Snapshots: Cold Cave @ Black Cat — 6/16/18

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Cold Cave performs at Black Cat on June 16, 2018. (Photo by Paivi)

Wesley Eisold assembled a full band or a live performance as Cold Cave in the wake of releasing a new EP, You & Me & Infinity, via Heartworm Press, and the group performed at Black Cat on Saturday. Paivi was there to shoot the show.

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Don’t Miss: Cold Cave @ Black Cat, 6/16/18

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Cold Cave performs at Rock and Roll Hotel on Jan. 25, 2017. (Photo by Paivi)

Cold Cave, aka Los Angeles synthesist Wesley Eisold, released You & Me & Infinity, a new four-song EP, on June 1 via Heartworm Press. Cold Cave performs song from the new album, as well as other dark wave favorites, on the mainstage of Black Cat on Saturday, June 16.

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Don’t Miss: Saint Etienne @ Union Stage, 9/7/18

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Saint Etienne (Photo by Rob Baker Ashton)

In 1998, British synthpop trio Saint Etienne released Good Humor, their fourth album, to massive acclaim. Songs like “Sylvie” remain the most popular in the band’s catalog. And so to mark the 20th anniversary of the album, Saint Etienne will undertake a US tour in its honor, including a stop at Union Stage on Friday, Sept. 7.

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Interview: Midge Ure (@ Bethesda Blues and Jazz Supper Club, 6/5/18)

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Midge Ure (Photo courtesy Erika Tooker)

On June 8, Midge Ure will release Orchestrated, his latest album, in the United States. Orchestrated features orchestral versions of his well-known solo hits as well as favorite selections from Ultravox, including “If I Was,” “Fragile,” “Dancing with Tears in My Eyes,” “Vienna,” and “Reap the Wild Wind.”

Midge will perform some of those songs with his touring band at Bethesda Blues and Jazz Supper Club in a show with Paul Young on Tuesday, June 5. Several days ago, I had the pleasure of chatting with Midge about the show and his future projects.

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Snapshots: Foreign Air @ 9:30 Club — 5/23/18

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Foreign Air performs at 9:30 Club on May 23, 2018. (Photo by Brenda Reyes)

DC duo Foreign Air played at the 9:30 Club last Wednesday night in support of Bishop Briggs. The duo have had a number of bills for bands like Phantogram, Jack Garret, and HONNE. Synthpop duo started off with their new single “Loud Magic”  in front of packed house.

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Music Park: Little Boots @ Moogfest — 5/18/18

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When last I saw Little Boots in DC, I recommended Moogfest book the triple threat performer, DJ, and businesswoman, giving her opportunities to sing, spin, and lecture. Last week, she fulfilled part of that destiny with a live concert and a DJ set, crediting Moogfest for inspiring her to “rebuild” a live show after a successful year or so behind the decks.

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Music Park: Tess Roby @ Moogfest — 5/18/18

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Tess Roby performs at Motorco Music Hall during Moogfest on May 18, 2018. (Photo by Mickey McCarter)

In her first concert in the United States, Canadian Tess Roby played expressive yet crystalline synthpop at Motorco Music Hall for Moogfest 2018 in Durham, North Carolina.

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