Jam band Twiddle released Plump Chapters 1 and 2, a double album, in 2017, and the Vermont quartet have been touring nonstop. They notch another show with a performance at 9:30 Club on Friday, Oct. 26.
Known for their unique blend of alt-country and Memphis soul, Lucero was met with an enthusiastic response at 9:30 Club recently from fans, whom they thanked for coming out late on a Sunday night. Led by frontman Ben Nichols, the band delivered a stacked set, playing for over two hours.
Normally, the 9:30 Club has the latest shows in town. On weekends, those shows go even later. Headliners regularly go on after 10. It was a lucky thing that I checked the showtime, because it turned that the Murder by Death concert was an early show!
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.
Dave Grohl called them “the best opening band we’ve ever had.” That’s high praise, and something The Struts may never hear again if they continue performing with as much incredible excitement as they did at the 9:30 Club on Monday. Currently on their own headlining tour of America in support of their soon-to-be-released second full-length album, Young & Dangerous, The Struts danced and sang the night away. (Hey, check out our Parklife DC review of The Struts opening Foo Fighters at The Anthem’s grand opening in 2017!)
Jonathan Richman, best known as the frontman for influential proto-punk band Modern Lovers, will release a new solo album, SA, on Oct. 1 via Blue Arrow Records. He is performing with drummer Tommy Larkins, his frequent collaborator, in a show at 9:30 Club on Saturday, Oct. 20, and you can win tickets to go with Parklife DC!