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

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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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Music Park: Michael Schenker Fest @ The Fillmore Silver Spring — 3/6/18

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Michael Schenker plays guitar with Michael Schenker Fest at The Fillmore Silver Spring on March 6, 2018. (Photo by Chris Smyth)

Kicking off a North American Tour at The Fillmore Silver Spring on Tuesday, Michael Schenker Fest were a force of rock that felt like a throwback to the ’70s and ’80s with their fast-paced songs and frequent guitar solos by lead guitarist and band namesake, Michael Schenker.

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Don’t Miss: Michael Schenker Fest @ The Fillmore Silver Spring, 3/6/18

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Michael Schenker Fest (Art courtesy Nuclear Blast)

Legendary metal guitarist Michael Schenker got his start in the Scorpions in 1971. He left them to perform lead guitar for UFO in the 1970s. And then he formed Michael Schenker Group, which underwent various incarnations through the 2000s.

Now, Michael Schenker is back with Michael Schenker Fest, a group releasing its first studio album, titled Resurrection, on March 2 via Nuclear Blast! To celebrate, Michael launches a North American Tour at The Fillmore Silver Spring on Tuesday, March 6.

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