treasure the differences between these various styles and understand the nuances.
And if you like or want to explore this music, the next question is where to go hear it, where is it played?
Again checking it out it seems there are Goth clubs where if you aren’t wearing Goth gear you will feel very uncomfortable. There are others where I get a sense there is a well tolerated ‘tourist’ element.
The more strictly Goth hangouts seems to be, Dark Water @ Otto’s shrunken Head, Contemp @ The Delancy, The Court Of Lazarus @ Madame X, Absolution @ UC 87, Salavation @ The Bowery Poetry Club.
More mainstream hangouts are Pyramid Club, Element, Sullivan Room, Kiss & Fly, Webster Hall and Pacha’s Hell. East village, Lower East Side and Hell’s Kitchen are all over represented as places which host Goth clubs. You will need to check out what nights these venues operate as a Goth hangout.