Concerts

Nitzer Ebb Will Prove Goth's Still Cool at Grand Central

No matter how outdated the goth subculture may seem to others, it still keeps chugging along. And '80s industrial rockers Nitzer Ebb — made up of Bon Harris, Douglas McCarthy, and Jason Payne — are a prime example. Coming from the same gene pool that bred Depeche Mode and Front 242, the trio's sound is moody, dark, and heavy on the synthesizers. Its latest release, 2010's Industrial Complex, has the band churning out tunes that have you feeling like Reagan never left office.

That said, the threesome has earned the right to be unapologetically dated. After all, the Ebb made a name for itself with genuine hard beat classics like "Fun to Be Had," which even the grandfather of funk himself, George Clinton, took a stab at remixing back in 1990. You can't deny the crew its credit, and don't miss this show. The band hasn't made a South Florida stop since a 1992 gig at Hallandale Beach's Button South, and who wants to wait until 2028?

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Jose D. Duran has been the associate web editor of Miami New Times since 2008. He's the voice and strategist behind the publication's eyebrow-raising Facebook and Twitter feeds. He has also been reporting on Miami's music, entertainment, and cultural scenes since 2006, previously through sites such as MiamiNights.com and OnBeat.com. He earned his BS in journalism with a minor in art history from the University of Florida. He's a South Florida native and will be a Miami resident as long as climate change permits and the temperature doesn't drop below 60 degrees.
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