Posts Tagged ‘Photos’

Photos: Amon Amarth @ Fillmore Silver Spring

Fans of Swedish death metal stalwarts Amon Amarth would probably describe the band as "consistent" and "reliable"; detractors might say "predictable" instead. You know what you're going to get from an Amon Amarth album or live show: solid, ridiculously catchy, accessible death metal. In that respect the band's show last Friday came with no surprises—but [...]

Photos: Anthony Pirog Trio @ Atlas Performing Arts Center

Local guitarist Anthony Pirog has assembled a new trio with drummer Ches Smith (among many others, of Secret Chiefs 3 and his tremendous collective improv group These Arches) and prolific Baltimore bassist Michael Formanek. Under the name "Anthony Pirog Trio"—the compositions are all Pirog's—they put on their first live show last night at Atlas Performing [...]

Photos: Deathfix @ Millennium Stage

Yes, last night the weather outside was—dare I say— frightful. But that didn't stop the crowd from coming out for the free show at Kennedy Center's Millennium Stage. The talent was local favorite Deathfix playing its first show of the new year. The audience—fans who knew them and tourists who didn't—were treated to music from the band's [...]

Photos: Margot MacDonald @ Black Cat

Virginia-based vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Margot MacDonald has toiled away in the D.C. music scene for over a decade. The fruits of that labor were evident at last night's impressively attended release party for first record since 2009, Canvas.
Performing with a full band (including guests Wytold, Derek Evry, and The Sweater Set), MacDonald's best moments were [...]

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: Elvis Costello @ GWU Lisner Auditorium

Elvis Costello celebrated his past and present work during a sold-out solo show at George Washington University's Lisner Auditorium on Friday. For more than two hours, he used an array of Gibsons (and, occasionally, an electric piano) to play songs from five decades of his catalog, as well as several loved by his father and [...]

Photos: Minor Alps @ Black Cat Backstage

"If you can play a song on acoustic, and it sounds good, then you know it's solid," Juliana Hatfield said last night after her performance with Minor Alps at Black Cat Backstage. It doesn't hurt to have a copilot as talented as Nada Surf's Matthew Caws, too. Hatfield and Caws, already friends for years, decided to embark [...]

Photos: Pelican @ DC9

Since its last show in D.C. in 2009, Chicago instrumental metal outfit Pelican has released a new record, replaced a guitarist, and gained the ability to sell out a string of shows. DC9's sellout was the group's fourth full house of the current tour, and it was justified: Pelican delivered the goods with a set [...]

Photos: Krewella @ Echostage

I was interested in seeing Chicago's dubstep/house trio Krewella mainly for two reasons. First, its popularity has skyrocketed in the mainstream dance music scene in the past year; it's gone from releasing its first EP last summer, to putting on a much-talked-about performance at this year's Ultra festival in Miami, to selling out huge venues like [...]

Photos: Nine Inch Nails @ Verizon Center

I first saw Nine Inch Nails in a 1,500-capacity club in New York City in 1991, and was blown away by the intensity. Modern-day Nine Inch Nails hasn't changed in that respect. On Friday night, lead singer Trent Reznor brought his band to a full Verizon Center—armed with The Who bassist Pino Palladino no less—and proved [...]

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