A Murder of Crows, the yearly New York based post-punk and goth festival, has become known for its impressive predictions of new trends within the genre. Featuring bands who soon go on to ignite in a blaze of popularity, this year is set to be better than ever, and will be taking placeon Saturday and Sunday – the 15th and 16th of September.
The festival’s goal is to is to introduce underground and alternative music to the East Coast, bringing together artists and musicians from around the world to share a stage and create a positive and inclusive experiences. This year is will be the biggest yet, with two nights at Brooklyn Bazaar spanning all 3 floors. The venue is located at 150 Greenpoint Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11222. You can snag tickets here.
Here is this years line-up!
Kicking the festival off, there will be live performances by Detroit based industrial-rockers Ritual Howls, bringing with them their surreal brand of doom;
From the UK comes goth ensemble The Last Cry;
Darkwave from the midwest The Rope (Minneapolis, MN);
Chicago based deathrock outfit Cemetery;
And Astari Nite, Florida’s foremost Post-Punk and Darkwave band, just out with their latest album ‘Midnight Conversations’.
If a dance party takes your fancy, The Dungeon will be hosting New York’s farewell to one of the longest running goth party:
Release the Bats!
DJs Dave Bats, Martin Oldgoth (UK) and New York’s own Sean Templar and Patrick will be spinning the Death Rock, Goth, and Post-punk for all the die-hards.
Day two keeps the momentum going with sets from Actors (Vancouver, BC) who bring an electric modernity to their take on post-punk;Vowws, an LA based duo who are forerunners of the Death Pop genre (and recently announced to be on the lineup of Dia De Los Deftones music festival);
New Yorker’s Azar Swan, a “post-punk meets industrial” favorite;
Bootblacks, who will then kick off a small East Coast tour before heading to Europe;
And Rhode Island’s Way Out, who’s high-powered sound is more punk than post.
Adding another dance party to the mix, Sunday night will also bring you New York’s eighties event: Forever Young
An exclusively New Wave & Eighties party with DJs Aengel, V-Christ, Ash and Jet.
Last but not least, this year will be the first time festival organizers will be launching the Dark Market: A two day bazaar of dark delights with free entry starting at 7pm and ending at midnight. All table fees from the market will be donated to the Sophie Lancaster Foundation.