Sunflower Bean performs at Rock and Roll Hotel on June 2, 2018. (Photo by Mickey McCarter)
Sunflower Bean has been through DC quite a few times in the past few years as an opening act, most recently with Sleigh Bells in February of this year. But on Saturday, the trio dropped by Rock and Roll Hotel to tour their second album as a headliner, which is how it should be.
Alexis Krauss fronts Sleigh Bells at 9:30 Club on Feb. 14, 2018. (Photo by Kyle Gustafson)
There are worse ways to spend Valentine’s Day than getting your face melted off by Sleigh Bells’ monster riffs and senses-assaulting light show in a very crowded 9:30 Club.
Celebrants at Firefly on Saturday, June 17 (Photo courtesy Firefly Music Festival/Live at Firefly)
My second day at Firefly Music Festival exposed me to acts both familiar and new as I spent the afternoon treading along well-manicured paths from stage to stage on Saturday, June 17 to investigate the likes of Sunflower Bean, DJ Jazzy Jeff, and Capitol Cities — three acts that quite captured the diversity of the artists performing at Firefly this year!