In February my roommate and I attended a Jack’s Mannequin concert at the 9:30 Club that, while satisfied our thirst for indulging in songs from our high school soundtrack, revealed how our tastes have changed.
The venue was packed and the audience was entranced by the soulful melodies of Andrew McMahon, but the only notes on our minds were the ones that the chili cheese fries from Ben’s Chili Bowl would make our tastebuds sing.
One click told me that Jukebox the Ghost would be returning to the area in March. Three more clicks and I had purchased tickets to see them in Fredericksburg with Speak, The Elwins, and Arctic Atlantic. It was a little odd going back to the music venue I went to in high school, but Jukebox was jaw-droppingly good as usual and Speak and The Elwins performed at a similar caliber.
The Drums, who played at The Black Cat in April, was one of the highlights of my semester. When my friend from William and Mary who hosts radio shows and always has good music referrals introduced me to their song “Down By the Water,” I couldn’t help but hit the replay button over and over again. After missing their concert for some work/academic related reason last year, I was out-of-my head excited to hear that they were coming to DC.
Later on in the month Jukebox the Ghost came to GMU for the opening of the new dorms Rogers and Whitetop as part of the Sustainable Opening Ceremony! Having my favorite band come to my school where I could listen and dance without battling teems of screaming fans was so nice, and it was FREE!