Trampled by Turtles performs at Baltimore Soundstage on Feb. 22, 2020. (Photo by Casey Vock)
What separates one band from the next might be the degree to which it challenges itself within the confines of whatever genre it is pigeonholed — and exercising creativity while respecting particular forms and traditions of your craft isn’t always easy.
For going on two decades, Duluth, Minnesota-based Trampled by Turtles has earned a reputation in the studio and on the road for testing the upper limits of bluegrass power and tempo while simultaneously honing the sweetest harmonies to ever come out of the Zenith City.
We Were Promised Jetpacks performs at Baltimore Soundstage on Feb. 8, 2020. (Photo by Casey Vock)
We Were Promised Jetpacks, an indie rock band from Edinburgh, Scotland, recently visited the Charm City for a performance at Baltimore Soundstage as part of their current tour through the United States, and Parklife DC was on hand to capture images and take in the show. Continue Reading
Slaughter Beach, Dog performs at Baltimore Soundstage on Feb. 8, 2020. (Photo by Casey Vock)
Musicians naturally morph over the course of their careers — their tastes evolve, they’re shaped by their experiences, influences can come and go.
That change tends to be gradual and isn’t easily identified or documented. You can dissect only what the artist offers up for public consumption.
Tacocat performs at U Street Music Hall on May 19, 2019, in this top photo by Katherine Gaines.
Editor’s Note: This year, we asked our bloggers to name their Top 10 shows of 2019 or choose their Top 10 photos of the year. We will run them over the course of mid-December as our Best of the Year posts.
Choosing my favorite photos is always a difficult task. I narrowed it down to shows I shot specifically for Parklife for this blog post.
Roy Retrofit has a song to play at Baltimore Soundstage on Nov. 20, 2019. (Photos by Katherine Gaines)
Industrial dance outfit Red This Ever opened supergroup Pigface at Baltimore Soundstage recently, and Katherine Gaines captured the local synthrockers in action.
Pigface performs at Baltimore Soundstage on Nov. 20, 2019. (Photo by Katherine Gaines)
Pigface is a musical juggernaut like nothing else — a long running collective of rotating musicians anchored by none other than Martin Atkins. The supergroup is undertaking an extensive tour of the United States for the first time in 14 years, and the collective dropped by Baltimore Soundstage recently.
Justin Furstenfeld of Blue October (Photo by Chris Barber)
I had the pleasure of seeing Blue October for the second time this year recently. Justin Furstenfeld and company made a stop in Baltimore at one of my personal favorite venues — Baltimore Soundstage — as they finished the last few dates of their current tour.
Todrick Hall performs at Baltimore Soundstage on Nov. 10, 2019. (Photo by Katherine Gaines)
Flanked by eight stunning dancers, Todrick Hall (in full drag) brought the production value of the videos he’s known for to Baltimore Soundstage recently.
Blue October (Photo by Chris Barber)
A must-see on the fall festival circuit? The upcoming music documentary Get Back Up, which centers on Justin Furstenfeld of Blue October and his struggle with addiction.
Meanwhile, catch Blue October, back and reinvigorated onstage, in performance at Baltimore Soundstage on Thursday, Nov. 14.
Todrick Hall (Photo courtesy Ticketmaster)
Broadway Actor and Streamy Award Winner Todrick Hall announced his Haus Party World Tour earlier this year. The tour features brand new sets and costumes along with music from his three-part album Haus Party at Baltimore Soundstage on Sunday, Nov. 10.