Snapshots: Billy Howerdel @ Baltimore Soundstage — 7/9/22

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Billy Howerdel performs at Baltimore Soundstage on July 9, 2022. (Photo by Katherine Gaines)

Billy Howerdel of A Perfect Circle released his debut solo album, What Normal Was, in June via Alchemy Recordings/Rise Records/BMG. He’s on tour, and Katherine Gaines photographed his show at Baltimore Soundstage recently!

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Preview: Boy Harsher @ Black Cat, 4/10/22

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Boy Harsher (Photo by Courtney Brooke)

Boy Harsher — the duo of Jae Matthews and producer Augustus Muller — recently released the video for “Autonomy,” a standout track from their new album, The Runner (Original Soundtrack), out now via Nude Club/City Slang. The synthpop duo bring their new tunes to a show at Black Cat on Sunday, April 10.

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Live Review: Gary Numan @ Lincoln Theatre — 3/15/22

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Gary Numan performs at the Lincoln Theatre in DC on March 15, 2022. (Photos by Jason Nicholson; Words by Mickey McCarter)

You can be forgiven if you think of Gary Numan as “merely” a musician, and maybe even forgiven if you associate him only with his ’80s-era hit songs. But in truth, Gary transcends those qualifiers. He is a true *performer* in every sense of the word, giving his body and mind over to vigorous and unflagging achievement every night he takes the stage.

He held a very robust audience in his thrall with that commitment to performance at the Lincoln Theatre in DC recently, and in so doing drew a very straight line from the man he is today to the youth he was in the late ’70s when he took the United Kingdom by storm.

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Preview: Gary Numan @ Lincoln Theatre, 3/15/22

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Gary Numan (Photo courtesy Lincoln Theatre)

Last year, industrial music pioneer Gary Numan released Intruder, his 21st studio album, via BMG. After canceling the initial plans to tour behind it due to a surge in COVID-19 in the fall, Gary is back on the road, and he arrives in DC to perform at the Lincoln Theatre on Tuesday, March 15!

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Live Review: Nitzer Ebb w/ Aertex and Stoneburner @ Baltimore Soundstage — 11/20/21

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Bon Harris of Nitzer Ebb performs at Baltimore Soundstage on Nov. 20, 2021. (Photo by Jason Nicholson)

“The tour must go on”…

Nitzer Ebb lead singer and cofounder Doug McCarthy was “being admitted to hospital [the previous night in Florida] and is now stable and undergoing continued treatment and observation suffering from complications from a pre-existing, non-Covid medical condition,” according to a press release.

“Doug expressed his wish that the tour continue with Bon [Harris] stepping in to perform lead vocals,” said the release — and that Bon did! Despite Doug’s absence, Nitzer Ebb amazed at Baltimore Soundstage recently.

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Preview: Nitzer Ebb @ Baltimore Soundstage, 11/20/21

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Nitzer Ebb (left to right: David Gooday, Simon Granger, Bon Harris, and Douglas McCarthy) (Photo courtesy the band)

Bon Harris and Douglas McCarthy brought back industrial outfit Nitzer Ebb for a well-received tour in 2019. Now that bands can tour once again post lockdown, Nitzer Ebb have returned! The group hits the road again with a show at Baltimore Soundstage on Saturday, Nov. 20.

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Livestream Preview: Technophobia @ Twitch, 12/5/20

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Technophobia (Photo by Nick Fancher)

Equipped with a fresh new album, DC dark pop duo Technophobia take to the stage of the Black Cat on Saturday, Dec. 5. Catch the show in a livestream on Twitch!

The show is free but the band asks for donations to benefit the Community of Hope, a DC nonprofit dedicated to healthcare and housing assistance.

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Song of the Day: Ministry’s “(Every Day Is) Halloween” Covered by Stabbing Westward

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Stabbing Westward (Photo courtesy the artist)

Halloween may look different this year, but Stabbing Westward is intent on making it feel special by releasing a brand-new covers EP today as a special “treat” for fans.

Hallowed Hymns, released on COP International Records, features four tracks that were instrumental to the industrial band’s beginnings and conjure the feeling of the season. One of those is a cover of “(Every Day Is) Halloween” by Ministry!

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