Song of the Day: “Echoes” by Roosevelt

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Roosevelt (Photo by Joseph Strauch)

After causing a stir in June with “Sign,” his first new studio recording since 2018 which Stereogum called “a thumping house-pop jam with an emotional ballad at its gooey center,” acclaimed artist and producer Marius Lauber AKA Roosevelt today shares the follow-up single “Echoes.”

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Song of the Day: “Dying on the Moon” by Lord of the Lost featuring Joy Frost

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The Lord of the Lost Ensemble (Photo by Jan Season)

“Dying on the Moon” is a beautiful ballad, perfectly performed by Chris Harms and Joy Frost, who’s voices complement each other perfectly in a bittersweet duet.

Underlined by the classical The Lord of the Lost Ensemble, the German dark metal maestros deliver a soulful and slightly desperate track that goes straight into the listeners heartstrings — an ode to trusting one’s soul’s decision and believing in yourself.

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Song of the Day: “The Beast in the Shadows” by Michael Schenker Fest

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Michael Schenker Fest (Photo by Stephanie Cabral)

Last year, guitar legend Michael Schenker released his second MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST album Revelation, that features the ever-legendary Gary Barden, Graham Bonnet, Robin McAuley and Doogie White on vocals. The album also features guest singer Ronnie Romero. Instrumental parts were handled by Michael himself, as well as Steve Mann, Chris Glen, Bodo Schopf and Simon Phillips.

Recently, the band were pleased to reveal a lyric video for track “The Beast in the Shadows” from that album.

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Live Review: Heilung @ The Fillmore Silver Spring — 1/22/20

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Heilung performs at The Fillmore Silver Spring on Jan. 22, 2020. (Photo by Katherine Gaines / ambienteye.com)

Pictures can show you what an event looked like. Recordings can tell you what it sounded like. But nothing short of being there can express how it felt.

That was especially the case when European neofolk trio Heilung performed at The Fillmore Silver Spring recently.

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Snapshots: Kim Petras @ The Fillmore Silver Spring — 11/20/19

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Kim Petras performs at The Fillmore Silver Spring on Nov. 20, 2019. (Photo by Paivi Salonen)

Kim Petras visited The Fillmore Silver Spring on a second round of North American dates for her Clarity Tour, named for the album she released in June via BunHead. Since then, Kim released Turn Off the Light Vol. 2 in October as a follow-up to her first mixtape.

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Ticket Giveaway: Alice Merton @ 9:30 Club, 11/19/19

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Alice Merton (Photo by Danny Jungslund)

German electropop sensation Alice Merton recently released an expanded edition of her hit album MINT, and she’s hitting the United States for a few select dates. She performs at 9:30 Club on Tuesday, Nov. 19, and you can win tickets to go with Parklife DC.

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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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