London-based rockers Dream Wife are taking DC9 by storm on Thursday, Sept. 27, after opening The Kills in DC earlier this year.
A striking blonde vocalist and a guitarist with cool rocker hair walked into a bar, one hailing from the United Kingdom and the other from the United States, and you could well conclude I’m about to chat about the Kills.
But Still Corners are something entirely different and just as intriguing. Vocalist Tessa Murray, the Brit, plays keyboards, and guitarist Greg Hughes, the American, writes the songs. Together, they produced wonderfully lush dreampop that hypnotized a rather full house at DC9 on Monday.
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.
London trio The xx swung through 9:30 Club for three sold-out dates last week. Paivi dropped by to photograph the second show on July 26, and here are the results!
The 1970s are widely regarded as the golden age of prog rock. Many bands to emerge during that era had tremendous commercial and critical success. Emerson, Lake and Palmer! Genesis! King Crimson! These bands represented the most innovative edge of the genre, pushing musical and lyrical boundaries by combining standard blues-based song structures with sweeping compositions featuring musical arrangements most often found in classical pieces.
But no prog-rock band has had the longevity or breadth of experience as Yes, which celebrated its 50th anniversary at the Warner Theatre on Monday.