Review + Photos: Hop Along, Alex G @ American University

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Photos by Anna McGarrigle

“Hey everyone! I have worms. You know, that shit your dog has?”

Thus Alex G appropriately began last Saturday’s show at American University’s the Tavern as the first performer of a two-band bill. The student-run WVAU booked, by avenues sought by WRGW out of sheer envy, two of the more prolific independent acts straight out of the city of Philadelphia: SANDY Alex Giannascoli and Hop Along. The brief two-act bill provided for an inherently thrilling albeit tender evening of impassioned independent rock and roll, and made for an intimate performance by both bands.

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1/28 SECRET SHOW: Ra Ra Riot, Sun Club, The Sea Life @ Babe City

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Photo Credit: Alexander Schelldorf
Photo Credit: Alexander Schelldorf

Immersed within the warm glow of string lights and cell phones, a slightly older, slightly more bearded Wes Miles stands with the rest of his band behind him. “This place reminds me a lot of where we first got started nine years ago,” he says. “It feels good.” Continue reading “1/28 SECRET SHOW: Ra Ra Riot, Sun Club, The Sea Life @ Babe City”

Fear and Loathing in Bushwick: CMJ 2014 and My Week Long Odyssey in Brooklyn

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Buying my ticket for CMJ this summer was in itself an intoxicating experience. Some homies involved in college radio at other schools, in addition to my friends in the leadership at WRGW, had hyped the shit out of this event; to my understanding, it would be a boozed-up, drug-laden odyssey through Brooklyn and Manhattan for five days without worry of class or social obligations back in DC.

As my sickly, washed-up, hollow body rode the Bolt Bus back to DC, however, I realized I will likely not be attending CMJ 2015. Continue reading “Fear and Loathing in Bushwick: CMJ 2014 and My Week Long Odyssey in Brooklyn”

Tokyo Police Club, Geographer, and Said the Whale @ Black Cat

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Black Cat was graced with a potentially killer lineup last Tuesday when Said the Whale and Geographer opened for indie powerhouse Tokyo Police Club at a show that could’ve been labeled “Bring Your Canadian Friend to this Concert.” Did the big names live up to the hype of this sold out show? Well, for the most part, yes.

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Shows We're Stoked For: Molehill, Clone of Clones, and The Dirty Jacks at The Velvet Lounge

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Molehill performs at The Velvet Lounge this coming Saturday alongside bands Clone of Clones and The Dirty Jacks in what is sure to be an exciting night of thrashtastic music. And we’re very excited for it.

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