The jolly neon at Sliders is an antithesis to the people within -- at least on Monday nights. That's when a carnival of black is on bittersweet parade. A clutch of men and women with pale and drawn complexions, their ebony hair cascading in ponyfalls or romantically unkempt, gathers around the bar. The music, too, jars with the happy-go-lucky decor. Thanks to DJs Dana Dark and St. Augustine, Bauhaus, an old-school goth band from the early '80s, is getting quite a few spins, though less goth-friendly material is in the mix as well. But it's when the Bauhaus bleeds from the speakers that the Day-Glo daiquiri bar seems the most immensely out of sync with its... More >>>
Dark agrees that the grave's a fine and private place.