Photobook and Live Review: Balance and Composure at DC9 on Wednesday, Feb. 20

Photobook and Live Review: Balance and Composure at DC9 on Wednesday, Feb. 20

Photos and Review By: Tommy Dingus On their inaugural visit to the nation’s capital, Balance and Composure headlined a floor-rattling party Wednesday night at DC9. The evening began innocently enough with opener, Daylight, starting to spread their grungy, plaid-laced tremors through the crowd. Sometimes the shockwaves made their way back to the stage, once in […]

Preview: The Rocketboys at DC9 Nightclub on March 4th

Preview: The Rocketboys at DC9 Nightclub on March 4th

By: Ashley Steeley Previously known as Homer Hiccolm and the Rocketboys, The Rocketboys is an indie rock band formed by six college friends in late 2005 in Abilene, Texas. They gained much of their popularity from playing festivals such as Austin City Limits, Next Big Nashville, CMJ Music Marathon and SXSW (South By Southwest). Several […]

Preview: Kopecky Family Band at DC9 Tuesday, Feb. 5

Preview: Kopecky Family Band at DC9 Tuesday, Feb. 5

By: Taylor Magill Like all families, Kopecky Family Band beats with the same heart and writes in the same blood. ‘The Family’ began creating music together in Nashville, Tennessee in the Fall 2007. What began as late night talks about life and dreams formed into eccentric and beautiful music that has led to numerous tours, […]

Preview: Memory Tapes at DC9 on Monday, Feb. 4

Preview: Memory Tapes at DC9 on Monday, Feb. 4

By: Ashley Steeley Dayve Hawk, the face behind recording alias Memory Tapes, is the former frontman of Philly based rock band, Hail Social. Memory Tapes was initially associated with the chill wave, “dream pop”, genre of music. Releasing his debut LP in 2009,Seek Magic features a 22-minute instrumental track titled, “Treeship”. However, each album has […]

5GB With Onuinu; Playing DC9, Jan. 26th

5GB With Onuinu; Playing DC9, Jan. 26th

Dorian Duvall is Onuinu. He’s been crafting electro pop in Portland, OR for the past few years where the music community has been watching and waiting for this,his first full length album Mirror Gazer. Up til now there’s been a release on an Ape Tapes compliation and a video for the catchy “Ice Palace” replete […]

Preview: The London Souls, Thursday January 10th @ DC9

Preview: The London Souls, Thursday January 10th @ DC9

By: Taylor Magill Praised by former Idolator editor-in-chief Maura Johnston as “amazingly tight… swampy rock music that should make any lazy rock radio programmer rethink the word ‘grunge’” and credited as “an absolute must-see” by The Tripwire, The London Souls unique mash-up of classic rock and grunge sounds have been captivating audiences worldwide since the […]

5GB With Sera Cahoone; Playing DC9, Dec. 12

5GB With Sera Cahoone; Playing DC9, Dec. 12

Sera Cahoone is no stranger to the music scene. Having begun playing drums at age 11, the Seattle based singer-songwriter was part of the band that spawned both Band of Horses and Grand Archives. Her sweetly somber music is tender and easy on the ears, and has gone under the radar for far too long. […]

5GB With Elephant Stone; Playing DC9, Dec 4

5GB With Elephant Stone; Playing DC9, Dec 4

“Hindie-rock.” I bet you’ve never heard that one before, and neither had I until I listened to Elephant Stone. Heavily influenced by Indian classical music, sitarist/bassist Rishi Dhir formed the Canadian band in 2009 and was immediately taken in by the indie/psyche scene. After touring with the Brian Jonestown Massacre in 2011, they are touring […]

5GB With Soley; Playing DC9, Nov. 26

5GB With Soley; Playing DC9, Nov. 26

Icelandic artist Sóley is a member of the indie-collective Seabear and Sin Fang, but is touring behind her debut album We Sink (Morr Music). Sóley was just voted MTV Iggy ‘Artist of the Week’ and has received over 8 million YouTube views for a fan’s uploaded stream of her song ‘Pretty Face.’ Sometimes incredibly catchy […]

5GB With Wintersleep; Playing DC9, Nov 1

5GB With Wintersleep; Playing DC9, Nov 1

By Carrie Wingfield Under the radar Canadian rockers Wintersleep play DC9 tomorrow, Nov. 1, after braving the Hurricane Sandy aftermath and a postponed show at The Knitting Factory. The band hailing from Halifax, Nova Scotia, although not widely known, received a Juno Award in 2008, and have an excellent album out entitled Hello Hum that was co-produced by Dave […]

5GB With He’s My Brother, She’s My Sister; Playing DC9 On Oct. 27th

5GB With He’s My Brother, She’s My Sister; Playing DC9 On Oct. 27th

He’s My Brother She’s My Sister seem to invite a broad range of colorful words to describe their music and performances: “flamboyant folk,” “psych-acoustic,” “estranged and glamorous” and “vaudeville-y.” No doubt this is due to their mélange of musical styles, both modern and antique; their eccentric attire and sense of expression, both sincere and theatrical; […]

Ticket Alternative Announces Partnership with The State Theatre in Falls Church, Virginia

Ticket Alternative Announces Partnership with The State Theatre in Falls Church, Virginia

Today, we officially announced our new partnership with The State Theatre in Falls Church, Virginia. The State Theatre, a unique and treasured venue just outside of the D.C. area, recently teamed up with us to bring their customers a great ticketing experience including lower fees, event marketing, promotions, and use of the Ticket Alternative call […]

5GB With Fink; Playing DC9, Sept. 27th

5GB With Fink; Playing DC9, Sept. 27th

Just by the answers alone would I want to see Fink this Thursday at DC9. English singer, songwriter, guitarist, producer and DJ, born in Cornwall and currently based in Brighton. Since the 2006 release of his album Biscuits for Breakfast, the name Fink has also referred to the recording and touring trio fronted by Greenall […]

5GB With Ava Luna; Playing DC9, Tonight, Aug. 6th

5GB With Ava Luna; Playing DC9, Tonight, Aug. 6th

Carlos Hernandez is the son of a ‘70s New York soul DJ. After a detour playing in punk and noise projects, he returned to his soul roots and formed Ava Luna, a band of three girls and three guys, to explore a sound that combines all those ideas. Effortless in their compositions, unforgettable in their […]