Wovenhand performs at U Street Music Hall on Sept. 15, 2019. (Photo by photos by Nalinee Darmrong, courtesy of the 9:30 Club and U Street Music Hall)
Gothic folk/alt-country band Wovenhand, led by David Eugene Edwards, put on a somber, heavy performance at U Street Music Hall recently. They let their hard-rocking songs speak for themselves, moving directly from one dark piece into another without addressing the audience.
David Eugene Edwards of Wovenhand (Photo by Simon Skreddernes)
Alt-country rockers Wovenhand perform at U Street Music Hall on Sunday, Sept. 15!
Khemmis (Photo courtesy the band)
Denver metal quartet Khemmis released Desolation, the band’s third studio album, in 2018 via 20 Buck Spin and Nuclear Blast. The doom metal band performs at Songbyrd Music House on Thursday, July 18!
The Motet performs at 9:30 Club on March 9, 2019. (Photo by Ari Strauss)
The Motet rolled into DC recently and put in a two-hour funk show that turned into a dance party at the 9:30 Club.
The Motet (Photo courtesy Ticketfly)
Denver-based funk collective The Motet released Death or Devotion, the band’s ninth studio album, via their own label in January. The Motet are on tour with a stop at 9:30 Club on Saturday, March 9.
Nathaniel Rateliff performs at The Anthem on May 16, 2018. (Photo by Ari Strauss)
When Nathaniel Rateliff took the stage at The Anthem, his eyes widened as he surveyed the vastness of DC’s newest and largest music venue at The Wharf.
“I’ll be honest with you, I didn’t know we were playing here when we got to DC; I never heard of The Anthem,” Nathaniel confided to the audience. “This place is huge, and I can’t believe ya’ll filled it up!” The 6,000-plus sell-out crowd responded with a roar of appreciation last week.
The Reminders perform at the 9:30 Club on Friday, Dec. 16, 2016. (Photo by Paivi)
Big Samir hails from Brussels, Belgium, and Aja Black was born in Queens, New York. Together, they are The Reminders, a hip hop/soul duo who got a lot of attention with their first two albums -– 2008’s Recollect and 2012’s Born Champions.
More immediately, The Reminders joined DC’s Thievery Corporation for a run of dates as an opening act on Thievery’s 20th anniversary tour, which ended with three sold-out shows at the 9:30 Club on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. (Check out Paivi’s pictures of Thievery Corporation from Friday night’s show.)