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 the Village 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 upcoming 2017 book Gothic Romandie 1985-1995: La Décennie Noire. Most recently, 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 Theatre. She 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 post-punk radio show at Newtown Radio called Black Door and a four-year residency at Brooklyn’s number one club, Bossa Nova Civic, with her dark industrial party Synthicide.
INTERVIEWS + PRESS
Vampire’s Ball Interview with Andi Harriman via First Avenue & 7th Street MPLS
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)