Nitzer Ebb performs at Wave Gotif Treffen in Leipzig, Germany, in June 2019. (Photo by Paivi Salonen)
About a month ago, roughly 20,000 folks traveled to Leipzig, Germany, to celebrate goth and dark music. Our photographer Paivi Salonen also was there, and here is an overview of her best pictures, including shots of Nitzer Ebb, Cubanate, Das Ich, White Lies, MINE, Empathy Test, London After Midnight, Lord of the Lost, and Welle: Erdball.
Air Supply performs at MGM National Harbor on June 21, 2019. (Photos by Paivi Salonen; Words by Mickey McCarter)
It’s a tried-and-true formula: One man writes the songs, and one man sings them. But when those two men are Air Supply, the rock duo who took the global charts by storm in the early 1980s, the individual strengths become a powerful whole. Full of grace and gratitude, Air Supply played some of those hits at the Theater at MGM National Harbor recently.
New Model Army performs at Wave Gotik Treffen on June 8, 2019. (Photo by Paivi)
English rockers New Model Army performed at Wave Gotik Treffen in Leipzig, Germany, for the goth festival’s most recent edition, and Paivi Salonen was there to shoot the post-punks.
The Distillers perform at 9:30 Club on May 31, 2019. (Photos by Paivi Salonen; Words by Mickey McCarter)
The Distillers did the once-unthinkable at 9:30 Club recently — the post-hardcore punks reunited for a sold-out show!
Starcrawler performs at 9:30 Club on May 31, 2019. (Photos by Paivi Salonen; Words by Mickey McCarter)
Vocalist Arrow de Wilde sang, trashed, and crawled around stage as if utterly possessed. Indeed, the spirit of rock n’ roll lives on inside her band Starcrawler, and the four Los Angeles punks struck like glam lightning in an opening set for The Distillers at 9:30 Club recently.
Apocalyptica performs at the Lincoln Theatre on May 28, 2019. (Photo by Paivi Salonen)
Visiting DC recently, a cello rock band covered 18 Metallica songs at Lincoln Theatre. Yes, Apocalyptica returned on its Apocalyptica Plays Metallica by Four Cellos Tour, and Paivi was there to shoot the show.
Eastern Standard Time performs at Songbyrd Music House on May 24, 2019. (Photos by Paivi Salonen; Words by Mickey McCarter)
DC heroes Eastern Standard Time rounded up a lot of friends for a record release show recently at Songbyrd Music House, and the place was positively jumping for a big night of dance tunes.