Solar Fake performs at Ivy City Tavern on Feb. 7, 2017. (Photo by Paivi)
Sven Friedrich previously helmed musical projects Zeraphine and Dreadful Shadows. Since 2007, he’s been recording as Solar Fake. Last week, Solar Fake visited DC to open for Aesthetic Perfection at Ivy City Tavern.
Book of Love perform at U Street Music Hall on Feb. 11, 2017. (Photo by Mickey McCarter)
Ted Ottaviano reminded us of the wonders of his band Book of Love’s second album, Lullaby, in a very full show at U Street Music Hall on Saturday.
Nick Rhodes of Duran Duran performs at MGM National Harbor on Dec. 31, 2016. (Photo by Mickey McCarter)
On the second Thursday of every month, we pop over to Dodge City (917 U St. NW, DC) for our Careless Memories party, and play some new wave tunes for you while you have some drinks and maybe break out some dance moves.
VOOWS perform at 9:30 Club on Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017. (Photo by Mickey McCarter)
VOWWS may be a band dealing in dark synthpop, but the duo play with a light grace that makes them a quickly accessible and compelling watch.
Based in Los Angeles, VOWWS visited 9:30 Club in DC on Feb. 1 to open for England’s White Lies. (Read our Parklife DC review of White Lies at 9:30 Club.) Guitarist Matt and synthesist Rizz played eight tracks mostly from their debut full-length album The Great Sun, released in 2015 via Cleopatra Records.
Sean T. Drinkwater of Freezepop performs at Subterranean in Chicago on July 16, 2015. (Photo by Kyle Gaddo)
Traditionally, February is an icy month here in the DMV. And yet midmonth, our hearts turn warm with romance at the arrival of Valentine’s Day.
Katie Stelmanis of Austra sings at Vida Festival 2014 in Barcelona on July 5, 2014. (Photo by scannerFM)
“This is an appropriate place to play this song,” suggested Katie Stelmanis at the Black Cat in DC on Saturday.
Wesley Eisold of Cold Cave sings at the Rock and Roll Hotel on Jan. 25, 2017. (Photo by Paivi)
Cold Cave open their show Wednesday night at DC’s Rock and Roll Hotel with “Love Comes Close,” coincidentally the song that first initiated my interest in the band. For the duration of their opener, the look of the stage is appropriately understated.