Song of the Day: “Away” by Chiasm

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Chiasm (Photo courtesy the artist)

Detroit-based musician Emileigh Rohn, better known as Chiasm, has become known for cultivating lush, eclectic, eerily dystopian sonic landscapes with delicately balanced vocals for the past 20-plus years.

On June 5, Chiasm released Away, her latest EP, via COP International, and the title track is our Song of the Day!

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Song of the Day: “Dissolve the Floor” by Houses of Heaven

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Houses of Heaven (Photo by Effixx)

Layering synths, guitars, electronic percussion, and live drums, Houses of Heaven fuses early industrial and techno rhythms with the melodicism of shoegaze and a heavy dose of dub-influenced effects. Formed in Oakland, California, by Keven Tecon, Adam Beck, and Nick Ott, the band follows up the Remnant EP with their first full-length album titled Silent Places, available May 1 via Felte.

Today, the band released a video for “Dissolve the Floor” from that debut album.

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Live Review: Heilung @ The Fillmore Silver Spring — 1/22/20

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Heilung performs at The Fillmore Silver Spring on Jan. 22, 2020. (Photo by Katherine Gaines / ambienteye.com)

Pictures can show you what an event looked like. Recordings can tell you what it sounded like. But nothing short of being there can express how it felt.

That was especially the case when European neofolk trio Heilung performed at The Fillmore Silver Spring recently.

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Live Review: Stoneburner @ Pie Shop — 12/8/19

stoneburner1 Stoneburner performs at Pie Shop on Dec. 8, 2019. (Photo by Katherine Gaines/ ambienteye.com)

Multitalented Steven Archer wrapped up his recent Stoneburner tour with a hometown show at the Pie Shop. The crowd was full of long time fans and old friends dancing for the latest incarnation of Archer’s solo project — even his mom was in attendance supporting him.

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Snapshots: Killing Joke @ Capital One Arena — 11/25/19

Killing Joke 7Killing Joke performs at Capital One Arena on Nov. 25, 2019. (Photo by Chris Smyth)

Tool burned through DC recently to close the band’s Fear Inoculum Tour in spectacular fashion, and to our surprise the prog rockers brought along perhaps the best possible opening act — English post-punks Killing Joke.

The gothic quartet even shared a bow with Tool at the end of the stage. Given that this was quite a combination, Chris Smyth took some photos of Killing Joke performing at Capital One Arena to open Tool recently.

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Live Review: Pigface @ Baltimore Soundstage — 11/20/19

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Pigface performs at Baltimore Soundstage on Nov. 20, 2019. (Photo by Katherine Gaines)

Pigface is a musical juggernaut like nothing else — a long running collective of rotating musicians anchored by none other than Martin Atkins. The supergroup is undertaking an extensive tour of the United States for the first time in 14 years, and the collective dropped by Baltimore Soundstage recently.

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Snapshots: The Legendary Pink Dots @ Metro Gallery — 10/13/19

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The Legendary Pink Dots perform at Metro Gallery in Baltimore on Oct. 13, 2019. (Photo by Katherine Gaines/ ambienteye.com)

The Legendary Pink Dots are touring to celebrate the band’s 40th anniversary, and the experimental rock outfit recently appeared at the Metro Gallery in Baltimore. Katherine Gaines show the show!

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Live Review: Aesthetic Perfection @ Pie Shop — 9/26/19

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Aesthetic Perfection performs at the Pie Shop on Sept. 26, 2019. (Photos by Paivi Salonen; Words by Mickey McCarter)

Daniel Graves took his industrial pop outfit Aesthetic Perfection to the Pie Shop for a sold-out performance recently, and he put on one hell of a performance.

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Ticket Giveaway: Stabbing Westward @ Union Stage, 9/8/19

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Stabbing Westward (Photo courtesy Ticketfly)

Stabbing Westward celebrated the 20th anniversary of their third studio album, Darkest Days, with a tour last year. The industrial rockers remain on the road, and now the quartet hit Union Stage on Sunday, Sept. 8. You can win tickets to see Stabbing Westward with Parklife DC!

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