Concert Review: The Joy Formidable @ Union Stage (9/12/22)

The Joy Formidable (Photo from FB @thejoyformidable)
The Joy Formidable (Photo from FB @thejoyformidable)

“I didn’t realize how emotional this tour would be.” – Ritzy Bryan

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Concert Review: Snail Mail @ The Fillmore Silver Spring (9/9/22)

Snail Mail (Photo Credit: Tina Tyrell)
Snail Mail (Photo Credit: Tina Tyrell)

“I’ll sacrifice a band member for a good Pitchfork score!” – Lindsey Jordan

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Concert Review: Petite Amie @ Pie Shop (8/26/22)

Petite Amie (Photo courtesy of Grandstand Media)
Petite Amie (Photo courtesy of Grandstand Media)

Petite Amie, with a French moniker yet hailing from Mexico City, gave us DC denizens a fine evening of psychedelic dream pop by way of a nearly sold out show at Pie Shop on Friday, August 26th.

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Concet Review: IAN SWEET @ Songbyrd Music House (7/29/22)

IAN SWEET (Photo Credit: Briggs Ogloff)
IAN SWEET (Photo Credit: Briggs Ogloff)

IAN SWEET is touring for her third album, 2021’s Show Me How You Disappear (via Polyvinyl). The stylized moniker is the stage name for Jilian Medford, from Los Angeles, who started in 2016. (Note: I’ll use her stage name below.)

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Concert Review: Warpaint @ Capital Turnaround (7/22/22)

Warpaint (Photo Credit: Mia Kirby)

Warpaint radiated into DC in the form of a monumental presentation of psychedelic and art rock at the still fresh, and quite full, Capital Turnaround on July 22nd.

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Concert Review: Watchhouse @ 9:30 Club (7/17/22)

Watchhouse (Photo Credit: Shervin Lainez)
Watchhouse (Photo Credit: Shervin Lainez)

Watchhouse made a welcome stop in DC at the 9:30 Club on July 17th, touring for their 6th studio album, a self-titled album via Tiptoe Tiger Music released in 2021.

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Concert Review: The War on Drugs @ Pier Six Pavilion (5/29/22)

The War on Drugs (Photo Credit: Shawn Brackbill)

The War on Drugs settled in Baltimore on May 29th over the Memorial Day weekend, and wrapped the captivated crowd in a warm, soothing embrace of music.

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Concert Review: Anaïs Mitchell @ 9:30 Club (5/24/22)

Anaïs Mitchell (Photo Credit: Jay Sansone)

Anaïs Mitchell’s show at the 9:30 Club on May 24th was a welcome beacon of hope in the sea of despair surrounding recent events in the U.S.

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Concert Review: Sunflower Bean @ Union Stage (5/5/22)

Sunflower Bean (Photo from FB @SunflowerBean)
Sunflower Bean (Photo from FB @SunflowerBean)

New York City’s Sunflower Bean held court at Union Stage on May 5th, giving the favored few a clinic in post-punk and shoe-gazing indie rock.

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Concert Review: Hatchie @ Songbyrd Music House (5/4/22)

Hatchie (Photo Credit: Nick Maguire)
Hatchie (Photo Credit: Nick Maguire)

Hopefully you were among the lucky ones to witness Hatchie’s ebullient show at Songbyrd Music House on May 4th.

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Concert Review: Spoon w/Margaret Glaspy @ 9:30 Club (4/12/22)

Spoon (Photo Courtesy of Matador Records)

The intrepid showmen Spoon descended on the 9:30 Club for two sold out nights of glorious rock and roll. They are touring with the also great Margaret Glaspy, who opened the show in fine fashion.

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Concert Review: Michaela Anne @ Capital Turnaround (4/1/22)

Michaela Anne (Photo Courtesy of Five Head Entertainment)
Michaela Anne (Photo Courtesy of Five Head Entertainment)

Michaela Anne returned to DC for the first date on a two week tour, opening for The Milk Carton Kids.

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Interview: Flowerbomb

Rachel Kline of Flowerbomb (Photo Courtesy of Orpheus Music)
Rachel Kline of Flowerbomb (Photo Courtesy of Orpheus Music)

Rachel Kline, founder of Flowerbomb (a DC-based alt-indie rock band), shares some favorite experiences, habits, learning to become a professional band beyond live shows, and her current favorite DC-based band (not named Flowerbomb).

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Concert Review: The Marías @ 9:30 Club (2/14/22)

The Marías (Photo Credit: Ashley Seryn)
The Marías (Photo Credit: Ashley Seryn)

The Marías gifted DC fans a music love letter at the 9:30 Club on February 14th, and as a bonus they showered the adoring masses with flowers.

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Concert Review: The Wombats @ 9:30 Club (1/21/22)

The Wombats (Photo Credit: Tom Oxley)
The Wombats (Photo Credit: Tom Oxley)

“Our new album is number 1 in the UK! No chance here, so we’ll take what we can get.” – Matthew Murphy, of The Wombats

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Concert Review: Ingrid Michaelson w/NSO @ Kennedy Center (12/11/21)

Ingrid Michaelson performs @ Kennedy Center for four holiday shows in December! (Photo from FB @ingridmichaelson)
Ingrid Michaelson (Photo from FB @ingridmichaelson)

Joy to the world.

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Concert Review: Allen Stone @ The Lincoln Theatre (12/8/21)

Allen Stone (Photo Credit: Shervin Lainez)
Allen Stone (Photo Credit: Shervin Lainez)

What more could an artist want, than for the audience to be all in and loving every minute of the show?

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