Pussy Riot performs at the Black Cat on May 23, 2018. (Photo by Will Colbert)
Everyday, the world appears to become more volatile: police violence, racism, sexism, income inequality, political scandals, institutional corruption. It’s enough to make you go berserk. Last week, Russian protest band Pussy Riot gave voice to that angst during their performance at DC’s Black Cat.
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.
Tokimonsta (Photo by John Michael Fulton)
Recently we traveled to DC gem U Street Music Hall, where we heard Jennifer Lee, better known as Tokimonsta, bless our eardrums with harmonic bass-driven sounds! Her debut album, Midnight Menu was a hit and seven years later, she’s still at it.
Tokimonsta (Photo courtesy Ticketfly)
Jennifer Lee, better known as Tokimonsta, will release Lune Rouge, her third full-length album, on Oct. 6 via Young Art Records. She’ll be on tour at the time, and that tour will bring her to U Street Music Hall on Saturday, Oct. 14.
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!
A dancer in front of Lunar Stage at Moonrise Festival 2017 (Photo by aLIVE Coverage)
Boy, Moonrise Festival 2017 was a spectacle!
It fell on warm summer days, ideal for the festivities. Moonrise consisted of four stages, which often left attendees sprinting through foot traffic, and it took place over a two-day span in the heart of Baltimore, Maryland, on Aug. 12-13. Here is our recap of the highlights!
Porter Robinson and Madeon (separately) are among the acts performing at 2017 Moonrise Festival in Baltimore. (Photo courtesy Girlie Action)
Moonrise Festival, Baltimore’s flagship electronic music festival, returns to Pimlico Race Course on Saturday, Aug. 12, and Sunday, Aug. 13. I have a playlist to get you excited about this outstanding festival, which features headliners Afrojack, Big Gigantic, Porter Robinson, Run The Jewels, Zeds Dead, and many more!
Zoé Colotis fronts Caravan Palace at 9:30 Club on Wednesday, July 5, 2017. (Photo by Mickey McCarter)
Caravan Place released their third studio album <|°_°|>, also known as Robot Face, capturing ears across the world in 2015, and they have spent the last two years on tour conquering our hearts. The French septet most recently dropped by DC to charm a sold-out crowd at 9:30 Club with their splendid mix of French house, electro swing, and jazz on Wednesday, July 5.
Caravan Palace (Photo by Jeremie Bouillon)
Looking for something different, yet fun and embraceable, for your dancing pleasure? Look no further than the French septet Caravan Palace, who cite among their influences Cab Calloway *and* Daft Punk.
The electroswing collective is coming to the United States again off their very strong third album <|°_°|> (pronounced “Robot Face”), and they perform at 9:30 Club on Wednesday, July 5. You can win tickets to go with Parklife DC.
Paul van Dyk (Photo by Christoph Köstlin)
Trance DJ Paul van Dyk recently released a new single “Touched by Heaven,” and he’s spinning it in clubs on a 12-date North American tour presented by Insomnia’s Dreamstate trance brand. PvD will appear locally at Echostage in DC on Saturday, April 29.