Goth music according to Wikipedia is this. Gothic rock (also referred to as goth rock or simply goth) is a musical subgenre of post-punk that formed during the late 1970s. Gothic rock bands grew from the strong ties they had to the English punk rock and emerging post-punk scenes. According to both Pitchfork and NME, protogoth bands are Joy Division, Siouxsie and the Banshees, Bauhaus and The Cure. The genre itself was defined as a separate movement from punk rock during the early 1980s largely due to the significant stylistic divergences of the movement; gothic rock, as opposed to punk, combines dark, often keyboard-heavy music with introspective and depressing lyrics. Gothic rock then gave rise to a broader subculture that included clubs, fashion and numerous publications that grew in popularity in the 1980s.
The problem with the wiki is that there's so many other genre's that fall into that category which have become their own staples in music such as EBM,Darkwave,Trance,and Industrial just to name a few. Hell if you were to think about it even New Wave Bands of the 80's can be considered goth it just depends on what you are listening to. It is why so many Goths love 80's bands and other genre's of music that tend to capture the essence and emotion that is usually what they find in the traditional Gothic bands. I like to think of Goths as some of the most eclectic group of music listeners that are out there. Usually don't discriminate and the artist tend to try to reach a music where it truly can be for everyone. Hell I know of a "Goth Vampire Rapper". Yeah don't ask me how I met him but did his music sound good?? Yes and this is someone who is not big on Rap music as whole specifically current rap music.
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Though there are many great clubs in the city. The music scene I thought I would lose when I left the Tri-State area. Luckily in Tampa there is The Castle which is a great location and has some great sounds in there. But what made me happy is that there was a Gothic/Industrial show on a radio station. Dark Horizons Radio which my wife introduced me to. I listened to them when they were on air and have been listening to them since they went internet only. I have pretty much all the Darkcasts for the last 4 and a half years. Both Teresa and Edd do a fantastic job on Dark Horizons Radio and deserve a lot of credit. Give them a listen to at their website if you are into the music or want to give a listen to what they play on air.
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I have so many bands that I love. It would take me an eternity to list out every band that I can get lost in. So what I will do is post a list of Bands present and past that bascially shape my playlists. They are some of my favorites but in no specific order.
1. Sisters of Mercy - The band who I think turned the page on Goth to being more "clubby dance".
2. The Cure - The godfathers of Goth...:)
4. Inkubus Sukkubus - I am not going to lie this was one of the bands that made me use Napster. I love this band. I searched far and wide for their cd's. My must buy band cds.
5. VNV Nation - When it comes to synth music and anything pertaining to that. To me these guys are the best. Nothing Ronan Harris and Mark Jackson can't do wrong.
6. Nosferatu - British Gothic Rock at it's best. Damian DeVille and co. just do things right.
7. The Cruxshadows - What can I say these guys are like VNV and Sisters of Mercy when I hear Rogue and the rest I have to move. lol
8. The 69 Eyes - Pure Vampire Goth Rock/Melody If ever there was a band that changed the way I feel about the "Rock-n-Roll" attitude it is this band. I strive to keep my "attitude". And they Rock!!
9. Clan of Xymox - Another one of the Godfathers of Goth. Their music is moody and just fantastic to listen to. Definitely must listen in the dark to get the full experience.
10. Diva Destruction - Debra Fogarty is simply amazing to listen to. She is a one of a kind talent. Love her vocals.
Well those are just some of the Goth bands that make up a small portion of who I am. I love the influences and just feel like getting lost in music as I write this and as "Azreal Abyss" would say "Stay out of the Daylight."