Spaceland Presents, the bookers and promoters of Echo and Regent Theater, will be adding another festival to their growing portfolio: Cloak & Dagger — Dusk Till Dawn, which comes to the DTLA Broadway Theater District Oct. 20-21.
Co-produced with Restless Nites, Cloak & Dagger will feature a lineup heavy on goth, industrial, darkwave and other sounds representing the “dark side” of every major genre of music. Topping the bill are post-punk/shoegaze pioneers The Jesus and Mary Chain and electro-industrial veterans KMFDM, both of whom will have new albums to showcase — JMC’s Damage and Joy, their first release in 19 years, and KMFDM’s Hell Yeah, due out later this month. Local heroes She Wants Revenge and Poptone, the new band from former members of Tones on Tail and Love & Rockets, will co-headline.
The rest of the bill is a smartly curated mix of acts including Cold Cave, The Gaslamp Killer, TR/ST, Health, Com Truise, Mykki Blanco, Ho99o9, The Soft Moon and Drab Majesty. All have in common the fact that their music tends to be moody, heavy, dark — and you can dance to it.
The other brains behind Cloak & Dagger — Dusk Till Dawn are Adam Bravin aka DJ Adam 12 and Michael Patterson, who run the weekly members-only dance club after which the festival is named. Bravin, who is also one-half of She Wants Revenge, DJs every Cloak & Dagger with mixes that might include anything from Mobb Deep to Nine Inch Nails, and he’s clearly helped put together the festival lineup with a similar vibe in mind.
Like the club, Cloak & Dagger — Dusk Till Dawn will have a strictly enforced all-black dress code.
The complete lineup as well as ticket purchases can be found here. General on-sale will start this Friday, August 4.
Check out the festival flyer below.