Empress Of performs at Rock and Roll Hotel on Feb. 18, 2019. (Photo by Brenda Reyes)
Lorly Rodriguez, better known as Empress Of, performed last night at the Rock and Roll Hotel on the first stop of her new tour recently. The crowd was super amped for her to come out.
Cherry Glazerr performs at U Street Music Hall on Feb. 13, 2019. (Photo by Andy Jillson)
Cherry Glazerr brought their LA-style mix of dreamy, yet somewhat dark, garage rock to DC’s U Street Music Hall recently; and there was no shortage of passion, vulnerability, and punk rock attitude.
Empress Of (Photo by Cara Robbins)
Lorely Rodriguez, known by her stagename Empress Of, released Us, her second studio album, in 2018 via XL Recordings and Terrible Records. She is performing at Rock and Roll Hotel on Monday, Feb. 18.
Cherry Glazerr (Photo by Pamela Littky)
Los Angeles noise poppers Cherry Glazerr released Stuffed & Ready, the band’s third studio album, via Secretly Canadian on Feb. 1. The group performs at U Street Music Hall in support of the record on Wednesday, Feb. 13.
El Ten Eleven performs at Union Stage on Feb. 2, 2019. (Photo by Mark Caicedo)
El Ten Eleven stopped in at Union Stage on a recent chilly night to perform their high-energy, post-rock/ambient melodies for an adoring, sold-out crowd.
Los Lobos performs at City Winery on Dec. 21, 2018. (Photo by Ben Eisendrath/Instagram+Twitter: Insomnigraphic/GrillworksBen)
Initially formed by singer and guitarist David Hidalgo and guitarist/percussionist Louie Perez in 1973, the lineup of East Los Angeles band Los Lobos hasn’t changed in more than three decades. They know each other’s playing really, really well. And even though they scored a #1 hit with their cover of Ritchie Valens’s arrangement of the traditional song “La Bamba” on the soundtrack to the 1987 film of the same name, Los Lobos have never stopped being a blue-collar band in the very best sense: hardworking and professional about their performances — including one such performance at DC’s City Winery recently.
Lindsey Stirling (center) performs at The Anthem on Dec. 14, 2018. (Photo by Chris Smyth)
It is difficult to get the energy up for a seated concert without an opening act, so prior to the start of Lindsey Stirling’s recent concert, a trio of backup dancers dressed as little drummer girls pranced their way through the floor of The Anthem taking pictures and entertaining the crowd.