Morgan Simpson of black midi during a performance at Union Craft Brewing in Baltimore on Oct. 21, 2021. (Photo by Casey Vock)
When’s the last time you absorbed live music that legitimately blew you away? What would it sound like or look like?
These are questions you might not ask yourself each time you head to a local venue, but you could have nevertheless been faced with answers to them if you happened to find yourself at Union Craft Brewing recently, when black midi, a rock group from London, was making an important appearance on their current stateside tour.
Helen Marnie (Photo courtesy the artist)
Glasgow-based electro rockers Union of Knives self released “A Tall Tale,” their first of two collaborations featuring Ladytron’s lead vocalist Helen Marnie.
The trio is composed of Chris Gordon, Ant Thomaz (Dope Sick Fly), and drummer Pete Kelly, who returned from a decade on tour with The Kills and Ladytron, and brought Marnie into the fold. These songs will appear on their forthcoming album Endless from the Start, which will be released this spring.
Wire (Photo courtesy Clarion Call Media)
Legendary English post-punks Wire are touring in support of their new album Mind Hive out now via pinkflag. Frontman Colin Newman and company perform at Union Stage in DC on Monday, March 9.
Algiers (Photo by Christian Högstedt)
Post-punk meets gospel? You don’t need faith to believe, my friends, as we have the living proof with Atlanta quartet Algiers! Frontman Franklin James Fisher and company return to their favorite place to perform in DC, the Black Cat, on Thursday, March 12!
You can win a pair of tickets to see the show with Parklife DC.
Health (Photo by Faith Crawford)
A whole lot of noise is coming to 9:30 Club on Wednesday, Dec. 18 — a whole lotta noise *rock* that is. Noise rockers Daughters and Health share a bill for us to get all contemplative yet dancey just a week before Christmas.
The Legendary Pink Dots perform at Metro Gallery in Baltimore on Oct. 13, 2019. (Photo by Katherine Gaines/ ambienteye.com)
The Legendary Pink Dots are touring to celebrate the band’s 40th anniversary, and the experimental rock outfit recently appeared at the Metro Gallery in Baltimore. Katherine Gaines show the show!
Chris Keating of Yeasayer performs at 9:30 Club on July 12, 2019. (Photo by Brenda Reyes
Hailing from Brooklyn, Yeasayer consists of Chris Keating, Ira Wolf Tuton, and Anand Wilder. The band took the stage at 9:30 Club recently under a simple, long, sequin fabric running from the ceiling to the floor, almost acting like a makeshift disco ball. Everyone set their instruments, and they were ready for the night to begin.
Yeasayer (Photo by Chad Moore)
Just a few weeks ago, experimental rock trio Yeasayer released Erotic Reruns, the band’s fifth studio album. Roughly a few weeks from today, Yeasayer performs at 9:30 Club on Friday, July 12, and you can win tickets to go with Parklife DC.
Bradford Cox fronts Deerhunter at Ottobar on March 3, 2019. (Photo by Jason Nicholson)
Deerhunter hit 9:30 Club and then Ottobar over the weekend, and Jason Nicholson took in both shows! Here, he shares some photos of Deerhunter at the band’s recent show at Ottobar.
Amen Dunes performs at the 9:30 Club on Jan. 31, 2019. (Photo by Matt Ruppert)
In the minutes before Amen Dunes walked onstage on Thursday, a kind of trance settled over the 9:30 Club.