Gia Woods (Photo by Jenna Marsh)
Gia Woods continues to tease the release of her debut EP, Cut Season, sharing a new single “Chaos” recently. Over skittering percussion and sustained synth harmonies, Woods laments a toxic relationship as she croons through a ghostly filter, “baby that’s the thing about us, we only find love in chaos.”
Kaya Stewart (Photo courtesy Black Box)
Indie pop artist Kaya Stewart shares her new single “California.”
Kaya says, “The best advice I ever got about writing songs was to be as honest as possible and I don’t think I’ve ever been as honest as I am in ‘California.’ This song felt like therapy to me.”
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Looking for a simple, fun night on the town for New Year’s Eve? Union Stage and DJ Marco have you covered with That Big 80’s NYE Part at Union Stage on Tuesday, Dec. 31.
Zooey Deschanel sings with She & Him at The Anthem on Dec. 5, 2019. (Photo by Mickey McCarter)
Personally, I sort of love that time of year when you can dip into a local radio station and it has become 24/7 Christmas tunes. You can take it or leave it, but whenever I take it, I am eventually infused with a big dose of holiday cheer when I tune in. As She & Him, Zooey Deschanel and M. Ward delivered the live version of that very experience with their winning Christmas show at The Anthem recently as part of the DC101 Office Party series.
King Princess performs at 9:30 Club on Nov. 7, 2019. (Photo by Katherine Gaines)
King Princess exploded onto the 9:30 club stage for two nights of sold-out shows recently in a blinding haze of strobes. She let us know she has arrived, in more ways than one.
Daya performs at The Anthem on Sept. 18, 2019. (Photo by Katherine Gaines/ ambienteye.com)
Singer Grace Martine Tandon, better known as Daya, dropped by The Anthem to open Marina recently, and the rising young pop star promised more to come from her soon. Katherine Gaines photographed Daya in action!
John Mayer performs at Capital One Arena, July 23, 2019. (Photo by Ari Strauss/ aristrauss.com)
Grammy Award winning singer-songwriter and guitarist John Mayer brought his much anticipated Summer Tour 2019 to DC recently, playing to a packed crowd in Chinatown’s Capital One Arena.
Carly Rae Jepsen performs at The Fillmore Silver Spring on July 21, 2019. (Photo by Katherine Gaines/ AmbientEye.com)
Multi-platinum singer-songwriter Carly Rae Jepsen graced The Fillmore Silver Spring with her unforgettable smile and her uplifting soprano recently. Carly toured in support of her new album, Dedicated, published in May on School Boy/Interscope Records. Katherine Gaines was there to catch her in action!
LeAnn Rimes performs at The Birchmere, accompanied by Greg Hagan on guitar, June 30, 2019. (Photo by Ari Strauss)
When LeAnn Rimes casually walked to the microphone in bare feet and a simple white sundress recently, the vibe in the room felt like a warm summer evening on the back porch rather than on the main stage at The Birchmere in Alexandria, Virginia. After warmly welcoming the crowd to her “living room,” the audience could sense they were in for a real treat.
King Princess performs at 9:30 Club on Jan. 27, 2019. (Photo by Brenda Reyes)
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.