Ibeyi performs at 9:30 Club on June 9, 2019. (Photo by Will Colbert)
In a modern world, it may be easy to overlook our ancestry, but often these influences cannot be denied — they beat louder than a drum. French-Cuban duo Ibeyi weaved their Afro-Caribbean heritage with hip-hop, electronic music, and soul during a recent show at DC’s 9:30 Club.
Ibeyi (Photo courtesy Ticketfly)
French twin sisters Lisa-Kaindé Diaz and Naomi Diaz are better known as Ibeyi. The downtempo duo bring their catalog to 9:30 Club on Sunday, June 9, and you can win tickets to go with Parklife DC.
Thievery Corporation performs at 9:30 Club on Dec. 15, 2018. (Photo by Ari Strauss)
Two iconic elements of the DC music scene melded together recently as hometown heroes Thievery Corporation, the internationally acclaimed electronic music duo consisting of DJs Rob Garza and Eric Hilton, held a three-night residency at the 9:30 Club. Ari Strauss caught them on the third and final night, Dec. 15.
Thievery Corporation (Photo courtesy Elliptic Management)
Downtempo duo Thievery Corporation formed at the height of lounge culture in the mid ‘90s but Rob Garza and Eric Hilton make music perhaps even more powerful and relevant to our increasingly interconnected world today. Thievery Corporation are now coming home for a three-night run at 9:30 Club. While the first two nights have sold out, tickets are still available for the show on Saturday, Dec. 15.
Little Dragon performs at Rock and Roll Hotel on Oct. 17, 2018. (Photo by Will Colbert)
Swedish electropop band Little Dragon was in town recently for a two-night stint at the Rock and Roll Hotel. The avant-garde group, known for blending a wide range of electronic influences into their music, delivered an energetic performance at the intimate venue.
Cloves performs at 9:30 Club on July 20, 2018. (Photo by Chris Smyth)
Opening for Greta Van Fleet, Australian artist Cloves started off the evening at the 9:30 Club, moving around the stage with a fluidity and sultriness that commanded the attention of those in attendance
Emancipator performs at 9:30 Club on Feb. 3, 2018. (Photo by Ari Strauss)
Emancipator delivered to a packed 9:30 Club on Saturday, making his fifth stop of a 25-city tour to promote his newest album, Baralku, which released from his own label, Loci Records, this past November.