The heaviest metal band in the universe, Gojira, stopped at The Fillmore Charlotte, in North Carolina, recently, and I was there taking photos and having my fucking mind blown.
In a modern world, it may be easy to overlook our ancestry, but often these influences cannot be denied — they beat louder than a drum. French-Cuban duo Ibeyi weaved their Afro-Caribbean heritage with hip-hop, electronic music, and soul during a recent show at DC’s 9:30 Club.
French twin sisters Lisa-Kaindé Diaz and Naomi Diaz are better known as Ibeyi. The downtempo duo bring their catalog to 9:30 Club on Sunday, June 9, and you can win tickets to go with Parklife DC.
Charlotte Gainsbourg released Rest, her fifth studio album, not long ago. The British-French actress and singer will perform at 9:30 Club on Monday, April 8.
Christine and the Queens released Chris, the band’s second studio album, via Because Music in September. Héloïse Letissier dropped by to break out some dance moves in a sold-out concert at 9:30 Club on Sunday, and Paivi shot the show.
French pop sensation Jain released Souldier, her second studio album, in August via Spookland, Columbia, and Sony Music. She performs at 9:30 Club on Monday, Oct. 29, and you can win tickets to see her with Parklife DC!
“I was in Washington, DC, not too long ago in a different capacity,” said Carla Bruni, former first lady of France, at The Birchmere on Tuesday night, “but I much prefer to be here at The Birchmere.”
During a sold-out show at The Birchmere, worldly charm and poise were in great supply as the singer and model brought with her sophisticated sensibilities and class not generally found on some farflung US stages.