Posts Tagged ‘2014’

Photos of Trombone Shorty at the 9:30 Club

Complete with a "Wind me up Chuck!" crowd chant.

Photos: Bob Mould @ 9:30 Club

A Bob Mould show isn't complete without a Bob Mould sonic freakout.

Photos: Spoon, Ex Hex @ Lincoln Theater

"Just let folks have a good time. If they want to dance in the aisles, let 'em."

Photos: Big Star’s Third Live @ 9:30 Club


Memphis' Big Star has long been known as the killer band that put out three records in the first half of the 1970s that barely anyone heard. And yet somehow, those albums influenced almost every indie rocker with a taste for power-pop. The band was to reconvene and play at South by Southwest in 2010, but lead singer Alex Chilton died [...]

Photos: Arcade Fire @ the Verizon Center

Arcade Fire came to the Verizon Center last night, armed with their approximately 106 band members, their costumes, their energy, and those papier-mâché heads. The show kicked off with the wild destruction of a snare drum held aloft by keyboardist Will Butler, and ended with the anthemic sound of "Wake Up."
But for Fugazi fans, the highlight (or, depending on your [...]

Photos: North Carolina’s Merge 25 Festival

Merge Records celebrated turning 25 last week, and it capped things off on Saturday with an outdoor festival at the Cat's Cradle in Carrboro, N.C. with some of the best bands on its roster. The members of D.C. favorite Ex Hex wowed the crowd with their tough-yet-cheeky attitudes. The trio's a powerhouse—it's hard to believe they haven't even [...]

Photos: Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds @ Constitution Hall

Nick Cave is a heady combination of fear, sex, God, love, and super-slick suits. At D.A.R Constitution Hall Wednesday night, Cave and his Bad Seeds played with their usual powerful brooding intensity—after all, songs like "Stagger Lee" and "Red Right Hand" aren't exactly happy.
But Cave also seemed lighter and more cheerful than at previous performances. He [...]

De La Soul Heckled Me From the Stage for Taking Photos

De La Soul has always been on my top 10 favorite groups, ever since my freshman year of college, when my friend Gloria from the South Bronx played 3 Feet High and Rising for me. I was instantly won over by the group's wit, intensity, clever wordplay, and creativity. Chuck D and Public Enemy taught me about life, Grandmaster Flash taught me [...]

Photos: Jeff Tweedy and Minus 5 @ Lincoln Theatre

"Thank you for listening to an hour of new songs. Not easy for an audience to do," said Jeff Tweedy, frontman of Wilco, to his sold-out audience Tuesday night at the Lincoln Theatre. Those songs, from Tweedy's forthcoming solo record, Sukierae, are an interesting variety of what Tweedy does best: a little Americana, a little gussied-up [...]

Photos: Frank Turner Records a Song for Josh Burdette at the 9:30 Club

English punk troubadour Frank Turner laid out the night's rules early in his sold-out 9:30 Club show on Wednesday: "Rule No. 1: Be nice to each other. Rule No. 2: Have a good fucking time." Both were abided with exuberance.
Turner tried out some brand new songs on the crowd, requesting that folks put camera phones away. [...]