Snapshots: William Control @ Vans Warped Tour (Merriweather Post Pavilion) — 7/16/17

William Control @ Vans Warped Tour, Columbia, MD 07/16/2017William Control performs at Vans Warped Tour in Columbia, Maryland on July 16, 2017. (Photo by Paivi)

William Control, also known as William Francis of Aiden, is an electronic music project from Seattle. The dark wave rocker has been releasing a series of EPs, most recently Revelations: The Red EP in July via his own Control Records, and he has been on tour with VANS Warped Tour this summer. Paivi caught William Control for some pictures of his performance at Merriweather Post Pavilion on July 16.

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Snapshots: Barb Wire Dolls @ Vans Warped Tour (Merriweather Post Pavilion) — 7/16/17

Barb Wire Dolls @ Vans Warped Tour, Columbia, MD 07/16/2017 Barb Wire Dolls perform during VANS Warped Tour at Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, Maryland on July 16, 2017. (Photo by Paivi)

Greek quintet Barb Wire Dolls from their native Greece to Los Angeles several years ago. There, Lemmy Kilmister of Motörhead caught the band at Whisky A Go-Go in 2015 and offered them a record deal with Motörhead Music, where they have released their last two album.

Barb Wire Dolls published their latest Rub My Mind this year via Motörhead Music and hit the road with VANS Warped Tour, where Paivi caught them at Merriweather Post Pavilion on July 17.

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Snapshots: The Alarm @ Vans Warped Tour (Merriweather Post Pavilion) — 7/16/17

The Alarm @ Vans Warped Tour, Columbia, MD 07/16/2017
The Alarm perform at VANS Warped Tour at Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, Maryland on July, 16, 2017. (Photo by Paivi.)

Perhaps the most unusual booking on this year’s VANS Warped Tour was the legendary British rock band The Alarm, led by the affable Mike Peters. The traveling music festival hit Merriweather Post Pavilion last month on July 16, and Paivi made it a point to catch the new wave turned folk rock outfit.

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Snapshots: Fire from the Gods @ Vans Warped Tour (Merriweather Post Pavilion)—7/16/17

Fire From the Gods @ Vans Warped Tour, Columbia MD, 07/16/2017
Fire from the Gods perform at Vans Warped Tour in Columbia, Maryland, on July 16, 2017. (Photo by Paivi)

Fire from the Gods brought hardcore action from Austin to Merriweather Post Pavilion during VANS Warped Tour on July 16.

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Snapshots: The Ataris @ Vans Warped Tour (Merriweather Post Pavilion) — 7/16/17

The Ataris @ Vans Warped Tour, Columbia, MD 07/16/2017
The Ataris perform during VANS Warped Tour in Columbia, Maryland, on July 16, 2017. (Photo by Paivi)

Singer and guitarist Kris Roe brought the latest iteration of emo rockers The Ataris along on the VANS Warped Tour when they performed at Merriweather Post Pavilion on Sunday, July 16. Paivi caught some pix of the guys on stage!

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Snapshots: Valient Thorr @ Vans Warped Tour (Merriweather Post Pavilion) — 7/16/17

Valient Thorr @ Vans Warped Tour, Columbia, MD 07/16/2017 Valient Thorr performs at VANS Warped Tour in Columbia, Maryland on July 16, 2017. (Photo by Paivi)

Valient Thorr summoned the storm for a run with VANS Warped Tour, stopping by Merriweather Post Pavilion with a host of other bands on Sunday, July 16. Paivi was there to catch the resulting deluge of photo opportunities.

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Snapshots: Hawthorne Heights @ Vans Warped Tour (Merriweather Post Pavilion) — 7/16/17

Hawthorne Heights @ Vans Warped Tour, Columbia, MD 07/16/2017 Hawthorne Heights perform at Vans Warped Tour at Merriweather Post Pavilion on July 16, 2017. (Photo by Paivi)

Post-hardcore band Hawthorne Heights played at Merriweather Post Pavilion on Sunday, July 16, as part of Vans Warped Tour. Paivi snapped some pix of their performance.

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