Industrial pioneers Stabbing Westward recently visited Baltimore Soundstage, and Katherine Gaines was there to photograph the show.
At Baltimore Soundstage on Sept. 8, the first opener of the night was 51 Peg, local folks who have been together 25 years and are still rocking. They kept the crowd’s attention and were a perfect way to start the night.
Second opener was I Ya Toyah, an absolute powerhouse with an incredible voice. She is multitalented, plays all the instruments, plus doing all the programming and lighting. She makes it look effortless while maintaining amazing stage presence. She was joined by Walter Flakus (from Stabbing Westward) for one song and was all smiles.
Watch the official music video for “Vast Spaces” by I Ya Toyah on YouTube:
Stabbing Westward began their set with “Slipping Away,” and new drummer Bobby Amaro (from Orgy) is absolutely killing it. Chris Hall played drums along with him giving it the ’90s industrial feel that was always their best sound.
Stream “Slipping Away” by Stabbing Westward on YouTube:
The setlist included many Ungod era songs which made everyone happy. Hall was in great spirits, joking around in between songs and laughing when he messed up a verse. His natural charisma and chemistry with Flakus is still going strong 30+ years later.
Here are some photos of 51 Peg performing at Baltimore Soundstage on Sept. 8, 2023. All pictures copyright and courtesy of Katherine Gaines.
Here are some photos of I Ya Toyah performing at Baltimore Soundstage on Sept. 8, 2023. All pictures copyright and courtesy of Katherine Gaines.
And here are some photos of Stabbing Westward headlining Baltimore Soundstage on Sept. 8, 2023. All pictures by Katherine Gaines.