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Concert Review: The Weeknd, Sept. 15, Capital One Arena

Concert Review: The Weeknd, Sept. 15, Capital One Arena

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09/19/2017

In line with the 80’s sci-fi themes of his latest album Starboy, Abel Tesfaye, better known as the Weeknd, opened his show at Capital One Arena on Sept. 15 amidst clouds of smoke. As an illuminated spaceship-like structure slowly rose above the stage to dramatic, synthesized organ music, he dove into the title track of…

Concert Review: Tank and The Bangas, July 21, Songbyrd Music House

Concert Review: Tank and The Bangas, July 21, Songbyrd Music House

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08/05/2017

The must-watch video that won Tank and The Bangas NPR’s 2017 Tiny Desk Contest offers just a fraction of the contagious energy they brought to their concert at Adams Morgan’s Songbyrd Record Cafe and Music House on July 21. And considering how irresistibly joyful the video is, that’s saying something. With front woman Tarriona “Tank”…

Concert Review: Tennis, 9:30 Club, March 19

Concert Review: Tennis, 9:30 Club, March 19

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03/23/2017

Wearing a sequined shirt that looked like it belonged to Donna Summer, Tennis guitarist Patrick Riley walked on stage ready to perform. The duo’s second half and lead singer, Alaina Moore, followed shortly after in a strapless leotard and striped, high-waisted bell bottoms, her poofy ‘fro topping off the overall ‘70s look, taking the concert…

Concert Review: Blind Pilot, Rams Head Live!, Feb. 4

Concert Review: Blind Pilot, Rams Head Live!, Feb. 4

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02/16/2017

Blind Pilot played to an enthusiastic crowd at their show at Rams Head Live in Baltimore on Feb. 4. The Portland-based group’s music does not fall squarely in the category of folk or indie-pop, instead it effortlessly melds the two to create a distinctive sound. The band, helmed by lead singer and guitarist Israel Nebeker…

An Energetic Return: Good Charlotte at Echostage, 11/16

An Energetic Return: Good Charlotte at Echostage, 11/16

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11/28/2016

After breaking their four-year hiatus with a four show mini-tour earlier this year, Good Charlotte performed at Echostage on Nov. 16. The Youth Authority tour featured both Good Charlotte and The Story So Far to promote Good Charlotte’s new album, Youth Authority, that was released over the summer. Although The Story So Far is a…

Vance Joy is an Awkward Delight

Vance Joy is an Awkward Delight

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10/29/2014

The scent of Halloween fills my nostrils. That same thick, white smoke used for haunted houses pours over the stage and wafts over the heads of concert goers in the mysterious, hazy space that is the 9:30 club. Spectators line the balcony, circling the venue, while a mass of people mill around the stage, waiting…

Christian McBride Trio captivates at Bohemian Caverns

Christian McBride Trio captivates at Bohemian Caverns

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10/21/2014

Christian McBride is imposing in every sense of the word. Standing almost as tall as his instrument, the bass player, planted in the center of U Street’s Bohemian Caverns in between the other members of his trio, coolly controlled the entire room with nothing more than his hands. A centerpiece of the modern jazz world,…

Twenty One Pilots Takes 9:30

Twenty One Pilots Takes 9:30

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09/29/2014

In the middle of their set, lead singer of Twenty One Pilots Tyler Joseph said, “When you have the microphone you can do whatever you want,” and that’s exactly what the duo from Columbus, Ohio did on their second night at the 9:30 Club. Playing every song off of their latest album, Vessel, as well…

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