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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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By Julia Leiby Last October, Alex G, a 23-year-old wunderkind songwriter from Philadelphia, released Beach Music, his debut album on the prestigious Domino records. The record received numerous accolades from critics, including Pitchfork and SPIN....

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Photos by Julia Leiby  Last year, Julien Baker put out one of the most heartbreaking albums of 2015 with her debut Sprained Ankle. After missing her previous stops in D.C., I couldn’t have been more...

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Photos by Alex Schelldorf Full disclosure: I am a huge Dev Hynes fan and consider him one of my favorite artists. Hynes, who creates music under the name Blood Orange, doesn’t tour very often, so...

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