Author Archive for Erica Bruce

Photos of Johnny Marr at the 9:30 Club

"That's one of those bands with beards and shit. Do you see a stool or a laptop on stage?"

Photos of Fitz and the Tantrums at the 9:30 Club

"In case you haven't noticed, we like to get down."

Photos of Chrissie Hynde at the Lincoln Theatre

"I've voted three times in my life: McCarthy in 1968, then Obama both times. You don't agree with me? Go fuck yourself."

Photos of the Foo Fighters at the Black Cat

Things I learned at the show: Dave Grohl drives a minivan and packs his kids' lunches.

Photos: Big Freedia at the Howard Theatre

The queen of booty bounce led a cadre of audience twerkers onstage.

Photos: The Afghan Whigs at the 9:30 Club

Guys still want to be Greg Dulli, and people who like fucking guys still want to fuck him.

Photos of Clutch at Baltimore’s Shindig Festival

A 10-year-old girl sang every single word to every single Clutch song.

Photos: The Black Keys, Cage the Elephant at the Verizon Center

The Keys have a fuller band for arena shows, now, but they're missing some of the old interaction.

Photos: The Gaslight Anthem, Against Me! @ 9:30 Club

Last night, the 9:30 Club got the honor of being the first show on the Gaslight Anthem's tour for its new release, Get Hurt. "It's still scary playing new stuff," said lead singer Brian Fallon, equating it with standing in front of a class naked. The band's new songs are a little different from its older [...]

Photos: Willie Nelson at the 9:30 Club

Nelson's kept his wit, his power, and his bandannas.