Heart Bones perform at the Metro Gallery in Baltimore on March 10, 2020. (Photo by Katherine Gaines)
Heart Bones might be the least pretentious band in existence. They hop on stage looking like somebody’s embarrassing parents in their matching khaki shorts, and walk away sweating through their own faces on their T-shirts.
On a recent night at the Metro Gallery, Heart Bones danced to their hearts’ content.
Kevin Barnes fronts of Montreal at 9:30 Club on March 2, 2020. (Photo by Katherine Gaines)
Of Montreal appeared at 9:30 Club recently for a different kind of show. You see, frontman Kevin Barnes fell in love. And with that, he’s been a bit more carefree, a bit more open, and a bit more himself. That inner self shined brightly at 9:30 Club, and Katherine Gaines captured this glory on film.
Heilung performs at The Fillmore Silver Spring on Jan. 22, 2020. (Photo by Katherine Gaines / ambienteye.com)
Pictures can show you what an event looked like. Recordings can tell you what it sounded like. But nothing short of being there can express how it felt.
That was especially the case when European neofolk trio Heilung performed at The Fillmore Silver Spring recently.
Tacocat performs at U Street Music Hall on May 19, 2019, in this top photo by Katherine Gaines.
Editor’s Note: This year, we asked our bloggers to name their Top 10 shows of 2019 or choose their Top 10 photos of the year. We will run them over the course of mid-December as our Best of the Year posts.
Choosing my favorite photos is always a difficult task. I narrowed it down to shows I shot specifically for Parklife for this blog post.
Stoneburner performs at Pie Shop on Dec. 8, 2019. (Photo by Katherine Gaines/ ambienteye.com)
Multitalented Steven Archer wrapped up his recent Stoneburner tour with a hometown show at the Pie Shop. The crowd was full of long time fans and old friends dancing for the latest incarnation of Archer’s solo project — even his mom was in attendance supporting him.
Brian Aubert fronts Silversun Pickups at Rams Head Live on Dec. 6, 2019. (Photo by Katherine Gaines/ ambienteye.com)
Silversun Pickups released Widow’s Weeds, the band’s fifth studio album, over the summer via their own New Machine Recordings. In support of the record, the indie rockers toured through Rams Head Live recently, and Katherine Gaines shot the show!
Roy Retrofit has a song to play at Baltimore Soundstage on Nov. 20, 2019. (Photos by Katherine Gaines)
Industrial dance outfit Red This Ever opened supergroup Pigface at Baltimore Soundstage recently, and Katherine Gaines captured the local synthrockers in action.
Pigface performs at Baltimore Soundstage on Nov. 20, 2019. (Photo by Katherine Gaines)
Pigface is a musical juggernaut like nothing else — a long running collective of rotating musicians anchored by none other than Martin Atkins. The supergroup is undertaking an extensive tour of the United States for the first time in 14 years, and the collective dropped by Baltimore Soundstage recently.
Todrick Hall performs at Baltimore Soundstage on Nov. 10, 2019. (Photo by Katherine Gaines)
Flanked by eight stunning dancers, Todrick Hall (in full drag) brought the production value of the videos he’s known for to Baltimore Soundstage recently.
King Princess performs at 9:30 Club on Nov. 7, 2019. (Photo by Katherine Gaines)
King Princess exploded onto the 9:30 club stage for two nights of sold-out shows recently in a blinding haze of strobes. She let us know she has arrived, in more ways than one.