Trip hop artist Ghostpoet releases his new album, I Grow Tired But Dare Not Fall Asleep, through Play It Again Sam on May 1. This week, he shared a new track, “Nowhere to Hide Now.”
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.
Alan Palomo of Neon Indian performs at the 9:30 Club on Nov. 16, 2019. (Photo by Brenda Reyes)
Neon Indian took the stage recently at the 9:30 Club. Sporting a Toyota sweatshirt, Alan Palomo led his bandmates in a show that revealed what a Neon Indian concert is. Also, Brad Oberhofer warmed up crowd while also playing later with Neon Indian on synth/keys.
British electronic duo The KVB released Submersion, a new EP, recently then launched a debut North American tour that took them to Metro Gallery in Baltimore on Sunday. Katherine Gaines was there to shoot the show.
The Cinematic Orchestra — led by Jason Swinscoe and Dom Smith — tours with a seven-piece band of virtuosic performers who are all long-standing members of the revered electronic group. The ensemble performs at 9:30 Club on Saturday, Nov. 2.
Washington DC and Japan have a long and colorful history of cultural exchange.
In 1912, Tokyo mayor Yukio Ozaki gifted DC with Japanese cherry trees. Since then, several cultural exchange programs and initiatives have been institutionalized. This solidifying friendship is commemorated yearly via the National Cherry Blossom Festival.
Japanese bands have also been performing in the US capital, with some of the country’s best bands performing here. From Japanese rock and heavy metal to the more contemporary Japanese pop or J-pop, Washington DC has bore witness to the changing trends and patterns of Japan’s eclectic music industry. Here are four of the best Japanese bands that already graced the city’s venues.
What does black ice cream taste like? If you’re Roberto Carlos Lange, you may say it’s a combination of flavors that inexplicably vary with every lick. The producer and singer-songwriter, better known as Helado Negro (“black ice cream” in Spanish), served up an eclectic mix of synth-pop, electro-folk, and Latin music during a recent performance at DC’s U Street Music Hall.
Helado Negro, born Roberto Carlos Lange, released This Is How You Smile, his sixth studio album, in March via RVNG Int. The prolific experimental artist drops by U Street Music Hall for a show on Friday, June 28.
Com Truise will release Persuasion System, his fourth full-length album, on May 17 via Ghostly International. Along the way, he recently appeared at Union Stage to present some of his new electronic numbers, and Paivi Salonen caught him in action.
Electronic composer Nils Frahm released All Melody, his ninth studio album, in 2018 via Erased Tapes Records. He’s on tour with a stop at 9:30 Club on Sunday, March 24, and you can win tickets to go with Parklife DC!