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.”
Charly Bliss say hello at the Black Cat on Sunday, Jan. 22, 2017. (Photo by Mickey McCarter)
Post-grunge quartet Charly Bliss came to the Black Cat Sunday to party like it’s 1999 — or more accurately some few years prior to 1999.
Steve Gunn performs at the Rock and Roll Hotel on Jan. 20, 2017.
Steve Gunn came to DC with Lee Renaldo on Friday mostly to mourn the results of the election. He began his set with “Old Strange,” a song from his 2013 album Time Off, which was about the surprise death of a friend.
Kino Kimino (Photo by Thomas Ignatius)
Kino Kimono kicked off a brief March to Washington tour to support Planned Parenthood, and the group visits DC on Saturday to play as a headliner for Not My Inauguration Fest at the 16th Street House in DC.
Andrew Savage of Parquet Courts sings at the 9:30 Club on May 12, 2016.
Parquet Courts released Human Performance, a tremendous fourth studio album, last year via Rough Trade. They then toured lots and lots.
Now they are touring some more! And they return with their outstanding new songs to play again at the 9:30 Club on Monday, Feb. 13. (Read our Parklife DC review of Parquet Courts’ last 9:30 Club show!)
Steve Gunn (Photo by Constance Mensh)
The prolific Steve Gunn recently released a new album Eyes on the Lines, via Matador, and he has embarked on a solo acoustic tour that stops at the Rock and Roll Hotel on Friday, Jan. 20.
denitia and sene. (Photo by Aaron Vazquez)
Brooklyn alt-R&B duo denitia and sene. perform in a free show at POV Lounge on the roof of the W Hotel DC on Friday, Dec. 16.
Denitia Odigie and Brian Marc are fresh off the release of their second full-length album, love and noir. The New York Times hailed the new album, published in November via Input, as “a tightly edited collection of bedroom jams, dialed up by soulful vocals and perfectionist production values.”
Watch the official music video for “open wide.” by denitia and sene. on YouTube:
The POV Lounge at the W Hotel has been offering access to some rather good free shows lately, and Friday evening is an excellent opportunity to get up there and check out some of what’s been going down! While it’s not strictly required to register for the show, you can do so at the Eventbright page for the conference. Registration ensures you entry in the event that the roof reaches capacity. Limited table seating also is available for purchase.
Free registration is available online at Eventbright.
denitia and sene.
W Hotel DC
Friday, Dec. 16