Does anyone know if there is any goth, punk, industrial, generally dark etc subculture alive and well in Taiwan? Specifically Taipei? I’m thinking along the lines of clothing stores, record shops, novelty shops, clubs, bars or venues and the like.
If anyone has any info, go ahead and pass it my way ! I’ll be touching down in November, can’t wait to see you all there.
Music and clubs wise? Punk yes. Goth, industrial and other dark: Almost non-existent I’m afraid. Darkest I’ve seen is death and other extreme metal, very nice bands and fans. I’d love to be proven wrong though, I’m missing it.
Clothing wise: luckily a lot of dark-ish trends, styles and accessories seem to be quite popular here. Some BDSMish things like leather chokers with rings even. Mostly seen as fashionable though I guess, not really connected to any dark music or lifestyle.
We’ll, once you’re here we’re at least 2 in Taipei interested in dark music. Maybe the start of a wonderful subculture trend here