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Some important news kiddos so listen up :D

Some of may be aware of the situation with the venue we use for Midian. After long meetings and discussions these past few days, we have been told that Hex nightclub is soon to be effectively closing in it's current incarnation. However they are willing to give us one last huzzah for a proper send off this coming Saturday. Midian for this one time only will be in the Black Room.

Which is where we come to the other part of our important news. After a good long think, myself and Jason have taken the decision to take this opportunity to take a wee break from things. Over this past year, due to circumstances beyond our control (fires and club bankrupcies being amongst them!!), we have had to have several venue changes. Sometimes these have had to be very last minute too, which isn't great. We have also been doing this for a good few years now, without a break, and it's a lot more hard work than it looks!! We're going to take the time out to evaluate where Midian carries on from here, plan some cracking gigs, plus take the time to visit some of the other fantastic nights out that this country has to offer. Onwards and upwards!!

Sooo.. what does this mean for the future? You may well ask..

We still are actively looking for bands, performers, and talented DJs from up and down the country and beyond. We are still asking for peeps who would like to work with us in various capacities to get in touch. We also will always do our utmost to support and help out in any way possible with other nights, events, shops, magazines, radio shows and websites, including flyering, guest slots, hosting bands etc etc etc.

Over the next few months we have a series of Midian events planned on an ad hoc basis, using venues specifically hand-picked for the purpose. We have some bookings lined up for this already, with more to be announced over the following months. In order to keep up-to-date with the latest news and annoucements, we strongly suggest you visit and bookmark our spangly homes on the web, which are listed below. Go looksie!

So, please please please, I ask you all to make this, our last Midian for a while, a rockin' storming one! Let's finish for the time being on a high note! I would ask that anyone who has even considered coming along to Midian, or has previously come along, please if you can make it.. come along and join us in our festive fun and frolics. And spread the news along!

Spank you all very much
*Luffs and snugs*

Saturday 16th December

@ Hex, 3-5 Thomas Street, Birkenhead

w/resident DJ sistercarrion

More details:

Midian plays:
goth both old and new*darkwave*industrial*batcave*EBM*post punk*electro plus other dark gems

Travel details can be found from Merseytravel:

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After the overwhelming success of our July 29th Midian eXtra event, we are on the lookout for any reviews, pics, or video footage of the day. We're looking to start up a little gallery on the site, with full photo credits and links where applicable. So if you know of anyone who took photos on the day (there were a few professionals about that day that I still haven't heard back from), or you did yourself, please please get in touch. It'd be very much appreciated, as my own digicam kept seizing up due to the heat, and we'd love to see some smart momentos of the day..

Contact me on :

Next Midian is on Saturday 26th August @
Hex, Birkenhead

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As promised here is a rundown from last Saturday. And what a frantic, sweaty, fun and laughter -packed day it was!

Huge huge thanks to all who braved the heat to join us throughout the day and evening. Firstly a bit of an apology. We really really wanted to keep the doors open throughout the evening. Unfortunately, in order to comply with the terms of its' licence, The Casa had to shut the interior and firedoors whilst live and loud music was on. This meant that the large ceiling fans whilst appreciated, were just pushing warm air about for a lot of the evening!

There was a huge amount of behind the scenes help given, in order to help things run so smoothly. Below is just a brief round-up just to show the sheer extent  of the fabulous people who took part. It may read like a bit of a love-in, but everyone was honestly so helpful, thoughtful and ace in their respective fields, I was so blown way. You made the event happen. In no particular order:

