May Ghost House poster

May Ghost House poster

Fashion for this one is done by the fabulous Mother Of London,
Ultrajet from Portland will be down to DJ with us. There is a suggested donation for the DJs of $5, but it it is always totally optional; what we really want is for you to come down and dance!

Play for Today: a Cure Tribute

Hey you! Yes you, oh-ho, you the one that looks like Christmas, come over here and….

Saturday March 30th starting at 9 PM Luckey’s will be invaded by Cure fans. DJ Refugium, John The Revelator and Ultrajet will be pulling all of the rare vinyl from their various collections to bring you Cure songs you haven’t heard in years, probably, with excellent sound quality. Cure-related, side projects and other music of the era will also be played. VJ PTSD will provide a video wall of nonstop Cure footage culled from the past 30 years of concerts and promo releases. Spiky hair and lipstick very much encouraged. 

Luckey’s Club is located at 933 Olive Street in downtown Eugene. Cover is $2, 21+. 


Playlist from Latent 80’s show on

Here is the House Depeche Mode
Cars Gary Numan
Underpass John Foxx
Face Up New Order
Masquerade Berlin
Transmission Joy Division
Computerlove Kraftwerk
Fight Without A Reason Cetu Javu
Vienna Ultravox
All Saints Day (Razormaid Mx) Severed Heads
Close (To The Edit) Art of Noise
Down in the park Tubeway Army
Fade To Grey Visage
Don’t Go  Yaz
Love Action (I Believe In Love)  Human League
Don’t believe it’s over Nocturnal Emissions
I Dream Myself Alive A-Ha
Sensoria Cabaret Voltaire
The Unseen Clock DVA
The Snow Coil
ICUROK Klaus Nomi
Now Is The Time Greater Than One
O.K. Yellow Magic Orchestra
Love Comes Quickly Pet Shop Boys
3-02 No Name, No Slogan Acid Horse
Searching Pieter Nooten And Michael Brook
Fad Gadget Back to nature

This is the playlist from a show by DJ Refugium from a couple of weeks ago, inspired by Synth Brittania, a documentary on early brit Synthpop and its evolution from New Wave. Latent 80’s airs every Sunday between 6 and 8 PM and you can stream it online. Enjoy ❤ Refugium

Less than a week till next Ghost House, hooray!


Next date is February 6th at the ever-awesome locals bar, Oak Street Speakeasy!

John The Revelator is out of town but DJs Spider and Abulikah will be on hand to help me out. 

There are rumors that DJ Owen, formerly of Hive in Portland, will be up from San Francisco in March. We hope so because he is amazing and we’ve missed him. 

Yet to be confirmed for sure, but Steampunk is coming up and this time around Luckey’s may be hosting the night. We thought a 100 year old bar might be an appropriate backdrop. 

Also coming soon, as in February 9th, Blairally Arcade will be hosting the Revelator and myself for an electro/80s/new wave night called Electric Dreams. It’s planned to be 99.9% vinyl. Hope to see some of you there. 

The gorgeous picture above is from the delectable book Japanese Goth, available on Amazon. I love seeing subcultures morph from place to place. This book has more than the expected Visual Kei and Alice & The Pirates photography, it’s also got the work of several visual artists whose work is breathtaking. 

Also want to mention that there has been a re-release of NamNamBuLu‘s first album on vinyl. As usual it’s a toss-up whether that package from Germany (which also includes a Funker Vogt single) will make it before next Wednesday, but if it does, you know what I’m playing… 

❤ Refugium

Upcoming nights & events


Ghost House in full force at Oak Street Speakeasy. Show us your best costume, or everyday wear, whichever it happens to be for you. I know certain of our regulars are always impeccably and amazingly dressed.  DJ Zahra guests.

There will be NO ghost house in November, but on November 7th- yet to be confirmed- is a date at Luckey’s for DJ Refugium.

REGULAR GHOST HOUSE RETURNS ON 12/5/12 at Oak Street Speakeasy, natch.

Other assorted info:

John The Revelator will still be DJing 80’s night every Thursday at John Henry’s, forever, even though the bar has sold.

Is anyone interested in an industrial night at Cowfish? Let us know if you are.

NEMESIS (the other G/I/dark dance/metallish stuff/etc night) is probably moving to Friday- details TBA.

There is a group of Corvallis Goths meeting up, details on our Facebook page.

Icon of Coil at the Fez was fucking great, you should have been there.

And in my mailbox today: the newly released Skinny Puppy album Bootlegged, Broke, and In Solvent Seas- which by the name I’m guessing is a ploy to get me and other actual buyers of music to pay their rent- and they have only to ask. This album features versions of Worlock, Assimilate, Addiction and others from concerts in Bratislava and Warsaw and a couple of other eastern European places. I’ll be happy to spin it for you on Halloween night. ❤ Refugium

The Razor Skyline is visible from here….

Getting really excited to go see Razor Skyline and Soil & Eclipse in Portland! We tried to get them a show here but Eugene has a lack of venues available in the short time frame we had. Nonetheless, we have a giant box of goodies to give away at Ghost House this week- posters, stickers, a t-shirt, and several copies of their brand new CD, Dark Water Oasis, which is REALLY GOOD. Show starts at 9 PM this Wednesday! See you there! 

Guest + host = ghost

I am sorry to inform everyone that Michael Kurt of [product] won’t be able to play with us tomorrow as he has a funeral to attend. Of all the reasons to not be able to play a gig this is the one that I am always saddened to hear, and I hope that he can find peace with the loss. We are thinking of him and invite him warmly to come play with us in the future. We look forward to a great Wednesday night nonetheless, and are experimenting with our format, so please come listen, dance, and let us know what you think. 

Thank you, all, for your support through the years. Life is short and art is long. 

❤ Refugium

Eugene Goth Industrial Dark 80's