Snapshots: Aurelio Voltaire @ Union Stage — 8/19/18

Aurelio Voltaire @ Union Stage, Washington DC, 08/19/2018
Aurelio Voltaire performs at Union Stage on Aug. 19, 2018. (Photo by Paivi)

Goth Renaissance man Aurelio Voltaire released Heart-Shaped World, his 11th studio album, in 2017 via Projekt Records. He dropped by Union Stage to play some new music on Aug. 19, and Paivi got some pictures!

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Music Park: Tiny Cat Dark Music Festival @ Black Cat — 8/3-8/4/18

Hante. @ Black Cat, Washington DC, 08/03/2018 Hélène De Thoury of Hante performs at Tiny Cat Music Festival on Aug. 3, 2018. (All photos by Paivi Salonen. Words by Mickey McCarter)

Working Order Records, home to DC’s own synthpop duo Technophobia, held its first Tiny Cat Dark Music Festival to celebrate “dark electronic music” over the weekend at Black Cat. By any measure, the first edition of Tiny Cat was a wild success, drawing 10 bands of remarkably different soundscapes together over two nights of immersive music.

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Snapshots: In This Moment @ UMBC Event Center — 7/31/18

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In This Moment performs at the UMBC Events Center on July 31, 2018. (Photo by Chris Smyth)

In a spectacular display of visual and auditory stimulus, gothic metal band In This Moment brought its unforgettable show to the UMBC Event Center in Baltimore, opening Halestorm. In addition to the smoke and lights of a traditional concert, In This Moment used set changes, face and body paint, many different masks, costume changes, and a stage covered with multiple crosses to capture the attention of their fans.

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Snapshots: Poptone @ The Fillmore Silver Spring — 7/1/18

poptone_DSC2347_20180701 Poptone performs at The Fillmore Silver Spring on July 1, 2018. (Photo by Jason Nicholson)

Daniel Ash and Kevin Haskins — key members of Bauhaus, Tones on Tail, and Love in Rockets — played the songs of those bands along with Kevin’s daughter Diva Dompé as Poptone at The Fillmore Silver Spring on Sunday. Jason Nicholson captured the show!

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Don’t Miss: Poptone @ The Fillmore Silver Spring, 7/1/18

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Poptone performs live. (Photo courtesy Shameless Promotion PR)

Daniel Ash and Kevin Haskins, famous for their stints in Bauhaus, Tones on Tail, and Love in Rockets, came together again to form Poptone in 2017, recruiting Kevin’s daughter Diva Dompé to perform as a trio. With a self-titled debut album released only days ago, Poptone will perform a set drawing largely on the songs of Tones on Tail and Love and Rockets at The Fillmore Silver Spring on Sunday, July 1.

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