Interpol turned on the bright lights at The Anthem on Friday, and our Paivi Salonen got all of the pictures!
Laura Pergolizzi, better known by her initials LP, released Heart to Mouth, her fifth studio album, a few months ago via BMG. She’s performing in a sold-out show at the Lincoln Theatre on Feb. 19, but you can see a second show by LP at 9:30 Club on Wednesday, Feb. 20.
Sharon van Etten and her band performs at the 9:30 Club. (Photo by Matt Ruppert)
Anticipation hovered in the thick, rain-refracted light over 9:30 Club as the early crowd nestled close to the brick, waiting. Darkness and light bouncing back and forth, the air felt thick with hope, with expectation, as Sharon van Etten would take the stage at the club recently for the first time to play the songs off her new album Remind Me Tomorrow.
Post-punks Interpol released Marauder, the band’s sixth studio album, last year, and they are on their way to perform at The Anthem on Friday, Feb. 15 in support of the record.
With “The Dreg,” Keith Streng (vocals, guitar) and Ken Fox (vocals, bass) built a sonic brickwork that prepared the audience at City Winery for what was about to come from The Fleshtones: a night of groovy garage rock that tumbled across the stage, occasionally dipped in a little punk or a little psychedelia.
Mikaela Strauss, better known as King Princess, rocked the stage at a sold-out show at 9:30 Club recently. At only 20 years old, she knows what she wants and isn’t scared to say what’s on her mind. She knew that DC was ready for her that night.