Author Archive for Erica Bruce

Photos of Mac McCaughan at the Black Cat Backstage

Ian MacKaye, Alec MacKaye, and Brendan Canty watched one of their fans play his new songs and some Superchunk hits.

Photos of Mary J. Blige, Gwen Stefani, and the Earth Day Concert on the National Mall

Plus: My Morning Jacket, Train, Fall Out Boy, Usher, and Common

Photos of Lieutenant @ Black Cat Backstage

At the Black Cat Backstage, Nate Mendel, bassist for bands like the Foo Fighters and Sunny Day Real Estate, stopped by with his brand new side project.

Photos of Cary Brothers at the 9:30 Club

He's a creator of both sad love songs and electronic dance music.

Photos of Ryan Bingham and Lucero at the 9:30 Club

"When I go out on a Saturday night, I like to dance. Who am I kidding, I like to listen to sad songs and drink whiskey."

Photos of Jason Isbell and 400 Unit at Lincoln Theatre

From "Goddamn Lonely Love" to "Cover Me Up," about getting sober for a spouse

Photos of Billy Idol and Broncho at the Lincoln Theatre

"My name's Billy fucking Idol."

Photos from Salad Days Post-Premiere Party at the Black Cat

The showing included two reunions: one for Soulside, who headlined both nights, and one for Swiz,

Photos of the Mauls at DC9

The Mauls are the fence that runs between punk and loud indie rock, and will appeal to both camps.

Photos of Cymbals Eat Guitars at DC9

The band's new songs have a sharper punk edge.

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