The Bouncing Souls (Photo by Danny Clinch)
“We live our life in our own way, never really listened to what they say.”
The Bouncing Souls electrified the large crowd at The Fillmore Silver Spring on a recent, blustery night as they swung through the DMV on the tail end of the band’s 30th anniversary tour.
Twin Peaks (Photo by Cooper Fox)
“Nothing is forever, but don’t let it get you down”
Although surely accustomed to the cold, Chicago’s Twin Peaks received a fiercely warm welcome on this sub-30 degree night recently in our nation’s capital. The 5-piece rock band delighted the nearly sold-out room at Black Cat, showcasing a wide range of musical styles and catchy tunes, not to mention some heavy guitar petting.
Priests (Photo by Drew Hagelin)
DC post-punk group Priests will go on permanent hiatus, the band announced on Facebook today. Priests will perform one last show at Rough Trade NYC on New Year’s Eve.
Gogol Bordello (Photo by Daniel Efram)
Gypsy punks Gogol Bordello are heading to 9:30 Club for the band’s traditional end-of-year shows on Monday, Dec. 30, and Tuesday, Dec. 31! Parklife DC has a pair of tix to giveaway to the first night of Gogol’s visit!
Culture Abuse (Photo by Barbara Georges)
“Wish I could ride a bike, I’d ride it home to you”
Debbie Harry and Chris Stein arrive at Sixth & I on Dec. 4, 2019. (Photos by Ari Strauss; Words by Mickey McCarter)
Debbie Harry had a memory to share of performing in DC, recalling that she was at the old 9:30 Club.
Prior to performing, Debbie left her small dog alone in the green room. She returned after her show to find the frightened dog perched upon the furniture, chased to higher ground by rats big enough to challenge her.
Debbie recounted the anecdote at Sixth & I on Wednesday while on a book talk tour to promote her memoir, Face It, which was published in October via Dey Street.
The Pietasters (Photo courtesy the artist)
It’s the Annual Pie Party, and you’re invited! That’s right — ska collective The Pietasters take over 9:30 Club once a year, and this year, Stephen Jackson and company throw a big ol’ party on Saturday, Dec. 28. You can win tickets to go with Parklife DC.