Live Review: Jim James @ 9:30 Club — 5/17/19

Jim James @ 9:30 Club
Jim James and his band perform at the 9:30 Club on May 17, 2019. (Photo by Matt Ruppert)

Jim James has a totemic hold over the indie-rock scene — My Morning Jacket very much a universe unto itself (I bristle at the idea of calling them a jam band). Jim dropped by 9:30 Club for a pair of solo shows recently, and I caught the first of the two.

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Live Review: The Dream Syndicate @ U Street Music Hall — 5/10/19

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The Dream Syndicate played often at the original 9:30 Club in the ‘80s, a memory that prompted frontman Steve Wynn to call the outfit “the house band” for a time. On Friday, Steve was pleased to find himself back in DC with a 9:30 Club Production with his finely tuned and reformed band.

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Preview: Jim James of My Morning Jacket @ 9:30 Club, 5/18/19

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Jim James (Photo courtesy Big Hassle)

Jim James of My Morning Jacket takes his solo show to 9:30 Club for two nights on Friday, May 17, and Saturday, May 18 — the first night sold out but tickets remain for the second night. You can also still gain access to both nights with a two-night pass.

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Live Review: The Dandy Warhols @ 9:30 Club — 5/6/19

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The Dandy Warhols perform at 9:30 Club on May 6, 2019. (Photo by Kyle Gustafson)

The Dandy Warhols are 25? For serious? If you would have asked me back in mid-’90s, I would have said no chance. And how wrong I would have been. The Dandys have carved out a nice career for themselves, being smart about song placements for ads and video games, making friends in right places (they opened for David Bowie!), investing back into a home studio and most importantly, making a steady stream of their wonderful brand of oddball pop.

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Preview: The Dream Syndicate @ U Street Music Hall, 5/10/19

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The Dream Syndicate (Photo by Linda Pitmon)

From their beginning in a Los Angeles basement in 1981, The Dream Syndicate’s neo-psychedelic sound has been wildly influential in the indie-rock scene and most notably the Paisley Underground. The band will perform at U Street Music Hall on Friday, May 10, in support of their sixth studio album, These Times (which drops *this* Friday via Anti-Records).

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Ticket Giveaway: Superorganism @ 9:30 Club, 5/21/19

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English indie poppers Superorganism released their self-titled debut album last year via Domino Records. Now, the band tour the United States with a show at 9:30 Club on Tuesday, May 21. You can win tickets to see them with Parklife DC.

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