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Exit Music Mix 016: On The Wire

Exit Music Mix 016: On The Wire

Saturday, July 20

In his book Assimilate: A Critical History of Industrial Music, author and musician S. Alexander Reed says “Even though industrial music has always been ethically concerned with the present, the genre’s aesthetics over its first decades expressly projected a future.” In Assimilate, Reed, who has released five albums with his own gothic-industrial band, ThouShaltNot, delivers a definitive treatment of industrial music from VNV Nation to Skinny Puppy. On the Wire, a new gothic/post-punk/industrial dance night, which will take place every third Saturday at Ohm Ultra Lounge in Allentown, brings together elements of Buffalo’s past and present goth scene in a way reflective of Reed’s doctrine. The first event in this series was held last month and after which promoter and event organizer Dani McGraw mused over the many new faces—from Buffalo and Rochester alike—to the many familiar faces from classic Buffalo clubs like the Continental: “It felt great to see everyone coming together again, the scenes of past and present,” she says. Veteran DJs like Transmission Dance Party’s Jason Draper and Sequence DJ Aaron Andrews will usher in the future of the Buffalo goth scene with classic tunes from the likes of Chemlab and Bauhaus, to newer music from groups like How To Destroy Angels and She Wants Revenge. The next installment of On The Wire happens this Saturday (July 20). For this mix Draper and Andrews split selector duties, with Draper on the first half and Andrews on the latter. Check out the mix below.

– cory perla

11pm Ohm Ultra Lounge, 948 Main St. (332-0510) $5, 21+


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01 Codeine Glue and You by Chemlab
02 Nemesis by Shriekback
03 Kiss Kiss Bang Bang by Specimen
04 Christian Says by Tones on Tail
05 Reptile by The Church
06 Love Like Blood by Killing Joke
07 Peep Show by Miranda Sex Garden
08 100 Years by The Cure
09 Less Than Human by The Chameleons
10 Stripped by Depeche Mode
11 Mindphaser by Front Line Assembly
12 Fur Lined by How To Destroy Angels
13 Unicorn by Bel Canto

Let the On The Wire DJs know what you think of their mix here: On The Wire