Having last month announced news of his new 6-track EP, Ascent of the Ascended (out Nov. 27 via Bella Union), Tim Burgess shares a video-of-the year contender for the title track “The Ascent of the Ascended,” directed by Tim Pope.
Dan Smith of BASTILLE performs at The Anthem on Sept. 21, 2019. (Photo by Brenda Reyes)
Bastille fans (or Stormers I should say) filled The Anthem recently, packing all three levels full of anticipation from what the band would do for the night during their sold-out stop in DC.
Steven Patrick Morrissey is an entertainer, and a really good one at that. Morrissey launched a North American Tour recently in support of a new album of covers, titled California Son, at Merriweather Post Pavilion, and he presented a straightforward but rousing show that rewarded fans with rarely performed songs and his glorious baritone.
Earlier this year, Morrissey dropped California Son, his latest studio album and a collection of cover songs drawn from the artist’s favorites from the ’60s and ’70s. Around the same time, Morrissey drew critical acclaim for a sold-out run of shows on Broadway. Now, he’s touring in support of the new album, and he opens the tour with support from post-punk rockers Interpol at Merriweather Post Pavilion on Thursday, Sept. 5.
As the setting sun painted the sky pink above Merriweather Post Pavilion on Saturday, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds took the stage. Returning to the DMV for the second time in a year and a half, NGHFB played a show that impressed.
The Smashing Pumpkins and Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds hit the stage together at Merriweather Post Pavilion on Saturday, Aug. 17.
Dear Boy, an indie rock quartet from Los Angeles, proved the perfect opener for the one-two punch of Brit bands James and The Psychedelic Furs at The Fillmore Silver Spring recently. The appealing group captivated the gathering sold-out crowd at The Fillmore immediately with their Britpop-inspired sound.
It’s easy to look at the numbers and surmise that Supergrass peaked with their debut album, I Should Coco, in 1995 — and afterward began a slow but steady slide down the charts, but that wouldn’t do justice to the band’s subsequent albums, all excellent in their on way.
Their sophomore album, In It for the Money, is probably my favorite, but it’s 2005’s more diverse Road to Rouen that I listen to most frequently. The more mature, acoustic-leaning songwriting eventually paved the way for lead singer’s Gaz Coombes three solo albums. The latest, World’s Strongest Man, brought him to DC’s City Winery last Thursday.
There is nothing quite like seeing the eternally youthful Tim Burgess, frontman of The Charlatans UK, bound about a stage, which he did with exuberance in performance with his band at U Street Music Hall on Oct. 2. Jason Nicholson was there to capture the action!