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.
All Them Witches has a sound deeply rooted in both blues and classic metal: stripped-down, driving rhythms, downtuned, fuzzed-out bass, huge, shredding guitar riffs—all matched by haunting vocals. Check out our full collection of shots from the show.
Arkells eased into the energy of the evening with their driving track “Relentless” off 2018’s 'Rally Cry.' For most bands, a song like this would have left the energy nowhere to go but crashing down—but Arkells are not most bands, and their fans are not most crowds.
Now in its sixth year, the indie-pop festival is held for two days every October and showcases more than just great music. It helps to promote the local vendors, artisans, and establishments in the developing Northeast D.C. neighborhood.
Sub-Radio’s sound wanders through bits of electronica, americana, funk/soul, all while firmly keeping planted in an infectious modern pop sound. Beyond ecstatic that they sold out this hometown finale, they put on a performance that tore the house down.
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.
Music can transcend its utility to become a powerful weapon, and grandson understands how to wield it in the service of the righteous anger of their message while balancing the entertainment of the crowd. Check out our full collection of shots from the show.
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