Concerts

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

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 has yet to drop, crowds still started to line up at the Wharf under the[Read More…]

by September 4, 2019 0 comments Concerts, Guide - Top, The Guide
@VAMPIREWEEKEND/INSTAGRAM | The alternative band delivered the same great production found on its albums, but Ezra Koenig's approach to high-energy songs left something to be desired.

Vampire Weekend Loses Vocal Passion at Merriweather Post Pavilion

With a venue packed from the front-row pit to the grassy lawns, the alternative band Vampire Weekend delivered a set that drew on nearly all of their decade-long discography. The alternative band continued its Father of the Bride Tour Aug. 29 at the Merriweather Post Pavilion, an amphitheater located in[Read More…]

by September 3, 2019 2 comments Concerts, Guide - Top, The Guide
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Concerts, Shows to Attend in the District This Summer

Juice WRLD – May 17 at The Anthem Juice WRLD, though fairly new to the rap game, is quickly making a name for himself. The young rapper has shown a lot of promise on his debut studio album, “Goodbye and Good Riddance,” that produced the hit “Lucid Dreams” last year[Read More…]

MORMOR/FACEBOOK | At Songbyrd, MorMor and opening act Duendita both showcased their pensive and engaging music.

MorMor Enthralls With Dreamy, Atmospheric Sound

Canadian producer and artist MorMor played a packed show at Songbyrd on April 16, as part of the second leg of his tour. Despite finishing the first half of his tour in Europe just ten days prior, the Toronto-based singer showcased his talent as an upcoming indie-pop powerhouse with the[Read More…]

@GABIDEVEREAUX/INSTAGRAM | Peter Sagar, formerly Mac DeMarco’s guitarist, above, performed at the Black Cat and impressed audiences with his lo-fi synth sound and passionate, unapologetic personality. His music reflects his interest in experimentation, the avant-garde and surrealism, resulting in a hazy and dazed effect.

Despite Criticism, Homeshake’s Synth Sound Appeals

Homeshake, the solo musical project by Peter Sagar, made its second performance in Washington, D.C., at the Black Cat on Sunday, March 24. Although Homeshake has lacked the support of critical validation recently, the negative responses have hardly shifted the fervor of his listeners, who continue to be drawn to[Read More…]

by March 29, 2019 1 comment Concerts, Guide - Top, The Guide
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James Bay Shines Bright on ‘Electric Light’ Tour at The Anthem

Three years removed from his last tour, James Bay still remembers how to bring soul to the stage. At the Anthem on Friday, March 8, Bay entertained the crowd with new songs from his 2018 album, “Electric Light,” as well as classics from his 2015 debut album, “Chaos and the[Read More…]

by March 18, 2019 0 comments Concerts, Guide - Top, The Guide
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Meg Mac Entrances Union Stage With Mesmerizing Performance

Australian singer Meg Mac, who gained acclaim for her original take on R&B with a dark, pop-infused sound, showcased all her talent and charisma in her first U.S. solo tour at Union Stage on Feb. 23. Union Stage stands in stark contrast to the rest of District Wharf, a recently[Read More…]

by March 13, 2019 0 comments Concerts, Guide - Top, The Guide
ANDERSON .PAAK/INSTAGRAM | Anderson .Paak created a buzzing, multifaceted show, delighting new and old fans alike.

Anderson .Paak Thrives in Concert as Grand as Venue

Anderson .Paak delivered a virtuosic and groovy performance alongside The Free Nationals that would appeal to teenage outcasts and R&B purists at the swanky MGM National Harbor on Feb. 20. The dreary winter night outside was no match for the uplifting Los Angeles native, whether he was behind the microphone[Read More…]

by March 3, 2019 0 comments Concerts, Guide - Top, The Guide
EMPRESS OF FACEBOOK | Kicking off her new tour at the Rock & Roll Hotel in Washington, D.C., Empress Of took the songs from her sophomore album and blended them into each other throughout the set. She mixed and changed her music with an air of coolness and flexibility that created a unique experience within the packed concert venue.

Empress Of Experiments With Her Music at DC Show

Electronic and alternative artist Empress Of launched her new tour at the Rock & Roll Hotel on H Street on Feb. 18 after the release of her new album “Us.” Wearing a dress she designed herself and her mother sewed, Empress Of, known off-stage as Lorely Rodriguez, seized control of[Read More…]

DENNESE MAE JAVIER/THE HOYA | The members of alternative rock group Weathers have known each other since long before finding success as a band. This history has given them time to grow artistically.

Rock Band Opens Up About New Album, Artistic Evolution

Weathers procured their position in the alternative rock space through the success of their debut singles “I Don’t Wanna Know” and “Happy Pills.” Masterfully adorned with warm percussion, searing guitar riffs and intoxicating melodies, the songs attained an anthemic status. Despite the sincerity behind these early tracks, the Los Angeles-bred[Read More…]

by February 15, 2019 0 comments Concerts, Guide - Top, Music, The Guide