GWAR entertains eager fans at Baltimore Soundstage on Nov. 9, 2018. (Photo by Shantel Breen)
GWAR rocked the Baltimore Soundstage this past Friday as devoted fans crowded the front of the stage to take part in the theatrics! It was definitely a fun way to spend a Friday evening! Despite the passing of lead singer and front man, Dave Brockie in 2014, GWAR has carried on. This creative band continues to gather a devote fan base who come to their shows for not only the music, but to enjoy the show… the messy show!
Lamb of God perform at The Fillmore Silver Spring on July 30, 2018. (Photo by Paivi)
Over the summer, Lamb of God supported metal legends Slayer on a farewell tour that visited the DC metro area. Earlier this week, the heavy metal quintet from Richmond, Virgina, returned to headline The Fillmore Silver Spring, and they brought along tourmates from the Slayer good-bye show — Anthrax and Testament.
Lamb of God thrashed the hell outta The Fillmore, and Paivi captured the show on film.
Lucy Dacus performs at the Ottobar on July 11, 2018. (Photo by David LaMason)
There’s something to be said for artistry within art. Art is an act of creation, but the process of creating art can itself be something to behold and appreciate. On Historian, the second full-length LP from Richmond-based musician Lucy Dacus, you can almost see the interconnecting layers being pieced together to create these stories. And you could certainly hear them live at Ottobar on Wednesday.
Lucy Dacus (Photo courtesy Matador Records)
Lucy Dacus released Historian, her second studio album, in March via Matador Records. She’s on tour now with a stop at Ottobar on Wednesday, July 11.
Lance Koehler drums in NO BS! Brass Band at Gypsy Sally’s on April 27, 2018. (Photo by Ari Strauss)
Imagine legendary drummer and band leader Buddy Rich magically had a love child with funk icon George Clinton. The product would be NO BS! Brass Band of Richmond, VA. The East Coast modern funk band gave a heart-pounding energetic performance at Gypsy Sally’s on April 27, 2018 that was so hot, the fire alarm went off… twice!
No BS Brass Band (Photo courtesy Paradigm Agency)
Reggie Pace and Lance Koehler founded the NO BS! Brass Band in 2006 in Richmond, Virginia. The 11-piece band have since released six albums of New Orleans-inspired music, most recently Brass Knuckles in 2015, and the band continues to tour and perform with a show tonight, April 27, at Gypsy Sally’s.
J. Roddy Walston and The Business (Photo courtesy Ticketfly)
J. Roddy Walston and The Business released Destroyers of the Soft Life, their fourth studio album, in September 2017 via ATO Records. The gents start a tour in Boston on Friday, and they soon stop at 9:30 Club on Thursday, Feb. 8. You can win tickets to go with Parklife DC.
Municipal Waste performs at 9:30 Club on Dec. 17, 2017. (Photo by Paivi)
In June, Municipal Waste released Slime and Punishment, their sixth studio album, via Nuclear Blast, and they launched a companion tour. The band hit 9:30 Club on Sunday, and Paivi was there to photograph it!
Municipal Waste (Photo courtesy Nuclear Blast)
Hailing from nearby Richmond, Municipal Waste are hitting the road for dates in Philadelphia, Boston, and DC in December with their Nuclear Blast labelmates Nails. They’ll play at 9:30 Club on Sunday, Dec. 17. Back in June, Municipal Waste released Slime and Punishment, their sixth studio album, via Nuclear Blast, enlisting bassist Phil “Landphil” Hall to produce at Blaze of Torment Studios in Richmond.
Steel Panther perform at The National in Richmond, Virginia, on Monday, April 17, 2017.
To hear the roar of Steel Panther is to flash back to glam metal glory days of the 1980s, emphasis on the flashing.