Snapshots: Purity Ring @ 9:30 Club — 6/29/22

Purity RingPurity Ring performs at 9:30 Club on June 29, 2022. (Photo by Katherine Gaines)

Canadian dream poppers Purity Ring released Graves, a new EP, earlier this month, then zipped into DC on their USA tour for two dates at 9:30 Club this past week! Katherine Gaines shot the first of the two nights — it was a sold-out show.

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Live Review: The Boulet Brothers’ Dragula @ Rams Head Live — 5/23/22

The Boulet Brothers present their Dragula project at Rams Head Live on May 23, 2022. (Photo by Katherine Gaines /

A monster of a tour stopped in Baltimore recently at Rams Head Live! Unlike some drag franchises, The Boulet Brothers themselves went on tour with their season 4 Dragula cast. Not only do they host, and give us a taste of their podcast (“Creatures of the Night”) but they perform two stunning drag numbers. Here are some photos of the night!

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Snapshots: Sofi Tukker @ 9:30 Club — 5/21/22

Sofi Tukker perform at 9:30 Club on May 21, 2022. (Photo by Katherine Gaines /

Earlier this month, Sofi Tukker’s sophomore album, WET TENNIS, debuted at No. 1 on Chartbeat’s Current Electronic Albums chart and No. 12 on the Dance/Electronic Billboard 200 chart. The duo dropped by 9:30 Club in a celebratory tour, and Katherine Gaines shot them in action.

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Snapshots: VINCINT @ Union Stage — 5/12/22

VINCINT performs at Union Stage on May 12, 2022. (Photo by Katherine Gaines)

Singer-songwriter VINCINT, born Vincint Cannady, headlined Union Stage in DC recently on The Getaway Tour, and Katherine Gaines was there to photograph the show!

VINCINT’s tour followed the 2021 release of his debut full-length album, There Will Be Tears, which spawned five singles including “Getaway.”

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Snapshots: Pabllo Vittar @ 9:30 Club — 4/30/22

Pabllo Vittar performs at 9:30 Club on April 30, 2022. (Photo by Katherine Gaines)

Brazilan drag queen Pabllo Vittar launched an international tour this year after the release of her wildly successful fourth album, Batidão Tropical, which debuted as the No. 6 most streamed album globally on Spotify in 2021.

Pabllo Vittar recently visited 9:30 Club as a guest of the regular LGBTQ party Bent, and Katherine Gaines was there to capture the action!

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Snapshots: Poppy @ The Fillmore Silver Spring — 4/3/22

Poppy performs at The Fillmore Silver Spring on April 3, 2022. (Photo by Katherine Gaines)

Last fall, crossover media star Poppy released Flux, her fourth studio album, via Sumerian Records. She recently embarked on the Flux Tour, which saw her visit The Fillmore Silver Spring. Katherine Gaines was there to document the show.

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