Heart Bones perform at the Metro Gallery in Baltimore on March 10, 2020. (Photo by Katherine Gaines)
Heart Bones might be the least pretentious band in existence. They hop on stage looking like somebody’s embarrassing parents in their matching khaki shorts, and walk away sweating through their own faces on their T-shirts.
On a recent night at the Metro Gallery, Heart Bones danced to their hearts’ content.
Matt and Kim light up 9:30 Club on Nov. 20, 2019. (Photo by Mickey McCarter)
In 2009, Brooklyn indie pop duo Matt and Kim released Grand, their sophomore album, and party bands were never the same again. The couple celebrated 10 years of the record by playing it in its entirety in a super sold-out show at 9:30 Club recently.
Sofi Tukker performs at 9:30 Club on Oct. 23, 2019. (Photo by Paivi Salonen)
It was party time at 9:30 Club recently when Sofi Tukker danced onto the stage to herald good times ahead — at least for one night! Paivi Salonen went along for the ride, and she has these colorful pix of the duo to show for it.
STOMP dancers create notes with brooms. (Photo courtesy STOMP)
STOMP: The Visual and Vicarious Workout!
STOMP is a variety where show silent comedy, intercultural performative art (stepping and part), marching band precision, and go-go-adjacent percussion intersect to leave an audience full of suspense to follow bombastic sounds with slick movements.
Christine and the Queens performs at 9:30 Club on Nov. 4, 2018. (Photo by Paivi)
Christine and the Queens released Chris, the band’s second studio album, via Because Music in September. Héloïse Letissier dropped by to break out some dance moves in a sold-out concert at 9:30 Club on Sunday, and Paivi shot the show.
My Life With the Thrill Kill Kult performs at Fish Head Cantina near Baltimore, Maryland, on April 21, 2018. (Photo by Paivi)
Industrial quintet My Life With the Thrill Kill Kult brought their unique music to Fish Head Cantina near Baltimore, Maryland, on Saturday on a stop for their 30th anniversary tour. Paivi was there to capture the magic!
Sophie Hawley-Weld demonstrates her guitar chops at 9:30 Club on April 18, 2018. (Photo by Will Colbert)
New York-based house band Sofi Tukker performed selections from their debut album Treehouse to a capacity 9:30 Club crowd on Wednesday night. The duo comprised of Sophie Hawley-Weld and Tucker Halpern made DC their first stop of a six-month world tour.