Dentist performs at DC9 on Sept. 29, 2019. (Photo by Mickey McCarter)
When a band is named “Dentist,” you may well be tempted to make remarks about the members’ teeth as a way to ease into a review. Well, we are going to chat a little about their eyes instead.
New Jersey surf rockers Dentist dropped by DC9 recently to open Brick + Mortar, and these folks have some damn expressive eyes to accompany their truly catchy tunes.
Bonnie Bloomgarden fronts Death Valley Girls at DC9 on Aug. 21, 2019. (Photos by Katherine Gaines/ ambienteye.com; Words by Mickey McCarter)
The punchy yet perky Death Valley Girls dropped by DC9 recently to meld rock riffs with infectious dance melodies.
Broke Royals frontman Philip Basnight performs at DC9, Aug. 16, 2019. (Photo by Ari Strauss/ aristrauss.com)
Broke Royals recently concluded an intensive 10-day tour with a hometown performance at DC9. The DC-based power-pop group, and winners of Parklife DC’s 2018 inaugural Thrushie Award for best local band, put in 12 performances across the Midwest and the Atlantic coast over 10 days, reaching as far as Milwaukee, to promote their new album, Saint Luxury.
Howe Gelb and Giant Sand (Photo courtesy Fire Records)
Howe Gelb referred to himself as an “indie rocker” recently at DC9, but others have called him an alt-country godfather.
Suzi Wu performs at DC9 on May 29, 2019. (Photo by Ben Eisendrath/ Instagram+Twitter: Insomnigraphic/GrillworksBen)
There’s something very reassuring about Suzi Wu, the rising UK grime artist who is currently touring through the United States for the first time. She wore an easy confidence, and although she is really quite young, she seemed really very certain of herself in an entertaining show at DC9 recently.
Matthew Logan Vasquez performs at Do512 Lounge in Austin, Texas, on Aug. 17, 2016. (Photo by David Hall Photography)
After Matthew Logan Vasquez’s recent concert at DC9, a fan sought me out to express her opinion the show. She was knowledgeable.
Cory Branan (Photo by Joshua Black Wilkins)
“I love this room,” said Bloodshot artist Cory Branan of DC9 on Tuesday evening in his northern Mississippi drawl. “It makes y’all who turned out on a Tuesday night look like a lot of motherfuckers.”