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Convergence 25

Quarter Life Crisis

May 3-5, 2019

BOSTON, Massachusetts

NEWS

March 06, 2019

Festival and PreParty tickets are on sale! Don't forget to book your rooms!

PostParty Poster
We will be having our PreParty on Monday May 6, 2019 at Wonder Bar in Boston, MA. There will be a live performance by Panic Priest. Resident DJs Static and Black/Mail will be joined by DJ MiNDJacket from DC. Add yourself to our PostParty event page.


February 26, 2019

Festival and PreParty tickets are on sale! Don't forget to book your rooms!

We are bummed that DJ Carrie Monster is no longer able to DJ on Sunday night. We have booked DJ Brad Rhodes to spin you gothy delights.

DJ Brad Rhodes
A DJ and record collector since the '80s Brad Rhodes has held residencies at Manray (Boston), Communion (Providence) and performed guest appearances all over the country, including co-DJ of the first Convergence festival in Chicago. Currently Brad is the host of SUBCULTURE a weekly all-vinyl postpunk and synth show on Twitch and Mixcloud, where you can hear him weave multiple genres together from every facet of the dark 80s underground.


February 25, 2019

Festival tickets are on sale! Don't forget to book your rooms!

PreParty Poster
We will be having our PreParty on Thursday May 2, 2019 at Middle East Downstairs in Cambridge, MA. There will be live performances by Digital Gnosis and Nevada Hardware with DJ Sawtooth, alongside local legend Chris Ewen. Add yourself to our PreParty event page. Tickets on sale now!


January 15, 2019

Tickets are on sale! Our ticket page has been updated with lots of information. We also made an update on our hotel page. Don't forget to book your rooms!


January 14, 2019

All remaining festival tickets will go on sale tomorrow, January 15, 2019 at 12PM (EST). See our ticket page for more details.

DJ Zvetschka
Zvetschka is a Brooklyn-based multi genre DJ and live remix artist with a focus on EBM, Industrial and the darker side of Techno. A long-time collaborator in the NYC scene, Zvetschka cut her teeth working with the legendary Goth/Industrial party, "Contempt," starting in 2002. In recent years, she has dj'd a host of events in NYC, generating a reputation for seamless, coherent and exciting sets that take the dance-floor on a journey from classics to new favorites. Zvetschka has dj'd Brooklyn's synth-heavy 'Synthicide' at Bossa Nova Civic Club and at industrial flash point, 'DefCon,' in NYC's storied Pyramid Club. She has also woven a dark & compelling web of goth, post-punk & classic alternative for Mother Angel Blue's 'The Cure AfterShow Party' at Slake (the former Albion/Batcave space) and at 'Rock'em Sock'em' at the East Village institution, Otto's Shrunken Head. In addition, Zvetschka's radio appearances include a collaborative DJ set on Reade Truth's 'RadioCrash' broadcast on The Lot Radio with Turntablist, DJ Darryl Hell, The Horrorist's 'Kunst Krach' radio program, as well as, DJ Mike Textbeak's 'CHVяCH XV BяXK3N 7ANGvAG3' radio program.


January 14, 2019

All remaining festival tickets will go on sale tomorrow, January 15, 2019 at 12PM (EST). See our ticket page for more details.

London After Midnight logo
London After Midnight (LAM) was formed in the 1990s by Sean Brennan. Unlike most music projects, LAM has retained and nurtured the political and socially aware element of the later punk scene that virtually vanished from the music scene in the early 90s, and has developed as a deep, passionate and political dark rock music entity. Live members vary but include Sean Brennan, Michael Akrelett, Pete Pace and Matthew Setzer. LAM has gained a large and loyal following all over the world, from the USA, Europe, Latin America (where LAM has toured extensively), and beyond, to Russia, Japan, China and elsewhere (appearing in major press and securing distribution deals with record labels).

