Ex Hex performs at Ottobar on Dec. 14, 2019. (Photo by David LaMason)
Roller skates, pinball, and rock ‘n roll. These are things that my mind is immediately drawn to when I hear the music of Ex Hex.
Fruit Bats rock Union Craft Brewing on Nov. 23, 2019. (Photo by David LaMason)
There’s a comfort to the Fruit Bats’ music. Eric D. Johnson writes songs that seem to glide from over the hills from the West Coast to this year’s fantastic Gold Past Life on the band’s new label, Merge Records.
Bob Mould performs at 9:30 Club on Feb. 14, 2019. (Photo by Jason Nicholson)
Bob Mould was spot on in a very satisfying show at 9:30 Club recently, presenting songs from Sunshine Rock, his 13th solo album, released only weeks ago via Merge Records. Jason Nicholson snapped Bob in performance!
Bob Mould (Photo by Alicia J. Rose)
Bob Mould releases Sunshine Rock, his new album, on Friday via Merge Records, and then he drops by 9:30 Club for a show on Thursday, Feb. 14. Spend Valentine’s Day with the Bob Mould Band!
HC McEntire at Jammin Java on Feb. 2, 2019. (Photo by Matt Ruppert)
I remember when I first saw HC McEntire play on a stage with Mount Moriah, knees shivering with the music, her voice echoing off the tin ceiling and walls of Boot and Saddle in Philly. Cavernous, passionate, and ultimately transformative, in many ways. I read my journal from around that show and it has a quote I think is worth sharing – “Shimmying, we are alive,” which is a reference to the song, “Hail, Lightning” from their eponymous album.
Her recent show at Jammin’ Java was equally transformative.
Waxahatchee (Photo courtesy Ground Control Touring)
Waxahatchee, aka Katie Crutchfield, will release her Great Thunder EP on Friday, Sept. 7. The next day, she performs at The Miracle Theatre in a show presented by Union Stage.
Ought perform at Black Cat on April 4, 2018. (Photo by Mickey McCarter)
Touring a sophisticated new album, Montreal post-punks Ought added a hint of glam to their nervous energy for a winning performance at Black Cat on Wednesday.