Recap: Frank Ocean Paints DC Orange at 9:30 Club

One of the most anticipated concerts in D.C. this summer, Frank Ocean stopped by the 9:30 Club last night bringing his Channel Orange Tour along with him. The quietly announced tour brought out hipsters and music lovers to the stand-only venue.

And if you thought Frank was going to sing along to tracks on his faux carpet musical experience, you thought wrong. The Channel Orange Tour was the most thorough musical presentation the 24-year-old has ever produced, with a live band (two piano sets, guitarist, bassist, drummer) and of course TV monitors that hid the DJ.

Breaux opened with a cover of Prince‘s “When You Were Mine,” perhaps a safe start to a relatively new artist with one mixtape and one album under his belt. Then he ran down hits from Nostalgia, Ultra and Channel Orange, including “Super Rich Kids,” “Sweet Life,” “Bad Religion,” “Swim Good,” “Pyramids” and even the WTT track  “Made In America.”

Respect: Taryn Richelle

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