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On tour for the first time in over a decade, Digable Planets made a stop at 9:30 Club on Tuesday night and played in front of a sold-out crowd. Check out these gorgeous shots from...

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What we saw last Friday at Wolf Trap, featuring Sufjan Stevens and Fall Church natives Thao and the Get Down Stay Down. THAO & THE GET DOWN STAY DOWN     SUFJAN STEVENS...

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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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Young Rapids, Spaceface and Paperhaus played last Wednesday at DC9. Anyone familiar with these acts could tell you this show was going to be a high quality psych/electronic/rock affair, so I’m proud to report that even...

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Amanda Palmer along with her dad, Jack, performed together at 9:30 Club on Saturday night, with Thor & Friends opening the show. Thor & Friends   Amanda Palmer...

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If there was any doubt that some of D.C.’s best shows happen in crowded, unofficial DIY venues, last week’s DCDIT lineup at Marx Cafe should serve to convince you. The cozy wood-paneled restaurant in Mount...

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Currently on a co-headlining tour with Modest Mouse, Brand New performed at Merriweather Post Pavilion on Tuesday night. Check out these gorgeous photos taken by Alex Schelldorf....

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Photos by Alex Schelldorf It’s interesting how different bands create their own worlds on stage. Peals and Beach House, playing 9:30 Club on Monday night, gave performances that were worlds apart. “We want to play...

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Missed Zella Day last week at U Street Music Hall? Check out this gorgeous photo gallery taken by DCMD photographer Christina Nguyen....

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Photos by Miranda Hontz As the lights settled and band members slowly trickled onto the stage, Mayer Hawthorne sat sipping from a glass as his hypeman warmed up the crowd. Nonchalant and effortlessly cool, the...

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There’s a certain catharsis I go through every time I see Pinegrove perform. It’s the product of a synthesis of themes in their music (new friends; old friends; a certain wistful ethos bore from growing...

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Photos by Christina Nguyen and Terrance Doyle I spent most of my late teen years going to Vans Warped Tour. For me, summers often revolved around looking forward to whatever pop-punk bands would be headlining...

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Photos by Alex Schelldorf  Mitski’s last D.C. performance in November was part of an extensive touring schedule supporting the release of Bury Me at Makeout Creek, a seminal, dark introspection into relationships and a burgeoning...

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Review: SOAK @ DC9 6.24.16

June 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

Last year I had a ticket to see SOAK at DC9.  I was excited to see the young songwriter, whose music I found so intelligent and relatable at the very beginning of her promising career.  But...

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Though Wye Oak has been a band for the past decade, I only recently discovered their music and became an instant fan. When I arrived to their show on Wednesday at Rock and Roll Hotel,...

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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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