Snapshots: Apocalyptica @ Lincoln Theatre — 9/9/17

Apocalyptica @ Lincoln Theatre, Washington DC, 09/09/2017
Apocalyptica perform at the Lincoln Theatre in DC on Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017. (Photo by Paivi)

Twenty years ago, a band of cellists formed in Finland and released an album of Metallica covers. Thus was born Apocalyptica, who celebrated the 20th anniversary of that debut album, Plays Metallica by Four Cellos, with a show at the Lincoln Theatre on Saturday, Sept. 9. Paivi, herself Finnish, took some pictures of her countrymen!

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Snapshots: Bat Fangs @ Rock and Roll Hotel — 8/26/17

Bat Fangs @ Rock & Roll Hotel, Washington DC, 08/26/2017
Betsy Wright fronts Bat Fangs at Rock and Roll Hotel on Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017. (Photo by Paivi)

The dynamic Betsy Wright, bassist for Ex Hex, launched another band last year, forming Bat Fangs with drummer Laura King. The band performed as a trio opening for War on Women at Rock and Roll Hotel on Saturday, Aug. 26, and Paivi got some pix. (Check out her pix of War on Women also.)

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Snapshots: War on Women @ Rock and Roll Hotel — 8/26/17

War on Women @ Rock & Roll Hotel, Washington DC, 08/26/2017
Shawna Pottter fronts War on Women at Rock and Roll Hotel on Aug. 26, 2017. (Photo by Paivi)

War on Women is a hardcore punk band with a mission. The Baltimore quintet released its self-titled debut album in 2015 and then launched into constant touring to spread their musical messages on rape culture, street harassment, wage gaps, transphobia, and other social issues. In their most recent visit to DC, War on Women rocked the Rock and Roll Hotel on Saturday, Aug. 26.

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Snapshots: Ships in the Night @ Black Cat, 8/19/17

Ships in the Night @ Black Cat, Washington DC, 08/19/2017
Ships in the Night performs at Black Cat on Aug. 19, 2017. (Photo by Paivi)

Wow, Working Order Records certainly hosted quite a few innovative electronic music acts during its House of Ruth benefit show at Black Cat on Aug. 19. In addition to Working Order Records’ own Technophobia, Alethea Leventhal, better known as Ships in the Night, arrived from Charlottesville, Virginia, to bewitch the audience with her breathy vocals and haunting synths.

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Snapshots: Void Vision @ Black Cat — 8/19/17

Void Vision @ Black Cat, Washington DC, 08/19/2017
Void Vision performs at Black Cat on Aug. 19, 2017. (Photo by Paivi)

As we mentioned earlier, Working Order Records, the record label of DC synthpop duo Technophobia, threw a benefit show for House of Ruth at Black Cat on Saturday, Aug. 19. A few other bands joined the show, and we got some pix of synthwaver Void Vision from Philadelphia.

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Snapshots: William Control @ Vans Warped Tour (Merriweather Post Pavilion) — 7/16/17

William Control @ Vans Warped Tour, Columbia, MD 07/16/2017William Control performs at Vans Warped Tour in Columbia, Maryland on July 16, 2017. (Photo by Paivi)

William Control, also known as William Francis of Aiden, is an electronic music project from Seattle. The dark wave rocker has been releasing a series of EPs, most recently Revelations: The Red EP in July via his own Control Records, and he has been on tour with VANS Warped Tour this summer. Paivi caught William Control for some pictures of his performance at Merriweather Post Pavilion on July 16.

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