Craig Stickland performs at City Winery on Feb. 4, 2019. (Photo by Mark Caicedo)
“[T]here’s way more pressure when it comes to music, because it’s my passion, it’s what I strive to accomplish in life.” Craig Stickland interview, Portal Magazine (2017)
Despite (or maybe because of) being an artist who also models and acts, Craig Stickland has set his sights on a musical career. Maybe it’s because the endless nights on the road, in cramped vans, waking up in a different place every night is so rewarding… or maybe because music is real. Onstage, you’re only playing yourself.
Dance to Interpol at Liberation Dance Party (Photo courtesy Matador Records)
Going to Interpol at The Anthem or Metric at The Fillmore Silver Spring? Keep the party going after either show with Liberation Dance Party, the video event that introduced the music of both bands to the DMV! Dance the night away at DC9 on Friday, Feb. 15, with no cover!
Joan (Photo courtesy Big Life Management)
The band Joan is actually two men — Alan Thomas and Steven Rutherford — and the guys played some rather catchy dance tunes at DC9 opening Half Alive recently.
Car Astor (Photo courtesy Reybee Inc.)
Car Astor, a very talented young electropop musician from New York City, visited DC recently. While she was here, Car sat down for a chat with Parklife DC at Union Station prior to a photo shoot for another outlet. In our interview, we dug into the future of the memorable singer-songwriter, formerly known as SEE. (This interview was edited for length and flow.)
For more information on Car Astor, visit her website.
Gang of Youths performs at 9:30 Club on Dec. 10, 2018. (Photo by Ari Strauss)
The phrase, “Go big or go home,” was likely crafted with Australian indie rock band Gang of Youths in mind. The quintet put on a powerful 90-minute set on a Monday night recently before a packed crowd at 9:30 Club during a stop on its Say Yes to Life North American Tour.
Cults perform at DC9 on Dec 1, 2018. (Photo by Brenda Reyes)
New York duo Cults, consisting of Brian Oblivion and Madeline Follin, played at DC9 for two nights — and with both nights selling out, the performance made for a packed, exciting show. Continue Reading
Gang of Youths (Photo by Sergey Osipov)
Australian indie rockers Gang of Youths recently released a new live album, MTV Unplugged (Live in Melbourne) with a special vinyl edition coming to the United States on Dec. 21. Before that, however, you can actually see Gang of Youths live at 9:30 Club on Monday, Dec. 10!