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London After Midnight has headlined and co-headlined concerts and major festivals with bands like The Cure, Green Day, HIM (HIM often cites LAM as a favorite artist, as has Marilyn Manson), and countless other major artists. LAM has performed to crowds of over 30,000 people as headliner or co-headliner on major music festivals around the world. Still, London After Midnight maintains a strong underground and independent "personality" despite being a top seller (charting in the top 10 and top 20 of several European indie charts with each CD released) and a major draw at music festivals year after year.

Songwriter, instrumentalist, producer and founder Sean Brennan is known for his strong stances in favor of animal rights, pro-environmental and human rights issues, anti-corporate, anti-war, and progressive/liberal politics. Whatever the approach or subject matter, the music of London After Midnight is deeply touching, powerful, socially aware, romantic, emotional, haunting, danceable, and occasionally exhibits a morbid wit with its sarcasm and sardonic humor.

LAM is all this, having a very well defined personality while at the same time appealing to a wide variety of people. There really is no classification that fits London After Midnight (despite LAM's "dark" image) because the music is so varied and intelligent and the lyrical content (and even LAM's personality and causes) are uncommon in today's music scene, often breaking boundaries- much to the outrage of people who live and die by genre labels. Sean Brennan shuns all labels (as any artist worth their salt will do) and the music he creates can really only be classified as "London After Midnight".

The latest ground-breaking London After Midnight CD Violent Acts of Beauty was released in Europe, Russia, and the USA (Trisol Music Group Germany, Iron D Records Russia, Metropolis Records USA) in 2007 and 2008. The CD has received critical acclaim with Germany's top music magazine, Orkus Magazine, proclaiming "Violent Acts of Beauty is a masterpiece of sound and lyric".

The next LAM CD is well under way and new songs will be performed during LAM’s upcoming concert dates.


January 13, 2019

All remaining festival tickets will go on sale on January 15, 2019. See our ticket page for more details.

Imperative Reaction logo
Ted Phelps founded Imperative Reaction with David Andrecht in 1996. After gaining momentum in the Los Angeles Industrial scene, in 1999, the band released their first album entitled, Eulogy For The Sick Child. The debut was met with critical praise and a growing fan base. Songs like "Scorpio" and "The Longing" quickly found their way onto DJ playlists world-wide.

Described as progressive electro, with nods toward European style Futurepop, and guitar-driven industrial if rephrased for an electro purist, Imperative Reaction's catalog stretches from one end of dance-industrial to the other.

Showcasing an evolved sound that combines the band's explosive live show with the precise, electronic anthems Imperative Reaction has built its name on; Imperative Reaction is both as much a summation as it is a huge step forward for a band never content to rest on past successes. Grinding synthesizers merge with a pummeling dance beat that gives way to a huge chorus comprised of a wall of guitar and larger-than-life gang vocals.


January 13, 2019

All remaining festival tickets will go on sale on January 15, 2019. See our ticket page for more details.

DJ CarrieMonster
DJ CarrieMonster has been a Chicago scene staple since 1992. She's hosted numerous club nights, had guest appearances across the nation and in the ocean, and played more Convergences than she can remember!

She's a Convergence goer, supporter and organizer (on committees for C9,10,14,15 & 20). She's also part of the behind the scene crew that keep C* alive! (there is no Cabal)

Currently, Carrie holds 2 monthly events in Chicago. Horror Wednesday is a monthly celebration of all things dark with a big focus horror rock, goth rock & metal, death rock, a small amount of black metal & good dark rock n roll. Oh, You Pretty Things is a monthly tribute to David Bowie and friends!

She is also an accomplished, self-employed hair stylist serving a big portion of the Chicago alternative scene and dog mom to the internet famous RatChi, The Count!

One of the original Glam Goths, CarrieaMonster is an avid wearer of nice boots, faux fur, pink hair and all things witchy. ;)


January 12, 2019

All remaining festival tickets will go on sale on January 15, 2019. See our ticket page for more details.

