The Joy Formidable, the always dynamic three-piece from Wales, closed their recent tour at The Black Cat on Saturday. They provided fans with not only a fantastic set but included an after party to celebrate the end of a four-week tour for their fans as well.
Gruff Rhys has been providing listeners with a steady stream of clever and catchy songs since the mid-’90s, first as leader of the Super Furry Animals and later as a collaborator with people like Boom Bip, Damon Albarn, Mogwai, Danger Mouse, and Simian Mobile Disco. Oh yeah, he’s also released five pretty amazing solo albums as well. Gruff brought that significant catalog to DC9 recently.
Gruff Rhys, best known as frontman for Super Furry Animals, released Babelsberg, a new solo album, via Rough Trade Records in June. The Welsh musician has embarked on a solo tour of the United States, and he visits DC9 on Thursday, Oct. 11.
The National Health Service of the United Kingdom turned 70 years old in July, and Wales called upon native son Mike Peters of The Alarm to perform in a concert to honor the anniversary.
Seated directly in front of Mike in a special chair for the occasion was none other than Charles, Prince of Wales, the singer recalled in a story at City Winery in DC on Wednesday.
The Alarm released Equals, their most recent studio album, through The Twenty First Century Recording Company on June 29. Frontman Mike Peters and the band are on their most extensive North American Tour in some time, and they visit City Winery in DC on Wednesday, Aug. 8!
Welsh hard rockers Bullet for My Valentine will release Gravity, their sixth studio album, via Search and Destroy and Spinefarm Records on June 29. On the road to the record release, BFMV performed at The Fillmore Silver Spring on Sunday, May 6, and Chris Smyth took some pictures of the show.