The crew on the day  who provided sterling work in the face of boiling weather included Simon and Sara our stalwart door bods, Nat, Steven and George who put in lots of hard working hours helping with backstage, setting up and packing down. Mention must also go here to those who volunteered assistance that in the end wasn't needed. Many thanks for the offer of help, much appreciated guys! Top work to those who took part in the fashion spots, especially wearing sometimes heavy clothes in that weather. You all looked stunning :) To all those who contributed time and energy into putting together the stands, stalls and signings. To Storm, Anne, Dom, Emma, Debs, Marie, Leona, Jane and all their helpers, photographers and models go mucho kudos. Everything and everyone looked so amazing, how you all managed to look so composed, calm and fabulous i'll never know! There were fantastic tunes from some top notch DJs including Andy/DJ Grimly Fiendish from Blackpools' Misery of Sound, Geoff/DJ Echo from the Wendyhouse in Leeds, Bryan/DJ Ghost and DJ Marie from The Charnel House in Newcastle Upon Tyne, and of course from our very own Midian star DJ Simon/DJ Psychomagnet. You all had peeps dancing, even through the heat! To help us round the day off in style we had onstage electro antics from Adfinem, who returned to the live stage in style, Miss 616 who was stunning and fantabulous in equal measure, and who managed to wrangle in a very willing co-participant in the form of  Dom for a storming version of 'Endgame', and Uninvited Guest, who were just so so spot on and such stars in all respects. Thanks also must go to the management bods and merch guys who helped with the bands. Extra thanks here must go to Alix, whose assistance with the sound, and work alongside Jason we really couldn't have done without. Thank you sweeties, you all rock, and if i've forgotten anyone, it's because this ol' bastard has a wonky brain, and not because we don't love you :D

Thanks also to Adfinem and Attrition who provided us with the CDs we gave out to the first people through the doors. They were very greatly recieved. Cheers!

We will shortly have the total of pennies raised towards helping the creation of The National Bat Centre at Flaybrick Memorial Gardens. They were recieved with many thanks by John Moffat, as the representative of the charity. Anyone who would still like to contribute in any way is urged to check out their link below.. it's a very kewl venture, that's well worth supporting.

There were lots of photos taken throughout the day, but unfortunately my camera kept seizing up in the heat a lot of the time :( However, I did see some great shots of all that was going on, including some backstage antics with a porno pepper mill and some bananas!!! If anyone, including press etc has pictures they'd like to share with us, i'd really love to see them. If we can put them on our website (with full credits and linkages), we'd love it even more. Please send any you feel we'd like to see to the addy below.

We'd also love to see any and all feedback and reviews of the day, including any advance advertising so if anyone sees any, we'd really appreciate a heads up and/or clippings :)

We were extremely happy (and not to mention knackered) at the end to have put on such a well-received event. Above all we couldn't have done it without the support of all those who came along. Seeing happy faces and dancing bods throughout the day was the biggest buzz.

The biggest thanks of course remains for my beautiful and talented better half, Jason, without whose help, assistance and patience this wouldn't have happened. *mwah* sweety.

Cheers all!!
Next Midian is on Saturday 26th August back at our new/old venue Hex, Birkenhead


Please if you enjoyed this event, check out some of the fab bods who were involved:

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Anyone out there willing to take some Midian eXtra flyers to distribute around the likes of Chester, Manchester, Liverpool  etc this weekend and next week ? Ruby will you be hitting any clubs when you go to Wolves, could you take some?

We've got lots of flyers here, and it'd be a shame to see them go to waste, and I find it hard to get out and about a lot of the time..

sistercarrion: (Carrion)

Cross-posted like a mofo, please feel free to redistribute wherever appropriate:

'Ello there!
Midian wants you, yes you!

 If you are a photographer, reviewer, radio DJ etc, then we need you. Midian is hosting an all day eXtra event  on 29th July in Liverpool. The focus of this is on cross-promotion of the wonderful array of talented folk that make up the UK goth scene, including artists, writers, promoters, bands, photographers, publishers, models, DJs, creators of fantastic clothing, accessories and acoutrements!

 We're looking for anyone interested in covering it in any way, to help showcase some of the fabulous people we're going to be featuring on the day. We can organise a day pass for people who register interest before the event. We can also provide links via our website to anyone officially taking part on the day. Please note, no requests for press/photography will be accepted on the day itself. Any requests for interviews to be made in advance. Press release available upon request. In exchange we ask is that any official photographers allow for us to potentially use copies of their pictures on our website (with full credits to them and links etc).