Panic Lift logo
Fusing hard industrial with elements of synthpop, dance, and rock, Panic Lift has brought its signature style to numerous clubs and podcasts worldwide. They have performed electrifying live sets at Wave-Gotik Treffen in Leipzig, Germany; Triton Festival in New York City; Terminus Festival in Calgary, Canada; and back-to-back years at Kinetik Festival in Montreal, Canada. On stage, Panic Lift is joined by live drummers Ben Tourkantonis and Christian Carver, along with longtime member Dan Platt on keyboards/bass.

Their most recent album, End Process, was released during the Summer of 2018 on Metropolis Records, and was supported by a headlining tour throughout North America with FIRES and Street Fever. End Process shows Panic Lift to be more evolved and mature than ever - improving on Skeleton Key's already unique voice, and fleshing out a focused, dark, concussive work of art.


January 11, 2019

All remaining festival tickets will go on sale on January 15, 2019. See our ticket page for more details.

DJ Brian L
DJ Devil's Advocate
Working together as Corrosion Boston for almost five years, DJ Devil's Advocate and DJ Brian L have been dedicated to bringing the best dark, underground music to the Boston area. DJ Brian L has been the mastermind behind The Industrial Factory, WZBCs industrial radio show for over 20 years. DJ Devil's Advocate has run events around the north east for years, and settled in Boston 6 years ago. Together, they have worked hard to bring the best new and classic music to the area. Corrosion Boston has been twice nominated for a Boston Music Award for Best Dance Night.

Closing out Saturday night, DJ Brian L and Devil's Advocate will bring the best of the dark goth, industrial and noise to Convergence that Boston has come to expect of them.


January 11, 2019

All remaining festival tickets will go on sale on January 15, 2019. See our ticket page for more details.

I:Scintilla logo
The Chicago-based electronic rock quintet I:Scintilla formed in 2003 and soon after self-released their debut album, The Approach (2004). After a year packed with live performances, I:Scintilla signed to Belgian electro label Alfa-Matrix and released their first EP Havestar (2006) and second full-length album Optics in 2007. Optics peaked at #6 on the Deutsche Alternative Charts Top 10 Albums list. Preceding the album release, I:Scintilla performed at Leipzig's Wave-Gotik-Treffen in May 2007. The band toured the states extensively through 2008 with darkwave band The Crüxshadows. The following year, I:Scintilla released an EP titled Prey On You, and their third album Dying & Falling (2010). In 2012, I:Scintilla released a pair of EPs: the "Marrow 1" (acoustic) and "Marrow 2". After a brief hiatus, I:Scintilla began recording their fourth album in the Spring of 2017 at Shirk Studios in Chicago, IL with producer Greg Panciera (Sylvia Massy, Alessandro Cortini of Nine Inch Nails, Dave Bianco). The record, entitled Swayed, was released September 21, 2018, preceded by the first single 'Carmena Saturna'. Swayed will be the first album of all-new material since 2010's Dying and Falling. I:Scintilla's current lineup consists of vocalist Brittany Bindrim, guitarist Jim Cookas, drummer Vince Grech (Sister Machine Gun, Stromkern), bassist Dean Dunakin, and guitarist Myles Arwine.


January 10, 2019

All remaining festival tickets will go on sale on January 15, 2019. See our ticket page for more details.

DJ DeHuman8
DeHuman8 has been a fixture of the Portland, Maine Goth-Industrial scene since '97, beginning at Portland's much missed Zootz and remaining one of Portland's premiere resident DJs, through numerous venues, for the next two decades. He is a co-founder of Goth Fly a Kite, New England's family friendly gothic weekend, now in its 16th year. He has worked every aspect of the Portland club scene and DJed throughout New England. Spinning post-punk and early goth to industrial and EDM, he takes great joy in flowing from the swirly to the stompy.


January 10, 2019

All remaining festival tickets will go on sale on January 15, 2019. We will have more information on that later today.

