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The first time I saw Perfume Genius live I was a little surprised (but mostly endeared) by the timid stage presence of Mike Hadreas. His last album, Too Bright, was well known for the decisively...

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Photos of Real Estate and Frankie Cosmos at 9:30 Club Real Estate     Frankie Cosmos...

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Photos courtesy of Living Classrooms and Scott Affens After visiting 10 National Parks last fall, I realized I hadn’t explored many of the green spaces in D.C. I decided to start with Kingman and Heritage Islands...

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Even the Rain Couldn’t Stop the Funk

May 10, 2017 | 0 Comments

With over 100 performing artists and 20 stages, this year’s event had nearly 12 hours of collaborative, creative events to participate in and explore. As a first-time Funk Parade participant, I was impressed by the...

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Photos by Julia Leiby The band behind one of 2016’s strongest releases, Pinegrove, played to a sold-out audience at Rock and Roll Hotel on the warmest Saturday this year. An initially laidback affair, with attendees–many sporting...

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Katie Crutchfield, the mind behind Waxahatchee, showed off her artistic and lyrical intellect on stage for the first of two sold-out shows. The no-frills set started out with “Breathless,” the sole backing bandmate using a vibrating...

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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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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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