Radio Arcane is a collective of Dark Music Specialists headquartered in Louisville, KY that host events, live music and a curated, nighttime oddities and art market called The Dark Market.

A podcast featuring music, interviews and discussion is also available on various streaming services through links available on this site.

More recently, we have branched out with our own streaming radio service and are working with affiliates abroad. Our primary focus being a love of what we describe as “Dark Eclectic Music” involves a variety of sounds, to include Gothic, Darkwave, Post-Punk, Industrial, EBM, Coldwave, Synthwave, Synthpop, New Wave, Minimal, New Romantic and other related genres.

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Dead Of Night & The Dark Market with WINGTIPS & Wireworks

Dead Of Night & The Dark Market with WINGTIPS & Wireworks

Dead Of Night & The Dark Market return with a glorious gift for the eve of Krampusnacht - WINGTIPS live performance at Art Sanctuary! This celebration of the season will also include our Radio Arcane Dark Music Specialists, The Dark Market for dark holiday shopping, a food truck, Dead Of Night Dancers and more!

About WINGTIPS -
"Chicago-based electro pop mainstay duo WINGTIPS comprises Vincent Segretario & Hannah Avalon, and was officially formed in 2015 by Vincent after having informally used the moniker for a number of previous experimental solo performances.

Their debut record, “EXPOSURE THERAPY”, was released in 2019 on seasoned Canadian alternative label Artoffact Records, and is best described as an androgynous sound of transition. Interpolating darkly shimmering layers of angular guitar and pulsating darkwave, WINGTIPS sharpen their anthemic rush with an increasing penchant for melody and an atmosphere equally informed by post-punk as sweeping electronica. "EXPOSURE THERAPY" is a contextualization of new romantic for post-millennial end times, and a refreshing mix of synthpop and darkwave with hooks so compelling they are cinematic in scope.

In late 2020, the duo teased a stylistic shift towards a more bombastic pop sound with their cover of the Savage Garden single “TEARS OF PEARLS”. The track garnered excited press acclaim, and was lauded by none other than Darren Hayes himself. WINGTIPS recently announced production having begun on their follow-up LP on Artoffact, which will be released sometime in 2021."

Wireworks - Louisville, KY
(ex Lee Van Cleef, Lucky Pineapple, Madame Machine) is streaming now on all platforms. Never Nervous Records

"So what do Wireworks sound like? The music could generally be described as post punk with gothic rock and new wave vibes. Recommended to fans of The Cure, Echo & The Bunnymen, and Bauhaus.

Wireworks is David Cundiff – Vocals, Guitar, Synthesizer; Russel Willoughby – Bass; Austin Hellman – Drums and Jake Miller – Guitar, Synthesizer.
https://wireworks.bandcamp.com/album/wireworks

18+ entry
21+ bar
$8

Art Sanctuary 1433 S Shelby St.
Louisville, Kentucky 40217
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ACTORS Live at Art Sanctuary with Broken Nails & Shark Sandwich

ACTORS Live at Art Sanctuary with Broken Nails & Shark Sandwich

Join us on Tuesday, September 28th for an incredibly exciting night with ACTORS. We feel incredibly fortunate to host a band of this caliber and will call this a "do not miss" show. If you are familiar, you already know. If not, please take a minute to explore their website and enjoy a few of their excellent videos and music.
https://www.actorstheband.com

Broken Nails:
To get things warmed up, we also have the great fortune of beloved Louisville local act Broken Nails from the excellent European label Swiss Dark Nights.

"Inspired by Darkwave, Minimal Synth and EBM sounds. Primarily composed from analogue synthesizers and drum machines. Presenting strong, dance worthy percussion, a mixture of dark, cold and melancholy synth layers."
https://www.facebook.com/brokennailsmusic

Shark Sandwich:
And for a shot of energy and excitement we have another Louisville local band, the ever FUN and exciting Shark Sandwich!

"We're from Louisville, we hate fuckboys, and write punk music."
https://www.facebook.com/Shark-Sandwich-1117683321629400

18+ entry
21+ bar
$12 cover (totally worth it!)

Art Sanctuary 1433 S Shelby St.
Louisville, Kentucky 40217
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