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.
Imagine you have a piña colada in hand while laid-back grooves get people up and dancing. In Poolside's world, 'daytime disco' rules at all times of the year, no matter the climate.
It’s hard to make a place as massive as The Anthem feel like a family gathering, but Punch Brothers did just that with some great banter and even greater musicianship.
Miguel lifted a packed crowd at The Anthem in Washington, D.C. to the stratosphere when his Ascension Tour stopped here earlier this week.
Hailing from both sides of the Rio Grande, The Chamanas meld the musical traditions of multiple countries into something uniquely their own. They’ve played alongside the likes of Odesza, Beach House, and Portugal. the Man for good reason.