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Photos by Krystina Gabrielle After their big national tour, D.C.’s own Priests returned to Black Cat’s Mainstage on Saturday night. The sold-out venue was packed with fans coming together to celebrate the release of their debut...

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Noname

Review: Noname @ U Street Music Hall 2.28.17

March 10, 2017 | 0 Comments

It’s no secret that there’s an insane amount of talent coming out of the Chicago music scene, and one of its brightest stars right now is 25-year-old rapper Fatimah Warner, better known by her moniker...

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Review: Sampha and Mal Devisa @ 9:30 Club 2.8.17

February 14, 2017 | 0 Comments

If you don’t know Sampha by name, you probably at least know him by voice. The British singer, songwriter, and producer has previously collaborated with artists like SBTRKT, Jessie Ware, and Drake, and most recently...

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When it comes to making modern dance music, the main ingredient tends to be some sort of electronic gadget, like a drum machine or synthesizer. Last week, U Street Music Hall experienced some more unconventional...

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lizzo

Review: Lizzo @ U Street Music Hall 12.3.16

December 8, 2016 | 0 Comments

After signing to a major label, co-hosting the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards pre-show, and releasing her new Coconut Oil EP, Lizzo embarked on her first North American headlining tour. On Saturday night, she and her...

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When Mitski was in town earlier this year, I had only just started getting into her music and sadly missed the chance to see her live. This time around I was more prepared and got...

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Photos by Terrance Doyle After a near break-up and a slew of side projects, Warpaint made a comeback last month with their third studio album, Heads Up. I think the music gods must hate me, because...

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Photos by Julia Leiby  Last year, Julien Baker put out one of the most heartbreaking albums of 2015 with her debut Sprained Ankle. After missing her previous stops in D.C., I couldn’t have been more...

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Photos by Alex Schelldorf Full disclosure: I am a huge Dev Hynes fan and consider him one of my favorite artists. Hynes, who creates music under the name Blood Orange, doesn’t tour very often, so...

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A piercing, powerful falsetto initially drew me to Christopher Gallant, better known as simply Gallant, when I first heard him sing Sufjan Steven’s “Blue Bucket of Gold” for the In The Room series earlier this...

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DietCig

Review: Diet Cig, Solids, Haunts @ DC9 8.10.16

August 14, 2016 | 0 Comments

I’ve seen a lot of live music in and around D.C., but somehow I’d never attended a gig at DC9 before Diet Cig’s show on Wednesday night. I was eager to check out not only...

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Photos by Christina Nguyen “D.C. artists are the best!” One enthusiastic concertgoer shouted this in the middle of Young Summer’s Friday night set at U Street Music Hall. The D.C. singer-songwriter responded with a grateful...

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I’m never really sure what to expect when I go to see an artist who is always played on commercial radio—it’s always interesting to experience those songs in a brand new way after hearing them...

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“There are a lot of shows going on tonight, so we’re glad you picked this one.” This was said more than once during the Screaming Females show on Thursday night at Rock and Roll Hotel....

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On Friday night, a line of people formed in front of U Street Music hall and stretched all the way down the block. Everyone was waiting to get into Yuna’s sold-out show, which happened to...

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Review: Chairlift @ Black Cat 4.15.16

April 17, 2016 | 0 Comments

I got to Black Cat just five minutes after doors opened on Friday night, but by that time the line to go upstairs already stretched to the back of the venue’s Red Room bar. Lots...

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