J. Roddy Walston and Palm Palm rock a sold-out Ottobar on Jan. 19, 2020. (Photo by David LaMason)
In October of last year, J. Roddy Walston and the Business, posted through social media that “after 14 years, four albums and 889 shows of being creatively betrothed solely to each other, now feels like the time to explore other possibilities…” After sold-out sets in Baltimore and Richmond, J. Roddy Walston and the Business and their raucous brand of Southern rock and Stones-inspired music was on an indefinite hiatus.
But the story doesn’t end there.
Top: Austin Getz of Turnover; Botton: Emma Proulx of Men I Trust (Photos by Brenda Reyes)
DC was the final stop for Virginia Beach natives Turnover and Canadian indie band Men I Trust. It was a slightly emotional moment for both bands to finish an amazing run in the United States.
GWAR (Photo courtesy Freeman Promotions)
Conquering alien overlords GWAR ransack 9:30 Club on Friday, Dec. 27, on their Use Your Collusion Tour, and you can win tickets to go with Parklife DC.
People’s Blues of Richmond performs at Pearl Street Warehouse on Nov. 15, 2019. (Photo by Mark Caicedo)
With their unique and face-melting blend of rock, punk, psychobilly, and psychedelia, People’s Blues of Richmond blew into Pearl Street Warehouse on a chilly recent night and proceeded to burn the place down. Known affectionately to their fans as PBR, this power trio hails from Richmond, Virginia. Described as Jimi Hendrix meets MC5, their website calls the music “psychedelic blues rock.” To the packed Pearl Street Warehouse crowd, descriptions didn’t matter; PBR simply rocked.
Turnover (Photo courtesy 9:30 Club)
Dreampop collective Turnover play 9:30 Club on Thursday, Dec. 19, in a joint tour with Men I Trust. You can win tickets to go with Parklife DC.
GWAR performs at Rams Head Live on Sept. 29, 2019. (Photo by Katherine Gaines/ ambienteye.com)
Thrash metal overlords GWAR sieged Rams Head Live as the command center for the band’s Use Your Collusion Tour recently. Katherine Gaines got pictures of all of the guts and glory you would expect from a heavy metal “alien invasion.”
Broke Royals frontman Philip Basnight performs at DC9, Aug. 16, 2019. (Photo by Ari Strauss/ aristrauss.com)
Broke Royals recently concluded an intensive 10-day tour with a hometown performance at DC9. The DC-based power-pop group, and winners of Parklife DC’s 2018 inaugural Thrushie Award for best local band, put in 12 performances across the Midwest and the Atlantic coast over 10 days, reaching as far as Milwaukee, to promote their new album, Saint Luxury.