Music Park: The Magpie Salute @ The Fillmore Silver Spring — 8/12/17

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The Magpie Salute (Photo by Shervin Lainez)

If you are a fan of the Black Crowes, the Magpie Salute put on the show for you, as they demonstrated in a recent visit to The Fillmore Silver Spring on Aug. 12. Indeed, the Magpie Salute’s setlist consisted mainly of Black Crowes covers with a few other songs sprinkled into it.

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Ticket Giveaway: Chris Robinson Brotherhood @ 9:30 Club, 8/26/17

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Chris Robinson Brotherhood (Photo courtesy Ticketfly)

Chris Robinson Brotherhood released Any Way You Love, We Know How You feel, its fourth studio, via Silver Arrow Records in 2016 and followed up with an EP, If You Lived Here, You Would Be Home by Now, in November. Chris Robinson and his bandmates are performing at 9:30 Club on Saturday, Aug. 26, and you can win tickets to go with Parklife DC!

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Don’t Miss: Xeno and Oaklander @ Black Cat, 8/19/17

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Xeno Oaklander (Photo courtesy the artist)

Xeno and Oaklander, the minimal electronic duo from Brooklyn, are teaming up with DC’s own dark pop outfit Technophobia in a benefit for House of Ruth at Black Cat on Saturday, Aug. 19, to help survivors of domestic abuse and homelessness.

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Music Park: Humble Fire @ Rock and Roll Hotel — 8/11/17

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Nefra Faltas fronts Humble Fire at Rock and Roll Hotel on Friday, Aug. 11, 2017. (Photo by Mark Caicedo)

If variety is the spice of life, the Rock and Roll Hotel served up a flavorful mix of D.C. musical dishes this past Friday, Aug. 11.

As the appetizer, Near Northeast opened the evening’s fare with its eclectic mix of Americana-, jazz- and rock-inflected melodies. Frenemies’ complex power pop felt like we were having dessert first. Nuex (pronounced “new”) then took the stage and reset the table with its soulful electronic pop. The main course arrived on stage with Humble Fire, celebrating the release of its newest album, Builder.

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Music Park: Little Dragon @ 9:30 Club — 8/9/17

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Yukimi Nagano fronts Little Dragon at 9:30 Club on Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2017. (Photo by Theresa C. Sanchez)

Good things come in small packages.

Standing just barely 5 feet tall, the Swedish singer-songwriter Yukimi Nagano is no exception. Last Tuesday and Wednesday night, Little Dragon fans in attendance at the 9:30 Club were transported to the future, and not just the weekend. Attendees accustomed to rock and roll gigs might also argue the neon kaleidoscope-colored lighting and the mobile-like twinkling backdrop also transformed the space into that of a rave. The soulful, electro pop quartet who formed in 1996 (while still in high school) played back-to-back shows promoting their much-anticipated fifth studio album, Season High. They added an additional performance following the quick sellout of their first night.

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Music Park: CHIC featuring Nile Rodgers @ Capital One Arena — 8/9/17

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Nile Rodgers performs at Capital One Arena in DC on Aug. 9, 2017. (Photo by David LaMason)

With a smile on his face and a guitar in his hands, Nile Rodgers strode onto stage at the newly renamed Capital One Arena on a double bill with Earth, Wind & Fire on Wednesday to give us the gift of dance.

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Music Park: Earth, Wind & Fire @ Capital One Arena — 8/9/17

Earth, Wind & Fire 6 Ralph Johnson, Philip Bailey, and B. David Whitworth sing with Earth, Wind, & Fire at Capital One Arena on Aug. 9, 2017. (Photo by David LaMason)

Earth, Wind & Fire swept into the Verizon Center, newly renamed Capital One Arena that very same day, and dazzled a large crowd on their 2054 Tour on a double bill with Nile Rodgers and CHIC on last Wednesday.

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