Peter Hook performs at Union Transfer on April 26, 2018. (Photo by Jason Nicholson)
Peter Hook, former bassist of Joy Division and New Order, pays tribute to both acts with a 15-date tour that begins in Philadelphia on Thursday, Oct. 24. Appearing at Union Transfer, Peter Hook & The Light revisit New Order’s Technique, the band’s 1989 album, as well as Republic, their 1993 record, in concert.
Alexis Taylor fronts Hot Chip at 9:30 Club on Sept. 7, 2019. (Photo by Mickey McCarter)
Synthpop collective Hot Chip hit the 9:30 Club recently in a sold-out show that fulfilled the collective dance dreams of house and disco fans of all stripes.
Unassuming frontman Alexis Taylor demonstrated once again that he’s got rhythm to spare in an engrossing set of sparkling tunes that accented the band’s maturity with new numbers from A Bath Full of Ecstasy (truly)!
Illenium (Photo courtesy Capitol Music Group)
Steez Promo and Club Glow present the Mid-Atlantic’s premier music event, the sixth annual Moonrise Festival, which returns to Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore on Saturday, Aug. 10 and Sunday, Aug. 11.
The two-day festival features four stages in total. The Stellar Stage features headliners such as Tiesto, Seven Lions, and Illenium, and the Lunar Stage hosts dubstep and deep house artists Excision and Zhu as well as hip-hop and pop acts like 21 Savage and blackbear.
Platinum-selling duo Frenship — James Sunderland and Brett Hite — have released three singles off their upcoming album Vacation, due for release on May 17 via Counter Records. Frenship headline 9:30 Club on Thursday, June 6, and you can win tickets to go with Parklife DC.
Martin Gore (Photo by Travis Shinn)
Moogfest, the top synthesizer festival and conference, celebrates its 15th anniversary in Durham, North Carolina, on April 25-28, 2019. The festival will feature a keynote presentation by Martin Gore of Depeche Mode as well as Daniel Miller of Mute Records, along with performances by Thomas Dolby, Kimbra, GAS, Tim Hecker (performing with the Konoyo Ensemble), Matthew Dear, US Girls, and more.
You can win a pair of general admission tickets to go with Parklife DC!
Lords of Acid perform at Baltimore Soundstage on March 15, 2019. (Photo by Andy Jillson)
Belgian/American group Lords of Acid brought their odd blend of electronic/dance/acid house/hard rock/industrial music to Baltimore Soundstage recently. I was there to photograph the show!
Too Many Zooz amaze the crowd at the 9:30 Club on Dec. 23, 2018. (Photo by David LaMason)
The New York City-based trio Too Many Zooz refer to their own music as “brass house,” which can be a bit hard to describe. Incorporating elements of up tempo ska, house, dub, and jazz, David “King of Sludge” Parks (drums/percussion), Leo Pellegrino (baritone sax), and Matt “Doe” Muirhead (trumpet/keys) have gone from busking the busy New York subway to playing alongside Beyoncé and the Dixie Chicks at the 50th Annual CMA Awards in 2016.
And the trio took their brass house sound to 9:30 Club on Saturday.