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After catching eyes and ears at SXSW, Big Thief and Snail Mail met up with Palehound for one of the best tour lineups of the year. Saturday night at Songbyrd, the three talented bands played...

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Photos from Sofi Tukker‘s sold-out show at U Street Music Hall last Friday...

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Written by Paige Muller The funk mothership landed at Tropicalia on Thursday night for the Funk Parade Kickoff Jam. The event served as a preview of what to expect at this year’s Funk Parade, which will...

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Devendra Banhart

Review: Devendra Banhart @ Sixth & I 3.15.17

March 19, 2017 | 0 Comments

Photo by Jon Beasley and Isabelle Albuquerque In the Sixth & I Sanctuary, Devendra Banhart fans packed into pews to hear tracks from last fall’s Ape in Pink Marble. The rich colors of the lighting,...

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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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Photos by Anna Moneymaker Three nights after Flaming Lips brought their awe-inspiring presence to D.C., confetti was still falling down from the ceiling onto Los Campesinos! band members at the 9:30 Club. Thursday’s Los Campesinos!...

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Photos of Panic at the Disco at MGM National Harbor ...

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On Sunday, we wrapped up our Sounds of the City festival with Sound Advice, a panel discussion at the Smithsonian American Art Museum. For this event, we were able to shed some light on what...

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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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Photos by Justin Rodgers The Flaming Lips’ enigmatic frontman led the group in two sold-out shows at the 9:30 Club earlier this week, acting as a sort of ringmaster, hypeman and ridiculously talented performer all...

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Photos by Anna Moneymaker  The night fell just short of a party, uninspired and distorted guitar melodies slipping into usually vibrant tracks as the draining tour got the best of Potty Mouth. Abby Weems herself...

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Park Snakes

New Music: “Alien” by Park Snakes

February 28, 2017 | 0 Comments

Noir rock trio Park Snakes are the latest addition to D.C. label BLIGHT’s ever-eclectic arsenal. Their eponymous debut EP consists of ten songs, with the first five being originals from the band and the last five...

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As I walked into Black Cat and heard No BS! Brass Band warming up their instruments, it felt as if I had been transported down to New Orleans. A mid-February evening hinted at the coming...

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Photos by Terrance Doyle On a Monday night, the last day of their two-week tour, Parquet Courts squeezed out the remaining bit of energy they had left for their 9:30 Club show. Guitarist and vocalist Austin...

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Babe City Records has become one of the D.C. rock scene’s most important labels, but recently the imprint has branched out into new territory via its latest signee, 20-year-old emcee NAPPYNAPPA. The Southeast D.C. native’s...

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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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