Snapshots: Pink Martini @ The Anthem — 10/7/18

Pink Martini @ The Anthem, Washington DC, 10/07/2018
Pink Martini performs at The Anthem on Oct. 7, 2018. (Photo by Paivi)

Pink Martini brought orchestral delights to The Anthem recently with special guest singer Ari Shapiro. Paivi shot the show!

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Snapshots: Social Distortion @ The Fillmore Silver Spring — 9/29/18

SocialDistortion-38 Social Distortion performs at The Fillmore Silver Spring on Sept. 29, 2018. (Photo by Paivi Salonen)

Punk rockers Social Distortion are working on a new album intended for release in 2019. The lack of new material didn’t keep the band from hitting the road this year, however, and they totally rocked The Fillmore Silver Spring on Sept. 29.

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Music Park: Simple Minds @ 9:30 Club — 10/6/18

Simple Minds @ 9:30 Club, Washington DC, 10/06/2018
Jim Kerr fronts Simple Minds at 9:30 Club on Oct. 6, 2018. (Photos by Paivi Salonen; Words by Mickey McCarter)

Jim Kerr and Charlie Burchill swung by 9:30 Club with a new-look Simple Minds and delivered a career-spanning, stunning, and extremely satisfying show on Saturday.

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Music Park: Florence and the Machine @ The Anthem — 10/5/18

Florence and the Machine @ The Anthem, Washington DC, 10/05/2018
Florence Welch fronts Florence and the Machine at The Anthem on Oct. 5, 2018. (Photos by Paivi Salonen; Words by Samara Tu)

With Florence Welch’s vocals and positive messages of love, and her band’s energy permeating the concert hall, Florence and the Machine delivered a dramatic and romantic performance that left concert-goers satisfied and returning fans confirmed that Florence and the Machine was worth experiencing again in a sold-out show at The Anthem on Friday.

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Snapshots: Valley Queen @ The Fillmore Silver Spring — 9/29/18

Valley Queen @ The Fillmore, Silver Spring MD, 09/29/2018
Natalie Carol fronts Valley Queen at The Fillmore Silver Spring on Sept. 29, 2018. (Photo by Paivi)

Los Angeles rock-n-rollers Valley Queen dropped by to open Social Distortion at The Fillmore Silver Spring recently, and Paivi was there to shoot the show. Led by singer Natalie Carol, the band’s short set drew from their debut album Supergiant, released in July via Roll Call Records.

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