Live Review: Cults @ DC9 — 12/1/18

Cults 9Cults perform at DC9 on Dec 1, 2018. (Photo by Brenda Reyes)

New York duo Cults, consisting of Brian Oblivion and Madeline Follin, played at DC9 for two nights — and with both nights selling out, the performance made for a packed, exciting show.  Continue reading

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Don’t Miss: DC 101 Office Party @ The Anthem, 12/4/18

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Bastille (Photo courtesy Red Light Management)

British synthpop band Bastille will soon release its third album, Doom Days, but first it will headline the DC101 Office Party at The Anthem on Tuesday, Dec. 4! Sharing the bill with Bastille are Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness, Meg Myers, and The Glorious Sons.

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Music Park: Tash Sultana @ The Anthem — 11/21/18

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Tash Sultana performs at The Anthem on Nov. 21, 2018. (Photo by Brenda Reyes)

Since last year, when Tash Sultana sold out the 9:30 Club, she has created a huge fanbase in the United States, leading her to play at the The Anthem recently. On the eve before Thanksgiving Day, when many people were heading out of town, I was lucky enough to enjoy an evening with Tash Sultana.

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Music Park: Loi Loi @ Union Stage — 11/10/18

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Loi Loi performs at Union Stage on Nov. 10, 2018. (Photo by Marc Caicedo)

Loi Loi (frontwoman Kristie Di Lascio and Ron Storhaug) gamely tried to get a dance party started at Union Stage recently. The show began early with Subradio, followed by Loi Loi, but I had the feeling that the audience wasn’t quite loose enough yet to move their feet.

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Snapshots: Christine and the Queens @ 9:30 Club — 11/4/18

Christine and the Queens @ 9:30 Club, Washington DC, 11/04/2018 Christine and the Queens performs at 9:30 Club on Nov. 4, 2018. (Photo by Paivi)

Christine and the Queens released Chris, the band’s second studio album, via Because Music in September. Héloïse Letissier dropped by to break out some dance moves in a sold-out concert at 9:30 Club on Sunday, and Paivi shot the show.

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Don’t Miss: Loi Loi @ Union Stage, 11/10/18

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Loi Loi performs at Comet Ping Pong on April 6, 2018. (Photo by Mickey McCarter)

[Editor’s Note: We’ve learned the Loi Loi album release has been pushed back to 2019! We’ve updated this post accordingly.]

DC’s own hometown synthpop group Loi Loi will celebrate the release of a new single at Union Stage on Saturday, Nov. 10, opening Bright Light Bright Light.

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Ticket Giveaway: St. Lucia @ 9:30 Club, 11/6/18

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Jean-Philip Grobler and Patti Beranek of St. Lucia (Photo courtesy Columbia Records)

Jean-Philip Grobler, better known as the man behind St. Lucia, released Hyperion, the third studio album by the project, in September via Columbia Records. St. Lucia plays the second of two nights at 9:30 Club on Tuesday, Nov. 6, and you can win tickets to go with Parklife DC.

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