 We're also looking to promote as many events, nights, photographers, shows, artists, bands, websites, models, performers and businesses that fall under the 'goth' banner as we can. To this end we are actively encouraging people to send us in flyers, business cards, posters etc that we can display and put around at the event.

  Also,  if anyone would be willing to take some of our flyers to help promote the event, it'd be much appreciated. Again, please contact the e-mail below with a snail mail address and details of how many you can distribute.

 Any interested parties please contact myself in the first instance with details to:

More details of the event are available in the following places:



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Last call to get your advance requests in for tomorrow night :)

Quick reminder also that we'll be opening doors at 8pm. MadX will be
playing 9pm-10pm. We'll be finishing at 1am, unless the bar take is
significantly higher than last month ;)

Hope to see you all there!


sistercarrion: (Evil Neil Tomato)
Tagged by [profile] calmllama . Am a bit at a loose end,as I'm currently deciding whether to start spamblasts, or procrastinate until tomorrow, so may as well do this :)

List seven songs you are into right now. No matter what the genre,whether they have words, or even if they're not any good, but they must be songs you're really enjoying now. Post these instructions in your livejournal along with your 7 songs. Then tag 7 other people to see what they're listening to.

Why seven i don't know.. 3s and 9s are much more my numbers.. but anyways.. in no particular order

1/ Soho Dolls-Just a Rental
2/ Pro-Jekt- Mistress Malice
3/ Robots In Disguise-Turn It Up
4/ Nitzer Ebb-Godhead
5/ Sykotic Tendencies-Conscript
6/ Screaming Banshee Aircrew-Deliriously
7/ Swarf-Subtext (bold remix by Wierdo)
8/ Unheilig-Astronaut (Radio edit)
9/ Automation-Set It Off
10/ Adfinem-Small Town

See.. I ended up at 10 anyway! And even then it was difficult. I flit between loads of different styles in a usual day, and especially if i've got new stuff to go through for Midian. I'll play a song to death usually, but it so depends on my mood. I listen to much more than that loverly lot on a regular basis.

Anyhow, interesting..
I tag (thinks who hasn't done this yet):
[profile] skinfitz
[profile] sykotic_t
[profile] sterroneous
[profile] gooth
[profile] lee_c_rip
[profile] liz_lowlife
[profile] kev36663
[profile] cities_of_sound
[profile] dj_xenobia
[profile] helena_draven

There you go, that should generate a nice range of tunes :) I tagged 10 as i chose 10. Yeah, I cheated, what're you going to do?!

And with that, i'm spamblasting tomorrow ;)

Anyone got any music requests for Saturday? You should all be there *nods* Yes.
sistercarrion: (Carrion)
Flyer (back and front) for the upcoming Midian eXtra:

Midian eXtra front
Midian eXtra back
sistercarrion: (Carrion)

Just as a bit of advance notice, to start saving some pennies for the Midian eXtra 29th July. Here's a taster of some of the stallholders we'll be playing host to:

Anne Sudworth & Storm Constantine.  As well as signings/ appearances, they will be hosting stalls, at which you'll be able to purchase some of their work including books and prints. Storm will also have books available from Immanion Press

Xero Photography will be selling original prints, as well as displaying work.

Uninvited Guest will have a merch stand, at which you'll be able to purchase their scrummy CD as well as t-shirts and the like.

Heresy Clothing
Forever In Black
Morgana's Lair (Quiggins Liverpool)
Shameless Originals
Alienskin Clothing
Fangs, Fetish & Fantasy

I'm so looking forward to this...

