Preview: The Regrettes @ U Street Music Hall, 10/1/19

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The Regrettes (Photo by Claire Marie Vogel)

In August, The Regrettes released How Do You Love?, the band’s sophomore studio album, via Warner Records. Frontwoman Lydia Night and company are on the road again, and The Regrettes play at U Street Music Hall on Tuesday, Oct. 1. But act fast — few tickets remain!

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Live Review: Wovenhand @ U Street Music Hall — 9/15/19

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Wovenhand performs at U Street Music Hall on Sept. 15, 2019. (Photo by photos by Nalinee Darmrong, courtesy of the 9:30 Club and U Street Music Hall)

Gothic folk/alt-country band Wovenhand, led by David Eugene Edwards, put on a somber, heavy performance at U Street Music Hall recently. They let their hard-rocking songs speak for themselves, moving directly from one dark piece into another without addressing the audience.

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Live Review: Fontaines DC @ U Street Music Hall — 9/11/19

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Stage performance defines a band — eager audiences arrive at a concert to determine if your songs are meant to be delivered live. In the case of young Irish band Fontaines D.C., the answer is a resounding yes, as seen in a sold-out show at U Street Music Hall recently, where the band dominated with pacing, presence, and something to say (which is best heard live).

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Preview: Black Pumas @ U Street Music Hall, 9/12/19

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Black Pumas (Photo by Greg Giannukos)

Austin duo Black Pumas released their self-titled debut on ATO Records in June. Busker-turned-frontman Eric Burton and Grammy-winning guitarist/ producer Adrian Quesada continue their journey from local phenomenon to full touring force with a stop at U Street Music Hall on Thursday, Sept. 12.

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Live Review: Operators @ U Street Music Hall — 7/13/19

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Dan Boeckner fronts Operators at the Mercury Lounge in New York City on April 5, 2017. (Photo by nevbrown)

Dan Boeckner is a compelling frontman. The high-spirited crooner danced and weaved his way through an excellent show by his band Operators at U Street Music Hall recently, doing it all as he sang, strummed, and synthed his way through 14 gorgeous songs.

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Live Review: Helado Negro @ U Street Music Hall — 6/28/19

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Helado Negro (Photo courtesy of RVNG Intl.)

What does black ice cream taste like? If you’re Roberto Carlos Lange, you may say it’s a combination of flavors that inexplicably vary with every lick. The producer and singer-songwriter, better known as Helado Negro (“black ice cream” in Spanish), served up an eclectic mix of synth-pop, electro-folk, and Latin music during a recent performance at DC’s U Street Music Hall.

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