Live Review: Aldous Harding @ The Miracle Theater — 6/11/22

Aldous Harding performs at The Miracle Theater on June 11, 2022. (Photo by Casey Vock)

The rare presentation of unparalleled conviction and determined peculiarity can almost certainly enlighten an audience to the motive and thrust of compelling songwriting.

Honing a wholly original and mystifying stage demeanor, New Zealand’s innovative folk pioneer Hannah Sian Topp, who’s commonly known to music listeners as Aldous Harding, delivered a riveting and alluring performance recently at The Miracle Theater in the nation’s capital, solidifying herself — if she hadn’t already — as one of today’s most stunning and extraordinary performers.

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Preview: Aldous Harding @ The Miracle Theatre, 6/11/22


Aldous Harding (Photo courtesy 4AD)

An artist of rare calibre, Aldous Harding does more than sing; she conjures a singular intensity. Her body and face a weapon of theatre, Harding dances with steeled fervor, baring her teeth like a Bunraku puppet’s gnashing grin.

Aldous performs in a sold-out show at The Miracle Theatre in DC on Saturday, June 11.

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Snapshots: Alien Weaponry @ The Fillmore Silver Spring — 12/5/18

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Alien Weaponry performs at The Fillmore Silver Spring on Dec. 5, 2018. (Photo by Paivi)

New Zealand trio Alien Weaponry opened for industrial legends Ministry on the younger band’s first North American tour ever at The Fillmore Silver Spring recently. Paivi was there to shoot the show.

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Snapshots: Unknown Mortal Orchestra @ 9:30 Club — 4/27/18

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Ruban Nielson performs in Unknown Mortal Orchestra at 9:30 Club on April 27, 2018. (Photo by Brenda Reyes)

Unknown Mortal Orchestra played at the 9:30 Club on Friday in support of their new album, Sex + Food, their fourth record released in April via Jagjaguwar. The crowd was super pumped to see UMO, and that’s always a good indicator that the show will be a good one.
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Music Park: Marlon Williams @ Rock and Roll Hotel — 3/23/18

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Marlon Williams pours his heart out at the Rock and Roll Hotel on March 23, 2018. (Photo by David LaMason)

There are certain records or certain artists that I frequently come back to again and again — my “go to” records, so to speak — that are so good from start to finish that when the needle swings back after the last note fades it feels only natural to turn the vinyl back over and play it again. Marlon Williams, who hails from New Zealand, makes records likes that. And Marlon’s unmatched songwriting was in full evidence at the Rock and Roll Hotel on Friday.

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Don’t Miss: Marlon Williams @ Rock and Roll Hotel, 3/23/18

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Marlon Williams (Photo courtesy Ticketfly)

New Zealand’s Marlon Williams released Make Way for Love, his second studio album, via Dead Oceans on Feb. 16. He’s embarked on the accompanying Make Way for Love Tour, which visits DC’s Rock and Roll Hotel on Friday, March 23.

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Interview: Kimbra (@ 9:30 Club, 1/30/18)

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Kimbra (Photo by Micaiah Carter)

Art pop chanteuse Kimbra, born Kimbra Lee Johnson, will perform at 9:30 Club on Tuesday, Jan. 30.  Thrilled about the New Zealand native’s return to DC, Parklife DC caught her for a telephone interview recently, and we chatted about the importance of albums, artistic inspirations, and her future ambitions!

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Ticket Giveaway: Kimbra @ 9:30 Club, 1/30/18

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New Zealand musician Kimbra, born Kimbra Lee Johnson, will release Primal Heart, her third studio album, via Warner Bros. Records on Jan. 19! Then Kimbra will sweep across the stage at 9:30 Club in a show on Tuesday, Jan. 30. You can win tickets to go with Parklife DC!

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