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?
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.
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.
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 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.
Alternative rockers Death Cab for Cutie released Thank You for Today, their ninth studio album, via Atlantic Records in August. Vocalist Ben Gibbard and company have launched an accompanying tour, and the band performs at The Anthem on Wednesday, Oct. 17.