Normally a bigger band, Doc Robinson arrived as a duo from Columbus, Ohio, at DC9 and played a stripped down accoustic show. They played a fantastic set on Tuesday.
The Mynabirds, the soulful pop solo project of Laura Burhenn, released Be Here Now, a fourth studio album, via Saddle Creek on Aug. 25. Laura actually released the songs on the album as three EPs prior to collecting them on one record in order to transfer the urgency of the protest music she was making at the time. The Mynabirds now are on tour, and Laura performs at DC9 on Wednesday, Sept. 20.
Columbus indie pop group Doc Robinson will make a stop at DC9 Nightclub on Sept. 19. The stop comes almost exactly two months after the release of their debut full-length album, titled Deep End, which they are currently supporting on their US tour.
Experimental Canadian rock band Broken Social Scene released Hug of Thunder, its fifth studio album, via Arts & Crafts in July. The 17-person collective then launched a world tour that included a stop at 9:30 Club on Sept. 19. That night quickly sold out, and the band added a second show at 9:30 Club on Wednesday, Sept. 20. You can win tickets to attend that show with Parklife DC.
This fall, R&B singer Tank will release his eighth studio album Savage via Atlantic Records. He will launch the Savage Tour on Sept. 5, and that tour brings him to the Howard Theatre on Friday, Sept. 8.
The venerable Afghan Whigs released In Spades, their eighth studio album, in May via Sub Pop Records. Their accompanying tour hits 9:30 Club on Saturday, Sept. 9, and you can win tickets to go with Parklife DC.
The recent resurgence in urban fashion trends, reunion tours, and contemporary music samplings indicate that the legacy of ‘90s RnB is as potent as ever. To complement the nostalgic resurgence, the contemporary effect of social media allows for the genre to entertain a new generation of fans and revamp chart-toppers for longstanding fans. As evidence of this, 20 years into their career, Baltimore “boy band” Dru Hill hosted fans on nearly a two-hour trip to their sensual and street catalogue at the Howard Theatre on Aug. 18.