Fish Narc performs at MilkBoy ArtHouse on Aug. 31, 2019. (Photo by Shedrick Pelt)
The days of the Bone Thugs, Hot Boys, and Triple Six Mafias are long gone, and it’s left a gaping hole in our culture. Today, the search for individual success too often trumps the all-important gang. When did we forget about “all for one and one for all!?” And can we even find our way back? As I reflect on the legacies of these crews, I find hope in three letters: GBC. GothBoiClique gave me that hope in their sold-out show at Milkboy ArtHouse recently.
Set It Off performs at The Fillmore Silver Spring on July 6, 2019. (Photo by Angel Kim)
“2:00,” “1:59,” “1:58” written in bright blue flash on two screens. When the timer reaches “0:00,” the screens read “Midnight”.
Mitski amazes a sold-out Rams Head Live on April 19, 2019. (Photo by David LaMason)
Sometimes the process of making art involves balancing the spectacle and the personal. How much do you reveal and how much do you allow yourself to retain? Continue Reading
Jawbreaker shakes The Anthem on March 28, 2019 (Photo by David LaMason)
Memory is a strange thing. Some things seem made to be remembered one day and forgotten the next but others, like the smells and tastes of childhood, or, in this case, hearing songs played live, are burned into those synapses so clearly that it can become a little disorienting. This is where I found myself on Thursday night at The Anthem experiencing Jawbreaker for the first time in, what, 20… no, 24 years later.
Jawbreaker (Photo courtesy Inland Empire Touring)
In 2017, Los Angeles punks Jawbreaker made a lot of fans happy when the band announced they would reunite for RiotFest. The reunion took hold for the reconstituted group, and Jawbreaker now performs at The Anthem on Thursday, March 28.
Mineral (Photo by Peter Beste)
The Black Cat may be shuttered throughout January, but it is opening for select shows, including a celebration of the 25th anniversary of emo rockers Mineral on Thursday, Jan. 17. You can win tickets to go with Parklife DC.
Cursive (Art courtesy Ticketfly)
Cursive released Vitriola, the band’s eigth studio album, a few weeks ago via 15 Passenger. The band are on tour with a show at 9:30 Club on Friday, Nov. 2, and you can win tickets to go with Parklife DC.