Words: Amanda Krew
Minus the Bear @ Rock & Roll Hotel 10/19
If you like- Panic at the Disco, Circa Survive, Modest Mouse
Seattle based indie rock band, Minus the Bear, will be returning to Washington D.C. accompanying the release of their eighth studio album, Lost Loves. Minus the Bear is a rock band that incorporates subtle electronic beats behind traditional bass, drums, and guitar. If you need some good old fashion guitar shredding with a bit of a new age twist, be at Rock & Roll Hotel on the 19th.
Knox Hamilton @ U Street Music Hall 10/21
Genre- Indie pop/rock
If you like- Imagine Dragons, Foster the People, Matt & Kim
You may know Knox Hamilton by their catchy pop single Work It Out off his EP, The Great Hall, released in late 2013. Quickly gaining popularity, the Arkansas natives recently performed at Austin City Limits and will be playing at 30+ venues across the country. Knox Hamilton delivers a refreshing pop sound that defies the top 50 lists, a must see on the 21st.
Cold War Kids @ 930 Club 10/24
Genre- Indie rock
If you like- Cage the Elephant, Band of Skulls, Kings of Leon
Fans are eagerly awaiting Cold War Kids’ new album, Hold My Home, coming out October 21st under Downtown Records. The Long Beach natives are known for their high-energy rock sound with a twist of California chill vocals by singer Nathan Willett. The long awaited new album will be released three days before this 930 Club concert, ensuring a very eager to please Cold War Kids.
Sharon Van Etten @ Ottobar 10/25
If you like- Karen O, Regina Spektor, Fleetwood Mac
Sharon Van Etten’s fourth studio album, Are We There, may be her most passionate in terms of story telling. Sharon’s lo-fi sound creates a beautifully intimate setting out of the largest venue. The mix of ethereal vocals at the forefront of the tracks on this album with the hard-hitting instrumentals make for an engaging and intense track list. Be sure to catch Sharon’s last US show before she leaves for the Netherlands on November 15th
Temples @ 930 Club 10/28
Genre- Psych Rock
If you like- The Beatles (circa Revolver), Tame Impala, The Who
60s inspired rock band Temples is as close to The Who, The Beatles, and The Rolling Stones as you can get in this day and age. The England native foursome is a travel back in time from their sound to their 60s psychedelic apparel. Temples delivers swinging vocals over washy psychedelic guitars, straight off of the Beatles’ Rubber Soul. Their new album, Sun Structures, has taken them to the US for the first half of this tour. Catch them at 930 Club before they take the tour back to Europe.