Category: Concerts

Lit&Local with Twin Shadow

Dominican-American singer and producer George Lewis Jr. (Twin Shadow) talked with WGMU’s Jesse Benitez to share insight about his most album Caer (2018), out April 27. By: Jesse Benitez Dominican-American singer and producer George Lewis Jr. (Twin Shadow) talked with WGMU’s Jesse Benitez to share insight about his most album Caer (2018), out April 27. …

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Thirdstory at 9:30 Club

“Tell me you want me, tell me you need me to love you. I’ve been searching everywhere!” By: Rhema Johnson “Tell me you want me, tell me you need me to love you. I’ve been searching everywhere!” Those memorable lyrics were written by an American band entitled Thirdstory who consists of artists by the name …

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Dan Auerbach at 9:30 Club

It was a perfect close to possibly one of the best shows I’ve seen in a long time. By: Jesse Benitez Whoever said rock ‘n’ roll is dead is probably unfamiliar with Akronite Dan Auerbach. His contributions in songwriting, record producing, involvement with The Black Keys, The Arcs, and many other musical groups are prime …

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Porches at Black Cat DC

Porches hit the mark with their beautifully Tumblr-grunge aesthetic. By: Fielder Wise On March 22, Porches played at the Black Cat in DC, despite the rancid weather. The first opener was New York-based band named Palberta. The all-girl rock group were super cute and dorky. It was a weirdly grunge rock style of music. After …

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Moose Blood at 9:30 Club

I’ve been following McCafferty’s rise to stardom within the emo scene since they began writing music in 2012, and this tour is without a doubt the largest bill they’ve been on yet in their career. By: Christian Hernandez On Sunday March 18, UK based emo/pop punk band Moose Blood played a banger of a set …

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Coast Modern at 9:30 Club

Coast Modern managed to get a still crowd dancing from the very start. By: Kate Klajbor and Fielder Wise Weeknights make it difficult to go out into the city, especially when D.C. remains in a weather rut. However, Coast Modern‘s show still went on. The show on March 19, hosted at the 9:30 Club, was …

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Lit&Live with Luke James Shaffer

By: Kate Klajbor and Jackie Reed American singer-songwriter Luke James Shaffer stopped by WGMU’s on-air studio to reflect on his experiences making covers and original songs, tour life, living in New York and DC, current projects, and future plans. He will be performing at Volition’s Open Mic on March 8. Follow Luke James Shaffer on …

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Lit&Live with Mannywellz

 By: Jackie Reed Nigerian-born and Maryland-based artist Mannywellz stopped by WGMU’s on-air studio to share insight about his debut album Soulfro (2018), tour life, his DACA experience, and future plans. He will be performing at Union Stage on March 5, and at Volition’s Open Mic on March 8. For interview and in-studio links, go to https://soundcloud.com/wgmu/sets/litlive-with-mannywellz/. …

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Tyler, The Creator at The Anthem

On February 25, all hell broke loose. By: Jackie Reed On February 25, all hell broke loose. The Anthem hosted an epic, mind-numbing show with Taco (of Odd Future), Vince Staples, and Tyler, The Creator. Taco shared a DJ set of hip-hop tracks that embody radio charts today – think Drake’s “God’s Plan”, Kendrick Lamar’s …

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Jordan Rakei at Union Stage

Though Rakei is well-known for his collaborations with artists like Disclosure and Tom Misch, this show exclusively fronted his own works, rather than reminiscing along to his previously successful singles with such deejays. By: Jackie Reed Jordan Rakei performed at Union Stage on Saturday, Feb. 24. His show was a jazzy set which emulated his …

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