Zenobia
Zenobia is a composer, performer, and explorer of sounds and emotions who has shared a stage with Foo Fighters, Rachel Sage, Edie Carey, Mila Drumke, and the Dresden Dolls. She has collaborated with contemporary popular electronic and ambient music pioneer Roedelius, worked in studio with Counting Crows founding member Matt Mally, and studied tabla and Hindustani classical voice in Kolkata, India.

She's a collector of sounds & colors, creator of soundscapes & visuals, an engineer & designer. With the capacity & desire to shape immersive sensory experiences, over ten years experience with graphic design, multi-media, video & audio composition, recording, production, a professional home studio, three studio albums under her belt, and a vast self-made collection of source media, she's ready and excited to be on the journey to sharing and unfolding her new works with you and the world.


January 09, 2019

All remaining festival tickets will go on sale on January 15, 2019. We will have more information on that this week.

DJ :insect
DJ :insect was the owner and creative director of Hive Records and Suspicious Records and over the last 15 years has performed powernoise, industrial and darkwave sets as a guest DJ across North America and as a resident at Synergy:Dallas and the SWARM. He is an accomplished visual artist living in upstate New York and has created album artwork and shot promotional photography for dozens of industrial, metal, post-punk and trip hop artists.


January 09, 2019

All remaining festival tickets will go on sale on January 15, 2019. We will have more information on that this week.

Moris Blak
MORIS BLAK is a pulse driven descent into the catacombs of the dance underground. Fusing the cold aggression of industrial music with the surgical precision of modern bass music, MORIS BLAK is the hymn for your warehouse rituals. Performances are a vortex of adrenaline and dread, playing their unique brand of bleak electronics to a backdrop of haunting visuals. Prepare to join the cult of industrial bass music.


January 08, 2019

All remaining festival tickets will go on sale on January 15, 2019. We will have more information on that this week.

DJ Mistress McCutchan
Mistress McCutchan made her start DJing at the legendary NYC club, Mother, in December 1997 with her then DJ-partner, Carlos. From there, she's spun a variety of parties in NYC (Mother, CGBG's, Limelight), Philadelphia, and The Black Sun Festival in New Haven. She had a residency at Contempt from 2005 til 2007, when she moved to Toronto. While in Canada, she went on a mini DJ tour with Mark Splatter in Toronto, Ottawa, and Montreal, and then created the Salon Noir parties at Lula Lounge. Currently, she's one-half of a dark dance party with fellow ex-New Yorker, The Wasteland, at Nocturne, called Prophecy. She is also one half of the podcast, Cat vs. Bat, and the collective behind ALTAER. She clearly hates sleep.


January 08, 2019

All remaining festival tickets will go on sale on January 15, 2019. We will have more information on that this week.

Antigen Shift logo
Ad·ver·sary logo
Antigen Shift, the longstanding and well loved project from Ottawa's electro industrial veteran, Nick Theriault, is back and better than ever! A new iteration was born as Theriault began to perform live with Jairus Khan of Ad·ver·sary over the last several years. Khan soon officially joined the lineup, and the duo bring to bear a polished, rhythmic electronic soundscape featuring a depth and complexity familiar to fans of both musicians.

The collaboration between Theriault and Khan results in a sense of fire and urgency as of yet unheard by fans of this project. The energetic beats with pure techno elements pair with noisy dark electronics and capitulate between sweeping to driving and evolve into a unified sound structure which courses its way through the music.

Performing together, Antigen Shift + Ad·ver·sary bring a mix of tracks from both projects, in a high-energy live performance.


January 07, 2019

A reminder that we are still looking for vendors and fashion show designers. For those who have submitted requests, we will get back to you shortly after tickets go on sale.

We updated the price for our vending tables. We've decoupled the table from the event ticket for vendors who aren't planning to go to the evening events or don't want multiple tickets if they are getting multiple tables.


January 07, 2019

All remaining festival tickets will go on sale on January 15, 2019. We will have more information on that this week.

