Wavves & Beach Fossils at Union Transfer

Wavves & Beach Fossils at Union Transfer

On Thursday night, Wavves and Beach Fossils rocked Union Transfer. By the time I got there, the crowd was already large and buzzing. The band, fronted by Nathan Williams, played a mix of high energy and slower songs from their repertoire of surf rock. They genuinely seemed to have a great time performing and were … Continue reading “Wavves & Beach Fossils at Union Transfer”

Blood Orange at the Fillmore

Blood Orange at the Fillmore

Last Thursday, Blood Orange, the stage name of Dev Hynes, entranced the audience at The Fillmore. Playing a mix of songs from his new release, Negro Swan, and hits from his older albums, Blood Orange created an aura of otherworldliness. Despite the variety in his music, the show felt cohesive: the atmosphere was simultaneously ethereal and … Continue reading “Blood Orange at the Fillmore”

Rex Orange County at U-Street Music Hall in DC

Rex Orange County at U-Street Music Hall in DC

On Monday night in Washington DC, Rex Orange County mesmerized a sold-out crowd at U-Street Music Hall. Despite an afternoon of heavy rain, when I arrived at the venue shortly after doors opened, the line snaked around the block. If the fact that his entire US tour sold out in mere minutes was not proof … Continue reading “Rex Orange County at U-Street Music Hall in DC”

Clairo Charms DC’s Union Stage

Clairo Charms DC’s Union Stage

Last Thursday in DC, 19-year-old powerhouse Clairo played a sold-out show at Union Stage. From the moment she kicked off her set with “B.O.M.D.,” she had the audience, comprised mainly of high schoolers, enthralled. Although this was only the second night of her first major headlining tour, Clairo, with her effortless style and playful sense … Continue reading “Clairo Charms DC’s Union Stage”