Author Archive for Brandon Wu

Photos: Godspeed You! Black Emperor @ 9:30 Club

The 9:30 Club, though not technically sold out, still felt packed and energized

Photos: Epica @ Baltimore Soundstage

Dutch melodic metal band Epica kicked off its most recent U.S. tour last night at Baltimore Soundstage.

Photos of the Dillinger Escape Plan at the Rock & Roll Hotel

I consider it a win to come away from a DEP show without anything more than minor injuries.

Photos: Nightwish @ the Fillmore Silver Spring

The famed Finnish six-piece ended its tour at Fillmore Silver Spring last night.

Photos of Sufjan Stevens at DAR Constitution Hall

It was Stevens at his best—stripped down, simple, heartfelt.

Photos of Inter Arma at DC9

Masses of curly hair thrash about this Richmond metal band

Photos of Rob Mazurek at Bohemian Caverns

The show drew influences equally from avant-garde jazz, noise, and Brazilian folk.

Photos of Delta Rae at the 9:30 Club

The folk-rock group's red light, booming bass drums, and sinister under-lighting wouldn't have felt out of place at a metal show.

Photos of Behemoth and Cannibal Corpse at the Fillmore Silver Spring

Early pioneers of Polish black metal and U.S. death metal get theatrical

Photos of Echosmith at 9:30 Club

As far as family bands go, this one has some unusual potential.