All posts by Morgan Y. Evans

Kingston After Dark: Sound of a void

Kingston After Dark: Sound of a void

When I first heard California’s Wax Idols around 2015’s American Tragic album, I was sure I’d discovered a modern band as catchy as and with as well-written songs as The Pretenders, if Chrissie Hynde, James Honeyman-Scott, et al. were way more goth. That sounds perfect, right? It really is.

Kingston After Dark: A very goth August

Kingston After Dark: A very goth August

Brooklyn’s Charming Disaster is a musical duo formed in 2012 by Ellia Bisker and Jeff Morris. Though colorfully describing themselves to me as Siamese twins, a two-headed octopus or a binary star system, the band fall short of conveying a true sense of their vertiginous and quirky Gothic Americana. To truly understand the band, you need to hear their recent album Cautionary Tales or see them live at Rough Draft Bar & Books on Wednesday, Aug. 8.