Music Park: Seratones @ DC9 — 10/20/16

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AJ Haynes leads the Seratones in a performance at SXSW 2016 on March 18, 2016. (Photo by Paul Hudson)

The Seratones, led by singer AJ Haynes, rocked DC9 nightclub Thursday, taking me back to what it may have been like if I were going to concerts in the ‘60s or ‘70s!

If I had to describe the sound of The Seratones, I would say it’s a mix of punk, blues, and rock. I can’t really think of a band to compare them to, but they have a classic rock sound. I might even go as far as to say that AJ’s vocals are comparable to Janis Joplin. The Seratones are made up of AJ (vocals), Jesse Gabriel (drums), Connor Davis (guitar) and Adam Davis (bass). They are currently on tour promoting their debut album “Get Gone,” released on Fat Possum records this past May.

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Don’t Miss: Seratones @ DC9, 10/20/16

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Seratones (Photo by Chad Kamenshine)

Louisiana gospel-garage quartet Seratones have been busy this year, and they aren’t quite done with DC in 2016!

In May, the band dropped their debut album, Get Gone via Fat Possum, and they have been burning up the touring circuit all year. In support of that album, Seratones will visit DC9 on Thursday, Oct. 20.

Watch Seratones perform “Don’t Need It” on CBS This Morning on March 5, 2016, via YouTube:

Seratones are AJ Haynes (vocals), Connor Davis (guitar), Adam Davis (bass), and Jesse Gabriel (drums), but AJ particularly has drawn a lot of appraise for her powerful voice.

“Seratones singer-guitarist A.J. Haynes takes gospel into the garage, and what comes out is fiery rock ‘n’ roll,” said NPR Music.

Baltimore rockers The Milestones open. Tickets are available online.

Seratones
w/ The Milestones
DC9
Thursday, Oct. 20
Doors @830pm
$12-$15
All ages

Don’t Miss: The Dandy Warhols @ 9:30 Club, 4/17/16

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The Dandy Warhols (Photo courtesy Dine Alone Records)

The Dandy Warhols have returned with their ninth studio album, released only last week, and they hit the 9:30 Club to promote it on Sunday, April 17.

With Distortland, published April 8 via Dine Alone Records, The Dandys continue their penchant for an outsider perspective set to groovy psychedelic jams. The well-regarded Portland-based quartet received generally favorable reviews with the new 10-track album, according to Metacritic.

Watch the recently released official music video for “You Are Killing Me” by The Dandy Warhols, which features cult actor Joe Dallesandro as a writer that undergoes a bad psychedelic trip:

And of course, as consummate performers, The Dandys themselves are always ready to put on a show with vocalist and guitarist Courtney Taylor, keyboardist Zia McCabe, guitarist Peter Holmström, and drummer Brent DeBoer. The band initially recorded Distortland in Courtney’s basement on and old-school cassette recorder before enlisting Jim Lowe, who’s worked with Taylor Swift and Beyoncé, to mix it. It should be fascinating to see these new songs live!

When I last saw The Dandys at the 9:30 Club in 2012, I observed: “Although the band worked together remarkably well as a band, Courtney Taylor carried the show with a jovial swagger. At times, he would evoke the grunge scene that he quickly grew beyond and mumble through some muddled lyrics and at others he would belt out his words clearly like he was channeling Iggy Pop.”

Louisiana garage gospel quartet Seratones open for The Dandy Warhols. Tickets are available online! You also can purchase a VIP Nation upgrade, Dandys Hang Out Experience Upgrade (for $75), which requires that you already have a regular ticket but which allows you to hang out with the band.

The Dandy Warhols
w/ Seratones
9:30 Club
Sunday, April 17
Doors @7pm
Regular: $25
VIP: +$75
All ages