SHOW PREVIEW: The Orwells @ U Street Music Hall

You may have seen the Orwells in their high energy performance on the Late Show with David Letterman or opening for Arctic Monkeys and wondered who this band was. If you haven’t been paying attention to them then you need to start, because the Orwells are one of the up-and-coming bands in rock music today.

This writer had the distinct pleasure of seeing the band perform three times over the weekend on the Weezer Cruise at a few different size venues, and the best concert by far was the one pictured above. Packed in and standing a mere feet away from the band throughout, their raw power came through hard and the garage rock and punk roots of the band really took hold. The band was on point, and the crowd absolutely loved their performance; they were dancing and jumping around, singing along to every song. Their own songs were all performed with such energy and life, as were their covers of “Build Me Up Buttercup” and “I Wanna Be Your Dog.” Talking to the band throughout the Cruise, I could definitely tell that they bring that passion to each and every show they do.

At the intimate U Street Music Hall on March 8th, you should expect the same level of fun and high-energy atmosphere from both the band and the crowd. Tickets are on sale now via Ticketfly or at the U Hall box office when the venue is open for $15. Definitely get them now while they’re still available.

-Ryan Largent

SHOW PREVIEW: Ingrid Michaelson

I have a very distinct middle school memory of convincing my friend that “The Way I Am” was in fact a quality song. I argued, “It doesn’t matter if she talks about giving someone a sweater, I really like the melody, okay?” Although that is some sound logic, my reasons for adoring Ingrid Michaelson have improved over the years. Her music has been prominently featured on just about every popular girly TV show out there that I without shame continue to watch (Grey’s Anatomy, One Tree Hill, Parenthood, etc). She put on, and this is not an exaggeration, one of my favorite shows at the 9:30 Club. In between songs she had a sassy, Sara Bareilles-esque commentary about everything from the inspiration behind her music to an epic Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade fail while singing on a float.
Ingrid’s move from 9:30 to the Lincoln Theater this time is indicative of her growth as an artist. She can still pull off a great performance in intimate club venues, but now she can charm seated theater audiences too. Undoubtedly, hits like “Be Ok” and “Maybe” will make it on to the set list, but expect a sampling of her recent material from Human Again and the upcoming April release, Lights Out. Ingrid has been recording and touring since 2002, yet she has not slowed up a bit. She has, sometimes quietly, but effectively made a lasting name for herself in the ever-changing world of indie pop.  
-Emily Hirsch 
Ingrid Michaelson will perform at the Lincoln Theatre on 5/23. Tickets can be purchased here: http://ticketf.ly/1gA7fFA
SHOW PREVIEW: Ingrid Michaelson

I have a very distinct middle school memory of convincing my friend that “The Way I Am” was in fact a quality song. I argued, “It doesn’t matter if she talks about giving someone a sweater, I really like the melody, okay?” Although that is some sound logic, my reasons for adoring Ingrid Michaelson have improved over the years. Her music has been prominently featured on just about every popular girly TV show out there that I without shame continue to watch (Grey’s Anatomy, One Tree Hill, Parenthood, etc). She put on, and this is not an exaggeration, one of my favorite shows at the 9:30 Club. In between songs she had a sassy, Sara Bareilles-esque commentary about everything from the inspiration behind her music to an epic Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade fail while singing on a float.

Ingrid’s move from 9:30 to the Lincoln Theater this time is indicative of her growth as an artist. She can still pull off a great performance in intimate club venues, but now she can charm seated theater audiences too. Undoubtedly, hits like “Be Ok” and “Maybe” will make it on to the set list, but expect a sampling of her recent material from Human Again and the upcoming April release, Lights Out. Ingrid has been recording and touring since 2002, yet she has not slowed up a bit. She has, sometimes quietly, but effectively made a lasting name for herself in the ever-changing world of indie pop.  

