Daniel Graves took his industrial pop outfit Aesthetic Perfection to the Pie Shop for a sold-out performance recently, and he put on one hell of a performance.
The Baltimore Soundstage swelled to near capacity recently as Nitzer Ebb prepared to take the stage. And the crowd throbbed in time to the angry industrial dance that propelled Nitzer Ebb to the spotlight in the ‘80s and continues to sustain them.
Bon Harris and Douglas McCarthy reformed Nitzer Ebb last year and announced a tour, which includes a stop at Baltimore Soundstage on Wednesday, May 15.
“Twitchy” and “groundbreaking,” LA-based noise rockers HEALTH bring their “moody violence over trap beats” to Rock and Roll Hotel on Sunday, April 28, in support of their new album, VOL4::Slaves of Fear.
In his recordings, Oakland, California’s The Soft Moon, aka Luis Vasquez, sounds distant and submerged, stitching together a mosaic of murky shapes on frameless canvasses. Amidst a backdrop of ominous tones and layered guitars, the heavily treated vocal parts often seem to emerge from the vortex of sound like leaves in an updraft. It’s the kind of technique that works well in the studio, but can be difficult to present live. So as I awaited their set Sunday night at DC9, I was curious to see how it translated to the stage.
The Soft Moon aka Luis Vasquez released Criminal, his fourth studio album, via Sacred Bones in February. In the wake of its release, he’s now on tour, and he will perform at DC9 on Sunday, April 29.