The National with This is The Kit at Verizon Hall
The National electrified a sold-out Philly crowd with “Sleep Well Beast” and many of their indie-rock classics in this grand classical music hall.
The Dream Syndicate with Richard Lloyd at The Bowery Ballroom
The Dream Syndicate rocked the socks off of the crowd hungry for music from their first album in 30 years (How Did I Find Myself Here?) as well as their classics.
Jungle at Elsewhere
After a three year absence, Jungle lit up Elsewhere with songs old and new. The sold out crowd danced to every beat and cheered after every song as if it was the last. The atmosphere was electric – perhaps the only people grinning bigger than the fans was the London band who seemed shocked to have the unrelenting and strong reception they received on that Saturday night.
The National at The Anthem
Indie rock giants, The National, stopped by DC’s biggest room, The Anthem, to play All The Hits.
Jolie Holland & Samantha Parton at Boot and Saddle
November ended memorably with a night of warm folk melodies.
Thrice and Circa Survive at Terminal 5
Heavy and Powerful
Slowdive play at Rams Head Live
British shoegaze legends Slowdive stopped by Baltimore for a mesmerizing set, drawing from their entire brief, but dense catalog. Despite singer Rachel Goswell mistaking the city for Washington, DC early in the show, drawing ire from local fans, the quintet quickly recovered the crowd’s awe with their beautiful soundscapes and perfectly executed light show.
Cut Copy at Terminal 5
Touring on Haiku from Zero, Cut Copy stopped by Terminal 5 on Black Friday. They always manage to put on the best dance parties and this was no exception – no better way to work off Thanksgiving Dinner.
The Shins at Coca-Cola Roxy
Despite numerous lineup changes and stylistic shifts over a nearly two-decade existence, The Shins remain one of indie rock’s most reliable room fillers. With their calling cards of nostalgia and James Mercer’s songwriting to fall back on, the most recent iteration of the band pulled from one of the genre’s most celebrated catalogs, allowing the thousands in attendance to relive their experiences with their songs.
Jhene Aiko and Willow Smith at Irving Plaza
LCD Soundsystem at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
Hamilton Leithauser and Courtney Marie Andrews at Wonder Ballroom
Grizzly Bear at The Tabernacle
The Drums at Brooklyn Steel
Johnny with his great dance moves
Hot Snakes, Hurry Up and The Suicide Notes live at Star Theater
A welcoming return