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 [...]
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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.
The Breeders released their second album, Last Splash, in August of 1993. In honor of the album's 20th anniversary, the band hit the road for an album tour this spring. Their route took them to the 9:30 Club Saturday night, where a capacity crowd packed the venue to hear Last Splash in its entirety.
It has been said that ex-Smiths frontman Morrissey was about wearing one's politics on your sleeve, while lead guitarist Johnny Marr was about the music. After the Smiths disbanded, Marr's signature guitar sound cropped up in his collaborations with Bernard Sumner (in Electronic), Bryan Ferry, Modest Mouse, and The Cribs—though Morrissey proved to be much more enthusiastic about releasing [...]
"How many of you came with your dancing shoes on?" asked Solange at the 9:30 Club show last night. "How many of you came with the wrong shoes but you're gonna dance anyway?" The sold-out show was short: She played only 12 songs, and that included a two-song encore. But throughout the show, both onstage and [...]
Saturday night, the New Orleans Bingo Show brought its makeup, bingo cards, and a whole bunch of friends from New Orleans to the Kennedy Center Concert Hall. The showcase was designed to show off and celebrate New Orleans' music in a unique, Cajun circus-like way.
Over the course of the three-hour show, all flavors of brass [...]