Live Review: Chromatics @ 9:30 Club — 5/22/19

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The Chromatics perform at 9:30 Club on May 22, 2019. (Photos by Katherine Gaines/ AmbientEye.com; Words by Mickey McCarter)

A long anticipated album may hang over the Chromatics but the band’s performance of well-loved previous material still came like a rush of fresh air at their recent performance at 9:30 Club.

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Music Park: Saint Etienne @ Union Stage — 9/7/18

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Sarah Cracknell is a picture-perfect Gen X diva. Wrapped in a feather boa and armed with a sultry smile, the Englishwoman brings wit and warmth to fronting synthpop outfit Saint Etienne, which dropped by Union Stage on Friday to mark the 20th anniversary of their fourth studio album, Good Humor.

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Don’t Miss: Saint Etienne @ Union Stage, 9/7/18

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Saint Etienne (Photo by Rob Baker Ashton)

In 1998, British synthpop trio Saint Etienne released Good Humor, their fourth album, to massive acclaim. Songs like “Sylvie” remain the most popular in the band’s catalog. And so to mark the 20th anniversary of the album, Saint Etienne will undertake a US tour in its honor, including a stop at Union Stage on Friday, Sept. 7.

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Music Park: Loi Loi and Mundy @ Rock and Roll Hotel — 4/28/18

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Loi Loi performs at Rock and Roll Hotel on April 28, 2018. (Photo by Mickey McCarter)

Loi Loi headlined a birthday show in honor of frontwoman Kristie Di Lascio at Rock and Roll Hotel Saturday. An enthusiastic crowd turned up for Loi Loi, Mundy, Nihiloceros, and Time Is Fire! We arrived in time to surf some new wave melodies with Loi Loi and Mundy, both buoyed by high spirits and awash in cool tunes.

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Don’t Miss: Loi Loi @ Rock and Roll Hotel, 4/28/18

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Synthpop outfit Loi Loi perform at Rock and Roll Hotel on Saturday, April 28, and the band is bringing along a lot of friends to celebrate the birthday of frontwoman Kristie Di Lascio on a bill that includes Mundy, Nihiloceros, and Time Is Fire.

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Music Park: Loi Loi @ DC9 — 2/28/18

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Kristie Di Lascio fronts Loi Loi at DC9 on Feb. 28, 2018. (Photo by Mark Caicedo)

How she’s able to jump and dance in those high heels is anyone’s guess, but then again, how can anyone resist jumping, dancing, or even just tapping one’s toes to Kristie Di Lascio of Loi Loi’s energetic, tuneful synthpop beats.

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