Ever since a video of Future Islands' thrilling performance on The Late Show With David Letterman went viral in March, the band has become one of the year's most exciting live acts, largely for the memorable and inimitable
dance moves of frontman Samuel Herring. Herring's unaffected fashion style, sensible haircut and no-nonsense manners have led some to call him a "normcore" singer — an exceedingly normal artist. But his performances, and the often heartbreaking but bold songs he sings, are anything but conventional or staid.
A live webcast from Washington, D.C.'s 9:30 Club will begin streaming on this page via NPR Music at approximately 9:30 p.m. ET on Thursday, May 1. You can see and hear the concert at wrur.org/live-event/future-islands-live-930-club-may-1st