So there’s this Cafe I used to go to frequently before I got sick called ‘Umbra de Noapte’ or ‘Nightshade’ where all that’s black in the city end up eventually. No….not Ethiopian. I’m talking about the other black. The kind that listens to Sisters of Mercy and Morrissey and Dimmu and Genitorturers and…ok, I’m getting off track here but the point is that it’s the other white meat. Anyway the cafe is a really nice place to visit whether you’re on a date or just looking to have an afternoon cup of the biggest selection of tea I’ve seen in any cafe and some days you get to see some really nice gothic lo……ah….right.
So it turns out that the place is inviting the other branches of the genus black with all new theme days so this beginning January 19 every Tuesday you get to rock out with…well, what ever you’ve got at “Metal Cafe”. Black, doom, death, gothic, power, thrash, heavy…if you need 3 hands to hold a cord and you like getting a nosebleed from the drums then this is your lucky day.
Thursdays it’s time to say it’s different, it’s time to say…..that…other thing…what’s that word? “Alternative Cafe”! That’s it. Everything alternative while….while still..sticking to the darker side of things…. WELL IT’S A GOTHIC CAFE, so of course it’s gonna be dark. I like Pearl Jam two but don’t worry your pretty little heads about it. You still get bands like Skunk Anansie, Garbage, Guano Apes, My Chemical Romance, 4 Non Blondes, Placebo, Eskobar, Depeche Mode, Staind and many more so bring get the old T-shirt out of the closet cause we’re bringing it back to style.
If you’re a regular you already know and if you’re not you should know and should be spanked for it. If you’re…18 and a double D with blond hair and…..ha, right! Sundays are as usual for all the fans (me included) you get the old, the new but still the perfect medieval influence with all your favorites. Whether it’s classic medieval or new age darkwave it’s there for your listening pleasure while.
So what happens with the rest of the days I didn’t discuss? “Cafe Umbra” of course. “Gothic, EBM, Industrial, Horrorpunk, Darkwave… we got(h) it all!”. Hey! They wrote it, not me but they have a point. It’s dark, it’s classy and it’s so there you can almost smell the incense and candle. So whatever your style they’ve got it and remember…it’s not all about the music. It’s about the style and the company. So if you live in Cluj or just simply visiting and you’re wardrobe is more than 70% black make sure to visit the cafe in Cluj Napoca’s center on Georges Clemenceau street nr. 7. For more info and also the same information in romanian (which I no longer do due to viewers of more than 3 nationalities) visit their website at http://www.umbra-de-noapte.com/. Also I’m including a flier for the same info cause a friend made it and it’s twice more visual than my text is.
So till the next time……I dunno…go do something useful. Find a new way method of transportation without fossil fuels or something. And visit the cafe. See you all there. Cheers.