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Alt-country buzz band American Aquarium’s recent rise came after years of recording and touring led by BJ Barham. The group headlines Fridays After Five this week. Photo: Joshua Black Wilkins

ARTS Pick: American Aquarium

North Carolina six-piece American Aquarium revives its raw roots rock with a new level of honesty in the lyrics. After years of barely scraping by with the devotion of a niche audience, frontman BJ Barham and his frequently rotating backup were ready to throw in the towel before a sudden burst of success kept the […]

Goth icon Aurelio Voltaire keeps the flame alive at the Main Street Annex on Wednesday. “I say, if you’re over 40 and you’re still rocking the goth look, that’s pretty cool, but you’re going to be even cooler when you’re rocking it at 90,” Voltaire told The Huffington Post. Publicity photo

ARTS Pick: Aurelio Voltaire

When national gothic icon Aurelio Voltaire isn’t penning one of his popular graphic novels or teaching at the School of Visual Arts in New York, he’s on the road playing his unique brand of “dark cabaret” symphonic rock. He is currently on a 30-city tour with special guest Ego Likeness, so if you’re in the […]