It’s that time again, where we update ourselves on whats happening in the Alternative scene and online! We have a little bit of Tesco drama and a lot of flashbacks into some original alt scenes. As usual, let me know your thoughts and let me know your links to your favourite pieces of news. This is a community after all!

For more awesome links that relate to alternative lifestyles check out my past Alt Update posts!

I’m going to go ahead and recommend a Facebook page. The Dangerous Mind’s facebook page has over four million likes, and it’s no wonder. I find so many interesting articles and pictures on there! They’re all about spreading new ideas that are obscure, taboo and alternative.

“Dangerous Minds is a compendium of the new and strange–new ideas, new art forms, new approaches to social issues and new finds from the outer reaches of pop culture.”

You might want to tread carefully in the information of this article (it’s a little unresearched), but since it’s about a photographer it’s still worth a look at these rare photos of NYC Punk legends before they were famous!

Have you ever heard of Rebels Market? Well,  I wrote an article for them about the Victorian Wedding Traditions that Should Inspire Your Wedding!

While you’re wracking your brain, does anyone remember Jeepers Creepers? Whenever I see a creepy old van I automatically think of this film! Even more exciting is that Jeepers Creepers 3 is coming to cinemas!

A line wedding gown Australia

Take a trip back to 1975 with the owner of Trash and Vaudeville.

In sadder news a recent Metro article speaks about a Goth who was ridiculed by staff as Tesco. There’s been lots of takes on this so far, what’s yours? As someone who has been throw out of a store because of the way I dress, I can emphasis with how terrible it feels.

“In short, burning medicinal herbs cleared airborne bacterial populations
by 94%, and the space was still found to be disinfected a day later.
What’s more, a month after smudging, much of the pathogens originally
found were still undetectable.”

Last but not least, as a smudging fan I’m happy to find that it’s more than just a psychological or spiritual practice. Scientific studies have found that smudging sage can clean air born pathogins!

There you go! Here’s what I’ve been obsessing over this month. What about you? Link me your favs in the comments!

Header image is from Rare Photos of NYC Punk Legends Before They Were Famous, body image is VIA Reliving Trash and Vaudeville’s Beginnings in it’s New East Village Home.



  1. April 10, 2016 / 9:19 pm

    Yeah trash and vaudeville was OK (I thought the alley Chicago was better though). T&V isn't gone, they just moved… St Mark's isn't punk anymore, so personally I think it's good they moved. I haven't been to the new location yet, but it's in a more fashion-forward part of town.

  2. April 13, 2016 / 6:59 am

    I have read that article about smudging, really need to get onto it again! I love old photos especially of Punk and Goth people.

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