The Distillers (Photo courtesy Ticketfly)
Last year, The Distillers, the infamous Los Angeles punk rock group reformed for a tour. The quartet released “Man vs. Magnet,” their first song in 15 years, last September via Third Man Records. Now The Distillers perform at 9:30 Club on Friday, May 31.
Tacocat performs at U Street Music Hall on May 18, 2019. (Photos by Katherine Gaines/AmbientEye.com; Words by Juliet Van Wagenen)
Glitter-adorned indie punk rock quartet Tacocat lit up U Street Music Hall recently for a bevy of fans that may have been the only people in the city not glued to their TVs for the Game of Thrones series finale.
The Hives perform at Franklin Music Hall in Philadelphia on May 18, 2019. (Photo by Kyle Gustafson)
Look, I don’t make the rules. But the rules clearly state that if THE BEST DAMN LIVE BAND ON THE PLANET decide not to play D.C. on their tour, but they are playing Philadelphia on a Saturday night, well you gas up the car and hit the road. So that’s what we did, trekking north to the City of Brotherly Love to catch Howlin’ Pelle Almqvist, Nicholaus Arson and the rest of The Hives on the opening night of their all too brief US tour.
Tacocat (Photo by Helen Moga)
Seattle surf punks Tacocat recently released This Place Is a Mess, the band’s fourth studio album, via SubPop! The quartet arrive to perform the new songs at U Street Music Hall on Sunday, May 19.
Death performs at the Howard Theatre on April 25, 2019. (Photo by Andy Jillson)
The legendary proto-punk rock band Death stopped at the Howard Theatre in DC recently, and I cleared my calendar to catch these revolutionary rockers in action.
Laura Jane Grace performs at the Rock and Roll Hotel on April 23, 2019. (Photo by Paivi Salonen)
Laura Jane Grace & the Devouring Mothers released Bought to Rot, the band’s debut full-length record, last year via Bloodshot Records. The band visited the Rock and Roll Hotel recently to play those songs, and Paivi was there to shoot the show.
Willie Nile performs at The Hamilton Live on April 20, 2019. (Photo by Ben Eisendrath/Instagram+Twitter: Insomnigraphic/GrillworksBen)
Willie Nile bridges the chasm that lies between Bob Dylan and The Clash. He ties intelligent, literate lyrics to frenetic melodies and crashing rhythms. Talk to Willie, and the F-bomb may pop out of his craggy face. Willie turns 71 in June, and he’s still active and creative — maybe more than ever. His creativity was on display at The Hamilton Live recently.