Curse Mackey is a prolific industrial – darkwave musician and visual artist from Austin, TX. A prominent member of industrial supergroup Pigface and previously My Life with The Thrill Kill Kult, founder of the notorious industrial-punk act Evil Mothers, who began his career DJing and producing underground events as a teenager in San Antonio & Austin, Texas.
Curse Mackey’s new album Immoral Emporium is sure to be a highly welcomed entry into the world of dark synth, post-punk, heavy electronic music, pushing the boundaries of genre with a vast dynamic range, from a tortured whisper to a triumphant howl.
Having performed alongside acts such as Peter Murphy, The Damned, Psychedelic Furs, Clan of Xymox, She Wants Revenge, Front 242, Cold Cave, Assemblage 23, Das Ich, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Modern English, She Past Away, Twin Tribes, Bestial Mouths, and Andy Rourke of The Smiths, ASTARI NITE have established themselves as contemporaries of the dark alternative music scene.
Notable music festivals that Astari Nite has had the privilege to be a part of are: Wave-Gotik-Treffen (Leipzig, Germany), Absolution Festival (Tampa, Florida), Murder of Crows (New York City), Out from the Shadows (Portland, Oregon), Dark Side of the Con (New Jersey), Dark Force Fest (New Jersey). The band has been successful in landing spots on multiple Spotify playlists as well as press for all musical contributions to the world.
Now After Nothing
Atlanta-based darkwave act Now After Nothing is bringing classic influences and modernized electronic instrumentals to the present-day crowd. Frontman and multi-instrumentalist Matt Spatial brings masterful expertise to the expansive project and it’s evident in the dynamic collection of tracks that cover a vast selection of genres from punk to industrial and new wave. The influences from Bauhaus, The Cure, My Bloody Valentine, and Sonic Youth shine as he seamlessly enmeshes the best parts of those artists into a new iteration of seductive, introspective, and mesmerizing goth tracks for the next generation. Spatial intricately weaves social, political, and personal narratives within the instrumentals to add depth and darkness that resonates with lost and misunderstood souls.