Snapshots: Noveller @ Rock and Roll Hotel — 6/6/17

Noveller 10 Sarah Lipstate, aka Noveller, performs at Rock and Roll Hotel on June 6, 2017.

Los Angeles guitarist Sarah Lipstate, better known as Noveller, visited DC’s Rock and Roll Hotel to open for Mary Timony touring the songs of her former band Helium on June 6. (Read our Parklife DC review of Mary Timony!) During the sold-out show, Noveller deftly looped guitar loops through an impressive array of pedals, producing a languid noise rock that proved a great counterpart to Helium’s music.

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Music Park: Mary Timony (Plays Helium) @ Rock and Roll Hotel, 6/6/17

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Mary Timony plays the songs of Helium at Rock and Roll Hotel on June 6, 2017.

In the loose and grungy ’90s, pockets of great music bubbled up, and few places were as cool as Boston, where noise pop quartet Helium formed.

Former Helium frontwoman Mary Timony, who had relocated from DC to Boston at the time, recently championed the remaster of the band’s only two albums, along with another album of rarities, and made an effort to get the band back together for a brief tour. Although that reunion did not occur, Mary took the show on the road herself, playing an opening date to a sold-out room at Rock and Roll Hotel on Tuesday, June 6, to the delight of a much enthralled audience.

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Don’t Miss: Mary Timony Plays Helium @ Rock and Roll Hotel, 6/6/17

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Helium (Photo by James Smolka)

Mary Timony, DC’s top guitar ace, first became an indie rock darling in the ‘90s with her Boston-based band Helium, which dabbled in well-written noise pop. Twenty years after the band’s second and last album, Matador Records last month reissued Helium’s records and a new compilation — Ends with And, a collection of singles and other tracks.

To mark the occasion, Mary herself is hitting the road to celebrate the music of Helium in a short tour beginning with a date at the Rock and Roll Hotel on Tuesday, June 6. You still have a chance to buy tickets!

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Snapshots: Color Palette @ Rock & Roll Hotel — 5/13/17

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Color Palette performs at Rock & Roll Hotel on May 13, 2017. (Photo by Paivi)

Color Palette, a DC indie rock quintet, was one of the bands opening for Broke Royals during their third anniversary show at Rock and Roll Hotel on Saturday, May 13. Paivi caught some photos of Color Palette in action.

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Snapshots: Broke Royals @ Rock & Roll Hotel — 5/13/17

Broke Royals @ Rock&Roll Hotel, Washington DC, 05/13/2017Broke Royals performs at Rock & Roll Hotel on May 13. (Photo by Paivi)

DC rockers Broke Royals played a third anniversary show at Rock and Roll Hotel on Saturday. The gents are in the process of recording their debut full-length album after releasing three well-received EPs over the past few years.

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