Music Park: Mikaela Davis @ DC9 — 10/15/18

Mikaela06 Mikaela Davis performs at DC9 on Oct. 15, 2018. (Photo by Mark Caicedo)

After an absence from the DC metro area of nearly three years, Mikaela Davis stopped in at DC9 Monday night and performed a set that spanned musical genres from dream pop to country to straight ahead rock. Who would have thought that a harpist could be so versatile? With a voice that is strong and pure, and instrumental chops that rival any lead guitarist’s, Mikaela’s set wowed the faithful crowd.

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Music Park: Gruff Rhys @ DC9 — 10/11/18

Gruff Rhys performs at DC9
Gruff Rhys performs at DC9 on Oct. 11, 2018. (Photo by Kyle Gustafson)

Gruff Rhys has been providing listeners with a steady stream of clever and catchy songs since the mid-’90s, first as leader of the Super Furry Animals and later as a collaborator with people like Boom Bip, Damon Albarn, Mogwai, Danger Mouse, and Simian Mobile Disco. Oh yeah, he’s also released five pretty amazing solo albums as well. Gruff brought that significant catalog to DC9 recently.

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Don’t Miss: Gruff Rhys @ DC9, 10/11/18

Gruff Rhys (Photo courtesy Rough Trade Records)

Gruff Rhys, best known as frontman for Super Furry Animals, released Babelsberg, a new solo album, via Rough Trade Records in June. The Welsh musician has embarked on a solo tour of the United States, and he visits DC9 on Thursday, Oct. 11.

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Music Park: Dream Wife @ DC9 — 9/27/18

Dream Wife @ DC9, Washington DC, 09/27/2018 Rakel Mjöll fronts Dream Wife at DC9 on Sept. 27, 2018. (Photos by Paivi; words by Mickey McCarter)

Dream Wife bounded into DC9 from London recently, raucously carrying a banner of self-determination for women in earshot upon their slim shoulders. And although a malfunctioning Midas M32 digital mixer threatened to derail their show, frontwoman Rakel Mjöll declared, “Curse be gone” to the “ghost in the system,” and spirited rock ’n’ roll followed with few if any glitches.

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