We began this show with a batch of new darkwave, post-punk, industrial, etc. tracks. The second block featured an interview with KMFDM’s Sascha Kontiezko, courtesy of our friends at the Shadow Transmission Podcast. (Many thanks to Sean from Shadow Transmission for allowing us to feature this interview!) The third block was a mix of industrialized techno, juke/footwork, and synthwave. We followed that with a block of industrialized techno. The fifth block was a special winter-themed set, and we finished the show with a set of experimental and ambient tracks.
I wanted to say thanks to everybody who came out to Club Nevermore on Saturday—as well as to Club Nevermore for having me, and to Jezebelle Jax and Felitiy Fox, who did great performances! Here are my set lists from that night.
Here’s the 2024 edition of the Operator’s Choice show, in which the host of this shows plays some of his current and recent favorites, including some deep cuts you may only hear on this show. The opening block was a set of mostly recent post-punk and darkwave. The second block was a set of goth and deathrock, including a few deep cuts that probably only I love. We followed that with a set of darkwave, synthpop, minimal wave, etc. Then we played a set of some of my current favorite post-punk tracks. The fifth block was a set of noise tracks, then we closed the show out with a set of some of my current favorite shoegaze songs.
We began this show with a set of new tracks (i.e., ones from the year 2024). Then we continued our 2023 review with some post-punk, darkwave, industrial, EBM, goth and deathrock tracks, then we closed with a mix of dark ambient and comfy synth tracks.
We’re back, with our 2023 review special! I never actually got around to making a best-of list for several reasons, but the tracks in this episode would be on that list. This is just the first part; we’ll be back with more next week!
The first block was a set of darkwave, synthpop, etc. tracks by local artists. We followed that with a set of synthpop and futurepop tracks from releases that came out in 2023. Then we played a set of industrial, EBM, and industrial metal tracks from some 2023 releases. Then we played a mix of darkwave and synthpop tracks from 2023 releases. The fifth block was a set of post-punk tracks from 2023, and we closed the show with some shoegaze, ambient, and experimental tracks that came out last year.
Half Machine Lip Moves is on holiday break till the 14th, but I wanted to take a moment to spread word about some upcoming shows and events in Central Arkansas. First, is this month’s edition of Club Nevermore, Central Arkansas’s mothly goth-industrial event. This one’s Saturday, January 13 at The Labyrinth in Little Rock. There’s no theme for this one; just a regular goth-industrial dance night. Visit Club Nevermore’s website to join.
Here is our seventh first-ever Half Machine Lip Moves Holiday Hellshow! We began the show with a bit of a mood-setting block. (As I’ve often said, I don’t know how to describe this show.) The second block was a set of dark and twisted Christmas songs. The third block was a set of Krampus karols, because we want to bring back the spooky side of Christmas! The fourth block was a set of sad and somber holiday songs, because the holiday season can be a difficult time. The fifth set was a winter-themed set in honor of Winter Solstice. And we closed the set with a set of… hell, I don’t know what to call it. I guess it’s a medley of holiday songs? Are you still reading this? If you are, why? But in case, we hope you have a great holiday season and your new year gets off to a great start—or you have a nice Monday if you don’t observe the holidays.