The Soft Moon performs at the Cloak and Dagger Festival in Los Angeles on Oct. 21, 2017. (Photo by Paivi)
In mid-October, The Soft Moon announced he would release his fourth studio album, Criminal, on Feb. 2, 2018, via Sacred Bones. He dropped “Burn,” his latest single, then headed to Los Angeles to perform at the Cloak and Dagger Festival on Oct. 21. Paivi caught him on camera.
Lust for Youth perform at Cloak and Dagger Festival in Los Angeles on Oct. 21, 2017. (Photo by Paivi)
Hailing from Copenhagen, dark electronic trio Lust for Youth landed at the Cloak and Dagger Festival in Los Angeles on Oct. 21. Paivi was on hand to take some pictures.
Boy Harsher (Photo by Adriana Iris Boatwright)
Hailing from Northampton, Massachusetts, dark electronic duo Boy Harsher released Country Girl, a new EP, on Oct. 13. Augustus Miller and Jae Matthews then picked up some tour dates, and they perform at DC9 on Sunday, Oct. 29 with DC’s own dark electronic duo Technophobia.
Sascha Konietzko of KMFDM performs at the State Theatre in Falls Church, Virginia, on Oct. 5, 2017. (Photo by Paivi)
If you’re in Los Angeles this weekend, you may well want to pop out to S. Broadway for some nights of dark pop at The Globe and The Tower Theatres on Friday and Saturday. That’s where you’ll find the Cloak and Dagger Festival – Dusk Till Dawn, featuring headliners The Jesus And Mary Chain, KMFDM, She Wants Revenge, Poptone, TR/ST, Com Truise, The Soft Moon, HEALTH, Cold Cave, and many more.
Drab Majesty perform at Songbyrd Music House on Sept. 22, 2017. (Photo by Paivi)
Rob Sheffield of Rolling Stone, one of my favorite music and cultural commentators, described New Order as “goth-disco kingpins” in his review of a New York City performance in 2016.
Katherine Petix of Technophobia performs at Black Cat on Aug. 19, 2017. (Photo by Paivi)
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, and Paivi got some pix!
William 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.