Snapshots: Judas Priest @ The Anthem — 3/18/18

Judas Priest @ The Anthem, Washington DC, 18/03/2018
Judas Priest performs at The Anthem on March 18, 2018. (Photo by Paivi)

Heavy metal legends Judas Priest blasted into The Anthem on Sunday on the heels of releasing Firepower, their well-received 18th studio album, via Epic Records. Led by frontman Rob Halford, Judas Priest entertained a sold-out crowd clamoring for their classic metal sound.

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Snapshots: MGMT @ The Anthem — 3/15/18

MGMT @ The Anthem, Washington DC, 03/15/2018
MGMT perform at The Anthem on March 15, 2018. (Photo by Paivi)

MGMT released their fourth studio album, Little Dark Age, last month and dropped by The Anthem on Thursday to play the new songs. Paivi was there to shoot the show!

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Snapshots: Sabaton @ The Fillmore — 3/7/18

Sabaton @ The Fillmore, Silver Spring, MD 03/07/2018
Sabaton perform at The Fillmore Silver Spring on March 7, 2018. (Photo by Paivi)

Swedish heavy metal rockers Sabaton invaded The Fillmore Silver Spring recently in support of The Last Stand, their eighth studio album, published in 2016 via Nuclear Blast. Sabaton co-headlined with Kreator, a German thrash metal band.

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Snapshots: GGOOLLDD @ 9:30 Club — 3/6/18

GGOOLLDD @ 9:30 Club, Washington DC, 03/06/2018
Margaret Butler fronts Ggoolldd at 9:30 Club on March 6, 2018. (Photo by Paivi)

Synthpop quartet Ggoolldd released Teeth, their latest EP, in December on Roll Call Records, and now they find themselves on the road opening for none other than synthpop legends Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark. Paivi snapped the band in performance opening OMD at 9:30 Club on Tuesday! (Check out our Parklife DC review of OMD.)

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Snapshots: X Ambassadors @ 9:30 Club — 2/19/18

X Ambassadors @ 9:30 Club, Washington DC, 02/19/2018
Sam Harris fronts X Ambassadors at 9:30 Club on Feb. 19, 2018. (Photo by Paivi)

Indie rockers X Ambassadors will release Joyful, their new studio album, this spring on KIDinaKORNER/Interscope Records. Meanwhile, the trio are wrapping up a US tour that included a stop at 9:30 Club on Monday, Feb. 19. Paivi captured the band in action.

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