705 Red River
Bela Lugosi may be dead, but his memory lives on here. Opened in 2001, the 500-capacity Red River institution remains the shadowy mecca for local goths 18-and-up, and upholds the city’s legacy as a former industrial rock capital. It’s also developed its own peerless reputation for neo-folk, neo-goth, and techno. Scene heavyweights like Combichrist have been known to divert tours through Texas just to stop by. During SXSW, it’s the established home of the beloved Japan Nite celebration of music from the shadow of Mount Fuji.
Get back into the ring for round five of the Poo's Get A Gig. Ten queenlike contestants go wig to wig using TV shows as weapons. Bulimianne Rhapsody hosts, and Arcie Cola, Kitty Buick, and Cupcake judge. 18 and up always welcome. Fri., May 27, 10pm. $5.