Photos of Sadist at The Nines on August 9, 2017

Below are photos taken by various attendees of Boston’s SADIST at the Nines last Wednesday, August 9,  2017. This was a show Wardance booked in June and the Nines ended up being a great venue for it.

STEEL HOOK PROSTHESES, the long-running power electronics/death industrial act, opened. DJ DECONTROL (Austen of SLIMY MEMBER) — who actually cofounded Wardance with me, Oliver, as a weekly DJ night in 2012 — played a lot of uptempo hardcore on vinyl between bands. Dallas hardcore punk band OBSTRUCTION, who are about to embark on a tour of Japan and Korea, also opened. For posterity’s sake here is a link to the Facebook event page of this show. There’s a video of Obstruction’s full set there.

Vera Velma Hernandez took this photo of Ghost of Sadist playing a saw:

The rest of these photos were taken by Gray Muncy. For full, high-res versions check out his Flickr page at


Here are a few of the posters I made for the show:

The Facebook event page for this event is here.

SADIST, Obstruction, and Steel Hook Prostheses at The Nines on Aug 9th

Wardance is proud to bring Boston’s SADIST to Dallas on Wednesday, August 9th at The Nines. Joining will be the blistering hardcore punk of OBSTRUCTION and the long-running power electronics/noise of STEEL HOOK PROSTHESES. DJ Decontrol, who was a cofounder of Wardance and plays in Slimy Member, and also does the monthly Mutant Rock night at Single Wide (it’s Austen), will spin between acts.

Here’s a photo of a poster I made for the show. Click the photo to be taken to the Facebook event page for the show. (Or click HERE.)

New piece on Bandcamp about Cemetery, Slimy Member, Part 1, and other dark punk acts

I (Oliver) wrote this piece for Bandcamp about the current dark punk and deathrock revival. Of course, when I started Wardance Dallas in Summer 2012, part of the goal was to play some of these current acts, and to tie them into the broader history of postpunk, deathrock, punk, and goth (instead of just focusing on “old school” and nostalgia music). These are some of the better groups in this ongoing movement and how they came to be:



80s US hardcore band logos

Stolen from my buddy James Khubiar from Facebook, this collection of 80s USHC logos looks like something that might have been in a booklet distributed to parents during the Satanic Panic to warn them about Satanism.


Silence in the Snow, SRSQ, and more on July 7th at Armoury DE

On Friday, July 7th, King Camel and Wardance are bringing the Bay Area darkwave/shoegaze/dreampop act SILENCE IN THE SNOW to Armoury DE in Deep Ellum, Dallas. Performing also will be SRSQ (Kennedy of THEM ARE US TOO), local heroes MERCURY ROCKET, and POLYSTARRA. Have you heard the show is free? There’s a Facebook event page for the show here.

You can check out Silence in the Snow here: