Erasure (Photo by Doron Gild)
Erasure recently announced a new album on BBC Radio 2’s The Zoe Ball Breakfast Show. The record is called The Neon, and it will be released on Aug. 21 by Mute.
The album is preceded by a new single, “Hey Now (Think I Got a Feeling),” which received its first play on the same show last week.
Pet Shop Boys (Photo by Phil Fisk)
The Pet Shop Boys recently released a new single, “I Don’t Wanna” from the duo’s critically acclaimed LP Hotspot, out now via x2 Records/ Kobalt.
Yacht (Credit: Neurography by Mario Klingemann, Training photos by Jaclyn Campanaro)
Disco punks YACHT recently released Chain Tripping — the band’s seventh LP and third for DFA — after recording it between Marfa, Texas, and the band’s home in Los Angeles. The 10 songs are unlike anything YACHT has ever made: pop experiments from a sideways dimension coaxed into their studio through a portal opened by machine intelligence.
Chain Tripping received a Grammy nomination for Best Immersive Audio Album in the 2020 Grammy Awards, and YACHT performs the album in full at Songbyrd Music House on Wednesday, Jan. 15.
Madonna and dancers perform on the Madame X Tour at Howard Gilman Opera House in Brooklyn on Sept. 17, 2019. (Photo copyright and courtesy Stufish)
How on earth do you express your admiration for an artist who is a global icon?
Maybe like me, you met Madonna when she was quite young and ambitious — and she took her ambition to Manhattan dance halls. At this street level, you fell in love with her, and she grew. And grew. And grew.
Now, Madonna, the best-selling female singer of all time, hasn’t belonged to New York City, or any one place for that matter, for a long time. With Madame X, her 14th studio album, she’s declared her concerns to be worldwide. She is touring that album right now in Philadelphia.
Carly Rae Jepsen performs at The Fillmore Silver Spring on July 21, 2019. (Photo by Katherine Gaines/ AmbientEye.com)
Multi-platinum singer-songwriter Carly Rae Jepsen graced The Fillmore Silver Spring with her unforgettable smile and her uplifting soprano recently. Carly toured in support of her new album, Dedicated, published in May on School Boy/Interscope Records. Katherine Gaines was there to catch her in action!
Dupont Brass Band entertains Diner En Blanc DC on Aug. 25, 2018. (Photo by Mickey McCarter)
Like myself, you might not know much about Diner En Blanc other than the vague notion that everyone wears white and goes for dinner in a park somewhere. Last weekend, I saw firsthand that it’s much more — it’s actually a full-blown party held in a unique location, which turned out to be Nationals Park in our case.
Los Amigos Invisibles (Photo courtesy Ticketfly)
Los Amigos Invisibles recently released El Paradise, their 12th studio album, via Sony DADC Mexico. The record received a Grammy nomination for Best Latin, Urban, or Alternative Rock Album, and the band will soon embark on The Paradise Tour 2018, which visits 9:30 Club on Friday, Sept. 14. You can win tickets to go with Parklife DC.
Little Boots performs at The Carolina Theatre in Durham during Moogfest on May 18, 2018. (Photo by Mickey McCarter)
When last I saw Little Boots in DC, I recommended Moogfest book the triple threat performer, DJ, and businesswoman, giving her opportunities to sing, spin, and lecture. Last week, she fulfilled part of that destiny with a live concert and a DJ set, crediting Moogfest for inspiring her to “rebuild” a live show after a successful year or so behind the decks.
My Life With the Thrill Kill Kult performs at Fish Head Cantina near Baltimore, Maryland, on April 21, 2018. (Photo by Paivi)
Industrial quintet My Life With the Thrill Kill Kult brought their unique music to Fish Head Cantina near Baltimore, Maryland, on Saturday on a stop for their 30th anniversary tour. Paivi was there to capture the magic!
My Life With the Thrill Kill Kult (Photo courtesy Ticketfly)
Last year, industrial disco outfit My Life With the Thrill Kill Kult celebrated their 30th anniversary. The band continue the celebration this year with a second round of touring to mark 30 years of making music, and they perform locally at Fish Head Cantina in Baltimore on Saturday, April 21.