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Texas dark punk and postpunk fest San La Muerte has been gaining steam over the past few years and is now in its third iteration. San la Muerte III will occur from August 4 to August 6 in San Antonio, and will feature 20 bands from as far away as Denmark

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Led by husband and wife duo Erin and Katrin Powell (née Katrin X), Awen hail from Dallas, a city not normally associated with neofolk or martial music. Awen’s second LP, Grim King of the Ghosts, recently came out on Old Europa Café, and it showcases a style that ranges from

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Native American dark folk act Nechochwen state that they “look to the past, before industrialization, [for inspiration] and always try to picture things before the settlers came to the area. There is a bleakness here that blinds locals to the beauty around them, and eventually that worms its way into

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Over two years ago, in my review of Cult of Youth’s Love Will Prevail, I wrote that it “really is one of those rare ‘next level’ LPs that bands always strive to create,” and I think I also called it a “game changer.” These are words that I still stand

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Apocalyptic BluesMusicNeo Folk

Earlier neofolk was sometimes called “apocalyptic folk,” a phrase seen on at least one early Current 93 flyer that seemed to sum up early bands’ stripped down, back-to-basics acoustic approach to making doomy, and quite often occult-tinged, music(k). One of the longest-running current podcasts of this style is in fact

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In 1960, American novelist John Steinbeck wrote: “I have said that Texas is a state of mind, but I think it is more than that. It is a mystique closely approximating a religion. And this is true to the extent that people either passionately love Texas or passionately hate it

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