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Goth has been ignored by the mainstream media for so long that it’s a bit of a shock that it is suddenly getting attention.

Today at the British Library there is a special panel on the still popular and massively influential culture.

At the British Library today LTW boss and Membranes frontman John Robb, who is working on a definitive book on Goth and post punk for release next year will be on a panel talking about Goth culture with Rosie Garland (The March Violets) and Andi Sex Gang (Sex Gang Children)  and music writer Natasha Scharf

It is now over 30 years since a definable Gothic rock scene exploded. Inspired by bands such Bauhaus, Siouxsie and the Banshees, the Cramps and early 80s The Cure – it generated a vast, diverse and doom-laden world, characterised by the rock of The Sisters of Mercy, the more ethereal Cocteau Twins or industrial sounds of Nine Inch Nails or Marilyn Manson.

Two of the most significant figures in the story – Andi Sex Gang (Sex Gang Children) and Rosie Garland (The March Violets) – plus music writers John Robb and Natasha Scharf, discuss what still makes Goth so enthralling. Chaired by journalist and critic, David Quantick, who has written for NME, Spitting Image, The Day Today and Brass Eye.

 

Before this event there is a free session including a listening event of “Black Roses” Sylvia Lancaster will be a guest on the panel  http://www.bl.uk/events/black-roses–the-killing-of-sophie-lancaster

 

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