Snapshots: Aurelio Voltaire @ Union Stage — 8/19/18

Aurelio Voltaire @ Union Stage, Washington DC, 08/19/2018
Aurelio Voltaire performs at Union Stage on Aug. 19, 2018. (Photo by Paivi)

Goth Renaissance man Aurelio Voltaire released Heart-Shaped World, his 11th studio album, in 2017 via Projekt Records. He dropped by Union Stage to play some new music on Aug. 19, and Paivi got some pictures!

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

IAMX @ Rock'n'Roll Hotel, Washington DC, 04/19/2018
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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Music Park: Parklife DC Top 10 Concerts of 2017 by Mickey

warpaint_dm-gore Martin Gore performs with Depeche Mode at Capital One Arena on Sept. 7, 2017. (Photo by Ben Eisendrath /Instagram+Twitter: ConspiracyCaptures/GrillworksBen)

The year 2017 was a good year for revisiting old friends as they returned to remind us that they truly still “got it.” In the past year, Parklife DC reviewed a great deal of musicians and bands, and the performances that really distinguished themselves often came as something of a pleasant surprise.

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Music Park: Dresden Dolls @ 9:30 Club — 10/31/17

Dresden Dolls @ 930Club, Washington DC, 10/31/2017 Amanda Palmer performs with The Dresden Dolls at 9:30 Club on Oct. 31, 2017. (Photo by Paivi)

You’ll never meet someone as comfortable in her own skin as Amanda Palmer.

The sassy singer/vaudevillian was perfectly at home at 9:30 Club on Tuesday, and it’s clear to see she would be perfectly at home absolutely anywhere. Her wits and her talents got her by early in life, and those assets continued to do so as she embarked on a brief east coast tour with drummer Brian Viglione as punk cabaret darlings The Dresden Dolls.

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