SHOW PREVIEW: 9:30 presents The Griswolds at U Street Music Hall

If you happen to be one of the lucky few who saw Walk the Moon play a sold out 9:30 Club in April, then you’re already familiar with The Griswolds. If, like me, you weren’t able to snag tickets in time, then I highly suggest you read on to find out more about this awesome indie-rock band. The Griswolds are a four-piece from Australia who, in three short years, have met a level of success of which many bands only dream. They’ve toured with bands like Django Django and San Cisco, had their song “16 Years” featured on the FIFA 15 soundtrack, and released a debut album to rave reviews.

The Griswolds released their amazing debut album, Be Impressive, in 2015. Citing influences such as Vampire Weekend, Kanye West, and The Beach Boys, The Griswolds created an album that combines genres like pop, rock, and electronica seamlessly. Produced by Tony Hoffer, who has worked with Beck, The Kooks, and M83, the album is extraordinarily fun and just begs for listeners to dance along. Tracks like “Beware the Dog” and “If You Wanna Stay” have already climbed the US alternative rankings and the album reached #5 on the US iTunes charts. So, seriously, don’t miss your opportunity to see The Griswolds at the super intimate U Street Music Hall (and don’t forget your dancing shoes!).  

-Janice Freeman

Get tickets to see The Griswolds at U Street Music Hall before they’re gone!

U Street Music Hall One Of The Best Clubs In America

Club Planet just released their list of Top 10 Clubs In America of 2011.  DC’s very own Temple of Boom came in at #6.  The well-loved creation of Jesse Tittsworth and Will Eastman is considered to have one of the best sound systems on the East Coast.  This Electronic Dance Music venue regularly holds amazing shows several times a week.  Much love to UHall, and all of us in DC are proud of this recognition, they deserve it.


COVER YOUR TRACKS: Wolf Alice Cover Years & Years’ “Desire”

Lately, the world has been crazed over soulful, electro-pop trio Years & Years, and rightfully so; their beats make you want to dance all night and Olly Alexander’s voice is a sultry work of art. Recently, Wolf Alice, an off-kilter indie rock band from the UK, covered Years & Years’ upbeat jam “Desire” on BBC Radio 1’s Live Lounge. Ellie Rowsell serenaded the lucky Live Lounge crew with a soulful, soft, and sexy rendition of the popular song that gave a nice alt-rock spin to an otherwise groovy dance track. Both Wolf Alice and Years & Years are huge artists right now, and both just happen to be visiting us in DC! If you’re lucky and already bought your tickets, you can catch the sold-out Years & Years show at the 9:30 Club September 19th, and be sure to grab your tickets quickly to Wolf Alice at U Street Music Hall on October 1st.

-Lauren Brown


Dub FX & Andy V - live at @UhallDC - Tuesday September 16th, 2014 - Washington, DC


NYE: Moombahton Massive X

UHall is ending the year with a big bang; Moombahton Massive X. To all those who have been to these before, you already know how hype it gets! I’m just proud to be somehow part of this movement. People like Tittsworth, Dave Nada, Munchi, Sabo, Hearbreak and so many more, all set the standards high, creating and re-creating the art of music. The best part of this movement is it started here in DC. Our possibilities are endless, all you need is to put in work! My boy Seannie just dropped this promo video, so to my newbies, this is what you’ve missed out on all year, but are many more to come to experience it!


Moombahton Massive X Promo Video - U Street Music Hall from Seannie Cameras on Vimeo.


Lawson, an English, pop-rock band who have opened for superstars like Avril Lavigne and Jessie J, have a pretty incredible story. In 2009, the band was called The Groves, but decided to dedicate their band to a man named Dr. David Lawson after he performed life-saving brain surgery on their lead singer, Andy Brown. Quite the honor, right?! Lawson is a big deal in the UK, playing festival gigs like Wireless, Leeds, and Ultrasound left and right. Their debut album, Chapman Square, reached number 4 on the UK charts and was quickly certified gold. Fans include megastars such as Robbie Williams and Taylor Swift. Currently, Lawson is planning new music, with a brand new single, “Roads,” released in 2015. Their new album is expected to drop soon, though a title hasn’t been released. With their track record as it is, the album should be something to seriously look forward to! Catch Lawson at U Street Music Hall with Sheppard (you might know their massively awesome hit “Geronimo”!) on July 27! It’s gonna be a party.

-Lauren Brown