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Georgetown University’s Newspaper of Record since 1920

The Hoya

Georgetown University’s Newspaper of Record since 1920

The Hoya

The Day the District Went Quiet: Music Venues in the Time of COVID-19

The Day the District Went Quiet: Music Venues in the Time of COVID-19

By Daya Benami Narasimhan October 23, 2020

After 10 fond years, Washington, D.C. music fans said goodbye to one of their favorite music venues when U Street Music Hall shut down in early October. The independent music venues that have long lined...

SLOW HOLLOWS/FACEBOOK | Slow Hollows brought their intimate, casual sound to a low-key performance at Songbyrd on Feb. 12. By playing songs from across their discography and relating to the crowd, Slow Hollows created an engaging performance few acts can match.

Slow Hollows Showcases Versatility, High Energy at Songbyrd

By Iyanah Langa February 20, 2020

Songbyrd Music House and Record Cafe welcomed Slow Hollows to their Byrd Cage on Feb. 12, where the Los Angeles-based indie rock band performed to a small but dedicated crowd. The band showcased its experimental...

ALEXANDRA BRUNJES/THE HOYA | British Indie Pop Singer brought his trademark relatability to The Anthem on Wednesday Feb. 12. Combining colorful set design with personable lyrics and performance styles, Rex connects with his crowd in ways that few acts can match.

Rex Orange County Brings Color, Spirit to The Anthem

By Alexandra Brunjes February 14, 2020

At just 21 years old, Alexander O’Connor, better known by his stage name Rex Orange County, is making waves on his first solo headlining tour in support of his third studio album, “Pony.”  The...

@POPPY/TWITTER | Enigmatic YouTuber Poppy put on a show for her fans at U Street Music Hall. Leaving her bubblegum pop roots for screamo-style guitar beats that dont reflect well on her vocal range

Eccentric YouTuber Poppy Disappoints Vocally at U Street

By Emma Ginsberg February 13, 2020

In a live performance that exuded almost as much sinister energy as her YouTube videos, the enigmatic Poppy presented her newest album, “I Disagree,” at U Street Music Hall last Saturday. Although...

Metronomy Dazzles With High-Energy Performance

Metronomy Dazzles With High-Energy Performance

By Emma Ginsberg February 6, 2020

★★★★★ The 9:30 Club came alive with brilliant light shows and an exciting musical display from the versatile music group Metronomy on Jan. 31. Just beginning their world tour featuring their...

Faye Webster, slowthai Shine at WGTBs Winter Concert

Faye Webster, slowthai Shine at WGTB’s Winter Concert

By Megan Wee January 24, 2020

Bulldog Alley played host to Atlanta folk sensation Faye Webster and British grime rapper slowthai for Georgetown University Radio’s winter concert last Saturday night, accompanied by Georgetown student...

ALLAN NAVARRO / THE HOYA | Pop rap group BROCKHAMPTON delivered energy and seamless chemistry at their Nov. 25 concert at The Anthem. The group struck the perfect balance between hard-hitting bars and more downtrodden and powerful melodies.

BROCKHAMPTON Shows Chemistry at The Anthem

By Allan Navarro December 5, 2019

Pop-rap group BROCKHAMPTON captivated The Anthem on Nov. 25 as part of their Heaven Belongs to You Tour and in promotion of their 2019 album “GINGER.” The group’s live performance struck an excellent...

SUBUL MALIK FOR THE HOYA | In her first headlining tour in the States, King Princess exudes artistry, emotion and LGBTQ pride through her powerful performances and candid storytelling.

King Princess Energizes, Empowers Crowd at 9:30 Club

By Subul Malik November 15, 2019

The “Cheap Queen” tour marks the rise of one of 2019’s biggest breakout artists, 20-year-old LGBTQ indie pop singer King Princess. Her energized and empowered performance last Wednesday at the 9:30...

@FRANKIECOMBOS/INSTAGRAM | Frankie Cosmos enthralled her audience at the Black Cat on Sept. 27, demonstrating sonic growth while still preserving her signature youthful sound.

Frankie Cosmos Finds the Joy in Sadness at Black Cat

By Kira Pomeranz October 2, 2019

The melodic and jumpy ballads of Frankie Cosmos excited the nearly sold-out Black Cat on Sept. 27, following the release of their newest album, “Close It Quietly,” which has been receiving critical...

Mac Demarco | Canadian-born songwriter Mac Demarco offered an unorthodox and engrossing performance at The Anthem on Sept. 20, consisting of his own songs and covers of old rock hits.

Mac DeMarco Engages Audience in Lighthearted and Eccentric Show

By Antonio Grumser October 2, 2019

Canadian-born Mac DeMarco embraced a very particular aesthetic at The Anthem on Sept. 20 — donning a vintage trucker hat, large ripped jeans, blue Vans and a mouthful of broken teeth, the multi-instrumentalist...

JULIA GIGANTE FOR THE HOYA | joan showcased their eclectic sound, reflecting on their successful past and promising future.

joan Entrances With Chemistry-Filled Concert

By Noelle Whitman September 26, 2019

Muted blue light cast down on the crestfallen face of Alan Thomas, the guitarist and main vocalist of the rising indie duo joan. As the eclectic sound of joan’s synth-pop music began to fill the space...

COURTESY STONE MORALES | Although Tame Impala is marketed as a band, it is largely the creative project of Australian rocker Kevin Parker.

Tame Impala Takes Audience on Musical Journey at The Anthem

By Gabrielle Irwin September 4, 2019

Kevin Parker’s once-underground rock band Tame Impala has reached new heights of fame, with fans eagerly awaiting a new album that was supposed to be released by the end of the summer. Though the album...

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