The Thievery Corporation performs at DC’s 9:30 Club, Dec. 21, 2019. (Photo by Ari Strauss)
Thievery Corporation recently concluded its 10-week Babylon Falling Tour with a weekend pair of hometown shows at DC’s 9:30 Club on Dec. 21 and 22. The tour, which began Oct. 10 at the Bowery Ballroom in NYC, hearkens back to the 2002 album The Richest Man in Babylon and its 2004 reworking, Babylon Rewound.
Overcoats dance the night away at 9:30 Club on Nov. 16, 2018. (Photo by David LaMason)
Overcoats, the musical duo of Hana Elion and JJ Mitchell, released their debut album, YOUNG, just over a year ago, but they’ve already made a name for themselves with their thoughtful lyrics, beautiful harmonies, and infectious beats. I caught those beats in action at 9:30 Club on Friday, when Overcoats opened Mitski.
Diplo (Photo by Shane Lopeges)
Moonrise Festival is the region’s biggest electronic music festival, and this year it’s bringing along artists like Diplo, DJ Snake, Kaskade, Vince Staples, and more! Make plans to go to Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Maryland, on Aug. 11-12!
Jack Froggatt fronts Mansionair at Union Stage on April 13, 2018. (Photo by Will Colbert)
Australian indie-electronic trio Mansionair brought a heavy dose of atmospheric harmony to Union Stage Friday night. The third stop of the Alt Nation’s Advanced Placement Tour, featuring Mansionair (@Mansionair), Mikky Ekko (@mikkyekko) and NoMBe (@NoMBeMusic), was a showcase of what’s next for alternative music.
Mansionair (Photo courtesy Glassnote Records)
Sydney’s Mansionair returned recently with a single, “Astronaut (Something About Your Love).” The trio perform it and other songs at Union Stage on Friday, April 13 for SiriusXM Presents Alt Nation’s Advanced Placement Tour with Mikky Ekko and NoMBe.
lespecial (Photo courtesy Hoplite Music)
After listening through lespecial’s latest album I was excited to see how the music translated to a live performance. Let me tell you, the performance did not disappoint. lespecial stopped by The 8×10 in Baltimore on Wednesday night and shared their music and abilities with the crowd.
lespecial (Photo courtesy the band)
Trio lespecial released cheen, their second studio album, last fall. The band are on tour with a stop at The 8×10 in Baltimore on Wednesday, Feb. 21.
MGMT (Photo by Brad Elterman)
Last month, I reviewed a terrific live show by The Wombats at 9:30 Club. The show sold out in a heartbeat, the band were enthused, the audience went nuts—it was a good time.
But I wouldn’t even know who The Wombats were if I hadn’t first heard them at Liberation Dance Party at DC9.
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.
Icelandic experimental pop band Múm is performing for three upcoming dates in the United States, including a show at 9:30 Club on Sunday, Feb. 11! You can win tickets to go with Parklife DC.