Live Review: Violent Femmes @ The Anthem — 7/30/19

ViolentFemmes06
The Violent Femmes perform at The Anthem on July 30, 2019. (Photo by Mickey McCarter)

The first time I finally saw the Violent Femmes perform, which was at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in 2013, the band played its debut full-length album in its entirety. Given that “Blister in the Sun” and “Add It Up” were college-listening staples for me, I figured I would at least check a box and enjoy the show.

Little did I know the Violent Femmes would be so damn good as a live band, using that Coachella appearance to spring into annual summer touring, which this year included another stop at The Anthem recently.

Continue Reading

Music Park: Garbage @ Lincoln Theatre — 10/21/18

Garbage @ Lincoln Theatre, Washington DC, 10/21/2018
Shirley Manson fronts Garbage at the Lincoln Theatre on Oct. 21, 2018. (Photos by Paivi; Words by Matt Fortwengler)

Garbage played to a sold-out crowd at the Lincoln Theatre Sunday, gracing us with the first of two nights of the Version 2.0 20th anniversary tour. This tour celebrates the multi-platinum selling and Grammy-nominated album that saw Garbage as one of the top alternative rock bands in the world.

Continue Reading

Don’t Miss: Garbage @ The Lincoln Theatre, 10/22/18

Garbage__Credit-Joseph-Cultice
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.

Continue Reading

Snapshots: Violent Femmes @ The Anthem — 7/25/18

violentfemmes _anthemDS300142_20180725
The Violent Femmes perform at The Anthem on July 25, 2018. (Photo by Jason Nicholson)

Alt-rockers Violent Femmes wrapped a tour with Echo and the Bunnymen on July 25 at The Anthem in a bid for biggest show of the summer dominance! From the looks of things, they succeeded. Judge for yourself with these pictures of the Violent Femmes by Jason Nicholson, who shot the show.

Continue Reading

Snapshots: Zola Jesus @ U Street Music Hall — 9/30/17

zola_jesus_25_DSC9550_20170930
Zola Jesus performs at U Street Music Hall on Sept. 30, 2017. (Photo by Jason Nicholson)

Zola Jesus released Okovi, her fifth studio album, on Sept. 8 via Sacred Bones, and then she appeared as if an apparition to play those songs live at U Street Music Hall on Saturday, Sept. 30. Jason Nicholson was there to capture the show!

Continue Reading

Music Park: Zola Jesus @ Moogfest — 5/19/17

Zola Jesus 16
Zola Jesus performs at Motorco Music Hall in Durham, North Carolina, during Moogfest 2017 on May 19.

Touring sporadically in recent months, Nika Roza Danilova, better known as Zola Jesus, dropped by Moogfest 2017 recently to perform a haunting set at Motorco Music Hall in Durham, North Carolina. Intense and introspective as ever, Zola Jesus performed some new songs in the outdoor venue as she weaved her body into her music.

Continue Reading