Caritas Goth/Industrial Karaoke was first forged in 2009 by Seán "Dodger" Cannon, Heather Etherton, and Jan Fanning. Originating at the Red Room in Portland, Oregon, Caritas enjoyed nearly a year of generally successful events, and spun off a "Sci-Fi/Geek" Industrial/Electronica dance night called Reverse Polarity.

After some venue drama with the manager at the Red Room, Caritas temporarily moved to Portland's popular Goth destination The Fez (while Reverse Polarity moved to Portland fixture Dante's).

From December 2010 until September 2011, Caritas went on indefinite hiatus, doing a few one-off events at parties with Dodger and Arielle Hill presiding.

In March 2011, Dodger relocated to the San Francisco Bay Area. The initial intent was to start Caritas back up with Dodger and the lovely Kayla Ell KJing. However, Kayla ended up moving to Sacramento permanently and thus the night was put on hold for a few more months until finally Patrick and Randy of the popular Cat Club in San Francisco granted a venue in conjunction witht he already popular Kor Karaoke.

From 2011 to 2012 Caritas ran every Tuesday Night in the back room of the Cat Club, at 1190 Folsom Street, hosted by Dodger and Jack Hanley.

Caritas exnanded it's playlist to become Caritas Alternative Karaoke in 2013, covering multiple venues in the Bay Area.

Many Karaoke nights boast of thousands or even tens of thousands of songs to choose from. Caritas does not. We have just over a mere 4000. The difference is, however, in what we have. We focus on specifically Alternative music, the sort of thing you would hear on a college radio station, or KNRK. This includes tracks not available anywhere else.

With artists ranging from old-school Punk, Goth, and Post-punk to hard Industrial and EBM and Dubstep, to Nu-metal, New Wave, and unusual show tunes (like Doctor Horrible and Repo the Genetic Opera), Caritas is all you need to have more fun at a karaoke night than you can imagine!