Snapshots: The Glitch Mob @ 9:30 Club — 6/2/18

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The Glitch Mob performs at 9:30 Club on June 2, 2018. (Photo by Paivi Salonen)

Los Angeles intelligent dance music trio The Glitch Mob performed two shows at 9:30 Club on Saturday and Sunday. Paivi was there to shoot the show on Saturday, which was totally sold out.

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Music Park: The Soft Moon @ DC9 — 4/29/18

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Luis Vasquez aka The Soft Moon performs at DC9 on April 29, 2018. (Photo by Paivi)

In his recordings, Oakland, California’s The Soft Moon, aka Luis Vasquez, sounds distant and submerged, stitching together a mosaic of murky shapes on frameless canvasses. Amidst a backdrop of ominous tones and layered guitars, the heavily treated vocal parts often seem to emerge from the vortex of sound like leaves in an updraft. It’s the kind of technique that works well in the studio, but can be difficult to present live. So as I awaited their set Sunday night at DC9, I was curious to see how it translated to the stage.

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Snapshots: The God Bombs @ Rams Head Live — 4/23/18

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The God Bombs perform at Rams Head Live on April 23, 2018. (Photo by Jason Nicholson)

Brooklyn industrial trio The God Bombs — consisting of Justin Symbol, Jabbath Roa, and Edrick Supervi — opened Ministry on their latest North American tour, which just wrapped Saturday. The tour stopped at Rams Head Live on Monday, April 23, and we previously brought you shots of Ministry and pix of Chelsea Wolfe. Jason Nicholson was there to shoot the action, and now here are some pictures of The God Bombs as well.

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Snapshots: Ministry @ Rams Head Live — 4/23/18

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Al Jourgensen fronts Ministry at Rams Head Live on April 23, 2018. (Photo by Jason Nicholson)

There is nothing subtle about Ministry. From the start of their show at Rams Head Live in Baltimore on Monday, frontman Al Jourgensen and his motley crew took straight aim at President Donald Trump with songs from new album AmeriKKKant, released in March via Nuclear Blast. The resulting 15 songs of industrial metal satisfied the black-clad crowd in attendance to seek a salve to unspoken wounds.

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Snapshots: My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult @ Fish Head Cantina — 4/21/18

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My Life With the Thrill Kill Kult performs at Fish Head Cantina near Baltimore, Maryland, on April 21, 2018. (Photo by Paivi)

Industrial quintet My Life With the Thrill Kill Kult brought their unique music to Fish Head Cantina near Baltimore, Maryland, on Saturday on a stop for their 30th anniversary tour. Paivi was there to capture the magic!

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Snapshots: IAMX @ Rock and Roll Hotel — 4/19/18

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IAMX performs at Rock and Roll Hotel on April 19, 2018. (Photo by Paivi)

IAMX (real name: Chris Corner) performed at the Rock and Roll Hotel on Thursday, following the release of a new album, Alive in New Light, via Orphic and Caroline International in February. Paivi was there to shoot some pictures!

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