The Joy Formidable mug backstage at Rock and Roll Hotel on Nov. 29, 2019. (Photo by Jason Nicholson)
Earlier this year, The Joy Formidable celebrated 10 years as a band by re-releasing the trio’s debut EP, A Balloon Called Moaning. In doing so, the band added a disc containing acoustic versions of the song recorded in their home Welsh language.
The noise poppers celebrated that anniversary — 10 years as a band really — with a rousing show at Rock and Roll Hotel recently. Jason Nicholson photographed them in action.
The KVB performs at Metro Gallery in Baltimore on Nov. 3, 2019. (Photo by Katherine Gaines/ ambienteye.com)
British electronic duo The KVB released Submersion, a new EP, recently then launched a debut North American tour that took them to Metro Gallery in Baltimore on Sunday. Katherine Gaines was there to shoot the show.
Cigarettes After Sex performs at 9:30 Club on Oct. 25, 2019. (Photo by Paivi Salonen)
Ambient quartet Cigarettes After Sex recently performed at 9:30 Club on the very day the band released Cry, their second studio album. Paivi Salonen was there to take photos of all of the slow jams.
Ride performs at 9:30 Club on Sept. 22, 2019. (All photos by Nalinee Darmrong, courtesy of RIDE and the 9:30 Club; Words by Mickey McCarter)
Like a reassuring embrace, guitarslingers Ride strode onto stage at 9:30 Club recently, largely to play songs from a thoughtful new album but also to remind us that smart psychedelic vibes are here to stay.
Ride (Photo courtesy Ticketfly)
English shoegazers Ride released This Is Not a Safe Place, the band’s sixth studio album, in August via Wichita Recordings and Play It Again Sam. The quartet return to 9:30 Club for a show on Sunday, Sept. 22.
The Dandy Warhols perform at 9:30 Club on May 6, 2019. (Photo by Kyle Gustafson)
The Dandy Warhols are 25? For serious? If you would have asked me back in mid-’90s, I would have said no chance. And how wrong I would have been. The Dandys have carved out a nice career for themselves, being smart about song placements for ads and video games, making friends in right places (they opened for David Bowie!), investing back into a home studio and most importantly, making a steady stream of their wonderful brand of oddball pop.
The Dandy Warhols (Photo courtesy Ticketfly)
Celebrating 25 years of making gritty and glittery music, the veteran Portland four-piece Dandy Warhols performs at the 9:30 Club on Monday, May 6.