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”
Canadian indie-rockers, Metric, recently passed through the DMV with Hellogoodbye while supporting Paramore’s self-titled tour. After the release of their latest record, Synthetica, over a year and a half ago, they’ve taken it around the world, including a very special collaborative performance with the late and great Lou Reed at Radio City Music Hall. Since forming in 1998, Metric has won several Juno awards and has been featured on major motion picture soundtracks. Metric co-founder and guitarist, Jimmy Shaw, spoke with me about taking the concepts of Synthetica further, old memories of great shows, and his affinity for analog synths.
Remember a few months ago when we featured Harris Face and The Restoration’s single, “The Squall”? They’re a D.C. band with GWU alums? Ringing a bell? Well, they’re back in action and with a brand-spankin’-new debut EP called Hopeful Paranoia! To celebrate, they’ll be performing at The Dunes, a multifaceted performance venue here in D.C. (Columbia Heights)!
Meet CJ Ballesteros, A.K.A. Del Oro, a singer-songwriter with a lot of projects on his dashboard. Somehow, he found the time to chat with WRGW about literature, GW, and the DMV. Represent!
This past Tuesday, Mac Demarco passed through the Capitol for another round since November 2012 to play some rock & roll songs at the DC9 nightclub. Luckily, I found time to see the comical Canadian play, despite being in the midst of midterms. And I am glad I did. Mac Demarco’s first time in D.C. apparently hosted only twenty-or-so patrons, but since the release of his album 2, the man blew up amongst the indie rock scene. Therefore, DC9 found itself with a full venue and a shortage of tickets. Thank you, Mac!