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To be successful, Black Oaks depends upon donations from area businesses and organizations that support Savannah's underground, music and subculture scene. All the proceeds from Black Oaks will go directly to making this event a success.



DJ SHRAPNEL (Savannah, GA) – After slipping southside from his home town in northern Virginia, Shrapnel has been establishing himself in a variety of formats around Savannah since ’96, most notoriously as resident DJ and publicist at Industrial Resurrection and as a cohort of Chris Cook Theme Parties. Generally mixing up a storm of industrial, EBM, and synthpop, he still gets a kick out of new wave, techno, trip hop, and rock, and somehow managed to get voted Savannah’s Best Club DJ in 2005 by the readers of Connect Savannah. He’s also been lucky enough to spin at Spectral Erosa (Augusta, GA), the Eccentrik Festival (Raleigh, NC), Purgatory (Charlotte, NC), Dracula’s Daughter (Durham, NC), Schadenfreude (DC), Symmetry (Columbia, SC), and Bloodfeast 2 (Jacksonville, FL) . Having not yet mastered the zen of making DJ’ing actually pay the rent, Matt spends his days as a theater technician, scenic carpenter, sound designer, and visual artist.

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JUST GENE (Augusta, GA) –Spinning for your Sin is Augusta, Georgia’s DJ Just Gene. Get your freak on to a sultry smorgasbord of rock alternative, electro, new wave, 80′s & 90′s, industrial, ebm & dance tunes galore to bump and grind the night away. Gene started spinning in 1991 and his preferred media are vinyl, cd, and digital. Gene’s  influences are: Gothic, Alternative, 80s, Industrial, Techno, Electro, Trance, Dubstep, Breaks, House, Club, Anthem, Ambient/ Gene has had the pleasure of spinning at the following venues: Raleigh NC – ACC Tavern (Residency), The NewBar (Guest); Fayetteville, NC, Club Neo (Residency), Club OZ (Residency), Paradox (Residency); Athens, GA – Boneshakers (Residency), Club Oxygen (Residency); Atlanta – Secretroom (Guest); Augusta – Club Sparx (Residency); Asheville, NC – Hookah Joe’s (Guest), Boiler Room (Guest), Club 11 at Grove (Guest); Savannah – The Wormhole (Guest).



Black Oaks Savannah loves to feature guest DJs from time-to-time. Please contact us for more details.

DJ TRISKYL (Harlem, GA) –DJ Triskyl is a Promoter and Resident of Augusta GA’s Dark Electro Dance Party called \ sub·li·mat \ [Augusta, GA] and a Promoter and Resident of Augusta GA’s Premiere Goth/Industrial Event .:Spectral Erosa:. [Augusta, GA]. He has also worked with some of the greatest folks in the entire Southeastern scene such as KINK PATROL [Atlanta, GA], Harvest [Atlanta, GA], Purgatory [Charlotte, NC],Agoraphobia [Atlanta, GA], HeXxt [Atlanta, GA] and Secret Room – DV8 [Atlanta, GA].

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EXPERIMENT HAYWIRE (Santa Cruz, CA) Experiment Haywire started in late 2004, destined to explore chaos in a way that went beyond what had unfortunately become typical. As an avid listener and DJ of electronic, punk, industrial, and noise music (Deconstructed, QXT’s Diva Weekend, Abstraction, etc.) it was only a matter of time before Rachel gave birth to her own musical explosion. Experiment Haywire would express themes of political dissent, female empowerment, war, (internal and external) torture, insanity, contradictory aesthetics, the devaluing of the human condition, and a post-apocalyptic future in this game called life.

Influenced by artists ranging from Einstürzende Neubauten, The Plasmatics, Atari Teenage Riot and S.I.N.A. Rachel decided to form an all female industrial band in New York City called Nuclear Riot Party. She began playing at well known venues such as the Knitting Factory and the Continental and quickly gained a devoted cult following among the local (de)population.

Fed up with the group mentality of the Nuclear Riot Party, Rachel soon decided to get back to Experiment Haywire. While Haywirewas originally an avant-garde noise project based on desolate field recordings at weird hours of the morning (banging, stomping, smashing, kicking, screaming, scrap metal, railroads, broken glass, metal fences, generators, etc.) it soon turned into a rhythmic industrial invasion that incorporated these elements into the harsh and abrasive sound of an electronic punk assault.

The first Experiment Haywire single, “Army or Two,” was released on a 3 CD compilation entitled Women Take Back the Noise (also featuring Cosi Fanni Tutti, VyL8, and Dark Muse). In 2006 she performed at Digital Hardcore Fest in Toronto with Phallus Uber Alles. Simultaneously, World War 23 , her first collection of songs was distributed in limited release and received favorable reviews.

Soon Rachel was playing for wider audiences in bigger cities (aside from New York) such as San Francisco, Washington DC, Miami, and Denver along acts such as Android Lust, Informatik, Cesium 137, God Module, Alter Der Ruine, Boyd Rice, (NON) and Z’EV.

In early 2007 Experiment Haywire began working with Producer/Engineer Xris Flam of Mindswerve Studios, NYC. Having worked with a variety of artists such as KMFDM, Mindless Self Indulgence, DJ Spooky, Merzbow and Public Enemy he produced the controversial 4-song EP known as Cooler Than Genocide . He also produced her new full length album Annihilation Chic.

