M. Ward (Photo courtesy Ticketfly)
Matthew Stephen “M.” Ward is one prolific fellow! In addition to releasing his own solo albums, beginning with Duet for Guitars in 1999, M. hangs out with Zooey Deschanel in She & Him and joins up with folk-rock supergroup Monsters of Folk. He’s coming around on his own for a solo show at 9:30 Club on Saturday, June 16, and you can win tickets to go with Parklife DC.
Justin Ringle of Horse Feathers (Photo by John Clark)
Horse Feathers released Appreciation, their sixth full-length album, via Kill Rock Stars on May 4. The band are on tour with a stop at Union Stage on Wednesday, June 6.
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.
Colin Meloy fronts The Decemberists at The Anthem on April 21, 2018. (Photo by Ari Strauss)
Fun was the word of the day as The Decemberists delivered it to a packed house at The Anthem with a Saturday stop on their Your Girl/Your Ghost World Tour. Playing songs old and new, the indie rock mainstays treated the crowd to an evening of their quirky charms, complete with obscure historical references, audience participation, and a giant floating whale.
The Decemberists (Photo courtesy Capitol Records)
The Decemberists released I’ll Be Your Girl, their eighth studio album, on March 16 via Capitol Records. The chamber pop ensemble are now on their Your Girl/Your Ghost 2018 Tour, and they will perform in DC at The Anthem on Saturday, April 21.