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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…]

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…]

Summer Guide 2016

Summer Guide 2016

  Fourth of July in the Capital There is no better place in America to celebrate the Fourth of July than the nation’s capital. If you’re here for the summer or just a long weekend, don your best patriotic attire, load up on water and check out our tips to[Read More…]

Seeing and Feeling Live Music

On the night of its Tuesday album release, Alabama-born, Philadelphia-raised Waxahatchee brought a new breed of intimate punk to Black Cat. Waxahatchee, the newest indie-music incarnation of lo-fi darling Katie Crutchfield, captivated the crowd with raw lyrics, balanced against a backdrop of pounding rock. Named for the creek near Crutchfield’s[Read More…]

by April 10, 2015 0 comments Guide Columns, The Guide

The Return of RAC

Sunday, October 26th was the second time in a year that I was fortunate enough to see one of my favorite up-and-coming bands, RAC. The indie-rock/electronica band from Portland, Oregon was making their second stop at the 9:30 Club and this time was different – very different. My friend Connor[Read More…]

by November 7, 2014 0 comments Guide Columns, The Guide

Fun. Frontman Rocks With New Band

For a Tuesday night in Washington, D.C., the 9:30 Club was jumping. I could practically hear the wailing of Jack Antonoff’s guitar from two blocks away on U Street. For the second time in a few weeks, it felt great to be back at the reputable venue and even better[Read More…]

by September 26, 2014 0 comments Guide Columns, The Guide
Taking Back the D.C. Live Music Scene

Taking Back the D.C. Live Music Scene

Before Georgetown became the site of the D.C. cupcake wars, it was home to a constant battle of the bands. Over the past few decades, the neighborhood’s once diverse array of live music venues has slowly dwindled. But this year, Gypsy Sally’s, a brand new venue, is seeking to bring[Read More…]

by September 20, 2013 0 comments The Guide