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Most of us have friends who we can rely on for advice–music advice, that is. When they say “They play a great live show,” you pay attention. Luckily, I have friends like that — I...

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The penultimate Fort Reno show kicked off right on time last Thursday, with a lineup The Washington Post deemed the “most diverse” bill of all the shows. Between the alt-rock subgenres present (punk, krautrock and...

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Photos by Iana Kozelsky “Oh my god, D.C.” Liz Nistico stared out into the crowd at the Rock and Roll Hotel in disbelief, with one hand trying to cover what could only have been a...

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Photos by Clarissa Villondo The New Pornographers played to a sold out crowd at the 9:30 Club Friday night with San Francisco rockers Thao and the Get Down Stay Down. Thao and the Get Down Stay Down were greeted with...

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An enthusiastic crowd braved the rain to show up early for the first of three bands. Hey Marseilles looked at ease on stage—it was evident that they’ve hit their musical stride. The band has a...

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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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