Posts Tagged ‘Indie Rock’

Photos: The Postal Service @ Merriweather Post Pavilion

"We're an imaginary band called The Postal Service," said Ben Gibbard by way of introduction after a few songs, garnering more than a few chuckles. For an imaginary band, The Postal Service—Gibbard, Jimmy Tamborello, Jenny Lewis and D.C.'s own Laura Burhenn (of The Mynabirds, Georgie James)—put on quite a good show last night.
They played, of [...]

Photos: Marnie Stern @ Black Cat

Thursday night, on the second-to-last show of her current tour supporting her new album The Chronicles of Marnia, Marnie Stern started off with an apology: "My voice is shot." Not something you want to hear from a musician whose compositions are heavy on fast-paced, aggressive vocals. But after a couple of admittedly rough songs, Stern [...]

Photos: The Joy Formidable @ St. Stephen Church

Wales' infectiously noisy The Joy Formidable were last seen in town at the Verizon Center (opening for Foo Fighters) and headlining the 9:30 Club. But for their fall U.S. mini-tour, they chose a number of smaller, nontraditional venues, and so it was that they sold out St. Stephen's Church for a Positive Force D.C. benefit [...]

Don’t Be Bored: Transformers, Indie Rock

For the past decade, Transformer gallery has exhibited emerging artists of all stripes, and a great number of those artists have been Corcoran College of Art & Design graduates. To pay tribute to the symbiotic relationship between the P Street NW gallery and the art school, the Corcoran’s Gallery 31 is hosting “Transformers,” an exhibition [...]

This Week in Music: Citay’s Dream Get Together

Citay's third and newest album, Dream Get Together, marries two eras of dreamy, psychedelic rock—the early '70s and late '80s. More rock-fueled than the group's last release, Little Kingdom leaves no drum undrummed and no guitar unstrummed; the first track, "Careful With That Hat," containsa full seven minutes of jamming.
Though Citay began as a studio-only [...]

Photos: The Decemberists @ Merriweather Post Pavilion

Here's what you need to know about The Decemberists playing The Hazards of Love in its entirety on their current tour: on prog-rock bulletin boards, folks are comparing this show to Genesis performing The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway in the 1970s.
Hazards of Love sounds awfully proggy on record, and live it's got all the [...]

Ed Droste Responds To Grizzly Bear Album Leak

Earlier this week, the upcoming Grizzly Bear album, Veckatimest, leaked. We gave our first-impressions of the album. While a colleague joked that the much-anticipated LP was all texture and scaffolding and no melody, we disagree! We love the album more and more with each listen no matter the bootleg's sound quality.
Yesterday, the band responded in [...]