Music Park: Tiny Cat Dark Music Festival @ Black Cat — 8/3-8/4/18

Hante. @ Black Cat, Washington DC, 08/03/2018 Hélène De Thoury of Hante performs at Tiny Cat Music Festival on Aug. 3, 2018. (All photos by Paivi Salonen. Words by Mickey McCarter)

Working Order Records, home to DC’s own synthpop duo Technophobia, held its first Tiny Cat Dark Music Festival to celebrate “dark electronic music” over the weekend at Black Cat. By any measure, the first edition of Tiny Cat was a wild success, drawing 10 bands of remarkably different soundscapes together over two nights of immersive music.

Continue reading

Advertisements

Snapshots: Testament @ The Fillmore Silver Spring — 7/30/18

Testament @ The Fillmore, Silver Spring MD, 07/30/2018
Testament performs at The Fillmore Silver Spring on July 30, 2018. (Photo by Paivi)

Thrash metal band Testament plans to release a new album, their 12th studio record, in 2019. But first — the tours! Testament were one of a number of bands supporting Slayer on their farewell tour. That tour spilled over into a headlining run for tourmates Lamb of God — and Testament is along for the ride!

Testament opened Lamb of God at The Fillmore Silver Spring on Monday, and Paivi got the pix to prove it.

Continue reading

Snapshots: Anthrax @ The Fillmore Silver Spring — 7/30/18

Anthrax @ The Fillmore, Silver Spring MD, 07/30/2018
Anthrax performs at The Fillmore Silver Spring on July 30, 2018. (Photo by Paivi)

In 2016, Anthrax celebrated 35 years as a band, and released For All Kings, their 11th studio album, via Megaforce/Nuclear Blast. The album debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Hard Rock Chart, and #9 on the Top 200, becoming Anthrax’s highest-charting album in more than two decades.

Blasting out of that commercial success, Anthrax have been touring hard for the past two years, recently opening the farewell tour for their metal comrades in Slayer, and now doing the same for Lamb of God. Anthrax lit up The Fillmore Silver Spring on Monday in their tour with Lamb of God, and Paivi shot the show.

Continue reading

Snapshots: Lamb of God @ The Fillmore Silver Spring — 7/30/18

Lamb of God @ The Fillmore, Silver Spring MD, 07/30/2018
Lamb of God perform at The Fillmore Silver Spring on July 30, 2018. (Photo by Paivi)

Over the summer, Lamb of God supported metal legends Slayer on a farewell tour that visited the DC metro area. Earlier this week, the heavy metal quintet from Richmond, Virgina, returned to headline The Fillmore Silver Spring, and they brought along tourmates from the Slayer good-bye show — Anthrax and Testament.

Lamb of God thrashed the hell outta The Fillmore, and Paivi captured the show on film.

Continue reading