Having just been one a Featured Artist on our website, I had the pleasure of checking them out as they headlined Rock N Roll Hotel last Friday. Though there had seemed to be shows going on at just about every venue in DC last Friday, seeing Dance for the Dying didn’t disappoint.
Local bands were the flavor of the night at RNR Hotel with openers Tomio, singing about pet rent; We Were Pirates, who I love, were wonderful to see live; The Silver Liners did their thing, leaving girls hooting and hollering when the drummer took his shirt off.
Dance for the Dying got on the stage and we were treated to a new hair color and a sparkly jacket (to make up for the non-appearance of bling) by front-woman M.C. Wolfe. The synth-pop foursome got right into it, treating us to some tracks that they’ve been recently working on for a new EP due later this year. Mixed into the set were songs off of their current EP, which resulted in getting some much deserved love as the crowd roared “ECHO! ECHO! ECHO!” during the song with the same title. I’m a big fan of bands who switch up instruments during their set and Dance does it plenty. And the cherry on top of that is there’s dancing! And handclaps! They were really great to see a second time around and I’m definitely looking forward to the new EP.
Next they’ll be playing live in New York and Boston. So if you’re around, practice your handclaps and dance away!
Below are our photos from the show as well as some videos. For the full set of photos from Dance for the Dying at Rock N Roll Hotel, visit our gallery page.
We Were Pirates
The Silver Liners
Dance for the Dying
For the full set of photos from Dance for the Dying at Rock N Roll Hotel, visit our gallery page.