Snapshots: HIM @ The Fillmore Silver Spring — 11/9/17

HIM @ The Fillmore, Silver Spring, MD 11/09/2017
HIM perform at The Fillmore Silver Spring on Nov. 9, 2017. (Photo by Paivi)

Self-proclaimed Finnish “love metal” band HIM are on a farewell tour, and vocalist Ville Valo and company performed at The Fillmore Silver Spring on Thursday. Paivi captured the show in pictures.

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Don’t Miss: The Go-Go’s @ Warner Theatre, 8/5/16

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The Go-Go’s (Photo courtesy Primary Wave)

It was 1996. I had recently relocted to DC, and I was digging through the stacks of discs at CDepot in College Park, Md., for a specific prize. I heard The Go-Go’s had released a new single in the previous years when I was at sea, and I was determined to add it to my collection.

The Go-Go’s! Isolated from commercial radio for a bit in the early to mid-’90s, I had missed out on the introduction of Britpop to US shores, and I previously hadn’t found many personal favorites among grunge musicians. But with the five ladies from Los Angeles, I knew I would find fantastic new wave tunes to reignite my collecting passions.

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