Live Review: Soulfly @ Cafe 611 — 2/7/19

Soulfly 1 Soulfly performs at Cafe 611 in Frederick, Maryland, on Feb. 7, 2019. (Photo by Andy Jillson)

Veteran heavy metal peddlers Soulfly brutalized the crowd at Cafe 611 in Frederick, Maryland recently. Lead by former Sepultura frontman Max Cavalera, Soulfly delivered the metal goods playing an intense set of classic ’90s and early ’00s Soulfly material, alongside several tracks from their most recent studio release.
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Live Review: Thomas Dybdahl @ Songbyrd Music House — 2/5/19

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Thomas Dybdahl performs at Songbyrd Music House on Feb. 5, 2019. (Photo by Andy Jillson)

Norwegian singer-songwriter Thomas Dybdahl brought his soothing folk sound to DC for a solo performance at Songbyrd Music House recently. A small yet enthusiastic and devoted crowd welcomed Thomas to the dimly-lit stage in the basement venue at Songbyrd.

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Live Review: Wu-Tang Clan @ Franklin Music Hall — 1/25/19

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The Wu-Tang Clan performs at Franklin Music Hall in Philadelphia on Jan. 25, 2019. (Photo by Andy Jillson)

The Wu-Tang Clan began a celebration of the 25th anniversary of the group’s debut album last year, and they continued with a double barrel blast of shows at Franklin Music Hall in Philadelphia on Jan. 24 and 25.  I was there for the second night to capture a lot of images of the legendary rappers as they continued their salute to Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers).

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Live Review: The Soft Moon @ Rock and Roll Hotel — 1/19/19

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The Soft Moon performs at Rock and Roll Hotel in DC on Jan. 19, 2019. (Photos by Andy Jillson; Words by Mickey McCarter)

With a scattershot of noise and an urgent, shadowy vocal, The Soft Moon launched the band’s recent show at the Rock and Roll Hotel, setting the tone for an evening of looking within to unearth pain and sorrow.

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Around Town: Official Hip-Hop Museum Launch Party @ Blind Whino — 1/18/19

IMG_1759 Tony “Big Tony” Fisher of Trouble Funk at the official Hip-Hop Museum Launch Party at Blind Whino on Jan. 18, 2019. (Photo by Andy Jillson)

Thanks to Dave Mays (founder of The Source Magazine), Jeremy Beaver (owner of Listen Vision Studios/founder of Hip-Hop Museum), and Culture House (formerly Blind Whino), DC has yet another museum to add to its proverbial list.

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