Author Archives: Clarissa Villondo

TVD Live Shots:
The Corcoran Ball, 4/25

After the lovely and gorgeous Corcoran Ball last Friday, M.H. & His Orchestra took the stage for Club Corcoran, the ball’s after-hours event. 

Thrown by the Corcoran Women’s Committee, the annual gala draws a crowd of art collectors, socialites, and political figures. This year, the ball was a fundraiser for Corcoran Access, which will digitize the Corcoran’s collection.

Some guests were uneasy that this would be the last ball due to the Corcoran’s new partnership with George Washington University and the National Gallery, but surrounded by beautiful artwork, they set aside their concerns and danced to M.H. & His Orchestra’s brassy beats.

Although the Women’s Committee has already scheduled 2015’s Corcoran Ball, if for some reason this year is the fête’s last, at least it will have gone out swinging and dancing to the croons of Max Holiday and his expert musical troupe. —Ed.

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TVD Live: …And You Will Know Us By the Trail of Dead with La Femme and Midnight Masses at the Rock & Roll Hotel, 3/27

Rock & Roll Hotel was completely packed for last Thursday’s …And You Will Know Us By the Trail of Dead show. 

They played a nearly two-hour set, including Source Tags & Codes in its entirety. Along with the rest of the crowd, the band dripped sweat as they crowd surfed and joined the pit for brief moments. Towards the end of their set, they allowed for the crowd to join them on stage.

Earlier, wearing masks, Midnight Masses got on stage to start off the night and performed straight through a slew of songs, not stopping for twenty-five minutes. I could barely tell when one song started and when another ended and wonder if the brevity in pauses was due to their starting 10 minutes later than scheduled.

After that, French punk band La Femme were shockingly able to start almost on time due to Midnight Masses’s short set. By the end of La Femme’s set, the crowd was shouting for an encore—one more song, two more songs, even three more songs. One person from the crowd screamed, “I want to have a thousand of your babies! You guys are awesome!”

Overall, it was one of the best punk shows I’ve seen all year.

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