Louis Tomlinson performs at The Anthem on Feb. 10, 2022. (Photo by Katie Child)
Walking up to The Anthem for Louis Tomlinson recently, the area surrounding the venue was busier than I’ve ever seen it. Louis is a pop superstar who initially rose to fame just under 12 years ago at just 19 years old, when he joined four other teenagers in creating the internationally loved band, One Direction. Ever since the band’s indefinite hiatus in 2016, Louis has been crafting his own music as a solo artist. The crowd that came out on Thursday definitely proved that his hard work has more than paid off.
Swerve (Photo by Mallory Turner)
Los Angeles-based band Swerve’s new single, “Escape,” is available now on Bandcamp. The song is first track to be lifted from the band’s debut album due this spring. The offical video for the single, which was directed by Maddie Liner, is available on YouTube!
Tim Burgess (Photo by Nik Void)
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.
Tim Burgess (Photo courtesy Bella Union)
Tim Burgess recently shared a captivating new track “Laurie” and its accompanying video. The track is taken from his forthcoming album I Love the New Sky that is due out out on May 22 via Bella Union.
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.
Morrissey sings at Merriweather Post Pavilion on Sept. 5, 2019. (Photos by Jason Nicholson; Words by Mickey McCarter)
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.
Morrissey (Photo by Sam Rayner)
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.
Noel Gallagher performs at Merriweather Post Pavilion on Aug. 17, 2019. (Photo by Chris Smyth)
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 (Photo courtesy Live Nation)
The Smashing Pumpkins and Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds hit the stage together at Merriweather Post Pavilion on Saturday, Aug. 17.
Ben Grey fronts Dear Boy at The Fillmore Silver Spring on July 15, 2019. (Photo by Mickey McCarter)
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.