-Emily Hirsch 

Ingrid Michaelson will perform at the Lincoln Theatre on 5/23. Tickets can be purchased here: http://ticketf.ly/1gA7fFA

Bentzen Ball (@ Lincoln Theatre) the comedy spectacular continues thanks to our friends at BYT! Come see some of the most hilarious names in comedy in the beautiful theatre (conveniently located across from the metro and next to Ben’s Chili Bowl…SCORE!)
Bentzen Ball Music Show (@ Lincoln Theatre) the beautiful marriage of music and comedy together for Bentzen Ball. What could possibly be better?
My Sunshine Has Come (@ Lincoln Theatre) heal your soul with this free show from Beyond Mask Expressions. 
Fiona Apple (@ Lincoln Theatre) the remarkably prolific and moving songstress has already filled one night, and we simply can’t let her go that easy! Alongside up and coming singer-songwriter (and stellar guitarist) Blake Mills, this is a show for the books!
Barenaked Ladies (@ Lincoln Theatre) they brought the party for the Last Summer on Earth at Merriweather, and we were all smiles. Prepare to hear sunny new tracks from Grinning Streak as well as old favorites that first captured your hearts!
Lissie sold out U Hall show, and she’s back for more! The impossibly cool, powerful lyrics, and a show that will leave you completely breathless. Prepare to rock.
Phantogram a band that came onto the scene hard and heavy, their melodic electronic sensibilities matched with cool vocals and an energetic live performance is a winning combination for their first headlining show at the club.
Marco Benevento (@ U Hall) multi-instrumentalist from Brooklyn has graced the U Hall stage before and we couldn’t be happier to be hosting him again. His moving set is sure to tug at the heart strings and tickle the intellect.

Bentzen Ball (@ Lincoln Theatre) the comedy spectacular continues thanks to our friends at BYT! Come see some of the most hilarious names in comedy in the beautiful theatre (conveniently located across from the metro and next to Ben’s Chili Bowl…SCORE!)

Bentzen Ball Music Show (@ Lincoln Theatre) the beautiful marriage of music and comedy together for Bentzen Ball. What could possibly be better?

My Sunshine Has Come (@ Lincoln Theatre) heal your soul with this free show from Beyond Mask Expressions. 

Fiona Apple (@ Lincoln Theatre) the remarkably prolific and moving songstress has already filled one night, and we simply can’t let her go that easy! Alongside up and coming singer-songwriter (and stellar guitarist) Blake Mills, this is a show for the books!

Barenaked Ladies (@ Lincoln Theatre) they brought the party for the Last Summer on Earth at Merriweather, and we were all smiles. Prepare to hear sunny new tracks from Grinning Streak as well as old favorites that first captured your hearts!

Lissie sold out U Hall show, and she’s back for more! The impossibly cool, powerful lyrics, and a show that will leave you completely breathless. Prepare to rock.

Phantogram a band that came onto the scene hard and heavy, their melodic electronic sensibilities matched with cool vocals and an energetic live performance is a winning combination for their first headlining show at the club.

Marco Benevento (@ U Hall) multi-instrumentalist from Brooklyn has graced the U Hall stage before and we couldn’t be happier to be hosting him again. His moving set is sure to tug at the heart strings and tickle the intellect.

Sleigh Bells 'Bitter Rivals' just released and has just as much bite as we had hoped for. It's been too long, friends. We welcome Sleigh Bells and their slaying sound to our stage with loving arms.
Brett Eldredge the Nashville country heartthrob makes his way to our fine city to bring his hit tunes like ‘Don’t Ya’ and plenty of charm to fill our room.
The Fratellis ( @ U Hall) the Fratellis claim that they ‘need medicine’ on their latest effort, but frankly, they are our medicine. So much more than Chelsea Dagger, come see their energy fill up the entirety of U Street Music Hall.
Charli XCX (@ U Hall) OH HELL YES. Her last sold out show was phenomenal. This little lady packs a serious punch live. Her moody electronic tunes are best served in the underground amazing environment of U Hall. Prepare to sing along, dance along, and generally worship our girl Charli this fall.

Sleigh Bells 'Bitter Rivals' just released and has just as much bite as we had hoped for. It's been too long, friends. We welcome Sleigh Bells and their slaying sound to our stage with loving arms.

Brett Eldredge the Nashville country heartthrob makes his way to our fine city to bring his hit tunes like ‘Don’t Ya’ and plenty of charm to fill our room.

The Fratellis ( @ U Hall) the Fratellis claim that they ‘need medicine’ on their latest effort, but frankly, they are our medicine. So much more than Chelsea Dagger, come see their energy fill up the entirety of U Street Music Hall.

Charli XCX (@ U Hall) OH HELL YES. Her last sold out show was phenomenal. This little lady packs a serious punch live. Her moody electronic tunes are best served in the underground amazing environment of U Hall. Prepare to sing along, dance along, and generally worship our girl Charli this fall.

