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Ohmme @ DC9 Nightclub [DC] - 4/18/19

Ohmme @ DC9  Nightclub [DC] - 4/18/19

“We share everything” noted Sima Cunningham, referring to her bandmate Macie Stewart’s sly trot across the DC9 stage to sneak a sip of tequila soda.

This vastly understates the onstage dynamic of Ohmme, Stewart and Cunningham’s Chicago based avant pop project. The band, reminiscent of offbeat indie rock like Cate le Bon or Tune-Yards, is touring off Parts, their 2018 LP, a first for the project despite both artist’s backgrounds as classically trained musicians.


Vicente Garcia @ Fillmore Silver Spring - 4/14/2019

Vicente Garcia @ Fillmore Silver Spring - 4/14/2019

Three-time Latin Grammy winner Vicente Garcia returned to the DMV with songs from his upcoming third album Candela in tow. At his Fillmore Silver Spring show, he explained how this project is a return to his Dominican roots and that it explores the traditional music of his motherland. He’s received lots of musical accolades for a good reason - the beauty of his music lies in the blend between the sophistication and complexity of his compositions and the delicacy of his lyrics.


Y La Bamba @ Songbyrd Music House [DC] - 4/10/19

Y La Bamba @ Songbyrd Music House [DC] - 4/10/19

Luz Mendoza dedicated Y La Bamba’s DC show at Songbyrd to her late abuelita in an Instagram post that read, “Your heart and love shines through our blood.” Known for an indie-folk sound heavily influenced by pride in her Mexican heritage, Y La Bamba’s performance highlighted the expanding diversity of Mendoza’s skills as a songwriter and performer; from a Latin dancehall groove on “Boca Llena” to shimmering dream pop on “Cuatro Crazy” to an emotional solo performance of “Ojos Del Sol” to a percussive, rousing vocal chant on “Mujeres.”


Robert Ellis @ Songbyrd - 4/4/2019

Robert Ellis @ Songbyrd - 4/4/2019

Robert Ellis, once regarded as a canny Texas troubadour in Country and winsome rock, has adopted a fully formed persona in his current record as the “Texas Piano Man,” resplendent in an all-white tuxedo tinkling the ivories. He and his four-piece band, dressed stoically in all black suits, took their Texas Piano Man tour to the packed basement of the Songbyrd Music House and Record Café.


SXSW Music 2019 Recap [Austin, TX] - 3/10/2019 - 3/16/2019

SXSW Music 2019 Recap [Austin, TX] - 3/10/2019 - 3/16/2019

Among all the dumped dockless scooters, food trucks, and people on hoverboards holding boa constrictors (yes, really), Austin once again hosted countless numbers of great up-and-coming artists alongside established acts for SXSW 2019. Who were some of our favorites? Only one way to find out.