The New Pornographers/Okkervil River at the 9:30 Club, 04.014.08

As much as I love their music, it wasn’t The New Pornographers who brought me to this show. It was the enigmatic pull of Okkervil River and their lead singer, Will Sheff, that drew me to the 9:30… Read More

No “Shot in the Arm” needed; Wilco at the 9:30 Club

It looks like Wilco may finally be ready to settle down—for now, at least. The latest incarnation of the band has been together for over three years and with Sky Blue Sky last year, Wilco decided to forgo… Read More

Bryan Scary and the Shreading Tears with Murder Mystery at the RnR Hotel

Although Bryan Scary wasn’t headlining, it was pretty clear that was whom most of the crowd filling the Rock and Roll Hotel on Saturday night was there to see. Looking a bit like Alice Cooper (the eyeliner helped),… Read More

Vampire Weekend at the RnR Hotel

No band in the past year has gotten as much hype as Vampire Weekend. Even before their album came out, music blogs were raving about their style of music which they call “Upper West Side Soweto.” (If you… Read More

Ok Go, Bonerama at the 9:30 Club

Ok Go, the power-pop/punk band best known for its crazy dancing and wild music videos, threw a benefit concert at the 9:30 club Saturday night along with New Orleans-based brass band Bonerama. The two bands are also releasing… Read More

Bedouin Soundclash at RnR Hotel, 1.28.08

Canadian reggae band Bedouin Soundclash stopped by D.C. Sunday night, playing a solid set in spite of a slew of technical problems, featuring songs from their first two albums, their most recent album Street Gospels, and a gorgeous… Read More

Voxtrot, the Little Ones at the Black Cat

Fresh off a tour with the Arctic Monkeys, indie darling Voxtrot rocked out at the Black Cat Saturday night, along with the L.A.-based quintet the Little Ones. Even though frontman Ramesh Srivastava was feeling a bit under the… Read More