Richard Butler (vocals) and Tim Butler (bass) took The Psychedelic Furs, the outstanding English neo-psychedelic outfit that practically defined a generation, to the Robert E. Parilla Performing Arts Center at Montgomery College recently. Jason Nicholson was there for the sold-out show, and he got some pictures.
When I arrived at Gypsy Sally’s for Southern Culture on the Skids recently, all the tables had been taken. Finally, a friend and I found a couple of folding chairs and set ourselves up near the sound board. We thought that the venue couldn’t get any more crowded, but the legions of SCOTS fans just kept pouring into the venue.
The Ocean Blue treated their fans to dreampop melodies at a sold-out Union Stage in DC on Friday night. Although The Ocean Blue are best known from their earlier hits in the late ’80s and early ’90s, the band has just finished recording a new album, and they ventured out on a short five-city tour in support of their new material.
Nearly 30 years after he told us all to “Let Love Rule,” Lenny Kravitz recently released Raise Vibration, a record, for better or worse, still covering many of the same topics now three decades later. But cover them he did with vigorous conviction at The Anthem on Monday.
A striking blonde vocalist and a guitarist with cool rocker hair walked into a bar, one hailing from the United Kingdom and the other from the United States, and you could well conclude I’m about to chat about the Kills.
But Still Corners are something entirely different and just as intriguing. Vocalist Tessa Murray, the Brit, plays keyboards, and guitarist Greg Hughes, the American, writes the songs. Together, they produced wonderfully lush dreampop that hypnotized a rather full house at DC9 on Monday.