The thing you should know, first and foremost, about Gary Numan: He’s a showman. And his showmanship was on full display in a nearly sold-out show at 9:30 Club on Saturday.
Los Angeles indie rock band Local Natives have released three acclaimed albums, and vocalist and keyboardist Kelcey Ayer remains a critical component of the band’s infectious sound. He’s also gone solo, however, and he visited DC9 on Dec. 6 as Jaws of Love to perform songs from the project’s debut album, Tasha Sits Close to the Piano. Parklife DC’s Isaiah Hattix snapped pix of Jaws of Love in concert.
You may already know Kelcey Ayer as a vocalist and pianist for Local Natives. Kelcey, however, released his debut solo album, Tasha Sits Close to the Piano, under the moniker Jaws of Love via K-Rizzla Records/House Arrest in September. He’s on tour to support the album, and he plays tonight, Dec. 6, at DC9.
Cherry Glazerr rocked like the band have been around for much longer than their years, as seen in an energetic show opening for Slowdive at Rams Head Live on Thursday.
3Teeth, Los Angeles’ finest industrial export, stomped through DC for a headlining tour at U Street Music Hall in July. They returned quickly to open for HIM on the Finnish band’s farewell tour at The Fillmore Silver Spring on Nov. 9. Check out some pix from Paivi (and see her pix of HIM also).
Legendary ska rockers English Beat are closing out the year with another tour of the United States, and frontman Dave Wakeling and company visit the Lincoln Theatre in DC on Tuesday, Nov. 7.