Aztalan Turf's Ramblings


Your hosts celebrate episode 250 with a Steampunk Music Special. Also features reviews of Gravity and Weird Al’s newest album. The setlist this week includes:

The Mechanical Girl byAurelio Voltaire from Riding a Black Unicorn…

Factory Nation by Jordan Reyne from Children of a Factory Nation

Unsolved Mysteries of My History by Lady Laudanum from the Drink Me EP

Battle in the Sky by Walid Feghali

Good-bye, My Revolution (Instrumental Live Version) by Viy from Goodbye, My Revolution! (Single)

Carousel by The Shanklin Freak Show

The Difference by Snovonne from The Nightmare Bride

Minnie the Moocher by Walter Sickert & the Army of Broken Toys

Freckles by Shel from Shel

Toy Spells by Darius Greene from Where Did You Go? 


We all love indie music. Maybe you adore Fever Ray, or die with happiness every time David Eugine Edwards releases a new album. At the end of the day we all have your own particular mental list of indie bands we wouldn’t live without. How would you feel if you knew you were the most important…

Really nice, positive post on indie music. There’s so much “woe is me” these days in the indie music world. Is it hard being an indie musician? Absolutely. And probably harder than most of us who aren’t indie musicians may know. But instead of whining or guilt tripping, Jordan Reyne spreads the love. Thanks, Jordan.


This Saturday, 5/31! Aesthetic Perfection return to Ground Zero in Minneapolis, bringing their high energy electro and friends Panic Lift and Surgyn. Tickets | Details


Tomorrow! DE/VISION return to the Twin Cities! We’re all really looking forward to this one. Details | Tickets

One of my favorite DE/VISION songs.

You’ve got to confess
That your life is a mess
From what I have told you
From what I have said
All that you let me see
The worst for me to believe
You came to go down with
Nothing but defeat
Cause you’re obsolete

Looking forward to seeing DE/VISION on Wed. at Amsterdam Bar & Hall. 1st show of the US tour! Details:

Voltaire, Ego Likeness & The Trapezoids, May 13 in St. Paul


Voltaire brings his clever, quirky, bawdy, tongue-in-cheek tunes about tribbles, vampires, bats, and more to St. Paul this coming Tuesday, May 13. He’ll be joined by Ego Likeness, a killer darkwave act from the Baltimore area, and local minimal synth act, The Trapezoids. Details | Tickets


Your friendly Hard Mondays DJs recorded this week’s Cinco de Mayo event. Guest DJ Nemo did a set of Mexican industrial and aggrotech to celebrate the holiday, while resident DJ Noise brought the stomp from all around the world. Listen and view the set list at This is 4 hours of industrial goodness!

Hard Mondays are every Monday night at The Saloon in Minneapolis, featuring the best in industrial, goth, darkwave, dark electro, ebm, aggrotech, and more! No cover.

Stompy, stompy….

Yep. Still loving Roman Remains. Leila has a lot of charisma on stage, too! I’d love to see them tour with Garbage or IO Echo.

New Garbage video for “Girls Talk” featuring Brody Dalle. This was shot by Mr. Butch Vig, himself! Nice to see him using some of his film school talents.


NSFW! Aesthetic Perfection’s official video for “The Great Depression”. Who’s excited for their May 31 Minneapolis show at Ground Zero? We definitely are! Aesthetic Perfection *always* put on a fantastic live show! Get tickets.


De/Vision live at Wave Gotik Treffen. They’re coming to St. Paul on May 21, performing an extra long set of their hits and fan favorites to celebrate their 25th anniversary.

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Catch God Module live at Amsterdam Bar & Hall in St. Paul on May 27. Jasyn of God Module will also be a special guest DJ at Hard Mondays on May 26 at The Saloon on Hennepin in Minneapolis. They are touring in support of their newly released album, False Face. Tickets at


The delightfully dark and stompy Ego Likeness return to Minnesota on May 13. They put on an excellent live show! They’ll be supporting Voltaire at Amsterdam Bar & Hall in St. Paul. Full show details, band bios, and more videos.

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Brand new video from Panic Lift, on tour this spring with Aesthetic Perfection. See them live on May 31 at Ground Zero in Minneapolis.

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Looking forward to seeing Panic Lift for the first time.


Aesthetic Perfection are on tour this spring with Panic Lift and Surgyn. Catch them at Ground Zero in Minneapolis on May 31. Early show before Bondage a Go Go! 7 pm doors.

We’ll be posting more videos from all three bands here on our Tumblr as the show approaches.

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Lookinh forward to this!