Sabaton (Photo courtesy Adrenaline PR)
Swedish heavy metal rockers Sabaton released The Last Stand, their eighth studio album, in 2016 via Nuclear Blast. The Swedes now invade the United States, as they are on a co-headlining tour with Kreator, their German thrash metal friends, and the two bands perform at The Fillmore Silver Spring on Wednesday, March 7.
Avatar perform at The Fillmore Silver Spring on Oct. 8, 2017. (Photo by Paivi)
Goth metal rockers Avatar dropped by The Fillmore Silver Spring to open for In This Moment on Sunday, Oct. 8. Paivi got some pictures of the show!
Yukimi Nagano fronts Little Dragon at 9:30 Club on Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2017. (Photo by Theresa C. Sanchez)
Good things come in small packages.
Standing just barely 5 feet tall, the Swedish singer-songwriter Yukimi Nagano is no exception. Last Tuesday and Wednesday night, Little Dragon fans in attendance at the 9:30 Club were transported to the future, and not just the weekend. Attendees accustomed to rock and roll gigs might also argue the neon kaleidoscope-colored lighting and the mobile-like twinkling backdrop also transformed the space into that of a rave. The soulful, electro pop quartet who formed in 1996 (while still in high school) played back-to-back shows promoting their much-anticipated fifth studio album, Season High. They added an additional performance following the quick sellout of their first night.
Little Dragon (Photo by IB Kamara)
Little Dragon released their latest album Season High on May 5 via Loma Vista Records. The band are touring this summer with two dates at 9:30 Club! The first date sold out, but you can win tickets to go to the second date on Wednesday, Aug. 9, with Parklife DC.
Dada Life perform at an Adidas Store in Paris on June 21, 2012 (Photo by S. Camelot)
Hey everybody welcome back! This week I had the pleasure to review the high energy, banana-enthused duo DadaLife! The Swedish duo, Olle Cornéer and Stefan Engblom, took D.C by storm at Echostage on Saturday, and I was delighted to be apart of what will surely go down as one of the most eventful, jaw dropping shows I’ve reviewed this year thus far!
Dada Life perform at Red Rocks in Colorado in May 2016. (Photo by Rukes)
The Swedish DJ duo known as Dada Life is hitting Echostage on Saturday, April 22 on their The Compound: Evolved tour.
Katatonia perform at 9:30 Club on March 16, 2017. (Photo by Paivi)
Swedish heavy metal rockers Katatonia hit 9:30 Club last Thursday to launch a North American tour on the heels of releasing their 10th studio album, The Fall of Hearts, via Peaceville.
Katatonia (Photo by Ester Segarra)
Swedish metal band Katatonia released their 10th studio album, The Fall of Hearts, via Peaceville in 2016, and they launch a North American tour at 9:30 Club on Thursday, March 16.
Nicklas Stenemo of Kite at Spellbound on March 4, 2017. (Photo by Paivi)
Draping the intimate space within Recessions in soothing synthpop, Swedish duo Kite dropped by the weekly Spellbound party on Saturday to engross an attentive crowd with their poignant compositions.
The Radio Dept. perform at Black Cat on Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017. (Photo by Theresa C. Sanchez)
America has a lot to thank Sweden for. The Scandinavian land across the Atlantic to the northeast brought us everything from the modern-day zipper and the three-point seatbelt to the TetraPak and ABBA. The neutral European country also introduced us to the dream pop outfit known as The Radio Dept. The band performed to a crowded house at the Black Cat in Washington, D.C. this past Wednesday in support of their new album “Running Out of Love.” It’s the fourth studio album release and their first LP since 2010’s “Clinging to a Scheme.”