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Technophobia

Combining a myriad of backgrounds, from punk and metal, to goth and industrial, to cold wave and EDM, DC dark synth-wave group, Technophobia, have commanded stages from the District and beyond. The goal of this trio of Stephen Petix, Katie Petix, and Denman C. Anderson is to take the aesthetic and understanding of the underground and blow it up into an arena sized experience.

The group sows the patches of past and present influences such as Depeche Mode, Gary Numan, early Ministry, Light Asylum, Cold Cave, She Past Away, and Epee Du Bois, unabashedly onto its sleeves while maintaining an individual voice. With an almost entirely analog electronic setup, Stephen and Katie hammer away at layers of synthesizers, while Denman croons from the mic with a voice that is most certainly not another Ian Curtis rip off. All the while, Technophobia is entrenched in a flashing stage setup, reminiscent of the most creative days of early MTV.

The trio have voraciously eaten a large chunk of ground in a short amount of time. Headlining their own first show, in August 2013, at the Black Cat Backstage, Technophobia packed in over a hundred eager fans. From there they hit the stage at Baltimore's Ottobar to support Nitzer Ebb's Douglas MacCarthy and Cold Cave, and were asked back to the venue soon after, based on a solid performance. For their third show, these dark stars joined national music blog, The Vinyl District, to blaze away at the massive 2,000 capacity Fillmore, in Silver Spring, MD.

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