Preview: The Soft Moon @ Rock and Roll Hotel, 1/19/19

The Soft Moon
The Soft Moon (Photo courtesy Ticketfly)

Luis Vasquez, better known as The Soft Moon, has spent the past year ruminating to the music of his latest album, Criminal, released nearly a year ago via Sacred Bones Records. He brings further dark contemplations to the Rock and Roll Hotel on Saturday, Jan. 19.

Continue Reading

Live Review: Hammered Hulls @ Black Cat — 12/19/18

HammeredHulls08
Alec MacKaye fronts Hammered Hulls at Black Cat on Dec. 19, 2018. (Photo by Mickey McCarter)

Post-punk supergroup Hammered Hulls made its debut performance at the Black Cat’s 25th anniversary concert showcase in September. The quartet returned to Black Cat recently for a mesmerizing sold-out show at the club’s backstage, and we took some pix!

Continue Reading

Don’t Miss: The Twilight Sad @ U Street Music Hall, 11/3/18

TwilightSad1
The Twilight Sad (Photo courtesy Clarion Call)

The Twilight Sad will release It Won’t Be Like This All the Time, the band’s fifth studio album, in January via Rock Action Records. The Scottish rockers are touring in advance of the record, and they perform at U Street Music Hall on Saturday, Nov. 3.

Continue Reading

Music Park: Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds @ The Anthem — 10/25/18

Nick Cave
Nick Cave performs at Dalhalla in Rattvik, Sweden, on June 14, 2018. (Photo by Takahiro Kyono)

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds dropped by The Anthem recently, and the guys demonstrated some impressive artistic chops. But what struck this first-time Cave concertgoer most? Nick Cave proved an utterly gracious and pleasant gent during his live performance.

Continue Reading

Snapshots: The Psychedelic Furs @ Robert E. Parilla Performing Arts Center — 10/24/18

pfurs-2-20181024-DS300692 Richard Butler fronts The Psychedelic Furs at Robert E. Parilla Performing Arts Center on Oct. 24, 2018. (Photo by Jason Nicholson)

Richard Butler (vocals) and Tim Butler (bass) took The Psychedelic Furs, the outstanding English neo-psychedelic outfit that practically defined a generation, to the Robert E. Parilla Performing Arts Center at Montgomery College recently. Jason Nicholson was there for the sold-out show, and he got some pictures.

Continue Reading

Snapshots: Johnny Marr @ The Fillmore Silver Spring — 10/17/18

johnny_marr_19_DSC00205_20181017
Johnny Marr performs at The Fillmore Silver Spring on Oct. 17, 2018. (Photo by Jason Nicholson)

Johnny Marr blasted into The Fillmore Silver Spring recently, and Jason Nicholson shot the show! Johnny was in great form, and the former guitarist of The Smiths wasn’t shy about playing tunes from that band, including the likes of “Bigmouth Strikes Again,” “The Headmaster Ritual,” and “How Soon Is Now?,” among others.

Continue Reading