December 11, 2023

THE MUSIC OF DRAGON CON 2023

VOLTAIRE
VOLTAIRE, photography by Josh Wagner

Atlanta, GA, USA- Dragon Con 2023 had plenty to do and to see. Among all the festivities of this multi-genre convention is music. Music is what brings people together, whether a Klingon or a stormtrooper, everyone can enjoy many of the eclectic artists and groups that play at Dragon Con.  There are raves with wonderful DJs, there is the talented Voltaire who every person looks forward to seeing, there are more musical acts who play than what one would think and then there is the closing late-night fantastic show from Cruxshadows.  This is the music of  Dragon Con 2023.

Here is the list of musicians and performers who played at Dragon Com 2023.  Dragon Con begins on a Thursday and ends on a Monday.  The Atlanta Radio Theater Company began in 1984 and their shows bring live theater along with their performance. Brobdingnagian Bards, Darkshift, Atlanta Swing Orchestra, Bella’s Bartok, DJ Limit Break, Black Sunshine, and DJ Phasim. The late-night raves are great to keep one grooving and the DJs are always fun.  DJ Neon the Glowgobear, DJ Ryan Walker, MC Lars, LDOD, Beth Patterson, Mayhayley’s Grave, and Palmetto Knights.  Nemesis, Mikey Mason, Landloch’d, Tom Smith, Steel Samurai, The Taj Motel Trio, Valentine Wolf, The Cybertronic Spree, and The Blibbering Humdingers. Quite a few bands and artists who play Dragon Con play a variety of conventions throughout the year. The Gekkos, Triforce Quartet, The Faithful Sidekicks, Wasted Wine, Vision Video, and Wakefire. Frenchy and the Punk, Dust Bowl Fairies, DJP, DJ System Fail, DJ Spider, Foot Pound Force, Nathaniel Johnstone, Guitarmy of One, DJ THX, DJ Scapegoat, Harlequin’s
Shadow,
and Cruxshadows.  One can find any of these artists and musicians on social media or their websites to get more information. Cruxshadows is a dark-wave band from Florida and they always play the late-night show on Sunday night, so they are considered by many the closing band for Dragon Con.

Voltaire
Voltaire, photography by Josh Wagner

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

VOLTAIRE
VOLTAIRE, photography by Josh Wagner

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Voltaire
Voltaire, photography by Josh Wagner

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Aurelio Voltaire is sometimes described as a modern-day Renaissance man. Voltaire is his stage name and to say he is talented beyond this realm is an understatement. Not only is he a talented singer and performer, but he is also a creator of comic books, animation, films, toys, and home décor. Here at Dragon Con he is a sort of macabre folk hero. The concerts he performs at Dragon Con are standing room only, what is incredible is there are Klingons, stormtroopers, fairies, elves, steampunk,  princesses, Barbies, wrestlers, and Trekkies among the cosplays one sees in attendance in the large audience. Everyone is there simply to enjoy the music and it is an amazing show.

Voltaire
Voltaire, photography by Josh Wagner

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Voltaire
Voltaire, photography by Josh Wagner

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Voltaire and a guitar and a mic, that is all there is and that is all that is needed. The audience in attendance is ready for his unique style to make them have a great time. He is entertaining and it is all for the love of art.  The crowd goes wild for the new song he played titled It’s Always Wednesday, especially when they realize it is about Wednesday Addams. It will be on the new album he is making. The newest album recently released is titled The Black Labyrinth/ A Requiem for the Goblin King, it is out now and is a 20-song musical journey to honor his musical hero David Bowie.  Anyone a fan or not a fan of the movie Labyrinth should check the album out because they will not be disappointed.  Thank you to Voltaire for a great concert, it made Dragon Con even more special. For more information on Aurelio Voltaire check here. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-vI-uJhsGZoO6GEZ44mskw

https://open.spotify.com/artist/2ZCG1aukcb5fjBDgizvDbD

The music of Dragon Con lets many people make memories and makes the convention even more enjoyable than can be imagined. Until Dragon Con 2024, rock on!

For more information check out their website here. https://www.dragoncon.org/

 

 

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