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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Next Radio Arcane Events

An American Satan - with Host, Father James Mitchell (The Sinister Minister) First Public Screening

An American Satan - with Host, Father James Mitchell (The Sinister Minister) First Public Screening

Radio Arcane Proudly Presents the very first big screen showing of brilliant documentary film "An American Satan", with very special guest host Father James Mitchell (The Sinister Minister).

"Founded in 1966 in California by Anton Szandor LaVey, the Church of Satan has often been surrounded by mysteries, scandals and moral panics. An immersive journey into one the most fascinating phenomena of American religious pluralism."

Director: Aram Garriga
Writers: Aram Garriga and Xavi Prat
Stars: Raul Antony, Aden Ardennes, Blanche Barton, Adam Cardone, Peter H. Gilmore, David Harris, Heather Harris, Robert Johnson, Anton LaVey, Stanton LaVey, Steven Johnson Leyba, Michaelantony Mandrake, Karen Millman, Peggy Nadramia, Diabolus Rex, Carissa Santigate, Neil B. Smith and Ruth Waytz

$10 entry
Tickets available through Showclix and at the door.
Doors open @ 7pm, Show starts @ 8pm
18+ entry
21+ bar

Art Sanctuary 1433 S Shelby St.
Louisville, Kentucky 40217
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Dead Of Night : The Kentucky Vampires + Palace of Tears

Dead Of Night : The Kentucky Vampires + Palace of Tears

Join us on Saturday, August 21st for another Dead Of Night & The Dark Market!

This time we are very excited to share the night with New Orleans based Darkwave band The Palace Of Tears and Louisville's original Gothic Rock band The Kentucky Vampires.

This event will also be streamed LIVE on our Twitch channel https://www.twitch.tv/radio_arcane_tv

The Palace Of Tears:
Erick r. Scheid and L.V. Darkling comprise the moody darkwave duo from New Orleans, blending elements of electro-shoegaze, ethereal witch house, and ritual ambient drone. Hypnotic electronics and swirling guitar lay fertile ground for sultry seductive vocals that soar and dreamy lyrics that captivate.

The Kentucky Vampires:
Founded in Louisville Kentucky. Though considered a deathrock band at its core, TKV has been known to mesh elements of post-punk, goth rock, and horror rock into an experience, some have considered beautiful, but scary.

Along with the live music, there will be plenty of shopping available with the amazing artists of The Dark Market!

There will also be FOOD available from The Limbo Food Truck!

Live DJ action after the bands play so you can dance away the rest of the night to our world class Dark Music Specialists!

This is essentially a short festival, so, come ready to indulge!

18+ entry
21+ bar
$10 cover

Art Sanctuary 1433 S Shelby St.
Louisville, Kentucky 40217
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Dead Of Night & The Dark Market - Equinox

Dead Of Night & The Dark Market - Equinox

A celebration of the Autumnal Equinox at Dead Of Night & The Dark Market.
More details forthcoming. Stay tuned!

18+ entry
21+ bar
$5 after 10pm or free for any early bats that get there beforehand.

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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Dead Of Night : A Night Like This : Tribute To The Cure

Dead Of Night : A Night Like This : Tribute To The Cure

Join us on Saturday, October 23rd as Dead Of Night ushers in Halloween with A Night Like This, Tribute To The Cure.

That’s right, Robert Smith and company all night long as well as related bands like the Glove and Siouxsie and the Banshees and pretty much anything we can dig up that’s worthy of the Cure and their greatness!

18+ entry
21+ bar
$5 after 10pm or free for any early bats that get there beforehand.

Art Sanctuary 1433 S Shelby St.
Louisville, Kentucky 40217
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Bootblacks Live at Art Sanctuary with Vanilla Sugar

Bootblacks Live at Art Sanctuary with Vanilla Sugar

Radio Arcane Presents - Bootblacks live at Art Sanctuary!

More information coming soon.

18+ entry
21+ bar
$12 cover

Art Sanctuary 1433 S Shelby St.
Louisville, Kentucky 40217
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Latest Podcast

20 : La Procesión de lo Infinitio

20 : La Procesión de lo Infinitio

Featuring a discussion with South American Gothic Rock Romantics - La Procesión de lo Infinitio.

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