Andy Shauf @ DC9

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In a packed room on Monday night, Andy Shauf brought The Party and all the characters from his 2016 release to DC9.

Chris Cohen and his band opened things up with some jazzy melodies. Psychedelic guitar riffs intermingled with bass. A keyboard phrase, aptly substituting for a horn or saxophone in the piece, ran through a persistent minor key while the former Deerhoof band member’s lo-fi guitar chords brought “Drink from a Silver Cup” together in a slow swing piece with dramatic drum fills. Continue reading “Andy Shauf @ DC9”

Jeff Rosenstock @ DC9

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Jeff Rosenstock, the DIY music legend and prolific artist, played DC9 Thursday night for one of the last days of a tour with Hard Girls and Katie Ellen.

The Long Island frontman has been a part of many successful bands and has an extensive discography tied to his name. But, his solo career has not gone unnoticed either. With the release of his third solo LP, Jeff Rosenstock has been selling out shows and continuing to spread compassion and love in dark political times. The new album, Worry, is reflective of the disillusioning environment Rosenstock sees today, releasing emotion to every listener who plays it. Continue reading “Jeff Rosenstock @ DC9”

Still Corners @ DC9

Watching Still Corners in DC9’s intimate space on Tuesday night, it was hard to miss the surprising number of local music scene members that were in attendance. As the dream pop band from London played, everyone drifted into a collective dazed mirage.

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The presence of local bands and people in the DIY scene was mainly due to D.C.’s slow-tempo, dreamy opener, Cigarette. After their mystical, lo-fi performance and a quick set from country artist, Dougie Poole, Still Corners took the stage.

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REVIEW: All Things Go Fall Classic 2016

All photos: Everly Jazi

Words by Everly Jazi, Photos by Emily Benn

This rainy Saturday, the All Things Go Fall Classic music festival brought together a mix of electropop bands for a muddy dance party. But, some serious sound equipment issues did occur due to the rain.

The annual autumn festival brought bigger name acts with more recognition than any other year to the District. A single-stage, no-frills event placed the focus on music. The only other source of entertainment, besides a great food selection, was a wall with the letters “A.T.G.” that concertgoers could spray paint with shades of green.

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Warpaint @ 9:30 Club

All photos by Everly Jazi
All photos by Everly Jazi

“You guys are so hyper,” guitarist and singer Emily Kokal told the crowd as they jumped and cheered.

Warpaint, the dream pop band from L.A., played a hazy set at the 9:30 Club on Tuesday night. After an angsty, sinister set from math rock band Facial, Warpaint came in with the trance-inducing beats of the track “Bees.” Blue lights shined on the otherwise dark stage and red fog drifted up from the ground.

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