KMFDM (Photo by Franz Schepers)
Sascha Konietzko founded German industrial rock band KMFDM in 1984, and the collective has gone onto release 20 studio albums. KMFDM released Hell Yeah, its most recent album, in August va earMUSIC and KMFDM Records. The band spends the month of October touring the United States with a stop at the State Theatre in Falls Church, Virginia, on Thursday, Oct. 5.
Holygram performs at Wave Gotik Treffen 2017. (Photo by Paivi)
The annual Wave Gotik Treffen music festival in in Leipzig, Germany, was certainly a terrific showcase for established bands of goth/post-punk/alternative leanings but it also proved to be a great opportunity for new bands to emerge before big audiences as well.
Case in point: Holygram from Cologne, Germany, who released their self-titled debut EP on Feb. 17 via Reptile Music. Parklife DC photographer Paivi caught the band in action on June 5.
Johan Van Roy of Suicide Commando performs at Wave Gotik Treffen 2017. (Photo by Paivi)
Belgian electro-industrial music project Suicide Command, created by Johan van Roy in 1986, performed at Wave Gotik Treffen in Leipzig, Germany, on June 5, 2017. Parklife DC’s Paivi was there to capture the moment.
Skinny Puppy performs at Wave Gotik Treffen 2017. (Photo by Paivi)
Canadian industrial trio Skinny Puppy headlined Wave Gotik Treffen in Leipzig, Germany, on June 4, 2017. Parklife DC photographer Paivi was there to take some pictures!
Sixth June performs at Wave Gotik Treffen in Leipzig, Germany, on June 2, 2017.
One of the great things about the annual Wave Gotik Treffen in Leipzig, Germany, is the opportunity to chase down your favorite dark pop bands. Take for example Sixth June, the synthpop duo from Berlin, formed in 2007 by Laslo Antal and Lidija Andonov. Parklife DC photographer Paivi visited Wave Gotik Treffen on June 2-5 and caught the dark wavers in concert.
Amanda Palmer performs at Wave Gotik Treffen 2017. (Photo by Paivi)
The Wave Gotik Treffen 2017 occurred in June 2-5 in Leipzig, Germany. More than 220 bands performed, and punk cabaret performer Amanda Palmer and Legendary Pink Dots frontman Edward Ka-Spel teamed up to serve as one of the headlining acts on June 2.
Parklife DC photographer Paivi was there and got these fantastic photographs.
Roosevelt performs at U Street Music Hall on Saturday, June 3, 2017.
At U Street Music Hall on Saturday night, a sold-out room cheered when the lights went down and four white-clad musicians stepped onto stage.
The leader of those musicians, Marius Lauber, better known as Roosevelt, took the center of the stage, where he sang and alternated between guitar and synthesizer for the night, treating the crowd to selections from his self-titled debut album, released last year by Greco-Roman.
Roosevelt (Photo by Brian Vu)
Roosevelt, born Marius Lauber, burst out of Germany with his self-titled debut album last year via Greco-Roman. Roosevelt is on a tour of the United States, and he dances into U Street Music Hall this Saturday, June 3.
Amanda Palmer (Photo by Kyle Cassidy)
The Wave Gotik Treffen 2017 (roughly “Wave Gothic Meeting”), a legendary urban festival, occurs on June 2-5 in Leipzig, Germany, this year. As of today, the festival has confirmed 227 bands performing in several concert halls around the city.
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.