Foster the People and Bleachers rocked DC at the 2017 All Things Go Fall Classic!
Alvvays lit up the Rock and Roll Hotel with waves of luminous and crowd-pleasing dream pop on Saturday, October 7th.
DC’s Songbyrd is the right venue for certain artists at certain points in their careers. Alex Cameron was that artist at that point on Monday night. Ascendant; playing to a packed room of people who knew the words to the hits and the anti-hits, songs from the new album and the old; and who were in thrall to his dance moves, his character-based glare, and his and Roy’s “pretty mean posse”.
As we waited in anticipation, instruments sat quietly alone on the backlit 9:30 Club stage. Just the basics for folk artists. A drum set, a cello, three guitars and a banjo.
The 2017 Snallygaster, the self-described “Beastly Beer Jamboree,” was bigger than ever with over 400 beers. It seems like every year there are more and better beers, because there are. The participating breweries really brought their A-games with a host of extremely rare beers. Several gems weren’t even listed ahead of time and had to be discovered by exploring or talking to fellow craft-beer fans.
When you’ve got it, flaunt it!
Gordi, or if you like real names – Sophie Payten, played a heartfelt show for the Songbyrd crowd.