“One of our favourite club nights” – Bizarre magazine
“Downright deviant and gloriously goth” – The Guardian
“Colourful, vibrant and accessible” – Skin Two magazine
“Surely the most sinful way to spend your weekend” – Time Out
“a hedonistic horror bash” – DIVA magazine
On April 26th alt. nightlife institution Club AntiChrist presents perhaps its strongest – and strangest – live music line-up yet. The theme AC’s colourful crowd are invited to dress to this time is ’uniform’, but the eclectic array of entertainment set for the occasion is anything but…
Newly added are synthpop act AlterRed; AC regulars whose theatrical shows bring to life latest concept album ’Dollstown’. They join a deliciously diverse bill in live performance arena ‘THE THEATRE OF SINS’ – one of 10 lavishly decorated zones to explore at Vauxhall’s labyrinthine Colosseum venue – which is topped Aiden frontman Wil Francis and his acclaimed electro project William Control. Fresh from touring the States with Black Veil Brides, the group kick off a full UK run promoting recent DVD release ’Live In London Town’ by they making their debut at AC.
For William Control it‘s the first time, but for Joe Black a returning veteran’s welcome awaits. Well-known and loved at AC – as well as The Metro (where he was named “the king of cabaret noir”), Bizarre (“uniquely gifted”) and The Erotic Review (“fantastically creepy”) – Black’s sick showtunes and wicked wit earn every bit of praise attract. Firstly though, it falls to Rasp Thorne & The Briars to set the evening’s sonic thrill ride in motion, and they promise to so in a style all of their own. Tangling creepy carnival atmosphere with waltzing Alex Harvey-style high drama, their singular sound and has baffled and bedazzled everywhere from Torture Garden to The Crucible theatre.
Also now making a welcome return in April is fangsmith Father Sebastiaan van Houten. The Endless Night Vampire Ball impresario – and co-host of AC’s own annual ‘Night of The Vampires’ event, will once again be furnishing aspiring vamps with his custom Clan Sabretooth fangs throughout the night. He returns by popular demand and booking his services in advance via www.sabretoothemporium.com is strong recommended.
Back on the Theatre stage, the live music is complemented by two temperature-raising shows from a couple of the of the most distinctive dames in tassels today! Channelling the style and poise of a 20s flapper, Fifi Fatale cuts a curvaceous and charismatic figure in the current crowd of traditional burlesque performers, while in Alice Bizarre’s act ‘tradition’ is barely recognisable beneath lashings of blood ‘n’ gore! Regulars might recognise her from the AC’s make-up booth or the cover of this month’s Rebelicious magazine – tonight though Alice is the Theatre’s own gorelesque goddess!
Theatre shows aren’t all that AC has got to offer though – aiming to give party-goers all their wildest nights out in one place, the club packs in another 9 decadent zones at April’s 1,500 capacity all-night party…
In THE HELLFIRE ROOM, goth and post-punk fans can dance from dusk til dawn to the best alt. anthems from 80s through to today. Downstairs in the PUREFUCKINGINDUSTRIAL area, rivetheads can stomp til 6am to a soundtrack of dark electro, TBM and future pop – and for those who’d sooner slam dance than rave, THE HOLE will be blasting solid heavy metal from 2am.
Kinky clubbers ought to find most every dirty desire catered is to in THE DEVIL’S PLAYROOM – where house Mistress Rebekka Raynor and her experienced dungeon monitors will show you the ropes on a variety of Playpenz equipment, and for those with an appetite for even more filth, THE COUPLES’ DARKROOM comes furnished for satisfaction with sofa beds and complimentary condoms.
After working up an appetite in the dungeon or the dancefloor, AC’s motley tribe of Goths, glowstick-wielding gravers, metalheads, fetishists and card-carrying freaks can gather and grab a bite THE CHILLOUT ROOM. With plenty of seating and volume kept low enough for conversation, this is the place for first-timers to fully experience the friendly and welcoming vibe the club has become famed for. Such is the extent of AC’s inclusive ethos that even folks just looking for a cuppa won’t be left out in the cold – as saucy maids serve free hot drinks and biscuits from 3am, and an all-night Thai food stall ensures there’s no need for a chilly walk to the takeaway either! It’s the perfect finishing touch to AntiChrist’s ‘one-stop’ concept for top night out.