Lydia on U Street

By Sara Valenzuela

Rolling into town with a new album (Liquor) in the bag, Lydia gave the capitol a visit. The Arizona-based indie group delighted DC with their new ‘cinematic’ sound. Leighton Antelman (lead) was all smiles on this hot and humid night, showing off Lydia’s new spark. The group continues charming its crowds with every show, DC was no different. It’s always a good time with Lydia!

Don’t be shy and give it a try! Liquor gives fans a refreshing new taste on what Lydia has to offer. Listen here:

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The Beths Live in Brooklyn

Words and photos by Jessica Gurewitz

“We’re the Beths.. B E T H S. sorry there’s so many consonants.” Vocalist/guitarist Elizabeth Stokes of the New Zealand band spoke candidly to the packed room, and although she noted that she was nervous to be playing in New York, there was no way to tell once they started playing. Elizabeth and Jonathan Pearce (guitar/vocals), were joined by Katie (drums) and Chris (bass) on Monday night in Brooklyn. The energetic set included tracks from the band’s EP, Warm Blood, and they also played the title track of their upcoming album, Future Me Hates Me (Carpark Records). The Beths are just kicking off their U.S. tour, and are definitely ones to watch!

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Feels Good to be Home – Public Access TV in Brooklyn

By Sara Valenzuela

With a sophomore album in the bag and back from their European run, the boys of Public Access T.V. kicked off their American tour in Washington, D.C. bringing the band Honduras along with them. After touring through about 20 cities the boys were back in town. Showing off their new creation PATV wrapped up their headline American tour at home. Pretty Sick and Honduras opened up the show for the New York band that graced Brooklyn with tunes from their 2016 freshman album ‘Never Enough’ as well as their newly released ‘Street Safari’ featuring singles like ‘Metrotech’ and ‘Lost In The Game’. It was a must see show!

Click here to check out PATV’s new music video for Meltdown.

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Jake Bugg and Nina Nesbitt Live at The Bluebird Theater

Words and photos by Marissa Lujan 

Outside the Bluebird Theater, fans of multi-award winning Jake Bugg, waited anxiously for the doors to open.
When inside, they were welcomed by opener Nina Nesbitt, who started the show with her nostalgic piece “The Moments I’m Missing” which will be the first song off of her upcoming album. Nina wowed the crowd with her flawless falsettos and her ever relatable lyrics in “Somebody Special”. This tour certainly is special for Nina; being her first time ever to play in the U.S.

Once Jake walked on stage, guitar in hand, the Nottingham based singer-songwriter said hello to the crowd and began strumming to his tune “Hearts That Strain”. He proved himself to be anything but ordinary with his astounding vocals & not to mention his effortless picking skills. Bugg recently released his fourth studio album, but played at the request of fans to reminisce on his older songs. The audience sat quiet in awe of his talent–even occasional shushing could be heard in the midst of the floor. Bugg undoubtedly demonstrated that he is fully capable of delivering his soulful message through the power of his voice anytime. As far as I’m concerned, Nina and Jake will always be welcome back to Denver.

 

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The Voidz Live At The Hollywood Forever Cemetery

Words by Coco Fernandez

Photos by Kayla Fernandez

On the eve of their sophomore release, Virtue, and with the eerie backdrop of the famous Hollywood Forever Cemetery, The Voidz showcased a variety of new material. They took the audience through a maze of fused genres that came together in a way only The Voidz could pull off: effortlessly manic.

Phoenix: Ti Amo Tour – Show Review 

By Sara Valenzuela

The Anthem opened it’s doors this year; bringing in the most legendary bands such as The Foo Fighters, LCD Soundsystem, and Phoenix as their first couple of acts in October. I had the amazing opportunity to witness French indie rockers: Phoenix take the stage. It was a show I’ve been recommending everyone I possibly can to watch since the date a couple weeks ago. The Versaille-based band always leaves me buzzing for days after their performances; they’re simply unforgettable. 


As soon as Phoenix emerged onto the stage, the crowd was roaring. DC had missed the four-piece band composed by lead Thomas Mars, bassist Deck D’arcy, and guitarist Christian Mazzalai and Laurent Brancowitz, since their last bout in the city a few months ago. Introducing the night with the first beats to J-Boy, it was impossible for the audience and the band not to burst into an Italian-disco frenzy! From the light show to Mars jumping into the crowd, it was a celebration from beginning to end. They performed tracks from ‘romantic, glossy, soft-pop ode to sweet escapes and dance floors’ new album Ti Amo as well as illustrious past hits. 


DC thundered through every song, and the atmospheric crowd did not disappoint. I looked back from GA during their prominent track 1901, to admire the moment. I remember seeing the crowd, in the multiple-level venue, spring up and down rich with joy. Never missing a beat or an opportunity to show their appreciation, Phoenix was the hero of DC that night.
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