Snapshots: Wave Gotik Treffen @ Leipzig, Germany, 6/7-6/10/19

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Nitzer Ebb performs at Wave Gotif Treffen in Leipzig, Germany, in June 2019. (Photo by Paivi Salonen)

About a month ago, roughly 20,000 folks traveled to Leipzig, Germany, to celebrate goth and dark music. Our photographer Paivi Salonen also was there, and here is an overview of her best pictures, including shots of Nitzer Ebb, Cubanate, Das Ich, White Lies, MINE, Empathy Test, London After Midnight, Lord of the Lost, and Welle: Erdball.

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Live Review: Geoff Tate’s Operation: Mindcrime @ City Winery — 6/30/19

Geoff Tate 1 Geoff Tate performs at City Winery in DC on June 30, 2019. (Photo by Andy Jillson)

Geoff Tate and his band Operation: Mindcrime performed at City Winery DC recently, and I was there taking photos and reminiscing about the late 1980s. Geoff and the members of his current band performed Queensryche’s progressive metal classic Operation: Mindcrime in its entirety from beginning to end. It was a strangely magical evening brimming with with food, wine, laughs, and of course metal music.

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Preview: Kim Petras @ The Fillmore Silver Spring, 6/15/19

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Kim Petras (Photo by Thom Kerr)

German pop singer Kim Petras released Turn Off the Light, Vol. 1, her third EP in October 2018 via her own label, BunHead. She’s gearing up to release Turn Off the Light, Vol. 2 this October, but meanwhile she will launch her US Broken Tour in Nashville on June 11. The tour arrives at The Fillmore Silver Spring on Saturday, June 15!

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Preview: Wave Gotik Treffen @ Leipzig, Germany, 6/7-6/10/19

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Nitzer Ebb is one of roughly 200 bands performing at Wave Gotik Treffen 2019. (Photo courtesy the artist)

The Wave Gotik Treffen 2019, the 28th edition of the legendary urban festival, occurs on June 7-10 across Leipzig, Germany. Wave Gotik Treffen is again expected to draw about 20,000 people for dark music and arts from the genres of goth, industrial, neo-folk, and others.

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Interview: Daniel Myer of DSTR (@ Ivy City Smokehouse – 3/17/19)

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Daniel Myer performs at Ivy City Smokehouse on March 17, 2019. (Photos by Paivi; Words by Christine Hall)

Electronic music mastermind Daniel Myer is a prolific German electronic artist and musician with decades of solo projects, partnerships, and collaborations. Daniel performed recently at Ivy City Smokehouse as DSTR, and Christine Hall caught up with him for an interview.

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