BY DAKOTA MORROW//
On Monday October 23 the immensely talented New Orleans based Benjamin Booker will be playing at Washington’s own 9:30 club. Benjamin booker has been on a world tour following the release of his latest album, “Witness” which combines a heady mix of indie, punk and jammin rock to create the perfect fun for all show. Opening for him is the electrifying She Keeps Bees, a band being compared to the jittery rock of the White Stripes.
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BY VICTORIA MIDDLETON // Alex Cameron was unexpectedly solemn at points during his performance at Songbyrd Music House Monday night.
“I wrote this song in Vegas while thinking about Tom Petty,” he recalled, lamenting the ways of “the universe” before performing the song “Runnin’ Outta Luck.” However, Cameron never allowed the vibe to to get dark for more than a few seconds, even when an eager fan shouted for him to play one of his slower tracks, “The Hacienda.”
“Oh god, no,” Cameron laughed. “It’s too sad.”
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BY VICTORIA MIDDLETON // “Its time for Alex Cameron,” said Alex Cameron himself. The self-described “entertainer,” “showman,” and “shaman” will be performing at Songbyrd Music House on Monday.
Cameron’s first album Jumping the Shark was released under Secretly Canadian in 2016. The synthy, eight track collection follows Cameron’s alter ego, a desperate, failed performer. Cameron’s lyricism is both depressing and hilarious, showing a unique comedic sensibility. With greased shoulder length hair and a signature outfit consisting of a white tank, jeans, and leather jacket, Cameron knows how to stay on brand.
A relatively new face to the scene, Cameron came to the attention of the indie rock duo Oxygen while performing at David Lynch’s Parisian club Silencio and has since toured with Mac Demarco, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, and Kevin Morby. Cameron is usually accompanied by his “business partner,” saxophonist Roy Malloy.
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