Snapshots: Alice in Chains @ The Anthem — 5/3/18

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Alice in Chains performs at The Anthem on May 3, 2018. (Photo by Paivi)

Prior to releasing a new album sometime later this year, Alice in Chains dropped by The Anthem for a stellar performance on Thursday. Paivi took some pix!

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Don’t Miss: Alice in Chains @ The Anthem, 5/3/18

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Alice in Chains (Photo courtesy Ticketfly)

Metal stalwarts Alice in Chains will release their sixth album this summer via Capitol Records! While they may not yet have new material, the quartet are on tour with a stop at The Anthem in DC this Thursday, May 3.

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Music Park: The Afghan Whigs @ Rams Head Live — 4/27/18

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The Afghan Whigs rock a packed Rams Head Live on April 27, 2018. (Photo by David LaMason)

The Afghan Whigs have been playing their brand of rock channeled through a heavy dose of dark soul for over 30 years. In fact, 2018 saw the 30-year anniversary of their debut Big Top Halloween. So, it’s a testament to their longevity that last year they released one of their best albums, In Spades, in their extensive catalog. Maybe it’s due to the steadfast style Greg Dulli (vocals/guitar/keys) and company — which also includes John Curley (bass), Rick G. Nelson (guitar/keys/violin), Jon Skibic (guitar), and Patrick Keeler (drums) — haven’t tried to change that unique style.

In a great show at Rams Head Live in Baltimore on Friday, The Afghan Whigs gave that style its due.

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Interview and Snapshots: Cubanate @ State Theatre — 11/7/17

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Cubanate perform at the State Theatre in Falls Church, Virginia, on Nov. 7, 2017. (Photo by Paivi)

British techno rockers Cubanate hit the State Theatre in Falls Church, Virginia, touring on a retrospective album titled Brutalism, recently released by Armalyte Records. Opening for Front Line Assembly (FLA), Marc Heal and Phil Barry performed songs including “Barbarossa,” “Body Burn,” and “Oxyacetylene.”

Prior to the show, Parklife DC caught up with Marc to ask him about the return of Cubanate and his observations on what’s happening on the industrial music scene today.

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Don’t Miss: Cubanate @ State Theatre, 11/7/17

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Cubanate (Photo courtesy Armalyte Records)

British techno rockers Cubanate recently released Brutalism, a new 14 song compilation lifted from their first three albums circa 1992-96, remastered by Armalyte Records. Cubanate are now on tour opening for Front Line Assembly, and they perform songs like “Oxyacetylene,” “Body Burn,” and “Joy” tonight, Nov. 7, at the State Theatre in Falls Church, Virginia.

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Music Park: Charly Bliss @ Black Cat — 10/22/17

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Charly Bliss brings boatloads of energy to the Black Cat on Oct. 22, 2017. (Photo by David LaMason)

There are certainly bands that make great records but when you see them live there’s something missing, and then there are bands that make great records and their live show takes those already-great songs and transforms them. They become the catalyst for an amazing experience, and you can’t help but get drawn in.

In this latter category, you will find the manic, organized chaos of New York-based band Charly Bliss. And on Sunday night, whether the squeals of guitarist and frontwoman Eva Hendricks were of pure energy or pure joy — that feeling was palpable!

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Don’t Miss: DC Music Rocks Festival @ 9:30 Club, 9/2/17

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Singer-songwriter Hayley Fahey and her sweet and soulful voice will play the DC Music Rocks Festival at 9:30 Club on Saturday, Sept. 2, alongside other local acts including Throwing Plates, The Split Seconds, Stone Driver, and Thaylobleu. The evening festival is an unparalleled opportunity to catch a lot of local music in one spot at the city’s top club during a long holiday weekend.

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