Posts Tagged ‘2012’

Photos: Nada Surf @ 9:30 Club

Nada Surf seemed ready to throw down last night at the 9:30 Club. "It's going to be a long night," said lead singer/guitarist Matthew Caws. The main show ran a little longer than two hours, and included 24 songs, most of them from the band's latest release, The Stars are Indifferent to Astronomy. But the group's [...]

Photos: Mark Eitzel @ Black Cat Backstage

Unless you are a student of indie music, chances are you don't know the name Mark Eitzel, or the band he led, American Music Club. But there's a good chance that those who do call themselves fans. Eitzel, who played at the Black Cat Backstage Monday night, has long been known for his smooth tenor [...]

Photos: Ted Leo @ St. Stephen Church

Saturday night, Ted Leo played his indie-rock hymns at Mt. Pleasant's St. Stephen Church for a benefit for Bradley Manning, the 24-year old U.S. Army intelligence analyst accused of leaking hundreds of thousands of classified documents to WikiLeaks.

Photos: The Who @ Verizon Center

The Who brought its second rock opera, Quadrophenia, to the Verizon Center last night, led by the band's two surviving original members, lead singer Roger Daltrey and singer/guitarist Pete Townshend. The band wasn't same high-energy act of yesteryear—Townshend didn't slide across the stage on his knees, and Daltrey dialed back his microphone cord-swinging. But then again, [...]

Photos: Dinosaur Jr @ Black Cat

Some bands say they play loud; some may claim to be the loudest. I wonder if those bands have seen Dinosaur Jr.
At Thursday's sold-out show at Black Cat, J. Mascis, Lou Barlow, and Murph brought walls upon walls of Marshall amplifiers. Anyone standing near the club's house speakers would have been in for a world of [...]

Photos: Cat Power at 9:30 Club

An ethereal voice isn't necessarily a powerful one, but that's never been the case with Chan Marshall, aka Cat Power. Taking the 9:30 Club stage last night in support of Sun, her first release in six years, Marshall showed that her voice is as strong as ever. Backed by tremendous visual displays, a three-piece band, and very [...]

Photos: Divine Fits @ 9:30 Club

For the eighth date on its two-month tour, indie-rock supergroup Divine Fits took the stage of the 9:30 Club last night with a particular fury. "We didn't get to do anything today in the nation's capital but see the inside of this building, so its nice to get onstage and expend some energy," said guitarist/vocalist Dan [...]

Photos: The Hold Steady @ U Street Music Hall (Night 1)

The Hold Steady normally sells out the 9:30 Club in a heartbeat, so to accommodate fans at the significantly smaller U Street Music Hall, the band was booked for two nights in a row.
Last night's sold-out show (the second sold-out one is tonight) was crammed with the testosterone-fueled rock (and audience) for which Hold Steady [...]

Photos: Silversun Pickups, Cloud Nothings @ 9:30 Club

It's always exciting to see how bands deal with playing the 9:30 Club for the first time. Playing their inaugural show at the V Street NW club Friday night, the members of Silversun Pickups handled it with aplomb. "This is a fucking big deal for us," said lead singer/guitarist Brian Aubert to the capacity crowd.

Photos: Peaches @ Howard Theatre

Electronica artist and DJ Peaches brought her "DJ Extravaganza" to the Howard Theatre last night, but, true to form, it was so much more. Think: Gold thongs, bare breasts, and gilded water guns filled with condensed milk.
While she did man the turntable, that was just to provide backing music to her performance artistry, her half-naked [...]