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Live Review: Maxïmo Park @ U Street Music Hall, 11/28/17

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Live Review: Maxïmo Park @ U Street Music Hall, 11/28/17

Somehow, I’d managed to forget just how much I adore seeing Maxïmo Park live. Believe me, after this most recent DC show it’s something I shan’t forget again. In my humble opinion, they’re one of the best live bands around.

Gracing the U Street Music Hall stage once again, the Newcastle outfit played a lengthy set to an enthusiastic mid-week crowd. The 20-song set struck a balance between the band’s newest material (from latest record Risk to Exist) to some of the oldest (from the divine A Certain Trigger).

It was clear from the outset that this was ...

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Live Review: Methyl Ethel @ Black Cat, 11/16/17

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Live Review: Methyl Ethel @ Black Cat, 11/16/17

I’d been dying to see Methyl Ethel for quite some time before it finally happened. And it almost didn’t happen. I was afraid, thanks to the joys of DC street parking, that I’d miss the entire set as I circled endlessly, hunting for a spot.

As I made my way up the stairs to the Black Cat’s mainstage, I was greeted by the sweet sounds of the Aussies I was there to see. Immediately taken by their vibrant, kooky noise, I silently thanked the parking gods.

They’re not as overtly psychedelic as some of their countrymen, but the Methyl Ethel ...

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THE WEEK IN SHOWS: 12/11/17-12/17/17

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THE WEEK IN SHOWS: 12/11/17-12/17/17

The first kinda sorta snowy Saturday in December seems as good a time as any to plot ones weekly live music schedule, I think. Let’s take a look at what’s happening in the greater DC metro this week, shall we? Hot diggity!

As I write this, friends, there’s some white stuff falling out of the sky. The official start of winter is still a week and a half or so away, but I think we can all agree that with these cold temps and tiny bit of snow that winter has arrived. I have a love-hate relationship with snow, it’s ...

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The Week In Shows: 12/4/17-12/10/17

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The Week In Shows: 12/4/17-12/10/17

The first Saturday in December seems as good a time as any to plot ones weekly live music schedule, I think. Let’s take a look at what’s happening in the greater DC metro this week, shall we? Hot diggity!

It’s a depressing news weekend, as I’m sure you’re well aware. Unless you’re in the 1%, in which case I’m sure you’re pretty happy about this whole tax bill stuff. In any case, I predict an uptick in booze sales, and would encourage you all to wallow in some good drinks while you take in some good bands. And now, without further ...

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Live Review: Bully at U Street Music Hall, 11/15/17

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Live Review: Bully at U Street Music Hall, 11/15/17

“We’re Bully, thanks for having us,” came the disarmingly unassuming opening salvo from the stage. Certain people really were born to be on the stage. Bully‘s Alicia Bognanno is one of these people. With a presence both powerful and engaging, Bognanno and her Nashvillean bandmates put on a heck of a show at DC’s U Street Music Hall.

Bognanno’s sweet and sour vocals were on display from the get go, driving the band’s wonderful, grungy racket. From sweet coos to almost feral howls, the lady owned the stage. The Sub Pop darlings were incredibly dynamic, perfectly rough around the edges ...

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The Week In Shows: 11/27/17-12/3/17

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The Week In Shows: 11/27/17-12/3/17

Thanksgiving morning seems as good a time as any to plot ones weekly live music schedule, I think. Let’s take a look at what’s happening in the greater DC metro this week, shall we? Hot diggity!

Gobble gobble, y’all. Hope all of my fellow Americans are enjoying some good food and good company this Thanksgiving. While this week was a bit light for shows, next week will be anything but. And I can’t wait. And now, without further ado, here’s a look at some of the shows I happen to recommend for the coming week in the greater DC metro ...

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The Week In Shows: 11/20/17-11/26/17

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The Week In Shows: 11/20/17-11/26/17

A so very autumnal Saturday afternoon in November seems as good a time as any to plot ones weekly live music schedule, I think. Let’s take a look at what’s happening in the greater DC metro this week, shall we? Hot diggity!

Hard to believe Thanksgiving is next week, isn’t it? The year is winding down with alarming speed all of a sudden. I wish all of you a very happy Thanksgiving, and hope you enjoy some turkey/tofurkey with folks you care about. Gigwise, it’s a lot thinner on the ground than it was last week, which is probably good ...

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The Week In Shows: 11/13/17-11/19/17

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The Week In Shows: 11/13/17-11/19/17

A rather chilly Saturday morning in November seems as good a time as any to plot ones weekly live music schedule, I think. Let’s take a look at what’s happening in the greater DC metro this week, shall we? Hot diggity!

It’s cold out, friends. I know I always complain about the heat, and I’m probably going to complain about the cold at some point over the course of the next few months. But still, there’s too many good gigs out there to stay home! And now, without further ado, here’s a look at some of the shows I happen ...

