HOLYCHILD at the Rock & Roll Hotel: An Interview and Concert Review

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photo credit: Jancarlo Beck
Photo credit: Jancarlo Beck

HOLYCHILD is a LA-based pop duo comprised of two GW grads, Liz Nistico and Louie Diller (#raisehigh, right?). With Billboard branding them as “your next indie-pop obsession,” I was excited to catch them at the Rock & Roll Hotel. On Saturday, they brought their infectious jams to the stage and played an electrifying set. Having seen the group at the Velvet Lounge about a year prior, I was ready to see what new surprises the band would bring. Before their set, I also had the chance to sit down and chat with them about their GW origins, their whirlwind year, and donuts, because who doesn’t like donuts?

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Bands to Watch: Slothrust

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Photo Credit: Shervin Lainez
Photo Credit: Shervin Lainez

After speaking with lead vocalist Leah Wellbaum and listening to their new album, Of Course You Do, we feel confident in recommending that you listen to Slothrust. Slothrust is a three-piece band that met while attending Sarah Lawrence College with Leah on vocals, Kyle Bann on bass and organ, and Will Gorin on percussion. The name Slothrust originated from Leah’s obsession with sloths and the band’s heavier, rustier music. Their sound is grungy with rebellious lyrics and vocals and they have a lot of personality and spunk. Check out the interview below!

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Shows We're Stoked For: Tonight – NO @ DC9

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When NO lead singer Bradley Carter, a New Zealand native, crossed paths with American bassist Sean Stenz, it was a match made in brooding heaven. Comparable to The National and White Lies, the echoey baritone vocals and dark-edged guitar make for an interesting ride.  Continue reading “Shows We're Stoked For: Tonight – NO @ DC9”

Jarell Perry at U St. Music Hall

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Jarell Perry. Taken by jarellperry.com
Jarell Perry. Taken by jarellperry.com

Opening up for Malaysian singer-songwriter Yuna, Jarell Perry had quite a multi-cultural crowd to impress last Wednesday night. Despite his only band only consisting of someone armed with a laptop to play the beats, Jarell’s powerful vocals carried him through the night with grace.

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Interview Alert: LA punks FIDLAR, Tonight 6:30pm EST

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You may have heard… WRGW has the honor of interviewing LA punk band FIDLAR TONIGHT at 6:30pm EST.

To preview a new semester of fantastic programming, Tori Kerr, AKA DJTK, will speak to the band live.

FIDLAR is currently on tour, supporting the Pixies. If you’re in the DMV, you can see them on January 26th at the Music Center in Bethesda, MD. They recently released a brand-spankin-new single, “Awkward.”

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