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The Industrial Strength Tour Celebrating 30 years of Ministry’s iconic record “The Mind is a Terrible Thing to Taste.” Born in 1981 in Chicago, Ministry has been the lifetime passion project of founder Al Jourgensen, considered to be the pioneer of industrial music. In its early days, Ministry was identifiable by its heavy synth-pop material in line with the new sounds and technology that was being developed in the ‘80s. Ministry’s output began with four 12” singles on Wax Trax! Records in 1981 before the first LP With Sympathy in 1983 via Arista Records. As time progressed, however, so did Ministry, quickly developing a harsher, and more stylized sound that the band soon became infamous for on seminal albums Twitch (1986), The Land of Rape and Honey (1988), and The Mind Is A Terrible Thing To Taste (1989). With the release of Psalm 69: The Way to Succeed and The Way to Suck Eggs (1992), Ministry hit an all-time high in the mainstream musical realm and received its first Grammy nomination. In total, Ministry has been nominated for a Grammy award six times. After an indefinite hiatus in 2013, Ministry’s 2018 album, AmeriKKKant, continues to reflect Jourgensen’s views on the frightening state of society and politics. The latest lineup features Sin Quirin and Cesar Soto on guitars, John Bechdel (Killing Joke) on keys and Paul D’Amour (Tool) on bass, Ministry continues touring and recording in 2020 with new music and a few more surprises planned. http://ministryband.com/ https://www.facebook.com/WeAreMinistry http://instagram.com/weareministry https://wellmonttheater.com/shows/ministry-with-kmfdm-and-front-line-assembly/
Weekend long convention in RI. Full weekend tickets are $100. ~~~ NEON is not an 80s convention. It's also not your typical pop culture event. Rather, NEON is a celebration of Retrofuturism from the late 20th century. And unlike the crowded expos that have become commonplace in 20XX and are happy to sell that nostalgia back to you, NEON is aesthetically and sonically immersive. It's a three-day escape off-world to a place that never really existed, but we wish it did. Retrofuturism is a term coined in 1983, defined as “a revived enthusiasm for depictions of the future created in the past; also, the use of a style considered futuristic in the past.” NEON celebrates what the near past imagined our future would be, most commonly seen in the Cyberpunk genre, but NEON is the first event of its kind that incorporates the unique aesthetic of this world in its entirety — it's what incredibly popular shows like Stranger Things and countless art, music, game, and film producers are creating right now. Its essence is epic synths, midnight drives, obsolete tech, hard video games, faded summer polaroids, and neon-drenched danger. NEON is a music festival; a huge 80's and 90's arcade consisting of original restored cabinets; all-day film screenings of rare and hilariously terrible titles; discussions led by innovative creators of yesteryear and today; a retro computing time capsule and LAN room; and a Yacht Rock-inspired chillspace for when you just need to sail away from it all. Add to it curated shopping, vendors, and artists, and you may never want to leave. A new tomorrow begins again in August 2020. You are not alone.
***Dark Side of the Con 4 has been postponed due to Coronavirus.*** New Dates are: September 18-20, 2020 Check http://darksideofthecon.com/ for updates to performances/vendors/etc. 3-Day Dark Alternative Convention / Gothic Industrial Festival in New Jersey! NOTICE: Jeff Mach Events- and Jeff Mach-free!! He has unapologetically written a book available for sale online and has organized an "Evil" Con. Wowser. For all the weirdos, freaks, goths, and independent thinkers who are drawn to the darkside, we welcome you! Early Bird 3-Day Ticket (Until Nov 30th) Sales end on Nov 30 at 11:30 PM: $65.00, then jumps up to $75.00 VampireFreaks Presents: 🦇Dark Side of the Con 4🦇 North America's 3-Day Dark-Alternative Convention Live Performances by: The Birthday Massacre Cruxshadows suicide commando GRENDEL DAS ICH BAND God Module Bella Morte Echo Black Ego Likeness The Gothsicles The Rain Within Astari Nite Chmcl Str8jckt Methodical Devil-M DaGeist Ghostfeeder 00tz 00tz Die Robot Cliff and Ivy Stoneburner Abbey Death Peter Turns Pirate Tragic Impulse The Mary Lous Red Lokust Featured Performers & Guests: Dan Sperry Anti-Conjuror Live Bats by: The BATCAVE at The WILD Life! Conservation Center Stray Cat Sideshow "Karnevil" Sideshow Jeffrey Jene Magician Plus over 90 Vendors, Panels / Presentations, Workshops / Activities, DJ Club Events and more! 💀TICKETS💀 Get your tickets at: https://darkside4.eventbrite.com 💀DATES💀 Last weekend in March again! March 27th - 29th, 2020 Listen to the Dark Side of the Con 4 on Shopify: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/6UJPC6XNPOsZ1pmzuFj27z 💀VENUE💀 We're back at the Castle! We’re so pleased to be bringing Dark Side of the Con back to the Sheraton Parsippany and this time we have the entire hotel including all of the hotel rooms! 💀HOTEL ROOMS💀 Rooms at our main hotel are now SOLD OUT. Get on the main hotel room waiting list by emailing: [masked] Our lovely overflow hotel is the Hyatt House, right next door! (8 minute walk) is now SOLD OUT 2nd overflow hotel - The Fairfield Inn & Suites in Parsippany, NJ. Discounted rate for Dark Side of the Con. ($109 / night) Includes Free WiFi, Free Breakfast and Free Parking. 7 minute drive / uber from Dark Side of the Con. Click Here to book the Fairfield Inn & Suites: https://www.marriott.com/events/start.mi?id=1572987167073&key=GRP 💀JOIN US💀 We are now accepting applications for Vendors, Bands / Performers / Panelists, and Volunteers! Vendor Application: https://forms.gle/LnUnMLnMjwu3ERUi9 Performer Application: https://forms.gle/sHBaDdEQkch65Bc99 Panelist Application: https://forms.gle/8g9DL2aoDyKfHSjt5 Volunteer Application: https://forms.gle/6QwiSySrECbv5HGf8 💀MORE💀 Dark Side of the Con Official Website: http://darksideofthecon.com/ Dark Side of the Con Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/DarkSideOfTheCon/ VampireFreaks Online Clothing Store: https://store.vampirefreaks.com Party Kid Friendly