Posts Tagged ‘washington’

Photos of Paul Weller at the 9:30 Club

Name the last rock musician you saw onstage wearing twin-tone wingtip shoes.

Photos of Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds at the Lincoln Theatre

Oasis songs came across as far more sincere with Noel out front instead of Liam.

Photos of Kermit Ruffins at the Hamilton

The New Orleans firestarter performed credible covers of Chuck Brown and Tupac.

Photos: The Hold Steady & Cheap Girls @ 9:30 Club

"You've always been good to us D.C....I love it here," said the Hold Steady lead singer Craig Finn on Monday at the start of the band's sold-out 9:30 Club show. Out supporting Teeth Dreams, the band's first release in four years, the Hold Steady and the 9:30 Club crowd are always a study in how [...]

Photos: The Airborne Toxic Event @ 9:30 Club

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 [...]

Photos: Jonathan Richman @ 9:30 Club

At the 9:30 Club on Friday, the ex-Modern Lovers frontman Jonathan Richman started a little late, but the moment he kicked into the stunning "Because Her Beauty is Raw and Wild," probably no one held it against him.
Backed by longtime drummer Tommy Larkins, Richman plucked some choice tunes from his lengthy discography, danced about the [...]

George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic @ 9:30 Club

Dr. Funkenstein. The Godfather of Funk. The cool ghoul with the funk transplant. Whatever name you know George Clinton by, when he and the massive collective that makes up Parliment Funkadelic come to town, especially to Washington, D.C., "One Nation Under a Groove" takes on a higher meaning. And on Tuesday, the 71-year-old Clinton and [...]

Photos: The Black Angels @ 9:30 Club

It's easy to love The Black Angels. At the 9:30 Club last night, the band offered a wonderful aural mixing bowl of my favorite musical eras: huge pounding drums à la Maureen Tucker, big Epiphone guitars  à la Johnny Cash, hooks straight out of late-'80s Madchester. The result was a gritty and sensual sound that, when paired with the [...]