Last Friday I went to an industrial concert at the Highline on Capitol Hill. This is my second time at this bar, which my first time was also for an industrial show. And I’ll probably only be there for occational nights of an industrial concert. Line up for this show: Carved Souls & De/Vision.
It looks like the industrial scene in Seattle is generally part of the gothic culture here. I’ve been told that there is a distinct difference between gothic style and industrial style. For industrial, I think aviation goggles, gas masks, colorful dreadlocks.. In Seattle it seems like the different goths or industrial people are just all mixed in together here. I can say for sure though, they are all united by the color BlacK
I’ve been introduced to industrial music just a few years back. Industrial music is also catagorized in the EBM/Synthpop genre. I’ve only been listening to two bands from this genre. Assembledge 23 (Tom Sheer), who is Seattle based, and a couple albums by De/vision from Germany. I caught on to the music pretty quickly. Electronic music don’t usually capture me, but somehow industrial aligns with my rock side – though I only listen to a lot of it once in a while, or when my roommate has it playing.
This night’s show was hosted by the Seattle DJ group Mechanismus, who promotes industrial music in Seattle. It seems like they also have a dance club(?) on Capitol Hill. Anyway, I had fun bouncing to De/Vision music all night.
For nights like this, I love living right in downtown. I don’t have to worry about the long commute back, or even having distance keep me away from shows altogether. We stopped by Amantes for pizza on our way down the hill. The joy.