John Legend (@ D.A.R. Constitution Hall) 'Made For Love' couldn't be a more appropriate title for this tour, because let's be real, who the hell doesn't love John Legend? He's smooth, his tunes are soulful and sweet, and his tickets will disappear quickly for his show in the beautiful D.A.R. Constitution Hall.
Emeli Sande (@ Meyerhoff Symphony Hall) pipes, style, tunes that you, your friends, and let’s face it any of your family members can get down to. Grab ‘em all and secure your tickets early to see her soar live at Meyerhoff Symphony Hall.
Empire Of The Sun we were promised so many first borns if we added another show, and here it is! (We’ll gladly accept coupons with your ticket purchases, thank you.)
Tommy Keene hailing from our own fine city, Mr. Keene has had his hand in just about every area of the music industry. An acclaimed EP from Rolling Stone, playing with just about every influential musician of our time, and even working in A&R. Thankfully, Tommy finds himself yet again on the musician side of the industry, and we get to see him live on our stage!
Comedy Bang Bang! IFC’s latest addiction for many, hosting some of the brightest and sharpest in comedy, is taking their show on the road! HELL YES. We pee our pants literally every time we watch a clip on YouTube and can’t wait to see what the whole CBB gang will bring…we’ll certainly be packing an extra pair of pants…
Fitz And The Tantrums & Capital Cities HAPPY HALLOWEEN TO US ALL! First show has a handful of tickets left, and was already going to be a blast. Now throw in Halloween, and our signature evening of costume contest ridiculousness, what the hell more could you possibly want?
Built To Spill we’re just going to go ahead and put Keep It Like A Secret  (SERIOUSLY, ”Carry The Zero”) on repeat into infinity until this onsale. Get on our level and get your tickets.
Holy Ghost! we just disintegrated our asses getting down to them at Merriweather with New Order, and we’re more than ready for round two. The live band is bigger, the sound more refined, so if you think you have seen them live already? Guess again. Get to this show.
James Blake let’s be honest. We noticed that you all shared his NPR live broadcast for about 4 months after. Our Twitter feed exploded with people who were either sobbing from the beauty of his set live, or sobbing from missing it. Here’s your second chance (or round two) so get up on that ish.
The Head and The Heart there’s nothing more adorable than this band live. ‘Rivers and Roads’ regularly brings people to their damn knees and with good reason. They are talented. Their songs stunning. Their voices leave a physical impact on your heart AND we have new tunes to look forward to.
Ani DiFranco the annual show that will make you feel like the most powerful damn human on the whole damn planet. It still makes us happy to see new faces (hey, we love the yearly show goer too) and watch everyone leave wanting to thrust their fist in the air and go forth into greatness. WHO IS WITH US?!
London Grammar (@ U Hall) comrades of Disclosure, these brits are also prepared for the brink of some massive success. Their art rock is precise, deep mysterious vocals, and simplistic haunting electronic melodies. Listen to the siren’s croon of ‘Hey Now’ and be the cool person that brings your friends to this show before everyone and their mother is clamoring for a ticket.
of Montreal (@ U Hall) YES WE SAID U HALL! Another gloriously intimate show from a band that always sells out our club. Just think about all the costumes, the theatre, the drama, THE PARTY in the underground of U Street. It’s just too magical. Bless the sweet cork floors for saving our knees as we get down TWO NIGHTS IN A ROW with the delightfully strange Kevin Barnes and crew.

John Legend (@ D.A.R. Constitution Hall) 'Made For Love' couldn't be a more appropriate title for this tour, because let's be real, who the hell doesn't love John Legend? He's smooth, his tunes are soulful and sweet, and his tickets will disappear quickly for his show in the beautiful D.A.R. Constitution Hall.

Emeli Sande (@ Meyerhoff Symphony Hall) pipes, style, tunes that you, your friends, and let’s face it any of your family members can get down to. Grab ‘em all and secure your tickets early to see her soar live at Meyerhoff Symphony Hall.

Empire Of The Sun we were promised so many first borns if we added another show, and here it is! (We’ll gladly accept coupons with your ticket purchases, thank you.)