Incidentely, we're on the look out for a couple of  reliable volunteers to model as part of one of the fashion shows. For the purposes of this particular requirement, we're after females who are between UK size 10-14, and would fit in size 24"-30" inch corsets. You'll gain free entry to the event, get to dress up in some gorgeous finery, and even have some professional photography shots taken whilst modelling the clothing. Any serious volunteers please contact myself in the first instance on: sistercarrion[at]midian[dot]org[dot]uk  ASAP
Please no timewasters as all prospective models will be working closely with the business concerned to help showcase their beautiful designs.

We're also after reliable bods who would be willing to do a spot on the front door duty on the day. This will be in the same room as all the action. If enough people help out, we should be able to ensure that each stint would only last an hour. This would just be to help out so that people on the door will be able to rotate breaks and get to see some of what's going on instead of getting a numb bum!


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Many, many thanks to those who came along last Friday to Midian. Special thanks go to those who helped us set up/take down, and extra special thanks to our guest DJ X51, who did an extra hour for us with little notice. I'm sure you'll agree he did a sterling job! Next Midian is Saturday 1st July w/guest MadX, then Saturday 29th July is our all-day event. See links for more details.

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Due to work commitments, DJ Psychomagnet will be unable to join us this evening. Bah! Which means all the more reason to come out and support us! If anyone can help with setting up/ taking down kit, we'd really really appreciate it. It's a very time consuming job for just two people, as we have to now set up the whole PA and lighting rig.  Anyone helping us will be rewarded with free entry and our gratitude. Who knows if we get really busy, we may even be able to stretch to a few beverages for a thankyou :)

Quick reminder that we taking a break for June, and as there is no Cabal at the mo, it means that there won't be be any goth nights running in June. We may organise a pub meet or something though. All the more reason to come out tonight if you can. After tonight we return on the first of July.
sistercarrion: (Carrion)
We're about to book dates from August onwards at our new venue for Midian nights and events. We have been recently booking nights on a Friday, but this new venue offers the opportunity for us to be a bit more flexible. To this end there is a ickle poll this way to help us to gauge general opinion of those who regularly attend Midian, or are planning to soon. Please please take this poll if you care about your gothy-type nights round here. It's very important to try and get as many along, to gain feedback, and to maximise turnout as much as we can. This is especially so when the new venue will be observing closely how busy we get. Plus, it's more fun with more people to play with ;)

Cheers in advance for your help

PS Don't forget the first Midian in our new venue is this coming Friday 26th May in the Casa , 29 Hope Street, Liverpool. Doors open at 9pm. Guest X51 is on from 9-10pm. £3 entry. Please come early to support him!
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For our Midian eXtra all day event on July 29th at The Casa in Liverpool we've still got space for a couple more stallholders. We're particularly looking for a retailer that stocks CDs/records. Stalls are free and you're welcome to stay open as long as you wish within the opening time. For further details please check out the links below. Please be quick if you are interested as remaining stalls will be allocated on a first come first served basis. Any interested parties please feel free to contact myself on:

or leave a comment here. Cheers!
sistercarrion: (Carrion)
Here's how the line up is currently shaping up for our fab all day Midian eXtra event on Saturday July 29th 2006. Held at our new venue, the Casa on Hope Street, Liverpool, we hope to bring you some of the best in dark alternative culture this country has to offer.

Live on stage:

Uninvited Guest
Fresh from their storming set at this years' Beyond the Veil, these guys are on the brink of something big. Be there, up close and personal while you still can! These guys will be helping us to round our event off by headlining the evenings dark entertainment.

Miss 616
The twisted mistress, vocalist and fighting force behind the mighty 616 Abortions, steps forward to treat us with a rare solo outing. New solo songs, covers and even some 616 Abortions tunes. You won't want to miss this!


Plus very special guest appearances from:

Anne Sudworth
The internationally renowned goth artist joins us with a display of some of her fantastic work. She'll be available for signings throughout the day. There'll also be the opportunity to purchase some of her prints, cards and books on her stall.

Storm Constantine
The acclaimed dark fantasy author and publisher joins us for signings throughout the day. There will also be the opportunity to purchase her books, and others at the Immanion Press stand.

