Russian Circles performing live (Photo courtesy Stephanie Marlow // Publicity)
Chicago post-metal trio Russian Circles lit up Belgium’s Dunk! Fest with a live performance on May 7, 2016, which has now been captured to an LP, Live at Dunk! Fest 2016, released April 14. Russian Circles are now bringing their live show closer to us with a performance at The Fillmore Silver Spring on Tuesday, May 2, opening for Mastodon.
Cedric Bixler performs with At the Drive-In at SXSW 2017 in Austin, Texas, on March 15. (Photo by friedoxygen)
At the Drive-In, the high-energy abstract punk band from Texas, arrived to play a show at 9:30 Club back in June, but Cedric Bixler fell ill and the band canceled the show. Last week, they finally made it back to DC on their reunion tour, and they came not only with a great show but also a make-up prize.
Falling in Reverse perform at The Fillmore Silver Spring on Jan. 29. 2017. (Photo by Paivi)
Post-hardcore band Falling in Reverse recently announced their next full-length album, Coming Home, to be released April 7 via Epitaph Records. Soon after the announcement, the band stopped by The Fillmore Silver Spring on Sunday to perform with Motionless in White.
At the Drive-In (Photo courtesy Fearless Records)
After a long silence following their last album, post-hardcore stalwarts At the Drive-In released a new song “Governed by Contagions” on Dec. 8 via Rise Records.
The new song marks a remarkable turn in developments for the El Paso punk quintet, which originally broke up in 2001 and eventually returned to touring in 2012. But now it seems like they are really back with a brief headlining tour in 2017, which includes a stop at the 9:30 Club on Monday, March 20, along with the promise of new music. Indeed, the new full-length album, produced by ORL and Rich Costey, to be released in 2017 will be the band’s first since third album Relationship of Command in 2000.
Watch a lyric video for “Governed by Contagions” by At the Drive-In on YouTube (or download a free MP3 at http://www.atthedriveinmusic.com):
With original guitarist Jim Ward departing the band, At the Drive-In members Cedric Bixler-Zavala, Omar Rodriguez-Lopez, Paul Hinojos, Tony Hajjar, and Keeley Davis carry on without him. Still, SPIN magazine hailed the new song, saying “The fierce, stuttering anthem is pretty classic ATDI.”
At the Drive-In initially eyed some US dates in June, but the band canceled that tour while Cedric recovered from voice problems. But now they are back for a run of dates that starts in DC and ends in Toronto on March 29.
Tickets are available online.
At the Drive-In
Monday, March 20, 2017
Joshua Evans of Muuy Biien snarls at DC9 on Monday, August 29, 2016.
Joshua Evans, vocalist of Muuy Biien hailing from Athens, Georgia, likes to prowl the stage. At DC9 on Monday night, he first appeared bored, bouncing a tambourine off his hip. But as the show progressed, Joshua became increasingly a creature of his music.
That music is largely composed of sleazy beats that Muuy Biien like to churn slowly or thrash kinetically as they pound out material like the news songs from their upcoming album, Age of Uncertainty. The full-length, their third, is due out on Oct. 28 via Autumn Tone.