Kælan Mikla

Ages 21 and up
Tuesday, November 01
Doors: 7pm
$18

*All events are 21+ valid ID required for entry*
*Attendees are encouraged to wear masks while not actively drinking*

7PM – Doors
8PM – Show

KAELAN MIKLA

Icelandic darkwave, synth-punk trio Kælan Mikla formed in Reykjavik in 2013, initially as part of a poetry competition which the Reykjavik Library hosted. The band, comprised of singer Laufey Soffía Þórsdóttir, bass player Margrét Rósa Dóru-Harrysdóttir and Sólveig Matthildur Kristjánsdóttir, initially on drums but later synthesizer, won the competition, and were encouraged to continue making music. By 2014, Kælan Mikla was playing shows around Reykjavik and was asked to perform on the official roster of Iceland Airwaves.

The trio has released three albums, all with Toronto-based Artoffact Records, the most recent of which, Nótt eftir nótt, made #14 on Revolver Magazine’s best albums of 2018 list. Kælan Mikla has toured Europe several times, notably with Drab Majesty, and as headliners in their own right. The band was hand-picked by Robert Smith of The Cure as support on several festivals in the UK and in the US.

KANGA

KANGA is an electronic musician, producer and remixer from Los Angeles, CA. Championed by electronica icon Gary Numan and widely considered one of the finest darkwave purveyors, KANGA fuses post-apocalyptic pop sensibilities with body-shaking rhythms and sinuous melodies. Following on the heels of her 2016 acclaimed self-titled debut album, she self-released her “Eternal Daughter” EP in late 2019. ReGen Magazine wrote “From start to finish, Eternal Daughter showcases her mastery of production and songwriting, from the glitchy vocal effects subtly meshing with the controlled synthetic energy and dynamic percussion of “Daughter” to the forceful shifts in rhythm on “Control…” KANGA joined Gary Numan on his sold out 40th Anniversary UK tour in late 2019 to great acclaim. Her latest full length album “You and I Will Never Die” was released in 2021

DJ BABY BERLIN

Philly DJ and curator of all things dark and alternative. Know for her longstanding monthly Depeche Mode heavy 80’s darkwave party (A Black Celebration), booking amazing goth shows, and dynamic live DJ streams on Twitch. She will kick off the show with a dual  DJ set with DJ NIGHTWITCH and is the co-host of this show.

DJ NIGHTWITCH

Darkwave DJ and promoter from Philly, known for her queer goth dance party SPELLBOUND.