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The Week In Shows: 11/6/17-11/12/17

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The Week In Shows: 11/6/17-11/12/17

The first Saturday in November seems as good a time as any to plot ones weekly live music schedule, I think. Let’s take a look at what’s happening in the greater DC metro this week, shall we? Hot diggity!

Halloween has come and gone, and the stores are already pimping Christmas stuff. A special time of year indeed. Once again, this week looks mighty fine for some shows, so feel free to look forward to the week ahead. And now, without further ado, here’s a look at some of the shows I happen to recommend for the coming week in ...

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The Week In Shows: 10/30/17-11/5/17

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The Week In Shows: 10/30/17-11/5/17

A chilly Thursday evening in late October seems as good a time as any to plot ones weekly live music schedule, I think. Let’s take a look at what’s happening in the greater DC metro this week, shall we? Hot diggity!

It’s nice and cool out there, and y’all know that makes me a happy girl. I’m also going out of town this weekend, which also makes me happy, and which explains why you’re getting my picks for next week tonight. Looks like yet another busy week ahead, so choose wisely. And now, without further ado, here’s a look at ...

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The Week In Shows: 10/23/17-10/29/17

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The Week In Shows: 10/23/17-10/29/17

A gorgeous Saturday morning in October seems as good a time as any to plot ones weekly live music schedule, I think. Let’s take a look at what’s happening in the greater DC metro this week, shall we? Hot diggity!

It’s a gorgeous day, isn’t it? How nice to have actual autumn outside. This great weather seems to always bring with it great shows, and this week is another bountiful week. Not only that, but it’s Halloweekend! Have a devilishly good time, boys and ghouls. Keep an eye out for yours truly at any show with an asterisk. And now, ...

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Live Review: Alvvays @ Rock & Roll Hotel, 10/8/17

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Live Review: Alvvays @ Rock & Roll Hotel, 10/8/17

I’ve been smitten with Canadian cuties Alvvays since I first heard their self-titled debut long player all the way back in 2014. Yet somehow, the stars hadn’t ever aligned as far as getting to see the dynamic dream popsters live. Until last weekend, that is.

The band was booked in for a two-night stint at the Rock & Roll Hotel, and yours truly went to the second night of that twosome. So sold out was this particular show that I walked into the main room and almost smack dab into a wall of bodies. It was at that moment that I ...

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The Week In Shows: 10/16/17-10/22/17

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The Week In Shows: 10/16/17-10/22/17

A gray and gloomy Saturday morning in mid-October seems as good a time as any to plot ones weekly live music schedule, I think. Let’s take a look at what’s happening in the greater DC metro this week, shall we? Hot diggity!

The jet lag has just about left the building, and I’m back to feeling like an almost-human again. Which is a good thing, because it’s prime show-going season. Keep an eye out for yours truly at any show with an asterisk. And now, without further ado, here’s a look at some of the shows I happen to recommend ...

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The Week In Shows: 10/9/17-10/15/17

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The Week In Shows: 10/9/17-10/15/17

Another unseasonably warm morning in October seems as good a time as any to plot ones weekly live music schedule, I think. Let’s take a look at what’s happening in the greater DC metro this week, shall we? Hot diggity!

Jet lag is a terrible, terrible thing, my friends. All I have wanted to do since I got back on Wednesday is sleep. If only! There’s too much to do to sleep all day, including checking out some of the great shows coming to town. And now, without further ado, here’s a look at some of the shows I happen ...

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The Weekend In Shows: 10/6/17-10/8/17

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The Weekend In Shows: 10/6/17-10/8/17

A beautiful late afternoon in early October seems as good a time as any to plot ones weekly live music schedule, I think. Let’s take a look at what’s happening in the greater DC metro this week, shall we? Hot diggity!

I’m back from my exceptionally delightful vacation over across the pond, and despite my jet lag am relatively ready to get back into the swing of things. That includes going to some shows, because there’s too many good ones around just now to miss. Because I only got back last night (and was incoherent until right about now), I’m ...

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The Week In Shows: 9/18/17-9/24/17

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The Week In Shows: 9/18/17-9/24/17

Another beautiful Saturday morning in September seems as good a time as any to plot ones weekly live music schedule, I think. Let’s take a look at what’s happening in the greater DC metro this week, shall we? Hot diggity!

Some of us are going to spend a great deal of time this weekend tearing their hair out trying to pack two week’s worth of crap into a suitcase. Yes, your hostess is preparing to go out of town for a couple weeks, and to say I am horrible at packing is the understatement of the day. Sadly, I won’t ...

