Amanda Palmer performs with The Dresden Dolls at 9:30 Club on Oct. 31, 2017. (Photo by Paivi)
You’ll never meet someone as comfortable in her own skin as Amanda Palmer.
The sassy singer/vaudevillian was perfectly at home at 9:30 Club on Tuesday, and it’s clear to see she would be perfectly at home absolutely anywhere. Her wits and her talents got her by early in life, and those assets continued to do so as she embarked on a brief east coast tour with drummer Brian Viglione as punk cabaret darlings The Dresden Dolls.
A. Savage (Photo by Vince McLelland)
Andrew Savage of Parquet Courts released Thawing Dawn, his debut solo album as “A. Savage,” on Oct. 13 via Dull Tools. He’s taken his new songs on the road, and he performs locally at DC9 on Friday, Nov. 10.
Ted Leo (Photo by Matias Corral)
Ted Leo is well known to us in DC, as he formed Ted Leo and the Pharmacists here in 1999. Wherever Ted goes, he always comes back to DC, and such is the case next week! On Friday, Sept. 8, Ted Leo releases The Hanged Man, his 13th studio album overall but his first under solely his name. Then one week later, he drops by Black Cat to play two headlining shows on Friday, Sept. 15, and Saturday, Sept. 16.
James Murphy of LCD Soundsystem (Photo by Ruvan Wijesooriya)
LCD Soundsystem will play the first of two nights at The Anthem on Tuesday, Oct. 17. Those tickets sold out quickly when they went on sale, prompting LCD Soundsystem to add a second night on Wednesday, Oct. 18. Those tickets go on sale at 10am today via Ticketfly!
Adult. perform at DC9 on May 11, 2017. (Photo by Mickey McCarter)
One of the quintessential band configurations is the fantastic synthpop duo — usually (but not always) a man on synthesizers and a woman on vocals.
Adult. certainly have realized the power of this duality and distilled it to a primal form. Adam Lee Miller and Nicola Kuperus, husband and wife artists from Detroit, opened up their songwriting process to contributing artists who actually lived with them in their house for three weeks at a clip, resulting in their latest album Detroit House Guests, released via Mute Records on March 17. The duo visited DC9 on Thursday to perform some of those songs.
Adult. (Photo by Nicola Kuperus)
Detroit techno duo Adult. released their most recent album, Detroit House Guests, on March 17 via Mute Records. Adam Lee Miller and Nicola Kuperus are currently on tour to support the project, and they visit DC9 for a local show on Thursday, May 11.
Andrew Savage of Parquet Courts sings at 9:30 Club on Feb. 13, 2017. (Photo by Mickey McCarter)
Andrew Savage zipped into DC from Los Angeles, fresh from the Grammy Awards, where he was nominated for Best Recording Package for his band Parquet Courts’ fifth album, Human Performance.
The artist for David Bowie’s Blackstar album took that award, but Andrew was upbeat about it. “I won,” he quipped to a large crowd at 9:30 Club on Monday. “The director of The Recording Academy told us we were all winners. That sounds pretty official to me.”