TVD Live Shots: Savages and Angus Tarnawsky at the 9:30 Club, 3/27

Living up to their name and reputation, London’s Savages took the 9:30 Club by storm Sunday night, leveling the District audience. With what seemed like nonstop barrage of melodic indie-post punk, the band played hard and steady. Most of all, they played extremely fucking loud, I’m talking sonic levels here—probably the loudest show I’ve attended this year.

Standing tough and firm, vocalist Jehnny Beth delivered a flawless and often poetic performance. Accompanied by her fellow bandmates—Gemma Thompson on guitar, Ayse Hassan on bass, and Fay Milton on drums, the foursome seemed more like a gang ready for battle.

The show was outstanding and Savages have certainly mastered their live sound. They stayed right in the pocket throughout their entire set and come across as relentless and seemingly unstoppable. Savages are touring to promote their new album, Adore Life, released on Matador Records in January of this year—which is available on vinyl.

Angus Tarnawsky got the evening started with his progressive beats and aggressive use of percussion.

Savages perform at 930 Club in Washington, DC on 03/37/2016 (Photos Copyright © Richie Downs).

Savages perform at 930 Club in Washington, DC on 03/37/2016 (Photos Copyright © Richie Downs).

Savages perform at 930 Club in Washington, DC on 03/37/2016 (Photos Copyright © Richie Downs).

Savages perform at 930 Club in Washington, DC on 03/37/2016 (Photos Copyright © Richie Downs).

Savages perform at 930 Club in Washington, DC on 03/37/2016 (Photos Copyright © Richie Downs).

Savages perform at 930 Club in Washington, DC on 03/37/2016 (Photos Copyright © Richie Downs).

Savages perform at 930 Club in Washington, DC on 03/37/2016 (Photos Copyright © Richie Downs).

Savages perform at 930 Club in Washington, DC on 03/37/2016 (Photos Copyright © Richie Downs).

Savages perform at 930 Club in Washington, DC on 03/37/2016 (Photos Copyright © Richie Downs).

Savages perform at 930 Club in Washington, DC on 03/37/2016 (Photos Copyright © Richie Downs).

Savages perform at 930 Club in Washington, DC on 03/37/2016 (Photos Copyright © Richie Downs).

Savages perform at 930 Club in Washington, DC on 03/37/2016 (Photos Copyright © Richie Downs).

Savages perform at 930 Club in Washington, DC on 03/37/2016 (Photos Copyright © Richie Downs).

Savages perform at 930 Club in Washington, DC on 03/37/2016 (Photos Copyright © Richie Downs).

Savages perform at 930 Club in Washington, DC on 03/37/2016 (Photos Copyright © Richie Downs).

Savages perform at 930 Club in Washington, DC on 03/37/2016 (Photos Copyright © Richie Downs).

Savages perform at 930 Club in Washington, DC on 03/37/2016 (Photos Copyright © Richie Downs).

Savages perform at 930 Club in Washington, DC on 03/37/2016 (Photos Copyright © Richie Downs).

Savages perform at 930 Club in Washington, DC on 03/37/2016 (Photos Copyright © Richie Downs).

Savages perform at 930 Club in Washington, DC on 03/37/2016 (Photos Copyright © Richie Downs).

Savages perform at 930 Club in Washington, DC on 03/37/2016 (Photos Copyright © Richie Downs).

Savages perform at 930 Club in Washington, DC on 03/37/2016 (Photos Copyright © Richie Downs).

ANGUS TARNAWSKY

Angus Tarnawsky perform at 930 Club in Washington, DC on 03/37/2016 (Photos Copyright © Richie Downs).

Angus Tarnawsky perform at 930 Club in Washington, DC on 03/37/2016 (Photos Copyright © Richie Downs).

Angus Tarnawsky perform at 930 Club in Washington, DC on 03/37/2016 (Photos Copyright © Richie Downs).

Angus Tarnawsky perform at 930 Club in Washington, DC on 03/37/2016 (Photos Copyright © Richie Downs).

Angus Tarnawsky perform at 930 Club in Washington, DC on 03/37/2016 (Photos Copyright © Richie Downs).

Angus Tarnawsky perform at 930 Club in Washington, DC on 03/37/2016 (Photos Copyright © Richie Downs).

Angus Tarnawsky perform at 930 Club in Washington, DC on 03/37/2016 (Photos Copyright © Richie Downs).

Angus Tarnawsky perform at 930 Club in Washington, DC on 03/37/2016 (Photos Copyright © Richie Downs).

Angus Tarnawsky perform at 930 Club in Washington, DC on 03/37/2016 (Photos Copyright © Richie Downs).

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