Live Review: Jawbox @ Black Cat — 7/23/22

Jawbox rocks the Black Cat on July 23, 2022. (Photo by David LaMason)

Since their reunion a few years ago, Jawbox has been keeping themselves busy with tours, a change in their line up, and a recent Revisionist History EP of a couple of older tracks (“Grip” and “Consolation Prize”) — along with driving version of Wire’s “Lowdown” — that were redone with new guitarist, Brooks Harlan of the brilliant Baltimore-based band War on Women, giving the tracks a weight and sonic punch that sounds fresh and quickly found them on repeat through my headphones.

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Live Review: IDLES @ 9:30 Club –10/17/21

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IDLES perform at 9:30 Club on Oct. 17, 2021. (Photo by Kyle Gustafson)

You’d be hard pressed to name a better or more electrifying live band right now than Bristol, England’s IDLES. Hard and fast enough for the punk fans, heavy enough for the metal fans and progressive enough for the indie fans, IDLES hit a sweet spot that no other band can touch right now at 9:30 Club in the first of two-sold out nights on Sunday. Their songs address a wide range of topics such as politics, depression, and toxic masculinity and more importantly give listeners the release that great live music demands.

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Song of the Day: “Vendetta” by Iceage

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Iceage (Photo by Fryd Frydendahl)

Copenhagen’s Iceage — Elias Bender Rønnenfelt, Jakob Tvilling Pless, Johan Surrballe Wieth, and Dan Kjær Nielsen — announce their fifth album, Seek Shelter, out May 7 on Mexican Summer.

Today, they present a new single/video, “Vendetta,” which follows “The Holding Hand,” “an ominous transmission from a band who can summon a storm like few others” (Pitchfork).

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Livestream Preview: And You Will Know Us by the Trail of the Dead @ Livestream, 8/14/20

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And You Will Know Us by the Trail of the Dead (Photo courtesy the band)

Following a successful global livestream kickoff event on July 31 and another on Aug. 7, …And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead now prepare for their next highly anticipated livestream event. The final show in this series of livestreams happens on Friday, Aug. 14.

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Ticket Giveaway: Field Day @ Black Cat, 7/12/19

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Members of Field Day (Photo courtesy Earshot Media)

Peter Cortner and Doug Carrion, former members of Dag Nasty, joined forces with Mark Phillips (Down by Law) as Field Day, and the band is making its live debut across the country this summer with new music to follow in 2020. Field Day performs at Black Cat on Friday, July 12, and you can win tickets to go with Parklife DC.

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Live Review: You Me at Six @ 9:30 Club — 2/24/19

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You Me at Six performs at 9:30 Club on Feb. 24, 2019. (Photo by Shantel Breen)

After over 10 years and five studio albums, You Me at Six has successfully reinvented themselves with their most recent album, VI. The UK five-piece are touring in support of the album, and they stopped by the 9:30 Club recently.

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