Dennis Lyxzén fronts Refused at 9:30 Club on Feb. 21, 2020. (Photo by Mickey McCarter)
Until Friday, I never saw Refused, the Swedish hardcore punks. And I might never still have if a fellow blogger hadn’t missed the show due to a conflict.
I picked up the show at 9:30 Club on Feb. 21, and I was struck by the nuances of a band that I confess is a bit outside my wheelhouse. But what made the show for me was the dancing of frontman Dennis Lyxzén.
Drive-By Truckers (Photo by Andy Tenille)
Drive-By Truckers released The Unraveling via ATO Records on Jan. 31. This month, Patterson Hood, Mike Cooley, and company are set to perform at 9:30 Club for two nights — Friday, Feb. 28, and Saturday, Feb. 29!
White Ford Bronco (Photo courtesy the band)
White Ford Bronco, DC’s all-’90s cover band, conquered The Anthem on New Years Eve! Now the cover band return to 9:30 Club for a show on Saturday, Feb. 22. You can win tickets to see them with Parklife DC!
Southern Avenue (Photo by David McClister)
The sound of Memphis blues and soul shook the 9:30 Club recently when Southern Avenue opened for Galactic on the latter’s 25th anniversary tour. While the band takes its name from a street that runs from the east side to the “Soulsville” section of the city (the original home of the legendary label Stax Record), it has international origins.
Andy Frasco jams out on his Hammond B3 organ at 9:30 Club, Feb. 13, 2020. (Photo by Ari Strauss)
Andy Frasco & the UN was in DC recently to co-headline a show with Big Something.
The show began with some stand-up comedy by Kyle Ayers to warm up the crowd. Kyle would go on to emcee the rest of the evening, which was structured as a battle of the bands in a professional wrestling theme, complete with luchador masks.
Lauren Brown drums for KOLARS at 9:30 Club on Feb. 11, 2020. (Photo by Casey Vock)
KOLARS — an unforgettable and invigorating two-piece cosmic glam rock act from Los Angeles — served up a bonus to fans in attendance at Saint Motel’s recent show at the 9:30 Club.
AJ Jackson fronts Saint Motel at 9:30 Club on Feb. 11, 2020. (Photo by Casey Vock)
A band from Los Angeles whose sound has been described as indie pop but is something much more dynamic than that, Saint Motel recently made its way to DC as part of its 2020 world tour and Parklife DC was there to shoot photographs at the sold-out 9:30 Club.