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The Week In Shows: 9/11/17-9/17/17

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The Week In Shows: 9/11/17-9/17/17

A beautiful Saturday morning in September seems as good a time as any to plot ones weekly live music schedule, I think. Let’s take a look at what’s happening in the greater DC metro this week, shall we? Hot diggity!

The days keep clicking by, don’t they? We’re already a week into September, and what a week it’s been. In all seriousness, if any of you loves are in the path of any serious weather events, please keep yourselves safe. Mother Nature does not mess around. And now, without further ado, here’s a look at some of the shows I ...

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The Week In Shows: 9/4/17-9/10/17

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The Week In Shows: 9/4/17-9/10/17

The first Saturday of September seems as good a time as any to plot ones weekly live music schedule, I think. Let’s take a look at what’s happening in the greater DC metro this week, shall we? Hot diggity!

September is here, and yours truly is pretty excited about it. Not only is the best season of the year coming in a few weeks, but your hostess has a big trip coming up as well. In the meantime, there are good shows to go to. And now, without further ado, here’s a look at some of the shows I happen ...

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The Week In Shows: 8/28/17-9/3/17

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The Week In Shows: 8/28/17-9/3/17

The last Sunday in August seems as good a time as any to plot ones weekly live music schedule, I think. Let’s take a look at what’s happening in the greater DC metro this week, shall we? Hot diggity!

I don’t know about you, friends, but I can’t believe September is just around the corner. Don’t get me wrong, I’m really excited for September, I just can’t believe it’s almost here. 2017 is really putting its pedal on the gas as far as burning through the days goes. But at least there is the constant of bands coming to town ...

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The Week In Shows: 8/21/17-8/27/17

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The Week In Shows: 8/21/17-8/27/17

Another pretty humid Saturday morning in August seems as good a time as any to plot ones weekly live music schedule, I think. Let’s take a look at what’s happening in the greater DC metro this week, shall we? Hot diggity!

Have you got your hands on some eclipse glasses yet? Don’t forget to exercise caution if you plan on watching Monday’s solar eclipse. No one wants burned retinas, my friend. That makes it pretty challenging to see shows. And now, without further ado, here’s a look at some of the shows I happen to recommend for the coming week ...

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The Week In Shows: 8/14/17-8/20/17

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The Week In Shows: 8/14/17-8/20/17

A humid as all get-out Saturday afternoon in August seems as good a time as any to plot ones weekly live music schedule, I think. Let’s take a look at what’s happening in the greater DC metro this week, shall we? Hot diggity!

Talk about a dark and stormy night last night. Are we closing in on the Dog Days? As long as there’s good music around, who cares, right? And now, without further ado, here’s a look at some of the shows I happen to recommend for the coming week in the greater DC metro area.

And as an ...

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The Week In Shows: 8/7/17-8/13/17

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The Week In Shows: 8/7/17-8/13/17

A quiet Saturday morning in early August seems as good a time as any to plot ones weekly live music schedule, I think. Let’s take a look at what’s happening in the greater DC metro this week, shall we? Hot diggity!

Somehow this felt like a really long week, despite only being at work for four days. After this week I can say absolute certainty that I’d rather still be at the beach. But at least there are some good shows to be had. And now, without further ado, here’s a look at some of those very shows I happen ...

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The Week In Shows: 7/31/17-8/6/17

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The Week In Shows: 7/31/17-8/6/17

A Friday morning in late July seems as good a time as any to plot ones weekly live music schedule, I think. Let’s take a look at what’s happening in the greater DC metro this week, shall we? Hot diggity!

I’m on a brief vacation (yes, again) as of this morning, so my show suggestions are coming out early friends. It’s hard to process the arrival of August, but at least it’s bringing in another slew of good shows. And now, without further ado, here’s a look at some of those very shows I happen to recommend for the coming week ...

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The Week In Shows: 7/24/17-7/30/17

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The Week In Shows: 7/24/17-7/30/17

A sultry Sunday afternoon in late July seems as good a time as any to plot ones weekly live music schedule, I think. Let’s take a look at what’s happening in the greater DC metro this week, shall we? Hot diggity!

I’m going out of town next weekend (yes, again) so the week is sure to move at the pace of a geriatric snail. Which is about the pace I want to move when it’s this hot and humid out. But at least there’s some good shows to look forward to. And now, without further ado, here’s a look at ...

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The Week In Shows: 7/17/17-7/23/17

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The Week In Shows: 7/17/17-7/23/17

A hot and steamy Monday afternoon in July seems as good a time as any to plot ones weekly live music schedule, I think. Let’s take a look at what’s happening in the greater DC metro this week, shall we? Hot diggity!

I was getting my beach on this weekend, y’all, and it sure is hard to get back to the daily grind after a lazy, riverside weekend. Mondays can be so cruel. But at least there’s some good shows to look forward to. And now, without further ado, here’s a look at some of those very shows I happen ...

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