Born Ruffians (Photo courtesy Paper Bag Records)
Post-punk rockers Born Ruffians put on a great live show, and they will put on such a show at DC9 on Saturday, Dec. 15. The post-punks attempted to stop by DC9 in March, soon after the release of Uncle, Duke & The Chief, their fifth studio album, but they postponed due to snow.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Nick Cave (Photo by Tinovacca)
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds recently released a live EP — Distant Sky – Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds Live in Copenhagen. The band took that EP from their celebrated live tour in 2017, and thankfully they are touring again right now with a stop at The Anthem on Thursday, Oct. 25.
John Lydon fronts PiL at Black Cat on Oct. 12, 2018. (Photo by Jason Nicholson)
Public Image Ltd., or PiL, released a career-spanning box set, The Public Image Is Rotten (Songs from the Heart), in July via Virgin Records. And John Lydon and his crew performed some of those greatest songs at the Black Cat on Friday. Jason Nicholson captured the show on film!