AJ Jackson fronts Saint Motel at 9:30 Club on Feb. 11, 2020. (Photo by Casey Vock)
A band from Los Angeles whose sound has been described as indie pop but is something much more dynamic than that, Saint Motel recently made its way to DC as part of its 2020 world tour and Parklife DC was there to shoot photographs at the sold-out 9:30 Club.
Saint Motel (Photo by Jabari)
Los Angeles dreampop quartet Saint Motel caught fire recently with their 2014 EP My Type, catapulting the band into indie fandom in a way their debut album several years later had not.
For my type, the ’60s-tinged band adopted mod iconography for singles “My Type” and “Cold, Cold Man,” demonstrating a sense of style and fun. The instincts that guided the band into adopting the flavor served them well as they are poised to release their second full-length album saintmotelevision on Oct. 21.
The day prior to that record release, Saint Motel visit the 9:30 Club on Thursday, Oct. 20 as a stop on their current US tour, and Parklife DC is giving away a pair of tickets for you to go see the show.
First, watch the devilishly clever official music video for “My Type” by Saint Motel on YouTube, which manages to get you involved by the end:
Second, leave a comment below to win a pair of tix to go see Saint Motel from Parklife DC! To win, leave any comment on this blog, but we would like to hear your favorite Saint Motel song!
For the rules of this giveaway–
Comments will be closed at 5pm on Thursday and a winner will be randomly selected. The winner will be notified by email. The winner must respond to our email within 24 hours or they will forfeit their tickets and we will pick another winner. We will email you instructions on claiming your ticket. Good luck!
Tickets also are available online (although 9:30 Club has issued a low-ticket warning)!
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Thursday, Oct. 20
Nanna Bryndís Hilmarsdóttir from Of Monsters and Men (Photo courtesy of Firefly Music Festival)
Firefly 2016. The fifth annual version of the music festival that takes over Dover, Delaware for four days in June, had a solid number of good bands and artists to choose from. The headliners were not as strong as previous years (I still like the first year’s headliners the best). I spent a majority of the time bouncing between one stage or another, eventually catching 30 full sets and another seven half sets.
Thursday, June 16, 2016
Day 1 was more about logistics, traveling to Delaware, picking up my credentials (long line!), parking and finding the press tent, but I arrived in time to see a few acts.