Fires logo
FIRES - Somewhere between AFI, Death Cab For Cutie, Imperative Reaction, and Carpenter Brut, FIRES has carved an impressive two year path. With the release of their first album, Red Goes Grey, on Metropolis Records in late 2017, FIRES then brought their high energy set to the road with extensive touring of the east coast in 2018 with Street Fever, Panic Lift, Xentrifuge, and Adoration Destroyed, as well as playing slots at Sanctuary and Terminus festival. Now, in 2019, FIRES looks forward to the release of "All of my dreams are of this place", a frenetic album which moves well beyond the electronic confines of Red Goes Grey, and instead focuses on the live elements of the FIRES show, complete with guitars, live drums, and massive sing along choruses paired with introverted lyrics that explore gender, personal failures, triumphs, and rebirth.


January 06, 2019

All remaining festival tickets will go on sale on January 15, 2019. We will have more information on that this week.

Worms Of The Earth logo
Worms of the Earth is the esoteric solo project of Dan Barrett, specializing in darkly atmospheric Ethno Industrial and Ritual Ambient soundscapes. Steeped in potent spiritual energy, the music coalesces the best elements of rhythmic noise, tribal industrial, dark ambient, and IDM. Since 2007 it has released albums on various labels including Tympanik Audio, Industry8, and Bugs Crawling Out Of People. Over the years the project has performed dozens of shows throughout the US and Canada and has over 60 compilation, remix, and collab appearances which have been featured on labels such as Projekt, Hands, Alfa Matrix, Tympanik, Metropolis, Annihilvs, etc.


January 05, 2019

All remaining festival tickets will go on sale on January 15, 2019. We will have more information on that next week.

DJ MiseryMachine
Hailing from San Antonio, Texas, the sultry siren DJ MiseryMachine, mixing only the finest smoldering modern Dark Electro/Techno, EBM, expertly beat-matched with the absolute best highlights of Classic Industrial. She has been regionally active at high profile venues such as, The Church in Dallas, Numbers in Houston, Elysium, Austin. MiseryMachine is an intoxicating and vital addition to take any event to that next level. Choose your poison...


December 29, 2018

All remaining festival tickets will go on sale on January 15, 2019. We will have more information on that after the new year.

DJ John Volitans
DJ John Volitans is a Boston-based DJ, currently the co-producer (along with DJ James 808, formerly of The Bank NYC and The Pyramid NYC) and resident DJ for OVERDRIVE: Retrowave/Electropop/Synthwave Dance Party! Before Boston, he was the impresario and DJ behind <One World : One Sky>, blending the indie electro, post punk revival, and synthpop genres during the early aughts in NYC. While John has a broad spectrum of alternative tastes, the genres closest to his heart will always be 80's new wave, goth/post punk, and ethereal/shoegaze (esp. 80's era 4AD).


December 28, 2018

All remaining festival tickets will go on sale on January 15, 2019. We will have more information on that after the new year.

Avoxblue logo
Experimental beats, otherworldly echoes, and deep, dark textures surround Avoxblue, the brainchild of Jimmy Rossi Jr. An ethereal wave of icy, electronic post-punk.

Fusing the synthetic, hypnotic sounds of new wave with the reverb heavy, and distorted features of shoegaze, Rossi creates an electronic wall of sound. The dreamy soundscapes are recreated and remixed live.

Avoxblue has recently expanded his live lineup to include Michael Morrissey, Katharine Case, and Vicki LaRiccia.


December 15, 2018

Thank you! Our early bird tickets are sold out. We have accepted our first 100 cultists.

The rest of the tickets will be on sale through Ticketmaster very soon. We will post when we have a set date for when they go on sale.


December 15, 2018

So many devotees! In just less than 1 day, we only have 31 early bird tickets left. Pre-sale tickets are available directly from us, your friendly Boston Convergence Committee. One $90 ticket (no fees!) gets you admission to all three days of Convergence at Brighton Music Hall, as well as a Convergence laminate (which is not the thing that gets you into the venue, but will definitely look cute!). Buy now before the last of the pre-sale tickets sell out, at which point the regular tickets will be sold via Ticketmaster for $100 plus fees!

