VOTD: The Lumineers + Langhorne Slim - ‘I Held Her In My Arms’ (Violent Femmes Cover)
What better to do before a gig than get everyone together and jam out? Shot before a recent UK show, alt-folk/country Langhorne Slim and his band The Law and the indie-Americana act that has taken the world by storm and by ‘hey,’s and ‘ho’s, The Lumineers, put a their twangy spin on “I Held Her In My Arms” by The Violent Femmes. Testing the acoustics up in the balcony, their take on the 1986 song features multiple guitars, multiple drums, a banjo, and an upright bass. If that sounds like a foot-stompin’ good time, it sure is—see for yourself!
The Lumineers (@ Merriweather Post Pavilion) from an opening set for Old Crow Medicine Show, sold out show at Rams Head Live, sold out show at D.A.R. Constitution Hall, and now a headlining set at the beautiful Merriweather Post Pavilion. You could say The Lumineers are having a pretty fantastic year, and if history is any indication, these tickets will go FAST.
Jim James (@ 9:30 Club) the beloved bearded frontman of My Morning Jacket reveals even more of himself with his latest solo effort, Regions Of Light And Sound Of God (which is now streaming on NPR). Get up close and personal with one of today’s greatest live performers when he hits our stage.
Willy Moon (@ U Hall) dapper style, smooth croon, swagger for freaking DAYS. Everything about this guy screams BIG, and you are lucky enough to catch him at U Street Music Hall before he inevitably outgrows the intimate setting.
Boombox (@U Hall) while incorporating vintage rock and blues elements in combination with psych and house infused electronica, this unique live experience is one you do not want to miss.
Akron/Family (@U Hall) their much anticipated upcoming album, Sub Verses, on the horizon, and a very well received single (check our review here), this family is poised for a sold out and unforgettable show.
Because you couldn’t get enough of one date of Punch Brothers OR two dates of Thievery Corporation (on sale now), we have added more shows (and added more reasons that 2013 will kick some serious ass)!
Then we topped it off with THE LUMINEERS! One of the biggest bands to explode in 2013, the powerful Denver trio delivering heartfelt folk to the masses (seriously, have you heard “Ho, Hey”?) come to D.C. at the end of January to blow us away in the beautiful D.A.R. Constitution Hall.
VOTD: The Lumineers – ‘The Dead Sea’ taking a page out of Edward Sharpe’s guide to success, to the untrained eye, these guys may just seem like another band of bearded white people playing folk instruments, but this track is poised to be a staple of your Summer playlist. Their sound packs major punch and is accompanied by some powerful lyrics sure to inspire. The fact that the video for this track was shot in one take also gives us that warm, fuzzy, homegrown feeling we all adore.