Concerts

MGMT

Concert Review: MGMT at The Anthem

MGMT brought a refreshing nonchalance and whimsical sense to The Anthem on March 15, marrying a subdued stage presence with playful oddities like its lead singer on an exercise bike and a cameo by a child-sized piano. The indie duo, composed of Ben Goldwasser and Andrew VanWyngarden, is on tour[Read More…]

by March 26, 2018 0 comments Concerts, Guide - Top, The Guide
Concert Review: Billie Eilish at the Black Cat

Concert Review: Billie Eilish at the Black Cat

Gray-haired, 16-year-old singer Billie Eilish is full of paradoxes. Her voice is light, angelic and mature well beyond her years, but allusions to violence in her lyrics and more ominous production give her songs a darker, biting edge. Her stop at the Black Cat, a music venue in downtown Washington,[Read More…]

by March 22, 2018 2 comments Concerts, Guide - Top, Music, The Guide
AARON WEINMANN FOR THE HOYA

G-Eazy at the DAR Constitution Hall

Dressed in an all-black outfit with his hair greased back and gold chains bouncing off his neck, G-Eazy turned the DAR Constitution Hall, a theater-like venue with carpeted floors, into a club last Saturday. As he ripped through songs off his latest album “The Beautiful & Damned,” as well as[Read More…]

by March 19, 2018 1 comment Concerts, Guide - Top, Music, The Guide
KELELA

Concert Review: Kelela at the 9:30 Club

In a performance at the 9:30 Club that was equal parts intimate and transcendent, Kelela returned to her hometown of Washington, D.C., on March 1 to share the fears, heartaches and celebrations that come with rising to stardom as a black woman in America. Kelela and opening act Tiffany Gouché[Read More…]

by March 8, 2018 1 comment Concerts, The Guide
RYAN BAE/THE HOYA

Concert Review: Declan McKenna at Jammin’ Java

British singer-songwriter Declan McKenna made everyone feel like his valentine with his Feb. 14 show at Jammin’ Java in Vienna, Va. “I’m here to steal your hearts this Valentine’s Day. And I’ve got more crappy lines like that prepared,” McKenna said. A quirky, 19-year-old musician from London, McKenna truly did[Read More…]

by February 16, 2018 0 comments Concerts, The Guide
BØRNS

Concert Review: Børns at The Anthem

Børns is as fascinating as the “lightning in a bottle” he sings about on his hit “Electric Love.” Although his voice and personal style take inspiration from Mick Jagger and Michael Jackson, he lacks those performers’ emotional commitment and live energy.  Technically his music shines, but his lackluster stage presence[Read More…]

by February 16, 2018 0 comments Concerts, The Guide
SZA

Concert Review: SZA at The Fillmore Silver Spring

Despite the Grammys’ snub of rhythm and blues singer SZA, a line of concertgoers snaked around The Fillmore Silver Spring on Feb. 5 to see her take the stage. The sold-out show was a testament to the artistry of SZA’s debut album “Ctrl.” Despite a minimalistic set, SZA performed with[Read More…]

KATHRYN BAKER FOR THE HOYA

Concert Review: Lauv at the 9:30 Club

In his performance at the 9:30 Club on Feb. 6, emerging electro-pop artist Lauv, otherwise known as Ari Leff, showed off his phenomenal falsettos and suave dance moves to capture the crowd’s attention — and keep it. For the night, Lauv wore his heart on his blue Freddy Krueger-esque sweater[Read More…]

Concert Review: Lana Del Rey at the Capital One Arena

Concert Review: Lana Del Rey at the Capital One Arena

Three days before appearing on the red carpet at Madison Square Garden for the 60th annual Grammy Awards, Lana Del Rey enthralled a clamoring audience at a packed Capital One Arena on Jan. 25. The singer-songwriter complemented soaring vocals with vacation-themed visuals as she treated loyal Washington, D.C. fans to[Read More…]

MEGHAN MANDI FOR THE HOYA

Concert Review: Milky Chance at The Fillmore Silver Spring

In an age when sound engineers can make any artist sound flawless in a music studio, it is rare to hear a band replicate the perfection of studio tracks at a live concert. However, last Saturday night at The Fillmore Silver Spring, alternative folk trio Milky Chance proved itself to[Read More…]

by January 26, 2018 0 comments Concerts, The Guide