Brooklyn MC Skyzoo made a long overdue return to DC Friday to perform songs off his recently released album, In Celebration of Us. It was an early show that started late, but well worth the wait.
Americana is one of those musical labels that can apply to a wide variety of styles (folk, country, rock blues, or gospel) and thus become practically meaningless. However, as a descriptor for Dead Horses’ music, and paired with the band’s origin story, the term takes on a specificity and uniqueness all its own.
Dead Horses — Sarah Vos (vocals/guitar), Daniel Wolff (double bass/vocals), Jamie Gallagher (drums), and Ryan Ogburn (mandolin) — stopped at Songbyrd Music House on Saturday. Touring in support of its third album, My Mother the Moon (released on April 6), a modest but enthusiastic crowd was treated to a lively performance of songs drawing on a wide range of influences that includes folk, bluegrass, gospel, rock, and blues.
Adrian Galvin, formerly of Walk the Moon, now has a solo project called Yoke Lore. He recently launched his first headlining tour, which visited Songbyrd Music House on Jan. 29, on the heels of several EPs of new music.
Adrian Galvin, formerly of Walk the Moon, struck out on his own with solo project Yoke Lore, and he released Far Shore, his debut EP as Yoke Lore, in 2016. He followed that up with Goodpain, a second EP, last summer. Yoke Lore will perform at Songbyrd Music House on Monday, Jan. 29, and you can win tickets to see the show with Parklife DC!
October’s first weekend was a frantic one for Near Northeast. On Saturday, the band performed at Porchfest in Adams Morgan, then loaded up their gear for a quick trip to Norfolk, Virginia, for a secret SoFar show. Then it was back up to the District to support headliner Sam Amidon at the Songbyrd Music House Sunday.
The quartet, named for the D.C. neighborhood where it originated, takes its work and art seriously: relentlessly performing whenever and wherever a gig is to be had.