Emo, goth and punk fans who don't go for dance music may already know the Euro-duo VNV Nation: Multi-instrumentalist Ronan Harris manned the samplers on AFI's smash album Decemberunderground, while his thumping remix of "Miss Murder" caused a sensation in underground dance clubs. VNV (short for Victory Not Vengeance) has been lurking around European clubs since the early '90s, when the previous decade still echoed freshly in its ears. Pulsating with industrial beats and ecstatic keyboards, original cuts such as "Perpetual" and "Homeward" still stand out among all the '80s electro gems and EBM bruisers freshly unearthed and posted to YouTube. When he's not programming for rockers, Harris heads up Modcom (a solo analog-synth project) and scores films.

Latest in Critics' Picks

More by D.X. Ferris

  • The Meat Puppets
  • The Meat Puppets

    7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 7. The Pageant, 6161 Delmar Boulevard.
    • May 5, 2011
  • The Meatmen

    8 p.m. Tuesday, April 26. Fubar, 3108 Locust Street.
    • Apr 21, 2011
  • Mike Watt + the Missingmen
  • Mike Watt + the Missingmen

    9 p.m. Thursday, April 14. Blueberry Hill's Duck Room, 6504 Delmar Boulevard, University City.
    • Apr 14, 2011
  • More »

Best Things to Do In St. Louis


Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.

© 2016 Riverfront Times

Website powered by Foundation