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.
Warpaint (Photo courtesy Ticketfly)
Psych quartet Warpaint have embarked on a tour to open for MGMT, and they have picked up some headlining shows along the way. And so, Warpaint performs at the Black Cat on Sunday, May 19.
Steve Wynn fronts The Dream Syndicate at U Street Music Hall on May 10, 2019. (Photos by Jason Nicholson; Words by Mickey McCarter)
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.
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.
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.
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).
Superorganism (Photo by Jordan Hughes)
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.