Lydia Is the Desert Heat

At the 9:30 Club on March 18


Something warm from Southwest this way comes. Lydia from Gilbert, Arizona, will join the British post-punk emo band, Moose Blood, at the 9:30 Club on March 18.

In anticipation of the summer release of their first album in three years, “Liquor,” Lydia intends to remind loyal fans that their expansive indie pop mix is worth the wait. Leighton Antelman, Lydia’s front man and lead vocalist since the band’s inception, continues the experimentation vibe of the group’s haunting second album, “Illuminate.”

Matt Keller and Justin Camacho comprise the remainder of the Lydia trio.

In spite of changes in lineup and sound throughout the years, Lydia has maintained a singular commitment to raw, real and in the moment expression.

With Cleveland’s McCafferty and Moose Blood warming up the stage, anticipate Lydia providing a show worth raising a glass.

A concert junky, music aficionado, and live music reviewer for Hill Rag and DC Music Review, Leanne Tankel studied writing at both UC Berkeley (BA) and Boston University (MA). In addition to music reviews, she writes prose, and her manuscript, Broken Hallelujah: notes from a marriage, was a 2011 short-list finalist for the Santa Fe Literary Awards program. Leanne lives with her three sons and two pugs in Northern Virginia.