Concert Pick: Poliça @ 9:30 Club (3/29/20) (Postponed)

Channy Leaneagh of Poliça
Channy Leaneagh of Poliça (Photo Credit: Zoe Prinds)

The synth-pop masters from Minneapolis, Poliça, will grace DC at the end of the month, in front of what will surely be a devoted 9:30 Club crowd.

(Editor’s Note: All I.M.P. concerts (The Anthem, 9:30 Club, U Hall, Lincoln Theatre) have been postponed through March. We will update to this post once (and if) the Poliça concert is rescheduled. Very disappointing music-wise, but now is the time to take the necessary steps to slow the coronavirus pandemic, so completely understood.)

Formed in 2011, Poliça is touring for their fourth album, When We Stay Alive (via Memphis Industries). In 2018, lead singer Channy Leaneagh fell off a roof and smashed her vertebrae, so the album came about as a way to harness the redemptive power of healing, and reclaiming your identity as a result.

The band is Channy (vocals and synth), Chris Bierden (bass), Drew Christopherson (drums) and Ben Ivascu (drums). Their name is derived from the Polish word for ‘policy’, hinting at the band’s work ethic.

One of the new singles, “Forget Me Now”, is a slinky track with lyrics wondering why someone always lies. “Steady” is about coping with life alone, while taking care of your children.

I’ve had the chance to catch Poliça once before, for an enjoyable set at Coachella in 2013. I look forward to witnessing them again live after so long!

Get your tickets now here.

Tickets are $25. Doors open at 9:30 Club at 7pm. Opener is Wilsen.

Author: Jeremy Bailey

Writer and editor living in Washington, D.C.

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