Ian McCulloch fronts Echo and the Bunnymen at The Anthem on July 25, 2018. (Photos by Jason Nicholson and words by Mickey McCarter)
Toward the end of a welcome appearance by Echo and the Bunnymen, Ian McCulloch’s microphone appeared to go out during “The Killing Moon” on Wednesday — nominally the worst possible calamity ever, made more glaring in that the rest of the show had been picture perfect.
But the very giddy audience didn’t miss a beat, and the crowd started singing the song when Ian went momentarily silent: “He will wait until/You give yourself to himmmmmm!” A briefly confounded look gave way to a smile with the affirmation that Ian and the audience were very happy to see each other indeed.
Echo & The Bunnymen (Photo courtesy the band)
Legendary neo-pscyh outfit Echo & The Bunnymen recently signed to BMG. The group will release The Stars, The Oceans & The Moon, an album featuring re-recordings of 13 Bunnymen classics as well as two new songs, on Oct. 5. Meanwhile, they currently have teamed with the Violent Femmes for a 11-date summer tour that concludes at The Anthem in DC on Wednesday, July 25.
Panda Bear (Photo courtesy Ticketfly)
Panda Bear, born Noah Benjamin Lennox, released a Day with the Homies, his third EP, in January via Domino Recording Co. The founding member of Animal Collective will tour the new songs with a stop at 9:30 Club on Monday, May 7. You can win tickets to go with Parklife DC!
Coast Modern performs at the 9:30 Club on March 19, 2018. (Photo by Brenda Reyes)
Coast Modern, made up of Lukas Atlas and Coleman Trapp, played their self-titled debut album on Monday at the 9:30 Club. Laidback and catchy sounds filled the club with everyone dancing to their songs.
MGMT perform at The Anthem on March 15, 2018. (Photo by Paivi)
MGMT released their fourth studio album, Little Dark Age, last month and dropped by The Anthem on Thursday to play the new songs. Paivi was there to shoot the show!
The Black Angels (Photo courtesy Ticketfly)
A little under a year ago, Austin psychedelic rockers The Black Angels released Death Song, their fifth studio album, via Partisan Records. The quintet now has teamed up with the Black Lips, and together the bands launch The Birds and the Bees Tour, which arrives at 9:30 Club on Monday, April 9. You can win tickets to see them with Parklife DC!
Coast Modern (Photo by Faye Webster)
Los Angeles indie pop duo Coast Modern will visit 9:30 Club on their Haunted House Party Tour with a show on Monday, March 19.