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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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Review: Transitions by The Sea Life

November 25, 2013 | 0 Comments

Rating: Release Date: October 31, 2013 After parting ways with long-time drummer, Patrick Gaitain, and keyboardist, Vivek Sastri, Maryland’s The Sea Life released Transitions, a four-track EP that encapsulates the current state of the quartet’s...

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Rating:  Release Date: 10/22/2013 Record Label: Lefse   Records don’t often come with references to Higgs Boson, Carl Sagan, and the old-school video game Starfox. There is one that does, and it could only have...

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Review: Echo Birds By Astra Via

October 2, 2013 | 0 Comments

Released: September 24, 2013 Rating: Olivia Mancini and Jarrett Nicolay are a musical duo more commonly known by the moniker Astra Via. It’s an appropriate name – astra means “star,” and the band’s latest EP, the electro-pop saturated Echo...

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New Music: “Quadrants” by Tereu Tereu

September 24, 2013 | 0 Comments

Rating: Tereu Tereu is back with a new full-length album, Quadrants, which was released via Bad Friend Records today. The release took a few years for the band to compose and record, with a ’90s rock...

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Teen Mom

New Music: “Gilly” by Teen Mom

September 24, 2013 | 0 Comments

  Rating:   Teen Mom brings back more of their warm and fuzzy pop offerings for their latest EP, Gilly. The record follows their successful debut release, Mean Tom, which set a high bar for...

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Review: Interregnum by Olivia & the Mates

September 5, 2013 | 0 Comments

The 45 rpm was the currency of early rock ‘n’ roll, country, and roots music. Given Olivia Mancini’s indebtedness to these styles, it makes sense for her to traffic in singles, too. Far from being...

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REVIEWED: The Neighborhood by Clones of Clones

February 12, 2013 | 0 Comments

The last time the music scene heard from D.C. rock quartet Clones of Clones was last summer, after they released their first single “The Neighborhood” and performed at Capitol Groove Festival shortly after. Since then,...

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Replayed: “Heavy Lines” By GEMS

September 21, 2012 | 2 Comments

Written By: Nida Masiulis   A brief exchange with Lindsay Pitts and Cliff Usher—formerly known as Birdlips which just this summer refashioned itself as GEMS—reveals something of fundamental importance to which the longevity and success of...

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