Don’t Miss: The English Beat @ State Theatre, 6/21/18

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Dave Wakeling of The English Beat (Photo by Jay Gilbert)

The English Beat starring Dave Wakeling released Here We Go Love, their hotly anticipated new album on June 15! It was the first new album from The English Beat since 1982! And it’s full of terrific songs.

Dave and company will play some of those songs along with old favorites at the State Theatre on Thursday, June 21.

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Snapshots: Jon Wood Band and Marco Benevento @ The 8×10 — 6/14/18

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The Jon Wood Band performs at The 8×10 in Baltimore on June 14, 2018. (Photo by Shantel Breen)

The 8×10 in Baltimore came alive this past Thursday! Marco Benevento delivered a non-stop, high energy performance to an enthusiastic crowd, making it one of my top shows this year to date.

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Snapshots: Ben Harper and Charlie Musselwhite @ 9:30 Club — 6/13/18

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Ben Harper and Charlie Musselwhite perform at 9:30 Club on June 13, 2018. (Photo by Ari Strauss)

Ben Harper and Charlie Musselwhite delivered a riveting performance on June 13 at the ever-legendary 9:30 Club. The pair are currently on tour in support of their latest collaboration, No Mercy in This Land, which was released March 30 via Anti- Records. The album is a follow-up to their 2013 album, Get Up!, which won a Grammy for Best Blues album.

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Snapshots: Anthrax, Behemoth, Lamb of God @ Jiffy Lube Live — 6/10/18

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Slayer recently said goodbye in a farewell tour at Jiffy Lube Live in Bristow, Virginia, and the thrash metal legends brought along friends — including Anthrax, Behemoth, and Lamb of God — to rock the night away with them. Ben Eisendrath was there to photograph hair and fingers flying as the four bands kicked ass on their guitars.

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Snapshots: Slayer @ Jiffy Lube Live — 6/10/18

slayer-19 Slayer performs at Jiffy Lube Live on June 10, 2018. (Photo by Ben Eisendrath /Instagram+Twitter: Insomnigraphic/GrillworksBen)

Iconic California trash metalheads Slayer visited Jiffy Lube Live recently for their *last* live performance locally on The End of Days Tour. Ben Eisendrath captured the show.

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Around Town: RAMMY Awards @ Washington Convention Center — 6/10/18

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DC Mayor Muriel Bowser, who opposes DC Initiative 77, presents at the RAMMY Awards on June 10, 2018.

Some of the best and the brightest received recognition lately from the Restaurant Association of Metropolitan Washington (RAMW) at the annual RAMMY Awards, held as a black tie gala at the Washington Convention Center.

While the lavish awards program was the focus of the day, many awardees and the association itself spoke in opposition to DC Initiative 77, which would eliminate tipped wages at restaurants in favor of a universal wage by 2026 if enacted in a vote on Tuesday, June 19.

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