In late 2007 Rachel founded machineKUNT Records, a new label for independent females creating dark electronic, noise, and industrial music.

Rachel is also a published author who is featured in the Disinformation anthology Generation Hex. Her first full length book is called Acidexia which is an authentic, highly personal coming of age autobiography and a cultural artifact documenting the fringes of culture at the dawn of the Information Age.

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DJ KINETIK (WAKE FOREST, NC) –Ken has been a musician since he was a little one. Ken started formal training in the later years of elementary school. Then it was on to full classical and jazz through high school. Playing in the Palm Beach County Jazz Band and Symphonic Orchestra. Being Ken was raised in South Florida, he had the luxury of being around some very influential dance artists.

Ken fell in love with the upcoming goth movement of the late 80′s and the newer dance movement of the 90′s. Ken started getting involved in the Dj/computer music area’s in the mid 90′s and fell in love with it. Ken slowly started with Lp’s and worked his way into cd’s by the late 90′s.

Ken came up with a crafty Dj name (Darkangel) and started Dj’ing in clubs. Ken had worked his way up from Miami, Ft. Lauderdale to Pompano and West Palm Beach, Florida. By the time of the Milena Ken was working his way to move up to Orlando. Ken decided to take a break for a few years and work on reinventing himself. Ken promptly returned in early 2005 with a new name (Kinetik) and started working his way back into the scene.

In late 2007 Ken joined The Ludovico Technique ( as live Drummer until the beginning of 2009 as well as starting his Dj gigs again in Orlando, Tampa, and Jacksonville, Florida.

Ken has dj’ed all over the state of Florida into Georgia and N. Carolina. Ken joined up with a local internet radio station and continued to build himself within the U.S. and internationally. Thanks to the hard work Ken put in, he had an international draw with listeners all over the world in the thousands. Ken finally worked his way up to President of that station. He left the station due to internal matters and in late 2009 and started up his own NEW internet radio station with Dj Robb Blak (SynthetikVisionsRadio).

In the beginning of 2010 SVR partnered up with F.I.N./ElectroHead Promotions/Promofabrick and various other promotion company’s and labels. Ken has done/continues to do track remixes for various local and international artists. As well as writing his own tracks that have played in the US and abroad, Ken has started venturing into the realm of booking/tour manager and continues to do promotions/mastering as well.

The future is not written and Ken will continue on the path that he loves: Music. If you can feel the music in your heart you can truly understand it.

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What kind of music will you hear at our events?

Only at Black Oaks Savannah events, you will find new and emerging Goth, Industrial, Dark Alternative, EBM, Electroclash, and Future Pop artists such as: Anders Manga, Angelspit, Aphex Twin, Apoptygma Berzerk, Assemblage 23, Angels On Acid, Bauhaus, Bella Morte, Black Tape for a Blue Girl, Blutengel, Cabaret Voltaire, Caustic, Cell, Claire Voyant, Concrete Blonde, Covenant, Coil, Christian Death, Combichrist, The Cure, Daft Punk, Dark Tranquility, Delerium, Dead Can Dance, Dead Eyed Doll, Depeche Mode, Diary of Dreams, Doctor Steel, Duran Duran, Earth Empire, Echo and the Bunnymen, Ego Likeness, Einstürzende Neubauten, Emilie Autumn, Espermachine, Embersreich, Evils Toy, Faith and the Muse, Fields Of The Nephilim, Front Line Assembly, Front 242, The Faint, Feeding Fingers, Funkervogt, Hanzel und Gretyl, Haujobb, Hellblinki Sextet, Hocico, Icon of Coil, Imperative Reaction, Inkubus Sukkubus, Jack-Off-Jill, Juno-Reactor, Joy Division, KMFDM, Kraftwerk, Laibach, Ladytron, Lacrimosa, L’Ame Immortelle, Leaether Strip, London After Midnight, The Ludovico Technique, Lullacry, Marilyn Manson, Massive Attack, Meat Beat Manifesto, Melotron, Mindless Self Indulgence, Misfits, Morrissey, Peter Murphy, New Order, New York Disco Villains, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Nitzer Ebb, Nightmare Sonata, Nine Inch Nails, 9th Evolution, New Order, Placebo, Project Pitchfork, Pigface, PsiVamp, Rasputina, Rammstein, Revolting Cocks, Rotersand, Sapphire Rebellion, Siouxsie and the Banshees, Sex Pistols, Sinister Moustache, Shiny Toy Guns, Southern Gothic Revival, Sopor Aeternus & the Ensemble of Shadows, Sneaker Pimps, Spider Lilies, Synchro Nine Factor, Switchblade Symphony, Sisters of Mercy, Skinny Puppy, Suicide Commando, Snog, Team Cybergeist, The Dresden Dolls, Ten Cent Toys Type O Negative, Umbra et Imago, Undercover Slut, Vampire Division, Velvet Acid Christ, VNV Nation, Voltaire, Wolfsheim, Wumpscut, Zeromancer, + Many Many More.

Requests are always welcome!