Music Park: Starcrawler @ DC9 — 2/17/18

Stracrawler14 Starcrawler performs at DC9 on Feb. 17, 2018.

Three members of Starcrawler began rocking out to “Castaway” to open their show at DC9 on Saturday.

Moments later, frontwoman Arrow de Wilde, disheveled and wild-eyed, bound to the stage and immediately appeared to go through some sort of painful withdrawal. She contorted her face, and she scratched all over her body.

She honestly rather seemed to be in a great deal of distress, too distracted by the grip of invisible demons to perform properly, much less stand.

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Don’t Miss: Starcrawler @ DC9, 2/17/18

Starcrawler
Starcrawler (Photo courtesy Rough Trade Records)

In 2015, vocalist Arrow de Wilde meet guitarist Henri Cash in high school and formed a band—Starcrawler! Weeks ago, Starcrawler released its self-titled debut album via Rough Trade Records. Now, they are coming to DC9 on their first headlining tour for a show on Feb. 17.

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Music Park: YACHT @ Rock and Roll Hotel — 1/19/18

Yacht 05Claire Evans fronts Yacht at Rock and Roll Hotel on Jan. 19, 2018. (Photo by Mickey McCarter)

Around nearly midnight, Claire Evans called out from the stage at the Rock and Roll Hotel on Friday: “How much time is left?” she asked.

“Five minutes!” the audience responded, informing Claire that the federal government would shut down any time now.

“It’s like fucked-up New Year’s!” Claire quipped to everyone, turning to her bandmates in Yacht on stage behind her. “Let’s enjoy the last five minutes of social services we have left.”

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Music Park: Courtship @ 9:30 Club — 1/8/18

Courtship01 Courtship perform at 9:30 Club on Jan. 8, 2018.

Micah Gordon of Courtship was excited to open The Wombats at 9:30 Club recently, telling the audience that they’ve been a favorite band of his since he was in eighth grade, when he would hide in his basement at home to listen to them.

So it was certainly the fulfillment of a dream for Los Angeles electropop duo Courtship (often stylized as “courtship.”) to perform in the sold-out show on Monday, Jan. 8, the first stop on a North American tour for The Wombats.

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Don’t Miss: Rostam @ U Street Music Hall — 2/1/18

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Rostam (Photo courtesy Motormouth Media)

Rostam Batmanglij, best known simply as Rostam, released his debut solo album, titled Half-Light, last year via Nonesuch Records. Rostam launches a North American Tour in Atlanta on Jan. 29, and he arrives in DC a few days later to perform at U Street Music Hall on Thursday, Feb. 1.

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Don’t Miss: Dorothy @ 9:30 Club, 1/14/18

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Dorothy (Photo courtesy Ticketfly)

Los Angeles rockers Dorothy, a band that takes its name from vocalist Dorothy Martin, has a new album coming soon! Meanwhile, they contributed a new song to the Served Like a Girl soundtrack. Dorothy are coming around to perform all the songs at 9:30 Club on Sunday, Jan. 14.

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