As long as they’ve got their acoustic guitars to thrash on, Tenacious D will always be there to entertain the masses, irreverent and hard-rocking as ever.
St. Lucia played their second DC show of the evening to a packed crowd on election night, bringing synths, stage production, and all around good vibes. The band kicked off the show with a build up into “September” from their 2013 album, When the Night.
Yes, she owes a lot of her show and her latest album to the likes of Michael/Janet Jackson, but Letissier’s poised delivery paired with the choreographed and sometimes aggressive dance sequences was refreshing, unique, and damn fun to witness.
For those that like their catchy tracks with a bit of trepidation peppered in, there was no better place to be on Thursday night than with Big Data.
Most stars aren’t born, they’re carefully crafted fiction. They matter only as a measure of distraction if the lie that got them there doesn’t result in some kind of long-lasting “good.” And Rock and Roll has seen its share of philistines and false prophets. But that wasn’t Prince. So when he died in 2017, there was a hole blown in the universe in the same place that was still only just filling in from the loss of David Bowie.
In just a few short years, singer-songwriter Mitski Miyawaki has gone from playing a basement in Maryland in 2014 at the home of former D.C.-area favorites Two Inch Astronaut (RIP) to successive packed shows the next two years at DC9, Rock and Roll Hotel, and the festival circuit. For her latest world tour, she’s sold out 30+ dates well in advance. No matter where she plays, it feels like the throngs grow exponentially each time and her set at the beautiful Vic Theatre in Chicago was no different.
Nothing is more reassuring than a group who hasn't toured in six years performing as if nothing has changed. While mentioning that their hour-long set was almost over, Molly Sarle proclaimed "We used to play for 30 minutes, and 15 minutes of it used to be about our periods."
See? Just as humorous as ever.
With fan favorites like the Nagano-featured SBTRKT track “Wildfire” thrown in for good measure, their set had all of the ingredients required – fan favorites, deeper cuts, tight-knit camaraderie, and a whole lot of dancing - for an epic night of music.
The steely, piercing synths, confident delivery, and piercing stage lights all but guaranteed that this show could make anyone feel like, in singer Lauren Mayberry’s words, “a Powerpuff version of themselves.”
With the weather in D.C. being chillier as of late, the “In Your Dreams” tour was perfect timing for Kali Uchis’ warm, breezy vocals and swagger to grace the 9:30 Club for two consecutive nights.
Omissions of older fan favorites like “Keep Your Head Up” and “I Forget Where We Were” surely disappointed longtime fans, but those that were here for the new Ben Howard were in for one of the most sublime performances to grace The Anthem.
For its fifth iteration of the Fall Classic, All Things Go invited Maggie Rogers and LPX to craft a lineup that featured all female/non-binary artists on Saturday and a practically 50/50 split on Sunday, anchored by the likes of Rogers herself and Carly Rae Jepsen. Read on for our favorites and pics from both days of the fest.
Hynes and company bared all sides of themselves during their Lincoln Theatre performance and created something magical in the process.
After a tough day to watch on the news, British-Icelandic rock band Dream Wife delivered the cathartic release that many people were in desperate need of.
For Rooney's last show of their Cosmic Interlude tour, they brought the memories of Californian summers, beachy vibes, and 00's TV shows to Rock and Roll Hotel.
An album release show at Black Cat for a hometown band? Sounds like the right move for DC power pop band Bad Moves.
The Philly-based Trash Boy has got a lot to get off their chest in the nation’s capitol. What better way to do it than through some boisterous and rage-filled punk rock?
Let’s Eat Grandma’s latest album I’m All Ears is an aural treat. At their U Street Music Hall show, though? Well…partially.