Parachute (Photo courtesy Independent Music Media)
Will Anderson (vocals, guitar), Johnny Stubblefield (drums), and Christopher “Kit” French (saxophone, keyboards) formed Parachute more than a decade ago when they were still in high school. Now the gents from Charlottesville will release a new self-titled album on May 10 via Thirty Tigers. Parachute performs at 9:30 Club on Wednesday, May 1, and you can win tickets to go with Parklife DC.
Update: Parachute has sweetened the deal — our winner also gets their picture taken with the band at 9:30 Club!
Blue October (Photo by Chris Barber)
Blue October released I Hope You’re Happy, their bold new album, last year, and the band is now touring in support of it. Blue October performs at 9:30 Club on Thursday, April 25.
Rival Sons (Photo courtesy the band)
Hard rockers Rival Sons released Feral Roots, the band’s sixths studio album, in January via Low Country Sound and Elektra Records. Rival Sons play 9:30 Club on Monday, April 22.
Ryan Bingham (Photo courtesy Ticketfly)
Singer-songwriter Ryan Bingham released American Love Song, his sixth studio album, via Axter Bingham Records. Ryan performs at 9:30 Club on Sunday, April 21.
Foals (Photo by Alex Knowles)
English rock quartet Foals are back with a new album, Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost – Part 1, released in March via Warner Music, and Yannis Philippakis and company headline two nights at 9:30 Club! The first night is sold out, but you can see Foals at 9:30 Club on Thursday, April 18.
Steve Jackson (center) and The Pietasters (Photo courtesy the band)
The Pietasters will reissue Willis, their 1997 record from Epitaph/Hellcat, on colored vinyl for Record Store Day on Saturday. Stephen Jackson and the band will play a free show at Mobius Records in Fairfax, Virginia, with The Loving Paupers and Ponytails & Cocktails. The Record Store Day show starts at 1pm! Visit The Pietasters website for more information.
Mickey McCarter of Parklife DC recently sat down with Steve over quite a few drinks to chat about the Secret History of The Pietasters. Along with our own Miyun Park and The Pietasters bassist Dave Vermillion, we discussed the ’80s DC music scene that shaped The Pietasters, some of Steve’s greatest memories in The Pietasters, and what comes next for the world’s most hyper ska band. Hilarity ensued.
Charlotte Gainsbourg performs at 9:30 Club on April 8, 2019. (Photos by Jason Nicholson; Words by Mickey McCarter)
Magnetism and presence may seem like ethereal qualities, but Charlotte Gainsbourg is the walking personification of both. The famed singer-actress enchanted a large crowd at 9:30 Club with those qualities and more in a recent show.