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Wild Moccasins @ DC9 [DC] - 6/5/2019

Wild Moccasins @ DC9 [DC] - 6/5/2019

Houston synth-pop trio Wild Moccasins are destined to wow you. The group, recently off a trip to SXSW, recently released their first record in four years, Look Together. The album was made in the aftermath of a breakup between singer Zahira Gutierrez and guitarist Cody Swann. Instead of breaking up the band, they crafted a powerful aural attack that demands your attention, easily seen in songs like “Boyish Wave,” one of the highlights of the night.  


Jamila Woods @ Union Stage [DC] - 6/4/2019

Jamila Woods @ Union Stage [DC] - 6/4/2019

"Oh, I'm different, I'm a cup of mild sauce" isn't just Jamila Woods's opening line on LEGACY! LEGACY! or how she began her sold-out show at Union Stage Tuesday night, but it's indicative of what she has to offer through her music and stage presence. LEGACY! LEGACY! , her latest album is unapologetically black, an embodies black excellence by plucking inspiration from African-American greats as seen in her track listing.


Marian McLaughlin Ensemble / Near Northeast @ Dupont Underground [DC] - 6/6/2019

Marian McLaughlin Ensemble / Near Northeast @ Dupont Underground [DC] - 6/6/2019

Marian is a Baltimore-based folk songwriter who leans to enunciating precise details of botanical and zoological fables over fingerpicked classical guitar. At the Dupont Underground she was able to bring her full ensemble of bandmates and collaborators to create the nuance and richness of her latest ecological record Lake Accotink.


Florence and the Machine / Blood Orange @ Huntington Bank Pavilion [CHI] - 5/23/2019

Florence and the Machine / Blood Orange @ Huntington Bank Pavilion [CHI] - 5/23/2019

On the opening night of Northerly Island’s annual concert series at the Huntington Bank Pavilion outdoor amphitheater, Florence and the Machine brought the High as Hope tour to a city finally broken from a merciless winter.


IDLES @ Black Cat [DC] - 5/11/2019

IDLES @ Black Cat [DC] - 5/11/2019

At last week’s back to back sold out gigs at Rock and Roll Hotel, IDLES aimed their ideological guns at the growing threat of nationalism and anti-immigrant attitudes in their home country of Britain as well as the US. In addition to this hyper-relevant protest, they also confronted a more subtle and arguably more complex blight on society; masculinity.


Kingman Island Bluegrass & Folk Festival 2019 Recap - 5/4/2019

Kingman Island Bluegrass & Folk Festival 2019 Recap - 5/4/2019

For their 10th annual festival, Living Classrooms married some highlights of the local music and food scene with sound great nationally-touring acts like Dustbowl Revival and The Ballroom Thieves.


U.S. Girls @ U Street Music Hall [DC] - 4/25/2019

U.S. Girls @ U Street Music Hall [DC] - 4/25/2019

She may be off of an album cycle now, but her message is still sharp, both timely, and perennial. Like a cutthroat progressive missionary, she returned to the capital of Trump’s America on Sunday night to enthrall a slightly smaller crowd at U Street Music Hall with her confrontational poise and an exhilarating ensemble of musicians.