Live Review: Tate McRae @ 9:30 Club — 3/27/22

Tate McRae performs at 9:30 Club on March 27, 2022. (Photo by Katie Child)

Packing the floor, pressing in on the railings of the balcony, inching in towards the barricade, and conversing about their shared dedication to their favorite artists, a sold-out crowd at DC’s 9:30 Club recently waited in anticipation for the charmingly entrancing Tate McRae to take on center stage. 

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Live Review: girl in red @ 9:30 Club — 3/11/22

girl in red performs at 9:30 Club on March 11, 2022. (Photos by Katie Child)

Bringing a sold-out crowd to the famous 9:30 Club this past Friday evening, was Marie Ulven Ringheim, known on stage as girl in red. Famed for her bedroom pop hits “we fell in love in october,” “bad idea!,” and “girls,” Ringheim seems to touch the most inner sentiments shared amongst her followers. Her songs stem mostly around conflicts regarding romance, as well as tribulations relating to mental illness. Even during first-listens to Marie’s music, her lyricism and alluring melodies are quick to tug on your heartstrings. 

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Live Review: Hippo Campus @ 9:30 Club — 3/4/22

Hippo Campus’ frontman Jake Luppen takes the stage with fellow band members at 9:30 Club on March 4, 2022. (Photos by Katie Child)

Hippo Campus has always been a band I’ve heard praise for, though I hadn’t looked very far into their sound until I heard of their plans to visit the District for their recent two sold-out shows at the famed 9:30 Club. Upon exploring their discography, to say I was absorbed would be an understatement. 

The five-piece band has been together since their middle school days and has been creating music as a group since then. With their first singles having been released in 2015, they’ve only continued to grow into their truest, most authentic sound, which they captured best in their latest studio album, LP3, released this past February. 

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Live Review: The Backseat Lovers @ 9:30 Club — 2/28/22

Joshua Harmon of The Backseat Lovers during the band’s performance at 9:30 Club on Feb. 28, 2022. (Photo by Katie Child)

The Backseat Lovers are an absolute staple in the indie rock genre. With hit albums When We Were Friends and Elevator Days, the four young adults in the band help define indie rock, and are truly one of the bands that the indie rock fan community (myself included) prides themselves on most. 

With a beautifully eloquent stage, the quartet hit the stage at 9:30 Club recently.

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Live Review: Louis Tomlinson @ The Anthem — 2/10/22

Louis Tomlinson performs at The Anthem on Feb. 10, 2022. (Photo by Katie Child)

Walking up to The Anthem for Louis Tomlinson recently, the area surrounding the venue was busier than I’ve ever seen it. Louis is a pop superstar who initially rose to fame just under 12 years ago at just 19 years old, when he joined four other teenagers in creating the internationally loved band, One Direction. Ever since the band’s indefinite hiatus in 2016, Louis has been crafting his own music as a solo artist. The crowd that came out on Thursday definitely proved that his hard work has more than paid off. 

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Live Review: Still Woozy w/ Wallice @ 9:30 Club — 1/31/22

Still Woozy performs at 9:30 Club on Jan. 31, 2022. (Photo by Katie Child)

I’ve always found that indie-pop artists throw the most memorable shows. My theory unquestionably remained true during Still Woozy’s recent gig at DC’s 9:30 Club. With just over five million Spotify monthly listeners, Still Woozy has definitely established himself in his genre. With movement-inducing hits “Goodie Bag” and “Hush,” it was no surprise that his audience brought all the life and energy to the floor of the club.

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