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ANNA SHUSTER/THE HOYA 

Despite a quiet crowd, the indie-rock quartet Transviolent maintained its energy all throughout its opening set for Mikky Ekko.

Concert Review: Mikky Ekko & Transviolet @ 9:30 Club

★★★★☆ The crowd that welcomed Transviolet to the stage last Saturday, Oct. 24 was modest at best — U Street Music Hall isn’t the biggest venue, and many ticketholders seemed to be waiting for the big name to take the stage later in the night. They didn’t realize, though, that[Read More…]

Concert Review: Spandau Ballet

Concert Review: Spandau Ballet

Last Tuesday, the 80s new wave group Spandau Ballet rocked the 9:30 Club with a night full of slow jams and funky hits from yesteryear. These pioneers of the New Romantic movement, now in their 50s, played their first-ever D.C. show with an impressive level of energy and charm and[Read More…]

Concert Review: Laura Tsaggaris

Concert Review: Laura Tsaggaris

With her domineering vocals and infectious personality, the ever-changing Laura Tsaggaris has been one to look out for. In a preview of the upcoming release of her fourth album on iTunes on Feb. 17, she put on a show at the 9:30 Club on Feb. 4, and her performance represented[Read More…]

by February 13, 2015 0 comments Arts & Entertainment, The Guide
ISOBELLA GOONETILLAKE/THE HOYA
The up-and-coming duo Jack + Eliza brought 1960s spirit to their intimate performance at Hill & Dale Records.

Concert Review: Jack + Eliza

★★★★☆ Last month, two grungy 19-year-olds performed in a small record store filled with fewer than 20 people. The duo was called Jack + Eliza, and the two musicians filled the room with their combined guitar strumming and drowsy ’60s, Motown-style harmonies. This unconventional blend of electric guitars and nostalgic,[Read More…]

TANNENBAUM/THE HOYA
Charli XCX combined a magnetic stage presence with a strong, feminist message at the 9:30 Club concert.

Concert Review: ‘Charli XCX’

★★★★☆ With a “Boom Clap,” Charli XCX has recently thundered into the top-50 pop charts. From this summer’s mega-hit “Fancy” to her contribution to Icona Pop’s feisty “I Love It,” the 22-year-old singer has influenced the current direction of pop music. Yet Charli XCX deserves recognition not just as a[Read More…]

by October 10, 2014 0 comments Arts & Entertainment, The Guide