David “Dave 1” Macklovitch and Patrick “P-Thugg” Gemayel last played Baltimore when their electronic-disco-funk outfit, Chromeo, performed at the 2008 Virgin Music Festival. This past Tuesday, Chromeo made their triumphant return to Charm City with a two-hour set at Ram’s Head Live.
Fresh on the heels of his induction into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame with former bandmates Barenaked Ladies, Steven Page assembled the Steven Page Trio for a riveting performance at City Winery in Washington DC recently.
Former frontman of Barenaked Ladies and newly minted member of the Canadian Music Hall of Fame, singer-songwriter Steven Page will perform with his trio at City Winery DC on Thursday, Sept. 20, in support of his latest solo album, Discipline: Heal Thyself, Pt. II, to be released on Sept 14.
Mac DeMarco performs at The Anthem on Sept. 5, 2018. (Photo by Brenda Reyes)
I didn’t expect nothing less from Mac DeMarco at The Anthem on Wednesday night — minus the possibility of him climbing the balconies like he did at the 9:30 Club (for obvious safety reasons he did not). He did mention that he had the flu, so possibly he didn’t have the energy to scale those balconies at The Anthem, but he did have lots of energy for banter with his band members and crowd. By the end of the night, I completely forgot that he was sick because he played exactly like as if I was listening to him through my headphones at home.
Have you ever listened to a song and you swear to yourself you had to see this band to see if they are real? I came to the Wolf Parade party a little late. I had heard their second album, At Mount Zoomer, from a friend who had made a copy for me and I liked it, but for some reason it wasn’t until the follow up, Expo 86, that I really came around to see what amazing musicians and songwriters Wolf Parade are. The band reminded me of that at Ottobar on Aug. 29.
Last year, Mac DeMarco released his third album on Captured Tracks, but the young Canadian singer-songwriter recently announced his next album would arrive via his own Mac’s Record Label sometime in the near future.
Meanwhile, Mac has embarked on a short summer tour, and he plays a big show at The Anthem on Wednesday, Sept. 5!
Mac DeMarco released This Old Dog, his third studio album, in 2017 via Captured Tracks, and he’s pretty much been on the road ever since. He’s playing one of his biggest shows yet at The Anthem on Wednesday, Sept. 5, and you can win tickets to go with Parklife DC.