Snapshots: Heart Bones @ Metro Gallery — 3/10/20

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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.

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Live Review: Matt and Kim @ 9:30 Club — 11/20/19

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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.

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Live Review: STOMP @ National Theatre — 4/23/19

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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.

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Snapshots: Christine and the Queens @ 9:30 Club — 11/4/18

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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.

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Snapshots: My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult @ Fish Head Cantina — 4/21/18

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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!

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Music Park: Sofi Tukker @ 9:30 Club — 4/18/18

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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.

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Don’t Miss: My Life With the Thrill Kill Kult @ Fish Head Cantina, 4/21/18

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My Life With the Thrill Kill Kult (Photo courtesy Ticketfly)

Last year, industrial disco outfit My Life With the Thrill Kill Kult celebrated their 30th anniversary. The band continue the celebration this year with a second round of touring to mark 30 years of making music, and they perform locally at Fish Head Cantina in Baltimore on Saturday, April 21.

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Don’t Miss: Sofi Tukker @ 9:30 Club, 4/18/18

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Sofi Tukker (Photo courtesy Infamous PR)

In October 2016, All Things Go Fall Classic went forward in the rain, and opener Sofi Tukker thrilled with bossa-nova driven house beats. But soon, headliner Christine and the Queens bowed out due to the rain, and the festival hit a big hole!

Never fear: Sophie Hawley-Weld and Tucker Halpern leapt back into action, and kept the crowd dancing with an improvised DJ/dance/performance set! Now, Sofi Tukker are returning to make DC feel good again with a show at 9:30 Club on Wednesday, April 18, which comes days after the release of their debut album, Treehouse, out April 13 via Ultra Music.

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Don’t Miss: MK @ U Street Music Hall, 11/11/17

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MK (Photo courtesy Mitch Schneider Organization)

In September, Detroit producer MK released “17,” his latest single, and it has since been steadily building momentum. To date, the track has garnered more than 6.5 million streams on Spotify — and it may be set to enter the Top #20 of the UK Singles charts. At the very moment of this success, MK drops into DC to perform at U Street Music Hall on Saturday, Nov. 11.

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