Posts Tagged ‘Rock and Roll Hotel’

Photos: Loud Boyz @ R & R Hotel

Loud Boyz at Rock and Roll Hotel, Sept. 20th.

Photos: Perfect Pussy

Hospitality’s Brian Betancourt on Trouble and Trying New Things in a Live Show

Armed with smart, introspective lyrics that shine on both twee-tinged ballads and psychedelic freak-outs, Brooklyn’s Hospitality is the kind of band that can captivate a sleepy coffee shop before rocking a crowded club. Fronted by singer Amber Papini, who shuffles between keys and guitar, the group’s 2012 self-titled debut quickly garnered plenty of buzz. But while Papini’s sharp [...]

Photos: Obits, Title Tracks, Ex Hex, Cane & the Sticks

Brooklyn's Obits was the headliner last night at the Rock and Roll Hotel, but the support acts on the bill were some of the best in D.C.'s post-punk music scene these days.
Cane & the Sticks kicked the night off with their cool mixture of gritty and melody. Mary Timony and her new trio, Ex Hex, [...]

Photos: Dessa @ Rock & Roll Hotel

Last night's show by Minnesota indie hip-hop luminary Dessa was one of the more improbable shows in recent memory. Dessa was sick, for one thing, to the point of nearly passing out during the show and needing to take a one-song "inhaler break." Also, a few days ago, her band's gear was stolen after a [...]

Photos: Old Punks Playing Acoustic Songs @ Rock and Roll Hotel

One of the events commemorating the seventh anniversary of the Rock & Roll Hotel last week included a Saturday show called simply "Old Punks Playing Acoustic Songs." For a bunch of old punks—John Stabb of Government Issue (with Derrick Baranowsky of Stabb's current band, History Repeated); Kepi Ghoulie of Groovie Ghoulies, and Kevin Seconds of 7 [...]

Photos: Laura Jane Grace, Mina Caputo @ Rock & Roll Hotel

If you heard a loud sing-along happening last night between 9:15 p.m. and 11 p.m., chances are you live near H Street NE, where Against Me!'s Laura Jane Grace played to a packed and appreciative Rock & Roll Hotel last night. During the fourth show of her six-date acoustic tour, Grace led the crowd through tracks from [...]

Photos: Palma Violets

Photos: Earth @ Rock & Roll Hotel

Earth's music, which at this point in their career is less like the drone metal of the band's early years and closer to a kind of darkly oppressive Americana, might not strike the average listener as particularly exciting concert material. But, surprisingly, it is—mostly because the band appears to be in a trance as it [...]

The Very Best Go Clubbing

The Very Best, who perform at Rock & Roll Hotel tonight, won widespread acclaim for its bubbly, bright mesh of Afropop vocals and electro, indie rock and hiphop music on a 2008 mixtape and 2009 debut album The Warm Heart of Africa. Then a UK-based trio including Swedish producer Johan Hugo Karlberg, Malawian vocalist Esau Mwamwaya, [...]