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COURTESY DIRTY HIT

Concert Review: The Japanese House

With her dark, synthesized vocals and often cynical lyrics, Amber Blain, frontwoman and mastermind behind indie-pop act The Japanese House, can make you forget she is 21 years old. At Washington, D.C.’s Rock & Roll Hotel last Friday, however, as Blain playfully stuck her tongue out at her drummer, or,[Read More…]

SARAH DIETER/THE HOYA

Concert Review: Regina Spektor

Some critics say that gone are the days when musicians created their own music, dreamed up their own lyrics and provided their own accompaniment. Songs are now mainly produced for mass culture, with a songwriter inventing lyrics to hand over to a production company which creates a melody that will[Read More…]

FESTIVAL GNAOUA ET MUSIQUE DU MONDE

Festival Explores Gnaoua Identity

The Gnaoua Festival Tour 2017 stopped in D.C. on the night of Mar. 18 for a much-awaited performance at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Before the show, Hicham El Kebbaj, the artistic coordinator of the tour, sat down in an exclusive interview with The Hoya to discuss the[Read More…]

MIGOS

Concert Review: Migos

“Migos is bigger than the Beatles.” What started as a satirical comparison has become a near serious debate. Sparked by the inescapable single “Bad and Boujee,” which topped the Billboard charts for three weeks, Migos’ new stardom has caused many to reconsider this old joke and wonder if it may[Read More…]

LIVE NATION

Concert Review: “Game of Thrones” Live Concert Experience

A sudden thrust of a chorus of violins began the concert with the iconic opening theme of “Game of Thrones.” Smoke billowed from center stage as the Iron Throne rose from beneath. Giant screens synced with the orchestra’s performance played the “Game of Thrones” title sequence, drawing the audience into[Read More…]

RELIEF IN ABSTRACT

Concert Review: XXYYXX

Many old-school DJs lament the lack of skill and creativity of their newer counterparts. As technology has advanced, mixing and beat-matching has become easier than ever, meaning that the bar for entry into deejaying is low. This situation has created a glut of overhyped DJs who play pre-produced sets and[Read More…]

Concert Review: Spreading the Love at Grouplove

Concert Review: Spreading the Love at Grouplove

On Nov. 9, an uneasy fog had settled over Washington, D.C. Words could not seem to encapsulate the depths of what many were feeling following one of the most contentious presidential elections in history. That night, indie rock band Grouplove played a near-perfect set at Echostage, reminding attendees of the[Read More…]

KING Aims for R&B Royalty

KING Aims for R&B Royalty

Supported by a mid-tempo beat, the balmy trio of KING’s voices cascaded over ethereal synth waves as a sweetly repeated “goodbye” grew in intensity. Setting the tone of the concert, the mesmerizing overture to a mashup of “Mister Chameleon/The Greatest” created a luxurious, dreamy mood that pervaded the L.A.-based band’s[Read More…]

by October 28, 2016 0 comments Music Issue, The Guide
“Nostalgic for the Present,” Sia’s Hymn to Modernity

“Nostalgic for the Present,” Sia’s Hymn to Modernity

On Oct. 19, Australian singer-songwriter Sia brought “Nostalgic for the Present,”  her first-ever arena concert tour, to the Verizon Center. Blending powerful renditions of tracks from her newest album, “This Is Acting,” with impressive live production, the pop star put on a memorable show that left the thousands in attendance[Read More…]

by October 28, 2016 1 comment Arts & Entertainment, Music Issue, The Guide
JOHN MILLER/ THE HOYA
Father John Misty  played a diverse set to a sold-out crowd at Washington's historic Lincoln Theater.

Concert Review: Father John Misty

Led by singer-songwriter Josh Tillman, Indie-folk group Father John Misty played the second and final night of its sold-out stay at U Street’s Lincoln Theater on April 26. From the start, it was clear the group was no longer touring solely in support of its latest album — 2015’s sophomore studio[Read More…]