Little Dragon performs at Rock and Roll Hotel on Oct. 17, 2018. (Photo by Will Colbert)
Swedish electropop band Little Dragon was in town recently for a two-night stint at the Rock and Roll Hotel. The avant-garde group, known for blending a wide range of electronic influences into their music, delivered an energetic performance at the intimate venue.
Garbage (Photo by Joseph Cultice)
Garbage is celebrating 20 years of Version 2.0, their influential second album, with a new remastered edition and a tour. That tour lands at The Lincoln Theatre in DC for two nights. The first night sold out fast, but tickets are still available for Garbage’s concert on Monday, Oct. 22.
Emancipator performs at 9:30 Club on Feb. 3, 2018. (Photo by Ari Strauss)
Emancipator delivered to a packed 9:30 Club on Saturday, making his fifth stop of a 25-city tour to promote his newest album, Baralku, which released from his own label, Loci Records, this past November.
Emancipator (Photo courtesy Loci Records)
Emancipator, born Doug Appling, released Baralku, his fifth studio album, late last year via his own Loci Records, and it hit #1 on the iTunes Electronic Chart. Emancipator is touring his new album with a show at 9:30 Club *this* Saturday, Feb. 3. You can win tickets to go with Parklife DC!
Syd performs at The Fillmore Silver Spring on Oct. 10, 2017. (Photo by Chris Castillo)
Syd (aka Syd Tha Kid), frontwoman and producer for The Internet, released EP Always Never Home on Sept. 7 via Columbia Records. On Tuesday, she visited The Fillmore Silver Spring to play an engaging show, and Chris Castillo was there to take some pix. (By the way, Syd is at Baltimore Soundstage tonight. Go see that show!)
Syd (Photo by Justin Brown)
Syd, frontwoman and producer for The Internet, released Fin, her debut solo album, on Columbia Records in February. She’s embarked on her own Always Never Home Tour, which stops at The Fillmore Silver Spring on Tuesday, Oct. 10.
Saint Etienne perform at U Street Music Hall on Sept. 27, 2017.
The lovely Sarah Cracknell took to the very crowded stage at U Street Music Hall to coo gentle reproaches and remembrances to a respectfully full house last week, rekindling our romance with the sublime UK synthpop trio Saint Etienne.
Zola Jesus (Photo by Jesse Draxler)
Zola Jesus (aka Nika Roza Danilova) released a new album Okovi on Sept. 8 via Sacred Bones. She brings her heavy and dark new songs to performance at U Street Music Hall on Saturday, Sept. 30.
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.