Author Archive for Brandon Wu

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.

Photos: Sun Ra Arkestra at the Lincoln Theatre

Sitting on stage in full glittery regalia, the band looked "ready for space travel at any moment."

Photos of Arch Enemy at Baltimore Soundstage

Melodic Swedish death metal gets a new frontwoman.

Photos: Within Temptation at Ram’s Head Live

This Dutch metal band has made a cover of Lana Del Rey's "Summertime Sadness" and an Xzibit collab staples of its live repertoire.

Photos: Pree @ the Black Cat

There's more indie-pop than before, here, but still plenty of weirdness.

Photos: Mad Decent Block Party @ Merriweather Post Pavilion

Unfortunately, the D.C. incarnation of this year's Mad Decent Block Party will be remembered for a tragedy: One dead, 20 hospitalized, said the headlines last weekend after 20-year-old Tyler Fox Viscardi died of an apparent drug overdose.
As for as the music went, as Washington City Paper's Matt Ramos predicted, the main draw was Mad Decent label head Diplo himself, with fellow moombahton [...]

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