The Brian Setzer Orchestra’s Christmas Tour (Photo courtesy Mitch Schneider Organization)
Rocker Brian Setzer celebrated two anniversaries this year! It’s the 25th anniversary for The Brian Setzer Orchestra (BSO), whose self-titled debut album launched their beginnings with the song “Lady Luck.” And it’s also the 14th anniversary of the BSO Christmas Tour! The Orchestra brings their Christmas Tour to Warner Theatre on Saturday, Nov. 25, and remarkably there are a few tickets left.
Wesley Stace (Photo courtesy Yep Roc Records)
Singer-songwriter Wesley Stace will hit the road to open UK new wavers Squeeze, in support of Wesley Stace’s John Wesley Harding, and the show comes to 9:30 Club on Tuesday, Nov. 28. It’s sold out, but Parklife DC reminds you to get there early to see Wesley Stace if you’re already going!
Central Michel Richard (Photo courtesy MoKi Media)
Thanksgiving is a few days away, and you’re staying in town! Want a terrific spot to eat dinner and watch the world go by with friends? Look no further than the excellent Central Michel Richard (1001 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, DC), which is hosting a traditional three-course Thanksgiving meal on Thursday, Nov. 23.
Cherry Glazerr shreds at Rams Head Live on Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017 (Photo by David LaMason)
Cherry Glazerr rocked like the band have been around for much longer than their years, as seen in an energetic show opening for Slowdive at Rams Head Live on Thursday.
Slowdive brings cosmic bliss to Rams Head Live on Nov. 16, 2017. (Photo by David LaMason)
In the early ’90s, shoegaze had an underground appeal that ended up becoming an influential blueprint for many bands being formed today. And for me, personally, songs by the Catherine Wheel, My Bloody Valentine, and Slowdive were the soundtrack to relationships, careers, and those ups and downs in life — peaks and valleys like the rhythmic washes of guitar or the lilt of those harmonies buried beneath.
And I still find myself going back to those same sounds, like an old book you’re drawn to again and again, as I did with Slovedive in a live performance at Rams Head Live on Thursday.
The Revivalists (Photo by Brantley Gutierrez)
The Revivalists delivered an in-your-face, all-out performance that anyone who appreciates musicianship and song-writing would have loved in their first of two nights at 9:30 Club on Wednesday.
Joseph Mount fronts Metronomy at Brooklyn Steel in New York City on Nov. 13, 2017.
Although famously self-reliant, Joseph Mount likes a good team — and he’s got one in Metronomy, his four-member (five when touring) English indie pop band.
In performance, Metronomy always show some team spirit through color coordinated outfits (occasionally the same matching outfit), but against that backdrop the individual bandmates shine through their own contributions, as demonstrated in a sold-out show at Brooklyn Steel in New York City on Nov. 13.