We returned from our holiday break to do a 2021 review, in which we played some of 2021’s notable tracks—though we’re not calling this a best of show. 2021 was a garbage year but it wasn’t lacking in great music. We began the show with tracks from upcoming releases we’re looking forward to hearing in 2022. Then we played a set of hot industrial and EBM tracks from 2021. That was followed with a set of darkwave and synthpop from 2021. Then we played a set of dark punk and deathrock from 2021. We played a set of post-punk tracks in the midnight block, then we closed the show with a mix of tracks from goth, noise rock, punk, and more.
Yesterday’s snowfall melted and the roads are clear, so tonight’s edition of Half Machine Lip Moves is a go! We’re coming back to the airwaves and streams for our 2021 review show, in which we’re playing tracks from releases that came out in 2021. Join us tonight at 10 PM-1 AM Central Time [11 PM-2 AM Eastern/8-11 PM Pacific/03:00-06:00 UTC] on KUHS-LP 102.5 FM Hot Springs or the free worldwide livestream at kuhsradio.
We plan to return to the airwaves/streams next Sunday, January 16, for our 2021 review show, in which we’re going to play some of the cool and notable tracks that came out during 2021. (I’m not going to call it a best-of 2021 show, but it’ll be close to one, I suppose.) However, our local weather forecast is calling for a chance of snow that night; we’ll postpone the show if that happens.
This is my (Operator OT)’s setlist from the Club Nevermore: Forevermore event on January 8, 2022. Visit clubnevermore.com or consult their social media for info on their future events. Screaming Dead: Twentieth Century Vampire Sisters of Mercy: Walk Away Red Lorry Yellow Lorry: Hollow Eyes Asylum Party: Play Alone The Frozen Autumn: Bio-Vital Rosetta Stone: Tomorrow For Us Bauhaus: Dark Entries Twin Tribes: Heart and Feather Siouxsie & The Banshees: Cascade 45 Grave: Dream Hits II Selofan: Auf Deiner Haut
The next Club Nevermore is coming up on Saturday, January 8, 2022. This one is Club Nevermore Forevermore: Patron Appreciation Night. Normal admission is $10, but one can get in for $5 by wearing a Club Nevermore pin! This will have DJ 10.29, DJ Graveyard Gloria, DJ Wilhelm, and Operator OT spinning goth, industrial, and more. Event details on this Facebook post. I (Operator OT) don’t necessarily condone taking the directions to Area 51 that Google provides—Google’s directions might get you stuck in an alley without an easy way out.
Here are my (Operator OT) setlists from Club Nevermore’s New Year’s Noir 2021 event. Thanks to everyone who came, and to Club Nevermore for having me! We hope 2022 is off to a good start and the new year is a great one for you! Set 1: Depeche Mode: Black Celebration Molchat Doma: Na Dnye Killing Joke: Night Time Jason Priest: Be Thankful, Billy Alien Sex Fiend: Dead and Buried Skinny Puppy: Assimilate Scary Black: American Gothic Klack: Heave Ho Fall Shock: Synthetica Gary Numan: We Are Glass Panic Priest: Shiver and Crawl Spandau Ballet: To Cut a Long Story Short The Epoxies: Synthesized Sisters of Mercy: Body Electric Set 2:
Half Machine Lip Moves is going on a holiday break. We’ll be back on air in a couple of weeks, probably around January 9th or 16th, 2022. In the meantime, I (Operator OT) will be doing a couple of DJ sets at Club Nevermore’s New Year’s Noir event) on Friday, December 31, 2021. Club Nevermore and Bragi events are presenting New Year’s Noir: Dark Dance Party at Area 51, 6511 Warden Road in Sherwood, on Friday, December 31, 2021.
We began our fifth holiday show with a warmup set, then we played a set of tracks about Christmas Creatures/Anti-heroes such as Belsnickel, Krampus, Grýla, and the Icelandic Yule Cat. We followed that with a set of dark and twisted holiday songs. Then things took a dark and somber turn in the fourth block. We played a set of yule and winter-themed metal tracks in the fifth block, in honor of winter solstice. Then we wrapped up the show with a mix of tracks. We hope your holiday is a good one—and if you don’t celebrate Christmas then we hope you have a good Friday and Saturday! (And joyous Kwanzaa to all who celebrate it!)
We began this pre-recorded episode with a batch of new and pretty recent synthpop and darkwave tracks. The next four blocks were a mix of goth, deathrock, post-punk, and darkwave tracks from my DJ sets at Club Nevermore on December 11, 2021. Then we closed up shop for the night with a set of mallsoft tracks.