Gang of Youths (Photo by Sergey Osipov)
Australian indie rockers Gang of Youths recently released a new live album, MTV Unplugged (Live in Melbourne) with a special vinyl edition coming to the United States on Dec. 21. Before that, however, you can actually see Gang of Youths live at 9:30 Club on Monday, Dec. 10!
China Crisis (Photo courtesy the artist)
UK sophistipop duo China Crisis has made fantastic music, much of which I personally relate to the English New Romantics and their passionate style of forward-looking lyrics with rousing synthpop.
While they’ve been consistently active since their days on the charts, the band’s visits to the United States have been rare until recently. And now, China Crisis performs at City Winery on Thursday, Dec. 6.
The Marcus King Band (Photo by David McClister)
The Marcus King Band released Carolina Confessions, their third studio album, via Fantasy Records on Oct. 5. The gents bring the Carolina Confessions Tour to 9:30 Club on Thursday, Dec. 6.
Steven Wilson (Photo by Lasse Hoile)
English prog rocker Steven Wilson released To the Bone, his most recent album, last year, and he hit the road! He’s still touring, and he performs at Rams Head Live on Wednesday, Dec. 5.
Dawn (Photo by Robert Arnold)
On the heels of a DK3 Danity Kane reunion tour, DAWN (formerly known as Dawn Richard) will release a new album, titled New Breed, on Jan. 25 via Local Action/Our Dawn Entertainment. Prior to that, she will drop by Sixth & I as opener for Kimbra on Thursday, Dec. 6, in an intimate solo show.
J Mascis (Photo by Cara Totman)
Guitarist J Mascis began making music with Dinosaur Jr. While the trio remains active, J Mascis, born Joseph Donald Mascis, has been going solo more often lately, recently releasing Elastic Days, his third full-length solo album, via Sub Pop Records. He’s taking the opportunity to tour, and he’ll perform at City Winery in DC on Wednesday, Dec. 5.
Bastille (Photo courtesy Red Light Management)
British synthpop band Bastille will soon release its third album, Doom Days, but first it will headline the DC101 Office Party at The Anthem on Tuesday, Dec. 4! Sharing the bill with Bastille are Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness, Meg Myers, and The Glorious Sons.
The Internet (Photo by Jabari Jacobs)
The Internet released Hive Mind, the band’s fourth studio record, on Columbia Records over the summer. The quintet are on the Hive Mind Tour, which visits The Fillmore Silver Spring on Monday, Dec. 3. (A second show on Tuesday, Dec. 4, is sold out!)
Kurt Vile (Photo by Jo McCaughey)
Kurt Vile and The Violators have two nights coming up at 9:30 Club — and the first has sold out! You can still get tickets for the folk provocateur’s second night at 9:30 Club on Saturday, Dec. 1.
Cults (Photo courtesy Sinderlyn Records)
Indie rock duo Cults will perform for two nights at DC9 on Friday, Nov. 30, and Saturday, Dec. 1. Tickets are still available for both nights.