Aurelio Voltaire is often described as a modern day renaissance man. He is a singer/ performer, creator of comic books, animation and toys.
An internationally touring musician, he is at the forefront of the Gothic, Steampunk and Dark Cabaret genres headlining some of the biggest horror, sci-fi and comic book conventions as well as Gothic and Steampunk festivals for nearly two decades. His music can best be described as a collection of murder ballads, tongue-in-cheek exercises in the macabre, with just enough bawdy songs about Star Trek and Star Wars to keep a convention audience rolling in the aisles. Many know him for his songs "Brains!" and "Land of the Dead" from the Cartoon Network show "The Grim Adventures of Billy And Mandy".Voltaire's live shows, whether solo or with his skeletal orchestra, are full of stories and games. Many describe his shows as sitting around a fire while an old friend regales you with tales, presuming that old friend drinks a liter of rum a night, dates zombie prostitutes and wrestles Krakens.
Voltaire has been recording and touring for over 15 years. He's released 11 full length CDs.
Ego Likeness was created in 1999 by artist Steven Archer, a DC native, and writer Donna Lynch in Baltimore, Maryland. Taking their name from Frank Herbert’s classic science fiction novel 'Dune', the band began as an experimental/ dark trip hop project. By 2000, Archer and Lynch were moving the project in a darker electronic/ dance direction.
Over the past 15+ years, the band has toured extensively to support their four full-length albums, Compass EPs, and numerous side-projects. They have contributed to several compilation projects, and each member actively works in various mediums. Steven Archer works extensively in paint, sculpture, and mixed media, and has written a children’s book and a graphic novel. Donna Lynch, in addition to numerous poems and short stories, has done various spoken word performances, released two collections of poetry, and published two full length novels.
Ego Likeness will release their fifth full-length album, ‘When the Wolves Return’, later this year.
Facebook: Ego Likeness
Doors at 7:30pm/ Bands at 8:30pm
Price: Advance $12/ Day of Show $15
Age to enter: 21+