Darlingside captivates at the Union Stage on March 31, 2018. (Photo by David LaMason)
It’s a treat when two voices are so perfectly in sync with one another that you can’t tell where one starts and the next begins, but it’s a something else entirely to witness the four voices perfectly melded into a nearly indistinguishable line verse. Darlingside, the Boston-based quartet that has been been making music together since 2009, has honed the craft of harmony to perfection, as witnessed in a headlining show at Union Stage on Saturday.
Twain performs at Union Stage on March 31, 2018. (Photo by David LaMason)
It might be understandable if you haven’t heard of Twain, the musical moniker of Mt Davidson, a Virginia resident who writes beautiful, lyrical songs that are sometimes funny and often heartbreaking but always hard to shake. But if you were at Union Stage on Saturday night, you certainly heard some terrific songs played live.
Darlingside (Photo by Gaelle Beri)
Alt-fock rockers Darlingside released Extralife last month via More Doug Records/Thirty Tigers, and they perform locally at Union Stage on Saturday, March 31.
Ellen Kempner fronts Palehound at Union Stage on Feb. 10, 2018. (Photo by Isaiah Hattix)
Palehound performed at Union Stage recently in a tour following their release of A Place I’ll Always Go, the band’s sophomore full-length album published last summer via Polyvinyl Records. Isaiah Hattix snapped Palehound in action during their co-headlining show with Weaves
Palehound (Photo by Shervin Lainez)
Boston trio Palehound today release a 7-inch single YMCA Pool and shared a new track called “Sea of Blood.” The single chases the release of A Place I’ll Always Go, the band’s sophomore full-length album published last summer via Polyvinyl Records. In a few short weeks, Palehound hits the road with Weaves, and the co-headlining tour lands at Union Stage in DC on Saturday, Feb. 10.
Philip Basnight fronts Broke Royals at Union Stage on Dec. 28, 2017. (Photo by Mickey McCarter)
Time is very important to Broke Royals, the DC Americana-flavored power pop band founded by Philip Basnight and Colin Cross. Their debut single, released in May 2014, was called “About Time,” an ode of encouragement dedicated to taking time to care for yourself.
Broke Royals (Photo by Sound Snap Photography)
DC duo Broke Royals released their self-titled debut album on Nov. 17. The gents will present its songs live in an official album release show at the new Union Stage on Thursday, Dec. 28.