In her first concert in the United States, Canadian Tess Roby played expressive yet crystalline synthpop at Motorco Music Hall for Moogfest 2018 in Durham, North Carolina.
The alluring voice of Molly Rankin mesmerized the audience during a sold-out show at 9:30 Club last week.
Tokyo Police Club provided a nice counterbalance as openers to Matt and Kim for two sold-out dates at 9:30 Club last week. In comparison to hyperactive party band Matt and Kim, Dave Monks and company were positively sedate, which was actually quite good for absorbing the Canadian band’s post-punk rhythms.
When you hear an artist live for the first time, there’s always a question of how they will sound compared to a studio recording. Some artists can only hit high or low notes in the controlled atmosphere of the studio. With some performers, the experience and spectacle of their live act is the point, and whether they are as “good” as they are in the studio is simply not the point. Some musicians seem to sound even better live than they do recorded.
Despite suffering from sleep-deprivation, Lindi Ortega sang, to use a cliché, with the voice of angel at her show Tuesday at DC’s Union Stage.
What do we call it when you get super into an album 2 weeks after the band’s tour comes through your area? B/c I have that w/ the BSS album.
— Kyle GustafSon Heung-Min (@kgustafson) October 23, 2017
Is there a worse feeling than this?
On the last night of a US tour, Walk Off the Earth delivered a dynamic performance in a sold-out show at The Fillmore Silver Spring! Fans of all ages packed the venue Sunday evening and sang along to every song that the band performed.
Broken Social Scene toured through DC after the release of Hug of Thunder, the triumphant return by Kevin Drew, Brendan Canning, and company, in 2017. The chamber pop darlings return for a second leg of the tour with a date at Ram’s Head Live in Baltimore on Friday, April 6.