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RSA, Cape Town - Gotham

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Type: Club
Location: South Africa, Cape Town
89 Lower Main Road

Cape Town's only dedicated dark alternative club, Gotham is situated at 89 Lower Main Rd in Observatory. The club is open Fridays and Saturdays from 21h00. Cover is R10 on normal nights and usually R20 after 23h00 on theme party nights. Resident and guest DJs play a wide range of Goth, darkwave, deathrock, post-punk, ebm, industrial, synthpop / futurepop, eighties, gothic metal, industrial metal and anything else they feel like.

Fairly small club, but quite vibey and well decorated. Some nights are very quiet (as few as a dozen people), but the club has a strange habit of suddenly picking up at around 1 in the morning. There are themed parties roughly once a month, which draw fairly large crowds. The best place to find out about these is on the forum. Even on a quiet night, for the cover charge, it's worth going just for a drink or two. Music ranges from old to newer goth, to a bit of indy, industrial and other music that fits. The DJ's are fairly loose with genres, but play stuff that tends to be darker. For instance, they're as likely to play Sisters as to play Switchblade Symphony, or the theme from Requiem for a Dream, or Dresden Dolls. EBM, noise, etc tends not to feature, except on specific theme nights.


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