DJ Andi
Today we give you the first DJ announcement. Andi Harriman is a DJ and writer living in New York City. As the founder of the dark synth and industrial party, SYNTHICIDE, she now holds her fifth year residency at Brooklyn's notorious venue Bossa Nova Civic Club. Andi's aesthetic combines her underground 1980s obsession with industrial, EBM, dark techno, and noise - anything aggressive and dismal. She is also the author of the book "Some Wear Leather, Some Wear Lace: The Worldwide Compendium of Postpunk and Goth in the 1980s" and writes regularly for Bandcamp and Red Bull Music Academy, and is also the contributing editor at Post-punk.com. Additionally, she lectures about goth and has appeared at NYU, Wave Gotik Treffen, and Morbid Anatomy Museum.


December 14, 2018

This is it, our little tentaclets! Our cultists have summoned up a deal for prescient devotees. Pre-sale tickets are now available directly from us, your friendly Boston Convergence Committee. One $90 ticket (no fees!) gets you admission to all three days of Convergence at Brighton Music Hall, as well as a Convergence laminate (which is not the thing that gets you into the venue, but will definitely look cute!). Buy now before these pre-sale tickets sell out, at which point the regular tickets will be sold via Ticketmaster for $100 plus fees!

Helix logo
Today we are very pleased to announce the next act in our lineup, Helix, a duo of scene stalwarts that has been gaining a lot of buzz and club traction in recent weeks:

A collaboration between musician Tom Shear (Assemblage 23) & vocalist Mari Kattman (Day Twelve, Mari & The Ghost), Helix is a genre-defying sonic tapestry of electronics, organic elements & haunting vocal harmonies. Trip-hop, dub, dream pop, synth-pop, & lofi combine into a mélange of seductive beats, found sounds, eerie textures, & distant melodies. Sonic cinema for sleepwalkers & insomniacs.


December 12, 2018

The stars are almost aligned.

Early bird tickets go on sale directly from us on Friday December 14, 2018 @ Noon (EST). Tickets will cost $90 directly from us with no fees. Once these are gone, tickets will be $100 through Ticketmaster.


December 6, 2018

Attention spooky vendors and fashion designers! The submission forms for vending and for the fashion show at C25 are now live! Submit now for a chance to show/sell your wares next May!


December 3, 2018

Diary Of Dreams logo
It is with great pleasure that we announce our first band for Convergence 25 and headliner for Saturday, May 4th, 2019, German darkwave giants Diary of Dreams. You've danced to their music in clubs for years, but it's unlikely you've gotten to see them live, as they haven't graced the US with a show in well over a decade. We are unbelievably excited to have their dramatic soundscapes, infectious hooks and undeniable stage presence at Brighton Music Hall next May!


November 30, 2018

For now, we have a hotel update. The hotel we chose is now independent (The Inn At Brookline). They are honoring our contract and lowering our nightly rate from $189/night to $179/night. Anyone who has already booked a room with automatically have their rate reduced. If you booked extra nights, you might want to call the hotel (617-277-1200) to make sure those nights also have the reduced rate.


October 1, 2018

And just like that, submissions have closed. We started this endeavor expecting a small crew of bands to submit to play our humble festival, but we are blown away by almost 90 bands submitting. And a great mixture of sounds, genres, styles, and energy. This committee has its work cut out for it to build you all the best Convergence we can.


September 8, 2018

Hello again, just your friendly neighborhood internet goth reminding all of you DJs and bands to submit to be considered to play Convergence 25 next May in Boston. We have already got some great people who have submitted, but we want more.


August 14, 2018

Are you a band that wants to play Convergence 25?

Are you a DJ with who can curate an amazing experience for our crowd?

Then submit to play and DJ!

Are you a super fan that wants to see your favorite band or DJ? Then share this post and tell them how great they are and how everyone else should know.