If you heard a loud sing-along happening last night between 9:15 p.m. and 11 p.m., chances are you live near H Street NE, where Against Me!'s Laura Jane Grace played to a packed and appreciative Rock & Roll Hotel last night. During the fourth show of her six-date acoustic tour, Grace led the crowd through tracks from [...]
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Filled with elaborate costumes and smoldering sensuality, Adam Ant's early MTV videos seemed remarkably different than a lot of videos coming out at that time. Clearly, Ant's visuals made a lasting impression: At the 9:30 Club last night, it wasn't hard to find similar costumes—along with duplicates of Ant's signature facial stripe. Ant and his very tight [...]
In a set that pulled from his solo work and songs from his old bands The Style Council and The Jam, Paul Weller showed how his style has evolved over many years of music-making last night at 9:30 Club. Armed with a two-drummer band, the Modfather still blends those lines between energetic rock, pop music, and white-boy [...]
Yesterday evening, a pretty substantial crowd turned up to see The Evens open the 45th annual Fort Reno Summer Concert Series. It consisted of the usual mass of families, old people, young people, and dogs, with an extra helping of members of D.C. bands past and present (Deleted Scenes, Deathfix, and Youth Brigade, among others)—with a [...]
Prior to Saturday's Fillmore show, I photographed Courtney Love twice before. The first was SXSW 2010, where she announced her return with a roaring gusto, and then again a couple of months later at the now-infamous 9:30 Club show. I can report that Saturday was a repeat of SXSW 2010, and anyone who loves an [...]
Playing a sold-out show at the 9:30 Club could terrify a young band. But last night, Dawes proved that it's got an old enough soul to capably handle the task.
Dawes may not be the most animated live act, but it's got a catalog full of hooky songs and solos from lead singer/guitarist Taylor Goldsmith. I first [...]
The Mountain Goats' John Darnielle loves to tell stories to his audience. Playing in support of Merge Records' reissue of the band's seminal All Hail West Texas, the band kicked off its tour last night at the 9:30 Club, but it was part concert, part campfire tale: Darnielle and bassist Peter Hughes told more than an hour [...]
Last night at the Black Cat, fuzz-pop band Lorelei started off sounding a little hesitant, but that didn't last long.
The Airborne Toxic Event closed its old-out two-night stay at the 9:30 Club last night with the bombastic style the band is known for: Lead singer Mikel Jollett crawled up and scaled the stage-right balcony rail as he sang; violinist Anna Bulbrook crowd-surfed; rock poses were struck; Jollett's songs, full of smart wordplay that tends [...]
Saturday night brought the opening of a new bar on 14th Street NW, Black Whiskey, but Sasha Lord was also making a debut of sorts: The local promoter, who regularly books the back room at Comet Ping Pong, recently took up booking at the new Logan Circle space.