Thanks to the IDLES, the energy in the club was brimming with joy, crowd surfing, moshing, and some stage diving. It was basically a love fest and the sold-out crowd couldn’t get enough of it. Very loud, very raucous, and very beautiful; a much needed cathartic release.
Chromatics' set was beautiful to experience—the sounds, the lights, the feeling of being in an ’80s-inspired arthouse-meets-noir film. Every member played their part to a tee—at once intriguing, entertaining, and drawing the entire crowd deeper into their world.
The spectacle of blazing lights and smoke matched perfectly with the sonic hailstorm the band brought to the stage. In recent years, 9:30 Club has shied away from booking many heavy bands, and Architects’ set was the perfect re-introduction of a raging mosh pit to the venue’s storied floor.
At 30 years old, Anderson East is just getting started and without question will be one to watch in the coming years. East is currently on tour with his full band and Jade Bird with summer dates throughout the Midwest. Regardless of the type of music you think you like, East’s energy has something for everyone and is a performer you can’t afford to miss. Check out our full gallery of shots from the night.
The music was loud and dark and ominous. There was spit and sweat, moshing and crowd surfing, and the D.C. audience just couldn’t seem to get enough. Thanks to Daughters and the triple bill, it was a memorable end to 2019.
It was passionate, powerful, soulful and vulnerable all at the same time. There were elements of funk and experimental R&B, accentuated by her extraordinary vocal range, and the message of the music was heartfelt and sincere.
Staple crowd pleasers like “K.D.V.” and “Middle Fingers” were expected features of the set, but MISSIO's true measure of growth came in the final song of their set: “I See You”, and the emotional side of the band translated perfectly live.
Chris Emerson aka What So Not stopped by the 9:30 Club in Washington D.C. and threw down. Exactly a year after his last appearance, D.C. was ready for more great vibes. With an opening DJ set by Chrome Sparks, the dimly lit room set the mood for chill and mellow beats. Check out our full gallery of shots and be sure to catch him on tour.
Enter Shikari brought every bit of expected energy and then some. The crowd’s energy was easily that of a group twice the size, and the exchange between the band and crowd was a true spectacle. For this photographer, it was almost enough to set my camera gear aside and wade into the pit. Check out our collection of photos from a fantastic show at the 9:30 Club in Washington D.C.