No Show Tonight (February 25, 2024)

Half Machine Lip Moves won’t be on air this week. We’ll be back next week with a new show.

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Episode 246: 2/18/2024

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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.

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Operator OT's set lists From Club Nevermore, February 10, 2024.

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.

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No Show Tonight (February 11, 2024)

Half Machine Lip Moves won’t be on air tonight. The show will be back on air next week, February 18, 2024 with a new episode.

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Episode 245: 2/4/2024 - Operator's Choice 2024

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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.

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Episode 244: 1/28/2024 - 2023 Review Special, Part 2/2

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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.

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Episode 243: 1/21/2024: 2023 Review, Part 1

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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.

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No Show Tonight (January 14, 2024)

Tonight’s show has been postponed due to winter weather. We’ll be back next week with the first part of our 2023 review show. Till then, stay warm!

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Upcoming Central Arkansas Shows and Events, January 2024

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.

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Half Machine Lip Moves Holiday Break 2023-2024

Happy New Year! Just letting you know we’re on break. We’ll be back on January 14 with the first part of our 2023 review special! We your holidays were good—if you observe them—and that the new year is a good one for you!

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