Don’t Miss: Post Animal @ Union Stage, 6/2/18

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Post Animal (Photo courtesy Polyvinyl Records)

Post Animal, a psych-rock five-piece from Chicago, recently released When I Think of You in a Castle, their debut full-length record, via Polyvinyl Records. The guys perform at Union Stage in support of that album on Saturday, June 2.

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Snapshots: Palehound @ Union Stage — 2/10/18

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Ellen Kempner fronts Palehound at Union Stage on Feb. 10, 2018. (Photo by Isaiah Hattix)

Palehound performed at Union Stage recently in a tour following their release of A Place I’ll Always Go, the band’s sophomore full-length album published last summer via Polyvinyl Records. Isaiah Hattix snapped Palehound in action during their co-headlining show with Weaves

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Don’t Miss: Palehound @ Union Stage, 2/10/18

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Palehound (Photo by Shervin Lainez)

Boston trio Palehound today release a 7-inch single YMCA Pool and shared a new track called “Sea of Blood.” The single chases the release of A Place I’ll Always Go, the band’s sophomore full-length album published last summer via Polyvinyl Records. In a few short weeks, Palehound hits the road with Weaves, and the co-headlining tour lands at Union Stage in DC on Saturday, Feb. 10.

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Don’t Miss: White Reaper @ 9:30 Club, 12/30-12/31/17

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White Reaper (Photo by Jesse DeFlorio)

Spoon is set to ring in the new year at 9:30 Club on Dec. 31. In fact, Spoon have sold out two shows for Saturday, Dec. 30, and Sunday, Dec. 31. If you’re going, don’t miss White Reaper, the garage punk band from Louisville, Kentucky, opening both shows!

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Music Park: Beach Slang @ Black Cat — 11/28/17

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Beach Slang pour their hearts out at Black Cat on Nov. 28, 2017. (Photo by David LaMason)

It goes without saying that Beach Slang have been having a difficult year. There was the well-publicized changes in band members in 2016, immediately followed by the first of two thefts where all of their gear was stolen. The second coming this past month in Seattle where their tour van was stolen. But it’s a testament to the spirit of Beach Slang that they not merely continue on or go through the motions, but they consistently play some of the best heart-on-your-sleeve-seat-of-your-pants rock ‘n’ roll every night. And at Black Cat, James Alex and Company poured out those hearts on Tuesday.

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Music Park: Japandroids @ Rams Head Live — 10/30/17

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Japandroids brings down the house at Rams Head Live on Oct. 30, 2017. (Photo by David LaMason

How can so much brilliant sound come from two people? If you’ve heard anything of the thunderous rock of Japandroids — the duo of Brian King (guitars/vocals) and David Prowse (drums/vocals) — you’d have some clue to the answer. One part Bruce Springsteen and two parts Replacements with more than a dash of punk rock thrown in for good measure, Japandroids brought spectacle and inspired energy to Rams Head Live in Baltimore Monday night!

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Music Park: Alvvays @ Rock & Roll Hotel — 10/7/17

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Alvvays plays blissed out pop at the Rock & Roll Hotel on Oct. 7, 2017. (Photo by David LaMason)

Saturday night found Alvvays playing the first night of two sold-out shows at Rock & Roll Hotel. Even an hour before the doors opened, the line to the venue stretched down H Street NE, a testament to the band’s growing fanbase. And it’s certainly not hard to see why.

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