the Riverfront Times:
"Upon entering Rapture, you might feel like you've
stepped into an unofficial Zombie Squad meeting. But children
of the dark side are usually very sweet (we swear)
and at this weekly staple, everything is accepted: alternative,
corsets, industrial, combat boots, mope, white face powder,
'80s, transvestites, indie rockers, tragic goth dancing...
you name it, it's cool. At Rapture, there are no crimes against
fashion, only music. Black lipstick? Awesome. Don't know the
words to 'Love Will Tear Us Apart'? Blasphemy. Here, you're
pretty much guaranteed to hear the Cure, the Smiths, Echo
& the Bunnymen and Nine Inch Nails along with more
underground things on the stompy industrial and gothic side
as well courtesy of DJ Skeletal and guests. Warms your
little gray heart, doesn't it?" ~ Jaime Lees
and Ambient. Rock and Electronic. Old and New.
goth. darkwave. ebm.indie. retro. punk. deathrock. electroclash.
electronica. trip pop. classic alternative. dark metal. whatever...
RAPTURE is St. Louis' ONLY weekly dark music spin.
began as a weekly showcase of local darkwave, industrial,
and electro DJS at the cozy confines of the Upstairs Lounge
is constantly evolving, and currently has its home at the
Skeletal hosts the night along with a rotating roster of St.
Louis' best DJs playing on the bleeding edge of dark!
also hosts some of the best live touring Industrial &
Gothic acts in the world! Among those who have played in the
past include: Voltaire, Bella Morte, Esper Machine, Cryogen
Second, Ayria, The Cruxshadows, I:Scintilla, Project.44, Ego
Likeness, Android Lust, Afterchain, Mankind Is Obsolete, Voice
Industrie, Subsurface, Moulin Noir, Leaetherstrip, Slick Idiot,
Grendel, God Module, Dismantled, Ludovico Technique, &
Run Level Zero. RAPTURE continues to feature live music and
major scene events!
DJ Skeletal/Spookhouse Productions