Doctors Prescription - Open(ing) Scene Surgery
So - first & foremost – how AMAZING was the Mechanismus10 Year Anniversary Festival?!? Not that we’re going to blow our own horn too much on the site here, but seriously – what a huge success. The energy was non-stop from start to finish – even up to the last hour of the last day. Every single band brought it to this event – the good vibes were off the charts, turning the Highline became a sweaty hot mess filled to the top with black clothes and bass. The big hitters brought their A-game; Grendel continues to impress with their amazing new music (and his touring mates Ghostfeeder & Peter Turns Pirate brought it as well), Leæther Strip (Alt – 0230 gives you the cool symbol BTW) is a fucking legend and proved it yet again, and no matter how many times God Module plays, you still move your ass. Portland aggrotech made a big and loud showing as well with the visiting nolongerhuman and Unter Null. Out of town visitors Ayria, Voicecoil, and Cervello Elettronico were keeping the heads nodding for days. Seattle’s own Legion Within (with a Steve White appearance) and Assemblage 23 were every bit as good as you’ve seen before. Oh and the Gothsicles WROTE A GODDAMN SONG ABOUT THE FESTIVAL YOU GUYS.
Doctors Prescription - Shootings
So…I was going to write an article about Industrial clubs and the balance it takes to please everyone on the dance floor without going to the same well every time with music people recognize; it’s the same problem in many different clubs depending on the genre – people want to dance to/listen to what they KNOW and the DJs don’t want to spin to an empty floor, so even though they are SICK of “TDZV” they are tempted to drop it anyway.
Doctors Prescription - Founding Fathers
Mount Rushmore. Just outside Keystone, South Dakota. Not exactly an industrial hotbed I would assume, but stay with me. In 1927, four US presidents were chosen due to their “role in preserving the Republic and expanding its territory” to have their faces immortalized in the granite of the Midwest’s Black Hills. I’ve never visited – although I’ve heard that they are much smaller than you’d think. Story of my life…
Obscurrus: DIY done right
Obscurus Studios is the flame emerging from the spark that is created when opportunity finally comes into contact with inspiration, dedication and determination.
Local Artist Feature: gAk Photography
Nicole (gAk Photography) was officially the very first artist to vend at Mechanismus back in 2008. Let's take a look at some of her amazing visual work.
The ABC of Industrial by Dr. Reaktor
There's so much uncertainty and complication in the world - an orange blowhard and glorified landlord is our president, gun violence is still running rampant in the world, civil unrest and protests abounds...makes you long for a simpler, more peaceful time, right?...