Posts Tagged ‘9:30’

Photos: Old 97′s, Lydia Loveless @ 9:30 Club

 
There was a moment early on Saturday night that showed just what kind of lifeless crowd came to see the sold-out Old 97's show with Lydia Loveless at the 9:30 Club. In the balcony, early in the evening, there were disagreements among patrons between those sitting on the steps and the folks who wanted to stand in front [...]

Photos: Drive-By Truckers @ 9:30 Club (Night 1)

There was a ton of good music happening in the area this weekend. As the beer and Jameson flowed across town at ShamrockFest, it was about beer and bourbon at the 9:30 Club, as Saturday was the first of two nights of Drive-By Truckers. Out supporting its 12th release, English Oceans, the band packed the [...]

Photos: Bob Mould Plays Workbook at the 9:30 Club

I first saw Bob Mould on a solo acoustic tour around the time that 1989's Workbook, his first solo record after the demise of Husker Du, came out. He played for more than an hour, barely looking up from his guitar, as he ripped through songs at the speed of sound. Fast forward to last night, [...]

Photos: Ex Hex @ 9:30 Club

It's hard to top the The Hives' live show, but when you've got killer songs, theatrics aren't always necessary. And during its opening slot for the Swedish band at 9:30 Club last night, D.C.'s own Ex Hex showed it had killer songs indeed. The band, featuring Mary Timony, Betsy Wright, and Laura Harris, played its [...]

Photos: Superchunk @ 9:30 Club

"The gentleman back there is requesting rock music," said Superchunk's Mac McCaughan to Jim Wilbur last night at the 9:30 Club. "I think we can fulfill that."
Superchunk recently dropped I Hate Music, its first release in three years, and the typically lively band seemed especially energetic last night—despite the lack of bassist Laura Ballance, who stayed [...]

“America Is Getting a Huge Civics Lesson”: Talking “Capitalism” with Henry Rollins

Renaissance man Henry Rollins is a musician, author, actor, and TV and radio host, but his first, best destiny is as a stage storyteller, a calling he's followed for nearly three decades. Like everything else in America, his two-to-three-hour monologues have become increasingly political since the presidency of George W. Bush. As he did in [...]

We Still Care: A Conversation With Rhett Miller of Old 97′s

Formed in Dallas in 1993, the alt-country act Old 97's combines the heart-tugging wordplay of Townes Van Zandt with the attack of The Clash. After a couple of indie releases in the mid-'90s, the group was the beneficiary of a bidding war, signing with Elektra Records. Their major-label debut, 1997's Too Far to Care, remains [...]

Arts Roundup: Scary Henry Rollins Edition

Seth Hurwitz and Co. might be interested in running a music venue at The Wharf in Southwest [Washington Business Journal]
The National Museum of African American History and Culture breaks ground today [Washington Post]
Red is Arena Stage's highest-grossing nonmusical production [Washington Post]
In a 2005 interview, Henry Rollins dishes on his USO tour, Ian Mackaye, and his anger at George [...]

The Smashing Pumpkins Really Need Your Love, I Suppose

The Smashing Pumpkins didn't give fans much to complain about last night at the 9:30 Club. At no point did frontman Billy Corgan emerge dressed like a celestial Jesus. Nor did he inflict his band's new material on the sold-out room in increments greater than two songs in a row. Nor did he clear the [...]

Arts Roundup: Dog Days Edition

Sorry Bob: WaPo's presidential majordomo Bob Woodward still cranks out a new book every one-to-three years, but does anyone bother to read them?Writing in the July issue of Washingtonian, Hudson Institute fellow Tevi Troy guesses that no, they probably don't. Troy discusses a phenomenon dubbed the "Washington Read," in which a new title seeps into the conversational ether [...]

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