Post Tagged with: "concert review"

AMANDA VAN ORDEN/THE HOYA

Concert Review: Tyler, the Creator at The Anthem

Decked in a yellow reflective vest and perched on top of a giant diagonal ramp shaped like a log, Tyler, the Creator captivated the audience with mischievous character and masterful showmanship at his Feb. 26 performance at The Anthem. Tyler produces innovative rap music while maintaining a goofy attitude that[Read More…]

CAROLINE PAPPAS/THE HOYA

Concert Review: The Oh Hellos at the 9:30 Club

Texas-based brother-sister duo The Oh Hellos launched their 2018 tour at the 9:30 Club last Tuesday, promoting their latest album “Eurus” to a crowded and enthusiastic audience. Combining rock, folk and indie sounds, The Oh Hellos delivered an energetic and authentic performance, complemented by an engaged audience who spent the[Read More…]

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
THE KILLERS

Concert Review: The Killers at The Anthem

When word came out that longtime guitarists for The Killers Dave Keuning and Mark Stoermer would not take part in the band’s “Wonderful, Wonderful” tour following the release of its fifth studio album of the same name, critics began to speculate about the future of the renowned rock group. Yet[Read More…]

Kirk Chantraine

Concert Review: Action Bronson at The Fillmore Silver Spring

New York City rapper Action Bronson brought a larger-than-life stage presence and buckets of charisma to his Dec. 22 appearance at The Fillmore Silver Spring. Since his 2011 debut studio album “Dr. Lecter,” Arian Asllani — better known by the stage name Action Bronson — has built a reputation as[Read More…]

MEGAN SHAPIRO/THE HOYA

Concert Review: Angus & Julia Stone at the 9:30 Club

Atmospheric instrumental underscores, euphonious singing and strong rapport make indie-pop duo Angus & Julia Stone stand out from its crowded genre. Since the Australian siblings decided to pursue their respective musical endeavors in 2006, the pair’s natural chemistry and talent have electrified venues. The group’s performance Nov. 19 at the[Read More…]

by December 9, 2017 0 comments Concerts, Guide - Top, Music, The Guide
PITCHFORK

Concert Review: The Drums at the Black Cat

The Drums shared an intimate experience, rather than a basic performance, with its audience at its Nov. 16 gig at the Black Cat. At the casual and well-worn venue, there was little space between the performers on stage and the audience on the floor. The intimacy of the Black Cat[Read More…]

by December 5, 2017 0 comments Guide - Top, Music, The Guide
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…]