Los Angeles indie rock band Local Natives have released three acclaimed albums, and vocalist and keyboardist Kelcey Ayer remains a critical component of the band’s infectious sound. He’s also gone solo, however, and he visited DC9 on Dec. 6 as Jaws of Love to perform songs from the project’s debut album, Tasha Sits Close to the Piano. Parklife DC’s Isaiah Hattix snapped pix of Jaws of Love in concert.
Spoon is set to ring in the new year at 9:30 Club on Dec. 31. In fact, Spoon have sold out two shows for Saturday, Dec. 30, and Sunday, Dec. 31. If you’re going, don’t miss White Reaper, the garage punk band from Louisville, Kentucky, opening both shows!
I don’t consider myself to be a Christmas Curmudgeon; I’m not a hipster Grinch. While I often rise to a level of pretentiousness that rejects many forms of sentimentality, I do embrace the spirit of the holiday season.
Having said that, I will go out of my way to avoid most Christmas music. I’ve got a few faves, but most of it inspires in me the same negative reaction that I feel toward showtunes. But the Reverend Horton Heat very much changed my attitude toward Christmas music at 9:30 Club on Sunday.
The National stormed The Anthem on Tuesday in a sold-out show on a tour coinciding with the release of Sleep Well Beast, their seventh studio album, published in September via 4AD. Paivi caught frontman Matt Berninger and company in action.
As we approach Christmas, things sometimes get a little sleepy in DC — but not this year! As evidence, trap titan Flosstradamus is coming to town right after Santa to spin a big set at 9:30 Club on Thursday, Dec. 28. Floss arrives on his Flosstradamus: In Hi-Def Tour, celebrating his 2017 Ultra Music single “How You Gon’ Do That” featuring Cara and other new music.