Kali Uchis performs at 9:30 Club on Oct. 9, 2018. (Photo by Brenda Reyes)
Kali Uchis played two nights at the 9:30 Club this week. Originally from Northern Virginia, Kali moved to LA after high school to pursue her career. She mentioned to the crowd that her first concert ever attended was at the 9:30 Club. So, her journey in the music came full circle this week as she sold out the club on Tuesday night.
Carly Rae Jepsen performs at All Things Go Fall Classic on Oct. 7, 2018. (Photo by Brenda Reyes)
Day two of the All Things Go Fall Classic flowed with the same energy from the night before. The line-up was still dominated by women on Sunday, Oct. 7, leading to Carly Rae Jepsen closing out the day. But before Carly’s set, there were plenty of sets to be discovered throughout the day.
Maggie Rogers performs at All Things Go Fall Classic on Oct. 6, 2018. (Photo by Brenda Reyes)
All Things Go Fall Classic was held at Union Market over last weekend, and the Saturday line-up was a noteworthy one because it was an all-women affair. It was a special day to attend to catch the amazing voices in general, but to see women represented like no one has in seen at music festivals it quite remarkable. Maggie Rogers and Liz Plapinger (aka LPX) co-curated the Saturday lineup, and both made sure that the lineup represented women from all genres of the music industry. From rock to R&B to pop, there was something for everybody.
Blood Orange performs at the Lincoln Theatre on Sept. 28, 2018. (Photo by Brenda Reyes)
At sold-out Lincoln Theater, Devonté Hynes, better known as Blood Orange, gave an amazing performance. His style of funk-R&B shined on stage. He highlighted every single supporting instrument through out the night, making sure that everyone has their moment to shine. Effortlessly, Blood Orange showcased his dreamy tunes and alt-pop sound to DC.
Mt. Joy performs at U Street Music Hall on Sept. 27, 2018. (Photo by Brenda Reyes)
Mt. Joy played a sold-out U Street Music Hall recently. Touring all over the country since late 2017 and most of 2018, Mt. Joy has had a successful year with their self-titled debut album and opening up for The Shins, The Head and the Heart, and The Lone Bellow (to name a few). I was super excited to hear them live, and they did not disappoint.
Mac DeMarco performs at The Anthem on Sept. 5, 2018. (Photo by Brenda Reyes)
I didn’t expect nothing less from Mac DeMarco at The Anthem on Wednesday night — minus the possibility of him climbing the balconies like he did at the 9:30 Club (for obvious safety reasons he did not). He did mention that he had the flu, so possibly he didn’t have the energy to scale those balconies at The Anthem, but he did have lots of energy for banter with his band members and crowd. By the end of the night, I completely forgot that he was sick because he played exactly like as if I was listening to him through my headphones at home.
Mura Masa performs at 9:30 Club on Aug. 17, 2018. (Photo by Brenda Reyes)
Alex Crosson: musician and producer better known as Mura Masa, played a sold-out show at the 9:30 Club, last week, and it was pure energy all around. Showcasing music from his self-titled album and other singles, Mura Masa and special guest Fliss played like no other.