Jon Spencer tears it up at the Black Cat on Jan. 12, 2019. (Photo by David LaMason)
Although Jon Spencer has been involved in a host of bands since the early ’80s, 2018 saw his first LP released under his own name. The album, Spencer Sings the Hits!, is packed with what makes Jon Spencer amazing — the garage punk, B-movie aesthetic, and rockabilly swagger he has perfected over 30 years of making music with bands like the DC-born Pussy Galore, Boss Hog, and the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion.
Jon brought all of that and more to the Black Cat on Saturday.Continue Reading
Jon Spencer (Photo courtesy Girlie Action)
Jon Spencer recently released his debut solo album, Spencer Sings The Hits!, via In The Red Records. He’s bringing his solo show to the Black Cat as Jon Spencer and The Hitmakers on Saturday, Jan. 12.
Lydia Night fronts The Regrettes at Union Stage on Dec. 6, 2018. (Photo by Christopher Smyth)
A recording of Abba’s “Dancing Queen” brought the crowd to sing-a-long status just as The Regrettes took control of Union Stage recently.
Roky Erickson (Photo courtesy Tell All Your Friends PR)
Roger Kynard “Roky” Erickson is coming to Black Cat on Sunday, Oct. 28, in the Psychedelic Generations Tour, which includes opener White Mystery. Local garage duo Bat Fangs round out the bill!
The Growlers (Photo courtesy Ticketfly)
The Growlers released Casual Acquaintances, their most recent studio album, via Beach Goth Records on July 27. They are performing at 9:30 Club on Sunday, Sept. 23, and you can win tickets to go with Parklife DC!
Pebble to Pearl performs at 9:30 Club during the DC Music Rocks Festival on Aug. 18, 2018. (Photo by Paivi)
DC Music Rocks, a syndicated FM radio show and podcast dedicated to local music, hosted its second annual music festival at 9:30 Club recently, and a diverse lineup of bands performed, including Kid Brother, Pebble to Pearl, Fellowcraft, Maryjo Matteo, Justin Shapiro, and Allthebestkids. Paivi photographed the bands in action for Parklife DC.
Bat Fangs (Photo courtesy Don Giovanni Records)
When you look up “women who rock” in the dictionary, you’ll see a picture of Bat Fangs! The dynamic duo of glam garage are blasting their way onto stage at Comet Ping Pong on Thursday, Aug. 16 in a tour with The Love Language. (Note this show was originally scheduled for Rock and Roll Hotel.)