We also have fashion shows throughout the day from the fabulous:
Heresy Clothing

Who will also be providing the best in dark alternative clothing on their stall.

Music during the day, between and after bands from DJs Grimly Fiendish (Misery Of Sound, Cabal), Psychomagnet (Midian) and sistercarrion (Midian, After Dark, Carrion Screaming)

Plus there's more more more in the pipeline to still be confirmed.. wheee!!
Stay tuned kiddywinks

Midian eXtra @ the Casa, Hope Street, Liverpool
£6 entry (gives you entry to all events)
Full bar in the main room. Hot and cold food available from the front bar area throughout the day.

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Further to the news that we will have the fab DJ X51 ( [profile] mechaninja ) guesting for us from 9pm-10pm on May 26th for Midian, I can also announce that our July 1st date will feature the guest talents of DJ MadX ( [profile] posthuman_angel ). Please come down early and support them and us :)
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'Lo all..
Just a quick confirmation of our upcoming dates for Midian. Luckily, given our recent upheaval of venue, we've not actually had to change much. So dates now read as follows:

FRIDAY 26th May (w/ guest DJ X51)

SATURDAY 1st July- This is a change to the advertised (14th July) date, and is the nearest date we could get to the last Friday of the month. Again there will be NO date in June.

SATURDAY 29th July is our Midian eXtra all day event. W00t and other such exclamations of joy :)

Please note last orders at the Casa are 1.30am. However, the venue stays open until 2.15am. The front bar is also open for pre-club drinkies.

As usual, any and all help is much appreciated, and can be rewarded by free entry :)
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Aaahh.. most excellent night. Thanks all for such a good turnout, especially given the change of venue and such. More later..

Thanks to Sophie for DJing too..

Tired now. Not sure were the rest of the PA,lighting rig, mixers, decks and bags of wires and 'stuff' is going to go, when J goes to collect it today. I've already seemingingly lost the kitchen to the speakers!! We mayhave to move out at this rate!
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I promised everyone a bit of a rundown as to why the quick change of venue took place for Midian this week. So, *deep breath*  here we go..

On Monday evening just gone, we received 'the call of DOOM' (tm) from our very lovely friends from the Mercy nights, Mike and tiana. They'd happened to be driving past the Bar De Mille, when they'd noticed metal shutters down (a feature not normally present), and no sign of the venue being open. Luckily they are good friends of ours, because then they were able to call us. I dread to think about how the situation could've turned out if we hadn't have known in advance of this Friday *shudders*.

Upon much calling about and investigation throughout Monday night/Tuesday, which at one point involved several calls to Liverpool Police, and the City Council, I found out the following:

Bar De Mille has been repossessed, following non-payment of rent by the licensee. Apparently this was known about for some long while, a court case (during which he was present) having taking place in March. The landlord, being the City Council, took repossession of the property on Friday 21st April, at which point it was shuttered up. Our PA equipment, along with Mercy's equipment was left in the building, due to the bar manageress telling the court bailiffs that it wasn't the Bars' property. We had no inkling from the licensee that this was going to take place, not even a heads up to remove our stuff.

So, the result being that we had no venue in which to hold any of our planned dates, and indeed no way of getting our equipment back in the near future. ARRGGHH!!

Well, after a lot more calling around, I was able to secure The Casa for future dates. This is an ideal venue for us, and we can see ourselves just being able to settle straight in there. They have their own bar in the back room. There's good security, and the room is of a decent size with a stage area. They're also a long term business, with a good reputation. Only  two problems then being that we potentially  weren't going to have immediate access to our equipment for this weekend, and that the Casa was fully booked for this weekend. We really really didn't want to cancel. We hate cancelling at the best of times, and have only ever done it when we've been let down extremely last minute, or fucked about royally. We had so much planned for this Midian, what with celebrating a birthday bash, Kris having a leaving/birthday get together, a prize giveaway, and Sophie guesting.

