Category: Concerts

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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STRFKR at 9:30 Club

In a matter of minutes, however, the numbing dreamscape synths spliced into electrifying energy, along with beautifully synchronized patterns and projections blazing among the crowd. By: Jesse Benitez Indie electro pop band, STRFKR, made waves through D.C. during their sold out show at the 9:30 Club on Saturday, February 17. They began their performance with …

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Cold War Kids Set To Perform At GMU’s Homecoming Week

  Cold War Kids Students: $20, $30 Faculty, Staff, Alumni: $30, $40 Guests: $40, $50 Tickets Thurs, Feb 8 Doors 7:30 pm // Show 8:00 pm GMU’s Center for the Arts // Fairfax, VA . . By: Jackie Reed For over a decade, California-based soul rock band Cold War Kids has performed on countless stages, …

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Angel Olsen at 9:30 Club

Olsen played many tracks from her critically acclaimed album My Woman (2016) along with some cuts from her latest release, Phases (2017). By: Nick Wodzinski Alternative and folk-rock queen, Angel Olsen, performed at 9:30 Club on December 14 during her winter tour. Her unique vocal performance along with her vintage rock style filled the room …

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