Tommy Keene hailing from our own fine city, Mr. Keene has had his hand in just about every area of the music industry. An acclaimed EP from Rolling Stone, playing with just about every influential musician of our time, and even working in A&R. Thankfully, Tommy finds himself yet again on the musician side of the industry, and we get to see him live on our stage!

Comedy Bang Bang! IFC’s latest addiction for many, hosting some of the brightest and sharpest in comedy, is taking their show on the road! HELL YES. We pee our pants literally every time we watch a clip on YouTube and can’t wait to see what the whole CBB gang will bring…we’ll certainly be packing an extra pair of pants…

Fitz And The Tantrums & Capital Cities HAPPY HALLOWEEN TO US ALL! First show has a handful of tickets left, and was already going to be a blast. Now throw in Halloween, and our signature evening of costume contest ridiculousness, what the hell more could you possibly want?

Built To Spill we’re just going to go ahead and put Keep It Like A Secret  (SERIOUSLY, ”Carry The Zero”) on repeat into infinity until this onsale. Get on our level and get your tickets.

Holy Ghost! we just disintegrated our asses getting down to them at Merriweather with New Order, and we’re more than ready for round two. The live band is bigger, the sound more refined, so if you think you have seen them live already? Guess again. Get to this show.

James Blake let’s be honest. We noticed that you all shared his NPR live broadcast for about 4 months after. Our Twitter feed exploded with people who were either sobbing from the beauty of his set live, or sobbing from missing it. Here’s your second chance (or round two) so get up on that ish.

The Head and The Heart there’s nothing more adorable than this band live. ‘Rivers and Roads’ regularly brings people to their damn knees and with good reason. They are talented. Their songs stunning. Their voices leave a physical impact on your heart AND we have new tunes to look forward to.

Ani DiFranco the annual show that will make you feel like the most powerful damn human on the whole damn planet. It still makes us happy to see new faces (hey, we love the yearly show goer too) and watch everyone leave wanting to thrust their fist in the air and go forth into greatness. WHO IS WITH US?!

London Grammar (@ U Hall) comrades of Disclosure, these brits are also prepared for the brink of some massive success. Their art rock is precise, deep mysterious vocals, and simplistic haunting electronic melodies. Listen to the siren’s croon of ‘Hey Now’ and be the cool person that brings your friends to this show before everyone and their mother is clamoring for a ticket.

of Montreal (@ U Hall) YES WE SAID U HALL! Another gloriously intimate show from a band that always sells out our club. Just think about all the costumes, the theatre, the drama, THE PARTY in the underground of U Street. It’s just too magical. Bless the sweet cork floors for saving our knees as we get down TWO NIGHTS IN A ROW with the delightfully strange Kevin Barnes and crew.

MORE LINCOLN GOODNESS: Win Tix To Our New Shows!
We know you have been as pumped about this new venue as we have, and we announced A LOT of new Lincoln Theatre shows this week. Naturally, we want to send you all to the new spot, so we’ve got another contest for you!
You know the drill! THREE WAYS TO ENTER:
1. Tweet about your favorite show and make sure to tag @930Club and use the show hashtag -
#ABTLincoln
#SMarleyLincoln
#CandCLincoln
#FionaLincoln
#MeloyLincoln
2. Re-blog this post on your Tumblr page
3. RSVP to the show’s Facebook event.
*BONUS POINTS - do all three and send your screenshots to contests@930.com
Winner will be picked TOMORROW at 6PM!
NOTE: Submissions for our new shows on sale this week will only be considered in this contest, although, if you want to chat up our other awesome shows, we’re not gonna stop you (we just aren’t going to give you free tix).

MORE LINCOLN GOODNESS: Win Tix To Our New Shows!

We know you have been as pumped about this new venue as we have, and we announced A LOT of new Lincoln Theatre shows this week. Naturally, we want to send you all to the new spot, so we’ve got another contest for you!

You know the drill! THREE WAYS TO ENTER:

1. Tweet about your favorite show and make sure to tag @930Club and use the show hashtag -

  • #ABTLincoln
  • #SMarleyLincoln
  • #CandCLincoln
  • #FionaLincoln
  • #MeloyLincoln

2. Re-blog this post on your Tumblr page

3. RSVP to the show’s Facebook event.

*BONUS POINTS - do all three and send your screenshots to contests@930.com

Winner will be picked TOMORROW at 6PM!

