Combine Grouplove and The Pixies and you might get an idea of what Canadian indie rock band Mother Mother sounds like. Fans recently packed into a sold-out Rock and Roll Hotel to enjoy the band’s melodic and energetic music.
As a ’90s kid, I certainly love much of the music from the decade of my childhood, but I have often wished I could go back to the ’60s and ’70s to see some of the bands we will never see the likes of again. Listening to St. Paul and the Broken Bones makes me feel like I’m listening to something from those eras and yet, they just formed in 2012. I got to experience the eight-piece soul group live recently at Rams Head Live in Baltimore.
Minnesotan Charlie Parr made a stop in balmy DC for a show at the Black Cat on Friday. I saw Charlie in Black Cat’s smaller, more intimate room about this time last year, so when I saw he was coming back, I knew I had to mark it on my calendar.
I had a blast at 9:30 Club on Friday night. I almost always enjoy concerts, but every now and then I see a show that goes beyond the normal pleasure that music provides. Vermont band Twiddle gave me that experience at 9:30 Club, easily making my list of the best concerts I have ever seen.
Carolina natives NEEDTOBREATHE have a solid 10+ years creating and performing music, and their great songwriting and musical ability was on full display Friday. The band set off on a tour that stopped at The Anthem, and their six studio albums and years of performing were evident in the polished performance they delivered.