So, anyway, as you all now know I was lucky enough to be offered the Brook Cafe, after calling the management who were keen to have us visit ;) I had been offered use of the Cafe by close of business on Tuesday night, but was still awaiting final confirmation which came very early on Wednesday morning. This is why I was so cagey when i saw some of you out at Adult books on Tuesday night. I didn't want to jinx ourselves!The Brook Cafe as it wierdly turns out is very apt for us to use for this date, being as it was the original home of Midian, way back when, and the fact that we''ll be celebrating 4 years of Midian. It also has it's own PA, which was handy for us not knowing when we would be able to retrieve our kit. It's also well-known by our regulars, which was an important consideration given the last minute nature of the venue change, and the fact that it'd be a one-off at that venue.

We now have everything in place for tomorrow :) Yey! I'm so happy that we've managed to do this. I never dreamed when i first heard the news on Monday night that we'd be able to organise everything in time.

We have got a full PA for Friday night, along with our usual  touches, plus cake and balloons.

Our own kit, we're hoping to get back tomorrow afternoon. The delay has been due to contractors closing down the electrics in Bar De Mille. They've had to keep putting back the time when we can gain access, due to delays there. I'll just be glad to have everything back in our grubby little mitts. I'm really hoping everything will all still be there, we've been assured that it is,  fingers crossed it should be. If not, we've got channels we can take up to retrieve it, but I don't want to go that route if we can avoid it.

There you go, a little (rambling) insight into the frantic runaround that makes things happen ;) I wouldn't normally go into such detail, but this week has been so surreal, I had to write it all down somewhere!! Thanks to all those who've helped along the way this week, you know who you are. It's sometimes the little comments that make things worthwhile.

I'm really up for a party now, so watch out :)

Hope to see as many of you as possible tomorrow.

sistercarrion: (Carrion)

I'm very pleased to be able to finally announce the following...

As part of our fun all-day eclectic Midian eXtra event on Saturday July 29th,  the evenings' entertainment will be rounded off by the dulcet tones of the following live music acts:

Uninvited Guest
Fresh from their rip-roaring set at this years' Beyond the Veil IV,  these guys will be performing a headline set for us. If you've never caught them before, you've got to catch them at this date. On the verge of the bigtime, be up close and personal while you still have the chance!

Supporting Uninvited Guest, we have a very special guest support in the form of :

Miss 616
Miss 616 will already be very familiar to some of you as the mistress and mastermind behind 616 Abortions (ex Squid), and in her other roles as organiser, promoter and DJ at the fabulous Dark-cide and Electo-cide nights in Preston. Over the past few years, we've been very lucky to have had the excellent 616 Abortions play for us, as well as Miss 616 providing us with top tunes in her role as guest DJ on several occasions. This gig will see her performing a a rare solo set, including covers, some new songs, and even maybe one or two 616 Abortions ditties.


There'll be a wide range of entertainment, fun and festivities throughout the day including art displays, fashion show, DJs, stalls, and even goth karaoke! Stay tuned for more details appearing very soon! The idea behind this event is to cover the wide range of delights that goth 'culture' has to offer up, some of which can sometimes feel a little sidelined.

If you wish to be involved in any way in the event, there's still time. Whether you're an artist, photographer, writer, performer, stallholder,  DJ or stage hand we'd love to hear from you. There's no fee for stallholders, and we're pretty flexible in terms of display room, and times for getting in and out of the venue.

Midian eXtra is running in addition to the normal Midian clubnight in July, which has been brought forward a little to accomodate the lack of a Midian date in June. Check the links below for up to date news, directions, dates and times. Midian eXtra will be taking place on the afternoon and evening of Saturday 29th July @ Bar De Mille, Paramount Buildings, Fraser Street, Liverpool L3 8JX  The venue is right next door to the National Express coach station, with national train links being quite close nearby. Parking is available on the car park across the road from the venue.

Contact details are:
Via LJ at:
Via Yahoo! :



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