NOTE: Submissions for our new shows on sale this week will only be considered in this contest, although, if you want to chat up our other awesome shows, we’re not gonna stop you (we just aren’t going to give you free tix).

Passion Pit (@ GMU Patriot Center) 3 sold out 9:30 Club shows, a set at Sweetlife, and we get them back again! Oh happy day! For all of you who have been hearing your friends use words like “BEST SHOW EVER!” “FAVORITE OF THIS YEAR” “OH MY GOD EVEN BETTER LIVE” and kicking yourself for missing out, don’t be that guy/girl this time around. Get your tickets this Friday and start working on that killer costume (it is Halloween, after all)!
Neko Case (@ Lincoln Theatre) you knew that first show was a goner. The gorgeous voice of Neko Case, her incredible new music, all live in the intimate and beautiful Lincoln Theatre setting? Lucky for you, we have added a SECOND NIGHT (Halloween in fact) and tickets are on sale NOW. HOP TO IT!
Hank 3 wild man Hank 3 brings equal parts country charm, punk attitude, and metal rowdiness and guitar chops when he takes over our club. If you have yet to experience his live show, you best add it to your list. 
Spiritualized prepare for a landing, J. Spaceman shall return from outer worlds to blow your mind at our club. After his stunning set here last year, a critically acclaimed return in Sweet Heart Sweet Light, we are more than ready to have him back for round two. We know you are too.
Walk The Moon clearly, you can’t get enough, and good for you, we had another date to give the lovely dudes of WTM! So don’t be foolish and snag these babies early and get ready for all of the positive vibes to blast through our club this September!
Marky Ramone’s BLITZKRIEG with Andrew W.K. on Vocals Blitzkrieg is freaking right! Seeing the legendary Marky Ramone is a right of passage in itself, throw in the pizza-guitar-weilding party power of Andrew W.K. and you have a night to remember. Ready those head banging necks, prepare your fists to be firmly pointed at the sky, and get your tickets early for an truly epic evening.
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah you don’t have to lie to us. You did exactly what this band name says when you saw this announcement (we totally did too). The indie rock veterans return to school us all on thoughtfully crafted pop when they take our stage.
Ra Ra Riot their last sold out show was a crazy dance party! The infectious choruses begged to be sung out loud (and you were more than obliged to belt out your favorite tunes). They held court with The Postal Service at Merriweather and now return to our loving arms to headline! Embrace them & their remarkably fun tracks live this Fall!
They Might Be Giants seriously, what haven’t TMBG done? Grammy’s, kid’s songs, platinum and gold albums, they have their hands in everything. Currently their new album, Nanobots (“25 unreasonable songs in 45 minutes”) available in just about every medium possible, including an iPhone App that streams a new song everyday. As fun as they are innovative, we can’t wait to see what this live set has in store. Also, shout out to Moon Hooch who freaking rule and will open the show!
Bonobo his sold out Black Cat show was super buzzed about in the District, and now his complex and layered bass heavy samples will stretch out to fill our club this Fall! We’ll meet you on the dance floor.
Simple Minds yes, we said Simple (FREAKING) Minds are coming to 9:30 Club. Do we really need to say more here? Anything aside from you better set 4 alarms and make sure you are on your computer promptly at 10AM on Thursday morning to get these extremely hot tickets to see them live this October? Yeah we didn’t think so.
Butch Walker (@ U Hall) his Wikipedia page reads like a who’s who of popular music in the past decade. A songwriter and producer for many successful artists, Walker has plenty of stellar and catchy pop tunes of his own to unleash on your brains at U Hall. Trust us, Walker is addictive. One show, you’re going to be hooked for life, but this one is an addiction of the healthy variety.
Black Prairie (@ U Hall) what do The Decemberists’ members do in their free time from touring? Apparently create other AWESOME bands, because there is no rest for musical geniuses, y’all. And this offshoot with delightful bluegrass influence is prepared to sweep you off your feet. Come check it out, and see some of your favorite familiar faces, this September.
Tom Odell (@ U Hall) it definitely freaks us out when we hear an incredible lyrics and melodies from a new artist, and then hit Wikipedia to see they were born in the 90’s. This young Brit has earned critical acclaim overseas, winning a BRITs Critic’s Choice for his debut album. His new release, Long Way Down, is truly wonderful. We have a feeling it won’t be long at all before he headlines 9:30 Club with a big fat SOLD OUT next to his listing.

