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Photos by Miranda Hontz For their album release show on Friday, The Escape Artist paired with three other D.C. acts at Rock and Roll Hotel. Unfortunately I missed Boon but was able to catch openers...

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Photos by Miranda Hontz On Thursday night, people packed in tightly at Petworth Citizen’s Reading Room for Variations on a Theme, an event centered around a featured drink where guests can learn the history behind it and try variations...

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It seemed like Generation X’s entire D.C. population was at the 9:30 Club to honor Jack’s Mannequin “10 Years In Transit” anniversary tour. The band opened their set playing their 11-song Everything In Transit front to back....

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After sprinting straight from a 10-hour day at my uninspired desk-job and arriving just in time to catch Palehound’s set, I settled into the anxiety that this show would not be a successful distraction from the...

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Review: Jess Glynne @ 9:30 Club 1.18.2016

January 20, 2016 | 0 Comments

As I braved the below-freezing temperatures on my way to the 9:30 Club on Monday night, I found myself wondering what to expect from the show I was about to see. I was definitely familiar...

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Photo by Claire O’Neill/NPR The sold-out 9:30 Club hosted a beautiful sweet 16 birthday celebration for NPR’s All Songs Considered. Dan Deacon welcomed the crowd with his usual poignant meandering that I find incredibly endearing,...

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House venues, by their nature, are temporary or transitory at best. I wasn’t surprised when Babe City moved unceremoniously out of their Dupont residence. Most house venues south of Petworth seem to be either shutting...

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Photos by Miranda Hontz It was date night at 9:30 Club on Wednesday, where couples gathered in droves to take in San Fermin and their opener Sam Amidon. Sam Amidon produces songs of substantial weight,...

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Photos by Christina Nguyen The Lincoln Theatre hosted a sold out show on Wednesday night with music from English indie-rockers Foals and Circa Waves. Doors opened at 6:30 p.m., giving plenty of time for fans...

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As soon as the opening notes from the members of the all-female mariachi group Mariachi Flor de Toloache took over 9:30 Club, the crowd welcomed their high-energy spirit.  Their voices rang out in unison, supported by their instruments–The...

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Photo by Madison Richeson Go Cozy, D.C.’s self-described psychedelic dream-pop band, opened the night with an energetic performance. The set started off with songs that began with introspective, lucid vocals, which would crescendo along with the drums....

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Photos by Miranda Hontz Ed Schrader’s Music Beat made some excellent music to stand in line to and I could hear the applause between songs from outside of 9:30 Club. Sorry I couldn’t get there...

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Swings celebrated their Sugarwater album release at Songbyrd Friday night. The recently-opened Adams Morgan venue is great for many reasons: on the main floor, you’ll find a bar, café serving excellent coffee and an area...

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I have not been a Deerhunter fan for as long as most of the crowd at Saturday night’s sold out 9:30 show. But I left with a giddy appreciation, not just for Deerhunter’s intensity as...

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Monday might not be your typical party night, but this past Monday was a special celebration for D.C. band Big Hush. The occasion? Big Hush just released their new EP, Who’s Smoking Your Spirit?, and held...

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Photos by Miranda Hontz A densely-packed U Street Music Hall played host to two powerful female vocalists Monday evening, as Kelela and opener Lafawndah proved that you only need one mic to work a crowd. Iranian-born...

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