Andi Harriman is a writer, DJ and goth scholar living in New York City. She is the author of the peer reviewed book Some Wear Leather, Some Wear Lace: The Worldwide Compendium of Postpunk and Goth in the 1980s published by Intellect Books in 2014. Her writing has appeared in RBMA Daily, theVillage Voice, Noisey, Bandcamp Daily, Electronic Beats and LA Weekly, to name a few, while acting as contributing editor to Post-Punk.com and resident blogger for the Los Angeles-based art gallery Lethal Amounts.

Harriman was published in the 2016 book Leipzig in Schwarz: 25 Jahre Wave-Gotik-Treffen and wrote the foreword for the 2017 book Gothic Romandie 1985-1995: La Décennie Noire. Additionally, Harriman co-curated a photography show titled “Nick Cave Smoking” with Lethal Amounts that was exhibited in conjunction with Nick Cave’s performances in Los Angeles at both the Ace Hotel and The Greek TheatreShe holds an MFA from Savannah College of Art and Design as well as a BFA from Virginia Commonwealth University.

Harriman lectures regularly about the goth subculture and has appeared at Morbid Anatomy Museum in Brooklyn, New York University and Wave Gotik Treffen in Leipzig, Germany. Her endeavors have been featured in Time Out New York, Refinery 29, and Red Bull Music Academy Radio. Additionally, she has a five-year residency at Brooklyn’s number one club, Bossa Nova Civic, with her dark industrial party Synthicide.


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)