Passion Pit (@ GMU Patriot Center) 3 sold out 9:30 Club shows, a set at Sweetlife, and we get them back again! Oh happy day! For all of you who have been hearing your friends use words like “BEST SHOW EVER!” “FAVORITE OF THIS YEAR” “OH MY GOD EVEN BETTER LIVE” and kicking yourself for missing out, don’t be that guy/girl this time around. Get your tickets this Friday and start working on that killer costume (it is Halloween, after all)!

Neko Case (@ Lincoln Theatre) you knew that first show was a goner. The gorgeous voice of Neko Case, her incredible new music, all live in the intimate and beautiful Lincoln Theatre setting? Lucky for you, we have added a SECOND NIGHT (Halloween in fact) and tickets are on sale NOW. HOP TO IT!

Hank 3 wild man Hank 3 brings equal parts country charm, punk attitude, and metal rowdiness and guitar chops when he takes over our club. If you have yet to experience his live show, you best add it to your list. 

Spiritualized prepare for a landing, J. Spaceman shall return from outer worlds to blow your mind at our club. After his stunning set here last year, a critically acclaimed return in Sweet Heart Sweet Light, we are more than ready to have him back for round two. We know you are too.

Walk The Moon clearly, you can’t get enough, and good for you, we had another date to give the lovely dudes of WTM! So don’t be foolish and snag these babies early and get ready for all of the positive vibes to blast through our club this September!

Marky Ramone’s BLITZKRIEG with Andrew W.K. on Vocals Blitzkrieg is freaking right! Seeing the legendary Marky Ramone is a right of passage in itself, throw in the pizza-guitar-weilding party power of Andrew W.K. and you have a night to remember. Ready those head banging necks, prepare your fists to be firmly pointed at the sky, and get your tickets early for an truly epic evening.

Clap Your Hands Say Yeah you don’t have to lie to us. You did exactly what this band name says when you saw this announcement (we totally did too). The indie rock veterans return to school us all on thoughtfully crafted pop when they take our stage.

Ra Ra Riot their last sold out show was a crazy dance party! The infectious choruses begged to be sung out loud (and you were more than obliged to belt out your favorite tunes). They held court with The Postal Service at Merriweather and now return to our loving arms to headline! Embrace them & their remarkably fun tracks live this Fall!

They Might Be Giants seriously, what haven’t TMBG done? Grammy’s, kid’s songs, platinum and gold albums, they have their hands in everything. Currently their new album, Nanobots (“25 unreasonable songs in 45 minutes”) available in just about every medium possible, including an iPhone App that streams a new song everyday. As fun as they are innovative, we can’t wait to see what this live set has in store. Also, shout out to Moon Hooch who freaking rule and will open the show!

Bonobo his sold out Black Cat show was super buzzed about in the District, and now his complex and layered bass heavy samples will stretch out to fill our club this Fall! We’ll meet you on the dance floor.

Simple Minds yes, we said Simple (FREAKING) Minds are coming to 9:30 Club. Do we really need to say more here? Anything aside from you better set 4 alarms and make sure you are on your computer promptly at 10AM on Thursday morning to get these extremely hot tickets to see them live this October? Yeah we didn’t think so.

Butch Walker (@ U Hall) his Wikipedia page reads like a who’s who of popular music in the past decade. A songwriter and producer for many successful artists, Walker has plenty of stellar and catchy pop tunes of his own to unleash on your brains at U Hall. Trust us, Walker is addictive. One show, you’re going to be hooked for life, but this one is an addiction of the healthy variety.

Black Prairie (@ U Hall) what do The Decemberists’ members do in their free time from touring? Apparently create other AWESOME bands, because there is no rest for musical geniuses, y’all. And this offshoot with delightful bluegrass influence is prepared to sweep you off your feet. Come check it out, and see some of your favorite familiar faces, this September.

Tom Odell (@ U Hall) it definitely freaks us out when we hear an incredible lyrics and melodies from a new artist, and then hit Wikipedia to see they were born in the 90’s. This young Brit has earned critical acclaim overseas, winning a BRITs Critic’s Choice for his debut album. His new release, Long Way Down, is truly wonderful. We have a feeling it won’t be long at all before he headlines 9:30 Club with a big fat SOLD OUT next to his listing.