Don’t Miss: Depeche Mode @ Verizon Center, 9/7/17

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Depeche Mode (Photo by Anton Corbijn)

Depeche Mode have launched the Global Spirit Tour in support of their new album, Spirit, published March 17 via Columbia Records. The iconic band are touring Europe currently, with their next stop in Athens, Greece, on May 17, and they are due to arrive in North America in Salt Lake City, Utah, on August 23.

Depeche Mode will hit DC for a show at Verizon Center on Thursday, Sept. 7, and some tickets are still available. If that weren’t exciting enough, they are bringing along psych rock quartet Warpaint to open.

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Snapshots: Ego Likeness @ Metro Gallery (Baltimore, Md.) — 4/7/16

Ego Likeness @Metro Gallery, Baltimore 4/7/2017Donna Lynch of Ego Likeness performs at Metro Gallery on April 7, 2017. (photo by Paivi)

Ego Likeness headlined a big show of dark electronic music in Baltimore on Friday, enlisting the assistance of Technophobia, Nahja Mora, Stars and the Sea, Fun Never Starts, and DJs Sex Charges and Candy Corn to fill out the bill at Metro Gallery.

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Don’t Miss: Ego Likeness @ Metro Gallery (Baltimore, Md.), 4/7/17

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Ego Likeness (Photo by Kyle Cassidy)

Baltimore industrial quartet Ego Likeness are hosting a hometown gathering of like-minded musicians for an evening of music at Metro Gallery (1700 N. Charles St., Baltimore, Md.) on Friday, April 7.

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Snapshots: The Body @ Black Cat — 2/27/17

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The Body performs at Black Cat on Monday, Feb. 27, 2017 (Photo by Paivi).

In a sold-out benefit for Planned Parenthood Monday, Portland metal duo The Body dropped by the Black Cat backstage to entertain alongside a few experimental DC bands.

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Don’t Miss: Lol Tolhurst @ Songbyrd, 2/21, @ Little Miss Whiskey’s, 2/22

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Lol Tolhurst (Photo by Scott Witter)

Lol Tolhurst is a founding member of The Cure, and he played keyboards with Robert Smith and company until his departure from the band in 1989. Last fall, Lol published Cured: The Tale of Two Imaginary Boys, a memoir of his life as a musician.

The book brings him to DC next week for special appearances at Songbyrd Music House and Record Cafe (2477 18th St. NW, DC) on Tuesday, Feb. 21, and Little Miss Whiskey’s Golden Dollar (1104 H St. NE, DC) on Wednesday, Feb. 22.

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Music Park: Cold Cave @ Rock and Roll Hotel — 1/25/17

Cold Cave @ Rock & Roll Hotel, Washington DC, 1/25/2017 Wesley Eisold of Cold Cave sings at the Rock and Roll Hotel on Jan. 25, 2017. (Photo by Paivi)

Cold Cave open their show Wednesday night at DC’s Rock and Roll Hotel with “Love Comes Close,” coincidentally the song that first initiated my interest in the band. For the duration of their opener, the look of the stage is appropriately understated.

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