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.
Lords of Acid perform at Baltimore Soundstage on March 15, 2019. (Photo by Andy Jillson)
Belgian/American group Lords of Acid brought their odd blend of electronic/dance/acid house/hard rock/industrial music to Baltimore Soundstage recently. I was there to photograph the show!
Matador (Photo courtesy Infamous PR)
Irish techno legend, Matador, today announced an eight-city North American tour for January 2018. Stops along the tour include Analog in Brooklyn, Flash in DC, Heart in Miami, Union in Los Angeles and more. He visits Flash in DC on Thursday, Jan. 11.
Cubanate perform at the State Theatre in Falls Church, Virginia, on Nov. 7, 2017. (Photo by Paivi)
British techno rockers Cubanate hit the State Theatre in Falls Church, Virginia, touring on a retrospective album titled Brutalism, recently released by Armalyte Records. Opening for Front Line Assembly (FLA), Marc Heal and Phil Barry performed songs including “Barbarossa,” “Body Burn,” and “Oxyacetylene.”
Prior to the show, Parklife DC caught up with Marc to ask him about the return of Cubanate and his observations on what’s happening on the industrial music scene today.
Cubanate (Photo courtesy Armalyte Records)
British techno rockers Cubanate recently released Brutalism, a new 14 song compilation lifted from their first three albums circa 1992-96, remastered by Armalyte Records. Cubanate are now on tour opening for Front Line Assembly, and they perform songs like “Oxyacetylene,” “Body Burn,” and “Joy” tonight, Nov. 7, at the State Theatre in Falls Church, Virginia.
Simian Mobile Disco perform at Durham Armory in North Carolina during Moogfest 2017 on May 19, 2017.
James Ford and Jas Shaw of UK dance duo Simian Mobile Disco played their only US live show of 2017 at Moogfest in Durham, North Carolina, on May 19 — and all was good.
Graham Massey performs with 808 State at Moogfest 2017 on May 18, 2017.
Distinguished house duo 808 State made a rare US appearance at Moogfest 2017 last week, entertaining guests at the conference VIP opening party and then returning later for a full live set at the Durham Armory in North Carolina on May 18.
Adult. perform at DC9 on May 11, 2017. (Photo by Mickey McCarter)
One of the quintessential band configurations is the fantastic synthpop duo — usually (but not always) a man on synthesizers and a woman on vocals.
Adult. certainly have realized the power of this duality and distilled it to a primal form. Adam Lee Miller and Nicola Kuperus, husband and wife artists from Detroit, opened up their songwriting process to contributing artists who actually lived with them in their house for three weeks at a clip, resulting in their latest album Detroit House Guests, released via Mute Records on March 17. The duo visited DC9 on Thursday to perform some of those songs.
Adult. (Photo by Nicola Kuperus)
Detroit techno duo Adult. released their most recent album, Detroit House Guests, on March 17 via Mute Records. Adam Lee Miller and Nicola Kuperus are currently on tour to support the project, and they visit DC9 for a local show on Thursday, May 11.
Echostage (Photo by Nick Ford)
Congratulations to Echostage (2135 Queens Chapel Rd. NE, DC), which was voted top club in the United States in DJ Magazine’s Top 100 Clubs poll.