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“When you get back home, write a letter to your parents thanking them, because they’re paying a looootttt of money for us to be here.” Friday night, the ferocious duo known as Run the Jewels...

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Review: SynchroniCity @ NPR 3.20.15

March 27, 2015 | 0 Comments

D.C.-based group SynchroniCity blended classical with hip hop and jazz at NPR’s Studio One on Friday. Located in NPR’s DC Headquarters, Studio One hosts a variety of public events, including shows for broadcast. The seated...

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Photos by Terrance Doyle Shakey Graves and Nikki Lane brought a night of mixed genres—country, blues, and rock—to a sold out 9:30 Club show this past Tuesday. The night took off with opener Nikki Lane,...

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Photos by Alex Schelldorf If you haven’t gotten your hands on it yet, D.C.’s Polyon just unveiled an excellent EP this week. Last night, the band celebrated the release at DC9 with local experimental rockers...

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Photos by Alex Schelldorf Last night was my third time seeing Perfume Genius since I saw him play The Hamilton in 2012. The growth of his popularity was evident between those two performances, as he brought 700+ people to...

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Photos by Albert Jiang U.S. Royalty, who has been a staple of the local music scene for over a half-decade now, played to a full crowd at U Street Music Hall this past Saturday night. The...

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Words and Photos by Alex Schelldorf Last night, local sweethearts Baby Bry Bry and The Apologists swept the rug out from under Black Cat’s Backstage to kick off an evening so loud, someone should make sure...

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Review: Flight Facilities @ 9:30 Club 3.13.15

March 17, 2015 | 1 Comments

Eua Claire opened the night with a solid showing-she led by example, getting the crowd moving by swaying and clapping her way through her set of dance beats. She flawlessly sampled both old and new...

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Review: Sleater-Kinney @ 9:30 Club 2.25.15

February 26, 2015 | 0 Comments

“No one here is taking notice,” Carrie Brownstein sang Wednesday night during Sleater-Kinney’s second sold-out show at 9:30 Club. It’s a line from “A New Wave,” one of the stand-out anthems from No Cities to...

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Review: Ariel Pink @ 9:30 Club 2.23.15

February 25, 2015 | 0 Comments

Ariel Pink brought his genre-bending, new wave pop music to 9:30 Club Monday night. Pink sauntered on stage rocking corduroy pants and studded high heel platforms. In this circus of the absurd, Pink is the...

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Photographer Alex Schelldorf and reviewer Shehryar Nabi share their insight into last Friday’s Rock and Roll Hotel show. Alex Schelldorf‘s Review and Photos: On Friday, A Place to Bury Strangers played one of the loudest and...

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Review: Laser Cat @ The Yards 2.20.15

February 23, 2015 | 1 Comments

Review and photos by Nubbs A rave meets the pristine Yards Park of Southeast D.C. is the quickest and easiest way to describe Laser Cat.  While it was marketed as an event that would be impossible to get...

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Review: Phox and Field Report @ 9:30 Club 2.12.15

February 17, 2015 | 0 Comments

Photos by Alex Schelldorf Phox, the Wisconsin six-piece that has been on an unstoppable rise over the last year, headlined the 9:30 Club this past Thursday night. It was the band’s debut performance at the venue, after...

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Review: Sturgill Simpson @ 9:30 Club 2.13.15

February 17, 2015 | 0 Comments

Sturgill Simpson and his band rolled through 9:30 Club on Friday as part of their increasingly sold-out theater tour of the States, and after catching his set, it’s easy to understand why more and more...

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Review: Bob Mould @ 9:30 Club 9.6.14

September 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

Walking into 9:30 Club, concert-goers were greeted by a giant banner as they made their way towards the stage. The banner bore the cover image from Bob Mould’s latest solo album, Beauty & Ruin. On...

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For those that haven’t stepped into the quaint confines of Tropicalia located on U and 14 Streets, the venue typically hosts a mixed bag of worldly acts that fit closely with its exotic interior. On...

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