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Ticket Giveaway: Drop Electric @ Gypsy Sally’s

December 2, 2016 | 0 Comments

Last-minute ticket giveaway alert! On Friday, one of our favorite D.C. bands, Drop Electric, will headline Gypsy Sally’s. If you’re free and want to see them play, you’re in luck–we’ve got a pair of tickets to giveaway!...

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Last Thursday, I made my way past security, through a revolving iron door and down a path to one of the most intimate venues I’ve been to in Washington: the British Embassy. As I walked...

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Years ago, you could’ve called the group of musician that made up last week’s show “misfits.” PWR BTTM’s lovable queer pop punk, Bellows emotive, Brooklyn rock, Lisa Prank’s self-deprecating jangle and Alain Ginsberg’s piercing spoken word on...

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When Mitski was in town earlier this year, I had only just started getting into her music and sadly missed the chance to see her live. This time around I was more prepared and got...

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On Monday night, the at-capacity crowd at Dew Drop Inn witnessed many musical contrasts and emotional spectrums. The show, Weyes Blood with D.C.’s Cigarette and Br’er, was originally scheduled to take place at the DIY venue...

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Photos: Halfnoise @ DC9 11.9.16

November 10, 2016 | 0 Comments

The scene at Halfnoise’s show at DC9 on Wednesday night, by Krystina Gabrielle.  ...

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Photos by Justin Rodgers Tegan and Sara’s show at 9:30 Club Sunday night was the first time I viewed a concert from the perspective of performance art. Influenced by my afternoon at the Hirshhorn viewing Icelandic...

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Photos by Krystina Gabrielle I got into Baltimore band Wye Oak earlier this year, when they blew me away with their performance at Rock and Roll Hotel. My love for Wye Oak led me to see...

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Photos by Krystina Gabrielle Last December, I saw Foals for the first time at the Lincoln Theatre. I remember wondering how I would dance in a venue with permanent seats. Lead vocalist Yannis Philippakis tried...

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Photos by Matthias Martin I fell in love with Big Thief after hearing their debut album, Masterpiece, and watching them perform at Rock and Roll Hotel a few months ago. Since then, they’ve been touring pretty extensively,...

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A weeknight two-band bill at the Rock and Roll Hotel this past Monday hosted an electric, if not diverse pairing of performers, characterized by strong personas and vintage aesthetics. Australia’s own (and former Tame Impala...

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(Full disclosure, this writer/photographer is in a relationship with one-half of CrushnPain. You can either take that as evidence of my nepotism or my expertise. It’s up to you.) L.A.’s Crywolf headlined the Black Cat...

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Photos by Christina Nguyen When’s the last time you’ve felt a major transformation approaching at full-speed? For me, that internal shift, unseen but wholly felt, is happening right now. Accompanying me, nudging me along the...

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Photos by Terrance Doyle After a near break-up and a slew of side projects, Warpaint made a comeback last month with their third studio album, Heads Up. I think the music gods must hate me, because...

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Unlike her 2015 show at DC9, which featured red splattered nightgowns and two wailing backup dancers, Jenny Hval characterized this show as a “lonely person out on the ocean with a synthesizer.” The show, supporting...

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Okkervil River has been on a tumultuous road marked by homelessness, crippling doubt, hiatuses, and controversially-overhauled lineups. All of this happened under the leadership of Will Sheff, a manic folkster who is equal parts genius...

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