Andi Harriman is a writer, DJ and producer living in New York City with an emphasis on all things dark and Eighties-centric. She is the author of the book Some Wear Leather, Some Wear Lace: The Worldwide Compendium of Postpunk and Goth in the 1980s and her writing has appeared in Rolling Stone, DJ Mag, Red Bull Music Academy, Dazed, Village Voice, Noisey, Bandcamp Daily, Electronic Beats and LA Weekly, to name a few, while acting as contributing editor to Post-Punk.com.

Harriman was published in Leipzig in Schwarz: 25 Jahre Wave-Gotik-Treffen and wrote the foreword for the book Gothic Romandie 1985-1995: La Décennie Noire. In 2017, she co-curated a photography show titled “Nick Cave Smoking” in Los Angeles with Lethal Amounts GalleryShe lectures regularly about the goth subculture and has appeared at Morbid Anatomy Museum, New York University and Wave Gotik Treffen in Leipzig, Germany. Her endeavors have been featured in Time Out New Yorkthe Village Voice, Refinery 29, and Red Bull Music Academy Radio. Additionally, she runs the dark electronic party and label Synthicide.


As Convergence Festival Turns 25, A Look at the State of Goth in America via Billboard

Why Goth Culture is Condemned to be a Fashion Inspiration via Style Zeitgeist

Selection Sorted Interview

Toxic Masculinity, Sexism, and Industrial via Cemetery Confessions

She’s In Parties: The Life and Times of Writer/DJ/Goth Scholar Andi Harriman via Flaming Pablum

Queen of the Dark: Q&A with Andi Harriman via Philly Mag

Interview: Smart Moves for the Stiff Mind via WNYU radio

The 13 best dressed goths in Brooklyn via Brokelyn

New York Goth historian commits Synthicide in this week’s recommended mix via Citypages

Vampire’s Ball Interview with Andi Harriman via First Avenue & 7th Street MPLS

Her Corrosion Interview 

What Taylor Swift & Justin Bieber Don’t Get About “Goth” via Refinery29

DJing While Female in NYC: ‘I Can’t Believe You’re a Chick…’ via Village Voice

Andi Harriman Breaks Down Eighties Goth for Morbid Anatomy Museum via Village Voice

Interview: Some Wear Leather, Some Wear Lace via Cemetery Confessions (podcast)

1980s Goth Culture, with Andi Harriman via Morbid Anatomy (podcast)