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When was the last time you attended a show where the bands paraded around the venue before having an all-out jazz jam in the middle of the floor? If you were at the Rubblebucket show...

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“Oh shit. What the hell.” This is Dave Pirner’s response to his drummer’s suggestion that he play a guitar solo for the audience, there to see Pirner and his fellow Soul Asylum bandmates rock the...

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MANCHESTER, TN - JUNE 13:  Musicians Carl Broemel, Tom Blankenship, Patrick Hallahan and Jim James of My Morning Jacket perform on the What Stage during Day 3 of the 2015 Bonnaroo Music And Arts Festival on June 13, 2015 in Manchester, Tennessee.  (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic for Bonnaroo Arts and Music Festival)

Review and Photos: DCMD @ Bonnaroo 2015

June 19, 2015 | 0 Comments

There is nothing like Bonnaroo. An almost-90,000 person, four-day festival could easily be a nightmare–but an overall feeling of happiness seems to pervade The Farm, the affectionate (and literal) term for Bonnaroo’s venue. People who...

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Photos by Terrance Doyle  If there is one band that I could travel back in time to see, it would have been The Beatles. John Lennon was assassinated years before I was born. The closest...

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Photos by Chris Bulbulia Daybreaker, the popular early-morning dance party that has seen success in cities like New York and London, had its launch event on Wednesday in D.C. We got up bright and early...

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Review: Death @ Black Cat 5.28.15

June 2, 2015 | 0 Comments

In 2009, the label Drag City released  . . . For the Whole World to See, a compilation of songs recorded in the mid-’70s by the Detroit-based punk band Death. The album earned the group newfound...

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haha is an appropriate title for Louis Weeks’ new record. The Mount Pleasant composer has infused the album with the playfulness its title suggests. It sounds like it was fun to create, and it’s certainly...

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Review and Photos: Sweetlife Festival 2015

June 1, 2015 | 0 Comments

Photo Credit: BFA When I pulled into the parking lot of Merriweather Post Pavilion for Sweetlife, the first thing I noticed was how organized it was. The facilities were clean. No toilets were overflowing; there were...

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Photos by Albert Jiang The Low Anthem started the night with a low key, folky vibe, filling the venue with a sound that was at times mournful, and at times upbeat. Measured, slow songs filled...

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Photos by Matt Lenell Concertgoers were treated to two of rock ‘n’ rolls more forward-thinking, creative, and experimental groups on Tuesday night at Echostage, as TV on the Radio gave their debut performance at the...

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Photos by Clarissa Villondo It only took one song for Matt and Kim to bust out the confetti and the booty dancing, but believe it or not, it only got better from there. The Brooklyn...

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Photos by Justin Rodgers Ben Folds and yMusic played the first of two sold out shows in D.C. last Thursday. yMusic kicked the night off, playing an instrumental intro prior to Folds coming on stage....

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Review: Passion Pit @ 9:30 Club 5.6.15

May 8, 2015 | 0 Comments

Reviewed by Emma Daniels It’s rare that it’s better in real life. Since Passion Pit’s new album Kindred came out a few weeks ago, I’ve been training for an upcoming road race to the single...

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Photos by Alex Schelldorf Lord Huron and Hamilton Leithauser made their way back to 9:30 Club for two sold out shows on Sunday and Monday night. Last summer, Leithauser released his first solo album called Black Hours. Even...

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Photos by Alex Schelldorf “When I’m president,” Moses Sumney joked in front of a still half-full DAR Constitution Hall, “crying in public will be acceptable.” Opening for Sufjan Stevens last night, the California-based musician drew...

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Photos by Clarissa Villondo Rock fans can be a pessimistic bunch. We’re always complaining “rock ‘n’ roll is dead” or “there are no more guitar heroes” or “music just ain’t what it used to be.” Friday’s...

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