Poptone perform at Cloak and Dagger Festival in Los Angeles on Oct. 21, 2017. (Photo by Paivi.)
What to do if you’re Daniel Ash and Kevin Haskins, iconic members of Bauhaus, Tones on Tail, and Love and Rockets, and you’ve already created all of the quintessential gothic post-punk songs? Songs like “She’s in Parties,” “Go!,” and “So Alive?”
Well, you recruit Kevin’s daughter Diva Dompe to play bass and smartly form a career retrospective trio called Poptone. Poptone brought those signature tunes to Cloak and Dagger Festival in Los Angeles on Oct. 21.
The Soft Moon performs at the Cloak and Dagger Festival in Los Angeles on Oct. 21, 2017. (Photo by Paivi)
In mid-October, The Soft Moon announced he would release his fourth studio album, Criminal, on Feb. 2, 2018, via Sacred Bones. He dropped “Burn,” his latest single, then headed to Los Angeles to perform at the Cloak and Dagger Festival on Oct. 21. Paivi caught him on camera.
Lust for Youth perform at Cloak and Dagger Festival in Los Angeles on Oct. 21, 2017. (Photo by Paivi)
Hailing from Copenhagen, dark electronic trio Lust for Youth landed at the Cloak and Dagger Festival in Los Angeles on Oct. 21. Paivi was on hand to take some pictures.
Ho99o9 perform at Cloak and Dagger Festival in Los Angeles on Oct. 20, 2017. (Photo by Paivi)
On Friday, Los Angeles-based rap-punk duo Ho99o9 surprised us with their latest track “Neighborhood Watch,” a spooky number just in time for Halloween. But shortly prior to that, Parklife DC photographer Paivi Salonen traveled to Los Angeles to see Ho99o9 throw down at the Cloak and Dagger Festival – From Dusk Till Dawn on Oct. 20.
Sascha Konietzko of KMFDM performs at the State Theatre in Falls Church, Virginia, on Oct. 5, 2017. (Photo by Paivi)
If you’re in Los Angeles this weekend, you may well want to pop out to S. Broadway for some nights of dark pop at The Globe and The Tower Theatres on Friday and Saturday. That’s where you’ll find the Cloak and Dagger Festival – Dusk Till Dawn, featuring headliners The Jesus And Mary Chain, KMFDM, She Wants Revenge, Poptone, TR/ST, Com Truise, The Soft Moon, HEALTH, Cold Cave, and many more.